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Innovation Hubs for more Diverse and Inclusive Cities

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More than half the world’s population currently lives in cities – a proportion that will reach 70% by 2050 – which account for approximately 80% of GDP generated worldwide. But increasing inequality and exclusion in urban areas are undermining development progress – and threatening many lives.

We need to create more inclusive cities – to make sure they provide equal rights and opportunities, as well as better living conditions for all.

What are businesses and entrepreneurs doing about it?

Entrepreneurs are not only reinventing the future through innovative solutions, but they’re also positively impacting the present by playing a role in creating decent work opportunities and economic growth. However, there’s still much to be done to ensure that companies take a systematic approach and bold steps to strengthen inclusion and promote diversity across the globe.

There is plenty of evidence that diverse and inclusive businesses are more likely to make better, bolder decisions, radically innovate and enhance financial performance. What actions can businesses take to celebrate and support diversity and inclusion in innovative ways – both in their work and their workplace? How to ensure that they are effectively engaging their teams and partners in creating a long-lasting inclusive culture? What practices do the most diverse organizations engage in?

In this event, we will learn about examples of the work we are developing at the Impact Hub Network, both locally and globally, to build more just and inclusive societies.

Either through our inclusive entrepreneurship support programs, within our community of impact-driven entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators, or by co-creating inclusive entrepreneurship policy frameworks, we are determined to enable inclusive and sustainable innovation at scale – and build an inclusive work environment where diversity is fostered, respected and celebrated.

For this purpose, we will hold an engaging conversation with three outstanding panellists:

  • Grace Rodriguez, CEO and Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston
  • Kamran Rashid, Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Bradford
  • Talita Matos, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Co-Founder of Singuê and former CEO of Impact Hub Floripa

Sign up below to join the conversation on October 13th at 3:00 pm CET!


Do you want to be part of the change?
 

Join us in tackling inequality through business. Learn how to bring Impact Hub to your city. *If you want to rebrand your existing organization to join the global Impact Hub network, apply to the process by October 15th!

DATE

Wednesday, October 13 2021

TIME 3:00 pm CET (2:00 pm London / 8:00 am Houston / 10:00 am Florianópolis)
FORMAT 45 mins live panel discussion with a virtual audience.
TOPIC Innovation Hubs for more Diverse and Inclusive Cities
SPEAKERS Panellists:

Moderator: Tapiwa Nyandoro, Africa Region Partnerships Lead at the Impact Hub Network

LANGUAGE English
HASHTAG #LIVEwithImpactHub

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