International Market Centers (IMC) will present two webinars today addressing diversity and inclusion issues impacting the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries. Each hour-long session includes industry voices who will share their experiences as designers, retailers and leaders. These webinars are an extension of IMC’s recently formed Diversity & Inclusion Network, which strives for universal inclusion and a diverse and tolerant workplace.
“IMC is committed to providing the industry at large with timely and relevant content, and none is more important than inclusiveness and representation during the current social justice movement,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief marketing and digital officer. “As IMC works towards a more welcoming and inclusive environment for our team members, regardless of differences in race, gender or sexuality, we offer these webinars as an opportunity for the industry to consider diversity issues in our marketplaces.”
A ConversationAbout Diversity in Retail explores best practices in diversity and inclusion, gives insights into steps companies are taking and discusses results. Presenters are Terence Morris, IMC’s senior vice president of gift leasing, and DeAnna J. McIntosh, global retail and e-commerce consultant. The webinar, which is presented by Atlanta Apparel and World of Prom & Social Occasion takes place on Thursday, August 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. (EST).
Diversity in Today’s Market addresses today’s diverse consumer marketplace and how that diversity influences business and design. Panelists are Breegan Jane, founder of Breegan Jane Interior Design; Rachel Moriarty, lifestyle brand CEO and principal interior designer at Rachel Moriarty Interiors; Katrena Griggs, president, founder and showroom pioneer of Curated Home Brands and Ron Woodson, co-founder and principal designer of Woodson & Rummerfield House of Design. The webinar, presented by Las Vegas Market and Atlanta Market and moderated by IMC’s Cindy Hodnett, takes place on Thursday, August 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. (EST).
Registration for both webinars is free and can be completed on the Atlanta Market Remote page at americasmart.com/atlantaremote, the Las Vegas Market webinar page at lvmkt.com/webinars or the Atlanta Apparel webinar page at americasmart.com/events. These webinars join dozens of upcoming and past webinars that are accessible online in lieu of in-person programming at the markets this summer.