By making diversity a core business goal, people will respond to creating a more inclusive core workforce.
What we need now is action, and new types of action, that make bigger and deeper investments in gender-based strategies.
"Our industry must remain vocal at any attempt to tell anyone that they are not welcomed."
No matter what side of the political argument you and your group supports, the key thing that all meetings industry professionals can do is monitor policy issues that impact the industry.
Here are three simple ways to make your event more welcoming for LGBT and minority attendees.
"We recommend that meeting planners speak directly to potential host hotels about their experiences with LGBT groups and the diversity training their staff has had to ensure a high comfort level for attendees."
Las Vegas is one of the key destinations with dedicated staff working to attract and serve LGBT meetings and events.
Inviting people from all career stages will greatly increase gender and ethnic diversity.