April is Diversity Month! Throughout the month-long celebration, Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) has featured the impactful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) undertakings by our prominent Board of Directors and their organizations.
Concluding an enlightening month, TDM will present a stimulating discussion about the state of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with our Board members, and tackle why the tourism and meetings industries have underperformed to achieve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion success. We encourage you to bring your questions and expertise to the discussion!
• Valerie Gavin, Vice President, Hotel Sales & Marketing, Accor Hotels & TDM, Board Member
• Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO, Destination DC & TDM, Chairman
• Dr. Brandi Baldwin, CEO, Millennial Ventures Holdings & TDM, Board Member
• Michelle Mason, President & CEO, Association Forum & TDM, Board Member
About Tourism Diversity Matters
Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and concepts that can address the blind spots of ethnic disparities and provide decision-makers in the tourism industry access, resources, and tactics to develop more effective Diversity & Inclusion strategies that will engage and retain a diverse workforce. At TDM, we focus on four primary pillars of activity to benefit the Tourism Industry: Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Research and Data. TDM’s goal is to sustain and expand our platform by affiliating with fellow industry partners and notable research institutions, creating solutions that can be implemented, contributing to organizational success. Follow TDM @TDM_Matters on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.