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CREW Detroit’s Diversity + Inclusion Program

May 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Diversity + Inclusion: words we hear all the time in commercial real estate but may not completely understand. On May 17, those who live and breathe it every day will explain to attendees over a happy-hour of hors-d’oeuvres what diversity and inclusion means to our industry. They’ll explain the benefits of becoming a certified minority-owned or women-owned businesses, discuss client-driven spending stipulations, and share about corporate initiatives that are working to better diversify commercial real estate workplaces. This break-out style program is designed to showcase a variety of perspectives on this important topic, as well as explain how it affects and benefits our industry.

Attendees will rotate three times during the program, choosing which subject matter experts’ perspectives they’ll hear next. SME’s will share their perspectives through powerpoint slides, whiteboarding, general discussion, Q+A, and collateral.


Subject Matter Experts:

Kenyetta Bridges
Director of Real Estate & Financial Services, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Janice Thomas
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Center for the MMSDC 

Michelle Richards
Executive Director, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council 

Jackie Jackson
Executive Director of Supplier Diversity, Walbridge

Julie Smith
Senior Human Resources Manager, CBRE


Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Barton Malow Company
26500 American Drive
Southfield, MI 48034

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Registration, food/drinks, networking
5:00 – 5:15 PM – Program announcements + Program Overview
5:15 – 5:35 PM – First Round of SME Presentations
5:45 – 6:05 PM – Second Round of SME Presentations
6:15 – 6:35 PM – Third Round of SME Presentations
6:35 – 7:00 PM – Event Conclusion



$55 members; $80 non-members




May 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Barton Malow Company
26500 American Drive
Southfield, MI 48034 United States
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The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit organization promoting the economic growth of minority-owned businesses. Learn More

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