POWER of Diversity 2024

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Name: POWER of Diversity 2024
Date: August 2, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has long celebrated the cultural diversity of our dynamic regional business community at the Power of Diversity Breakfast, the premier event for recognizing diverse members of our workforce as well as the commitment area organizations make on bolstering inclusion. Join us as we present our Ace Awards to mid-to-senior level leaders and the Champion of Diversity Awards for business and nonprofit organizations that are making exceptional efforts to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the communities they serve. 

"Where are they Now?" Panel Conversation

We will hear an insightful conversation from our panel of past Ace Award honorees who have continued their leadership journey in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. Learn more from them about today’s most pressing issues and hear practical solutions to the pushback and resistance to DEI initiatives as well as how to sustain best practices in creating communities of belonging.  


  • Dr. Andrea Hendricks, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Authentico and Walz Tetrick Advertising
  • Michael Gonzales, Principal, NE&E Consulting
  • Edgar J. Palacios, MBA, President & CEO, Latinx Education Collaborative/Executive Director, Revolución Educativa
  • Drew Eanes, Senior Client Solutions Manager at JE Dunn Construction/Co-Founder and Vice Chair of the KC People's Fund

Moderated by Lisa Ginter, Chief Executive Officer, CommunityAmerica Credit Union/Board Chair, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to all of our 2024 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Sponsors! 

Our Presenting Diversity Sponsor is CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Our Diversity and Inclusion Series Sponsors are American Century InvestmentsEvergyHallmark, and JE Dunn Construction
Our Cornerstone Sponsors are BayerEwing Marion Kauffman FoundationLocktonREACH Healthcare FoundationSaint Luke’s Health SystemThe University of Kansas Health SystemT-Mobile, and VanTrust Real Estate. Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Arvest BankBlack & VeatchBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas CityCBIZ/MHMCommerce Bank, FleishmanHillard, H&R BlockHealth Forward FoundationHeavy Constructors AssociationKansas City RoyalsKSNCS, managed by Honeywell FM&TMcCownGordonSouthwest AirlinesState StreetTurner Construction Company, and Vibrant Health. Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are Accenture,  Bank MidwestBlueScope BuildingsBryan CaveChildren’s MercyEnterprise MobilityErnst & YoungGarminGoogle FiberHenderson EngineersHNTBHusch BlackwellKansas City UniversityLathrop GPMMazuma Credit Union, Meta, Metropolitan Community College, OracleShook, Hardy & BaconSpireStinsonThe Builders’ AssociationUnboundThe University of Kansas

Event Sponsors:

Presenting Diversity Sponsor

Diversity and Inclusion Series Presenting Sponsors

Cornerstone Sponsors

Regional Diversity Sponsors

Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel
1213 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO 64105
Date/Time Information:
Friday, August 2nd
Program will begin promptly at 8:00 AM
Contact Information:
Greg Valdovino
Individual Ticket | (1) seat
KC Chamber Members $80
Non-Members $100

Reserved Table | (10) seats, company table signage, and preferred table placement
KC Chamber Members $850
Non-Members $1,050
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