Somerset County Hosts First Ever Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Somerset County’s first ever Diversity & Inclusion Summit had an established group of speakers that included:

Moderator: Paula Gutierrez, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Babs Siperstein PROUD Center Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Keynote Speaker: Hester Agudosi Chief Diversity Officer, New Jersey Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Panelists: Linda Bowden New Jersey Regional President PNC Bank and Chair, NJ Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Mariano Gutierrez Head of Global Marketing Operations MetLife

Paul Grzella Somerset County Diversity Committee

Sadaf Jaffer Mayor Montgomery Township Magda Yrizarry Chief Diversity Officer Verizon

Check out the video below for highlights of the day’s event.

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion in Somerset County

Somerset County Business Partnership collaborated with the Somerset Planning Board to develop a resource that summarized what a business operating in Somerset County “needs to know” about our growing diversity. We assembled a Diversity Task Force that helped us make the case that our growing diversity gives us a competitive advantage by helping us attract and retain the best talent, keep us innovative, and ahead of the curve. See what we found in this report.

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Highlighted Resources

Comprehensive Economic Development

Identifies and prioritizes economic development strategies to further job creation and private-sector investment.

In-Demand Occupations Analysis

Outlines the characteristics of our workforce and the in-demand occupations in Somerset County, NJ.

Suburban Disadvantage

Current legislation disadvantages 500/565 municipalities in NJ. Find out what we’re doing about it.

Commercial Real Estate Market Analytics

Demographic, statistical, and economic data needed to make informed location decisions.

Economic & Demographic Profile

Important economic, demographic, and population data, including major employers and occupational statistics.

Higher Education & the Business Community

Raises awareness and recognize the benefits of employer-based wellness programs and supportive community resources.

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