importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community. The OHDC is
comprised of five chapters that serve Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Toledo.
The OHDC is one of 22 councils that comprise the National Diversity Council, a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization founded in 2008 to serve as the national champion for diversity and
Mission & Goals
The OHDC seeks to enhance the appreciation for, and understanding of, the value of diversity and inclusion. They will achieve success through efforts and activities that aim to:
• Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community
• Develop leaders who are educated and aware of all aspects of diversity and inclusion
• Develop programs that support diversity education and awareness
Value Proposition for Restaurants and Restaurant Owners
According to a study by Cornell University, restaurant owners and operators identified a number of challenges to their industry. Among the top: human resources.
• Finding competent employees
• Retaining competent employees
These two issues mirror closely the challenge that many non-food related corporate entities are facing: recruitment and retention. As our communities become increasingly diverse, recruiting and retaining competent employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences become all the more important. It can be challenging, though, to create inclusive and equitable environments that work to attract, retain and advance these employees, especially considering the competition for these employees can be fierce.
As a partner of the Ohio Diversity Council, you will be connected with local and state-wide business leaders already engaged in conversations and work around the recruitment and retention of quality candidates from diverse backgrounds, from the pipeline to the boardroom. You’ll sit on a city-level Advisory Board with these leaders, attend local events for free, and have access to myriad online resources from the Ohio Diversity Council.
In addition to this, and addressing another need noted by the Cornell study (Engaging in quality marketing), you’ll be branded across Ohio as a partner of the Ohio Diversity Council. With well over 100,000 employees represented by our formal corporate partners, and hundreds of thousands more through our collaborative networks, your branding reaches consumers in your city. And, as a partner in the food industry, your organization has access to preferred catering opportunities for our events, further increasing your brand visibility.
Call to Action
We are engaged in important work across Ohio, as we invite you to be a part of it. Partnership with us at the city level is $3,500 a year, and comes with many benefits, as listed here, and many more. It is a tax-deductible business expense for you, and supports the work that we do every day in Ohio. For more information, contact: Daniel Juday / Director, Ohio Diversity Council / firstname.lastname@example.org.