Paving way for Bold Action: The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity, and Equity Returns

Pave the way for bold action and equitable change. Your journey begins at The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity, and Equity. Back in person for 2022, you’ll spend a day learning how to transform your workplace and leave equipped with tools to take action and lead with courage. The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity and Equity will empower you to transform your workplace for the better – an inclusive place for all. 

You will leave equipped to take action and break down the barriers to equality. Learning from each other’s passions, experiences and expertise, we will transform our workplaces, classrooms and communities. Walking together on this journey, we will create the change we wish to see. This event will be hosted at the CHI Health Center on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We will have:
15 Phenomenal Breakout Sessions
2 Keynote Speakers
CODE Assessment Presentation
Silent Auction (all proceeds go to the scholarship fund)
Cultural Entertainment
And so much more!

We will also be hosting Pre-Professional Development Session in partnership with Creighton’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that will be hosted at the Harper Center on October 5th from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Title: Inclusive Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Stakeholders

This session will provide participants with the requisite tools to develop inclusive leadership practices. Attendees will hear from both practitioners and other content experts using a mixture of panel discussions, case studies, and stories. 

At the conclusion of the session attendees will be able to:

1. Understand the components of inclusive leadership
2. Develop strategies for inclusive leadership practices

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Speakers include:

Christina Arellano
• Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-
Social Impact at Mutual of Omaha

Alex Hayes
• Senior Vice President- Business Resiliency at Mutual of Omaha

Candias (Candi) Jones
• Vice President Human Resources/DEI & Owner Coaching with Candi, LLC

Erika Kirby, PhD
• Professor of Communication Studies at Creighton University

Shawntal Mallory, JD
• Attorney at Shawntal Smith Law, LLC/ Adjunct Professor at Creighton University School of Law/ Executive Director at Nebraska Legal Diversity Council 

Pernell Toney
• Director of Recruiting at Creighton University

Sarah Walker, PhD
• Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Creighton University 

Ada Wilson, JD
• Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Nebraska Medicine

For more information on this event, please check out our website at

Membership Benifits

Join the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and get the support, tools, and resources your business needs to connect throughout the Omaha business community. 

Truth be told, 3,000 isn’t exactly right. 

It’s more like 13,000 reasons to join the Chamber. 

As a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber you and your business join the ranks of 3,000 local businesses that represent more than 13,000 professionals. 

That’s 13,000 potential contacts, clients, and advocates for your company. 

Make Business Connections 

Your membership puts you in the same room with CEOs and business leaders – we’re talking about real change agents that can help strengthen your own business acumen and give you insights into growing your business. 

We hold regular events focused on creating contacts throughout the business community. These are opportunities to find mentors, potential partners or even future customers. These are like-minded business leaders who are looking to broaden their professional networks as well. No uncomfortable selling 

Boost Your Reputation 

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve worked hard to not only build your business but also your reputation. As a member, the Omaha Chamber can amplify your efforts even more! From our Small Business of the Month Award to the annual Business Excellence Awards, we recognize great businesses in Omaha and help tell their story to our members and the larger community. 

Plus, membership in the Omaha Chamber will add another layer of credibility to your business. Research has shown that being a Chamber member increases consumer trust. Showing commitment to the community goes a long way toward establishing your business as a long-term contributor to the Omaha region. 

Join the Chamber Today 

With so much opportunity for your business and workforce, membership in the Greater Omaha Chamber just makes sense. Join today and connect yourself and your business with the people and resources who can provide just what you need for long-term success.


October 04: Member Orientation – In Person
Covering all the benefits your Chamber membership offers

October 06: The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity and Equity
Come ready. Engage openly. Leave empowered.

October 13: VIRTUAL EVENT: Meet Up with the President
Veta invites member businesses to a Chamber conversation

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