Small Business, Big Impact: DEI For Small Business

May 13, 2022

Creative views on how Maine’s small businesses can build diverse and inclusive communities. No business is too small to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to their workplace.

A company’s willingness to foster diverse perspectives allows for enhanced creative thinking and out-of-the-box strategic solutions to difficult problems. Studies have shown that more diverse work environments are more likely to outperform less diverse peers on profitability and productivity.

While most DEI discussions have been in the wheelhouse of larger companies, how does a small business embrace DEI with limited resources?

CEI Women’s Business Center is hosting this panel discussion that will focus on Maine’s small businesses, from solopreneurs to employers with less than 20 employees. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for small businesses to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments. We will hear from small business owners on how they found creative ways to bring DEI to their business and how DEI has impacted the landscape of their industries and communities.

Come join this invigorating panel and to see how YOU can cultivate a more positive culture and provide fair and sustainable opportunities for everyone to succeed and grow.

Fee: Free, registration required.

Panel Speakers:

Adrian Reyes – Kings & Queens Barber Salon

Emily Sharood – Mousam Valley Mushroom

Orson Horchler – Bondeko Construction

Pilar Nadal – Pickwick Independent Press

Moderator:  Mandy Levine – Mandy Levine Consulting

Header Photo: Carol Miller Photography


25 Park Street Suite 2
Rockland, Maine 04841


2 Public Landing
Camden, Maine 04843


Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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