Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The DLC, an evolution of the Women's Leadership Council program, is an inclusive initiative that champions leadership reflecting the diverse makeup of Greater Vancouver. Through a range of programs, initiatives, and events, we offer practical business development education, advocacy, recognition, and networking opportunities to drive inclusive growth.
We are dedicated to investing in underrepresented groups and assisting the business community in achieving their diversity and inclusion objectives.
A Personal and Professional Journey
Joining GVBOT's Program Advisory Committees
Professional Growth Through Committee Engagement
Highlight: The GVBOT Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Forum
My favorite program event is undoubtedly the GVBOT Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Forum. Launched during my co-chair tenure, it has been a resounding success. The event continues to evolve, with each iteration delivering greater impact. It doesn't just influence businesses but also benefits their employees and customers. I believe this event will leave a lasting legacy.
Impact on the Greater Vancouver Business Community
Over the past year, the DLC program has provided essential resources and tools to Greater Vancouver's business community.
Our partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Inc. has granted hundreds of members access to training and resources that may be challenging for smaller businesses to obtain. DEI is a complex, ever-evolving field, and our collective support strengthens us.
A Moment of Pride
A Message to the Advisory Committee 2023-24
As I hand over the reins to the incoming Advisory Committee for the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council in 2023-24, my request is simple: Stay humble and committed to learning. DEI is a journey, and we're all at different stages. This committee excels in learning from each other and engaging in discussions that propel the business community forward. Let's continue sharing resources and explore ways for larger organizations to assist smaller businesses that may lack dedicated DEI resources.
In conclusion, serving as co-chair of the DLC program has been an honour, and I'm grateful for the impact we've made in advancing diversity and inclusion in Greater Vancouver's business landscape. Our journey continues, and I am confident that the DLC will leave an indelible mark on our community.
About Rob Chiarello:
Rob Chiarello is the Senior Vice President, People and Culture at the Pacific Blue Cross. With over 20 years of experience in strategy, innovation and direction, Rob leads recruitment, labour relations, organizational culture and transformational change management at the Pacific Blue Cross.
In partnership with CCDI Consulting Inc., we proudly offer the IDEA Fundamentals 1.0 and 2.0 Certification for those seeking an introduction or building on the principals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.