Join us here on November 19th
2020 BRIDGE AWARDS CELEBRATION
Chicago’s premier celebration of excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion in business is going virtual!
Thursday, Nov. 19 | 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
During these challenging times of broad and intense focus on racial inequities, Chicago United is more fiercely determined than ever to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color by advancing multiracial leadership in corporate governance, executive level management, and business diversity. With this theme, we also ask our member companies and supporters what they are determined to do to intentionally engage in accelerating access and opportunity for those who are underrepresented in Corporate America. This year, the celebration will be virtual, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. Join us to discover the thought leadership of diversity and inclusion innovators, build relationships among leaders that share common values, and influence the development of the next generation of multiracial leaders.
Meet Our 2020 Bridge Award Honoree
Chairman and CEO
The Bridge Award salutes a CEO supporting development of a vibrant and richly diverse business community. The award brings visibility to those who have managed change and inspired others to follow. Established in 2004, the award represents an important part of Chicago United’s advocacy work in fostering multiracial leadership at the highest levels of Corporate America. The 2020 Bridge Award honoree is DG Macpherson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grainger, North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations primarily in North America, Japan and Europe. Grainger is committed to having a diverse, experienced and vibrant board of directors and inclusive workforce. Grainger’s board is currently comprised of 11 directors of varying experiences and backgrounds, and is made up of 27% racially and ethnically diverse directors. Grainger’s U.S. workforce is comprised of 34.5% racially and ethnically diverse team members, overall, and 21.6% racially and ethnically diverse leaders.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Advocates for Change
Corporate Citizens for Change
Leaders for Change
Adtalem Global Education
Barilla America, Inc.
Cabrera Capital Markets LLC
The Chicago Community Trust
Tiffany Hamel Johnson and Derrick Johnson
Sarah and Kip Kelley
Andrew J. McKenna
Pritzker Private Capital
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
SDI Presence LLC
Shapiro + Raj
UChicago Office of Business Diversity/UChicago Medicine
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