Global Diversity Leadership Exchange

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for innovative ideas and solutions among C-Suite and thought leaders who understand the intersection of diversity and inclusion and sustainability in the global economy.

Global Diversity Leadership Exchange


May 21, 2015


United Nations

New York, NY | USA



The Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, a network of global thought leaders, meets at the intersection of sustainability and diversity and inclusion. It is designed to bring forward breakthrough ideas, solutions and collaboration for business growth, common good, and global prosperity. We gather 250 of the most dynamic executives from Blue-Chip, multi-national companies. They listen, learn and share experiences in leveraging diversity and inclusion to support business objectives in emerging markets.

The first global diversity event of its kind, in 2012, NYSE member companies led a global awareness initiative, opening the dialogue from the floor of the world's largest stock exchange – the center of the world's most dynamic companies. That dialogue continues with C-Suite level executives who network with their peers to share best practices, resources and develop strategic alliances that help meet their global needs. The event is broadcast across diverse media outlets and includes global social media coverage.

Each year, companies have an opportunity to engage their employees in offices around the world in one single event – and invite them to participate in a dialogue that unites the workforce around an issue that is pervasive throughout every culture. Participants define Next Steps for leveraging this conversation, mutual interests and new relationships to help grow and strengthen global market share for companies.

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2015 Global Diversity Leadership Exchange at the United Nations.

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We've assembled a group of dynamic leaders who possess a unique depth of business experience, human compassion and cultural competency. In 2014, each presented advice on how to grow and strengthen global marketshare for companies. In 2015, we'll invite them to take our exchange to the next level.

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Beyond the main keynote speakers, the exchange featured many global market case studies, talking circles and more. Attendees addressed the myths, realities and leading indicators for driving global success through diversity and inclusion.

Also, participating companies were empowered to utilize social media to engage their employees, worldwide, in this dynamic conversation. The event garnered 16 million Twitter impressions in 29 countries worldwide.

Below is an overview of what took place in 2014.



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