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‘Diverse teams drive better returns’: Somerset Business Partnership holds diversity summit

BRIDGEWATER – Diversity in the workplace leads to greater success. That was one of the messages delivered at the Somerset County Business Partnership's first Somerset County Diversity and Inclusion Summit held virtually on Sept. 24. “Diverse teams drive better returns," said Magda Yrizarry, chief diversity officer at Verizon. "When leaders speak of this, it resonates with shareholders. Our leadership is committed to activating the awareness of our employees.” Yrizarry said the power of inclusion is important to employers, but there is no cookie-cutter approach to making progress on the issue. Yrizarry said business leaders must be conscious of the importance of diversity and care and inclusion in the workplace. The summit was a continuation of the Business Partnership's initiative to provide the business community with what it needs to know about Somerset County’s changing population and how to better understand and embrace the county's growing diversity.  In her keynote comments, Hester Agudosi, chief diversity officer at the New Jersey Office...