TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Stephen Frost, Head of Diversity and
Inclusion, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and
Paralympic Games will be the keynote speaker at The Canadian Supplier
Diversity Conference 2012. Mr. Frost will talk about the work he has
been doing to make the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games diverse
and inclusive. The upcoming summer Olympic Games (27 July to 12 August
2012) employs a workforce of 200,000 and its procurement spend amounts
to £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion Canadian).
Prior to his appointment to head up Diversity and Inclusion Mr. Frost
served as Executive Assistant to the Games' Chief Executive, Paul
Deighton. Mr. Frost, among his many jobs, oversees customer service and
accessibility in addition to overseeing the Games' 9-million ticket
program and managing the team responsible for recruitment. He recently
launched the LOCOG Diversity and Inclusion Business Charter, the first
organization in the United Kingdom to achieve the Diversity Works for
London Gold Standard.
Mr. Frost is the recent recipient of the Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions, an annual award given by ORC Worldwide, an international management
consulting firm focused on building equitable, inclusive work
environments. The Award recognized his longstanding work in the areas
of disability, age, gay and lesbian rights, his strong collaboration
with community and industry groups to benefit the economically
disadvantaged, and his entrepreneurial style that breaks down
boundaries and enables real change, even in unreceptive environments.
Mr. Frost has established and led the workplace team at Stonewall, Europe's largest gay equality organization. He helped build the Diversity Champions program into the largest diversity employer forum in the United Kingdom
with over 300 members including The Royal Navy and Manchester City
Football Club. He launched the United Kingdom's first lesbian and gay
recruitment guide, established the LGBT Leadership program in
conjunction with Harvard University and Henley Management College,
and developed the Workplace Equality Index which has become a standard
across many leading United Kingdom employers.
The Canadian Supplier Diversity Conference, Diversity our Economic
Strength, presented by RBC, will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012
at the Allstream Centre, Toronto, Canada. The conference is an
initiative of the Diversity Business Network (www.diversitybusinessnetwork.com) and brings together diverse-owned businesses with government, NGOs and
leading Canadian corporations seeking diversity in their supply chain.
First held in the fall of 2010, with more than 300 diverse-owned
companies attending, this year's theme will be on the ROI of diversity
for Canadian business. The conference will feature, along with Ms.
Castillo, a number of speakers who will talk about the impact diversity
in the supply chain is having in their organizations and what it means
to their bottom line.
About The Canadian Supplier Diversity Conference 2012
The theme is Diversity Our Economic Strength. The location is the
Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. The date is Friday, March
23, 2012. The conference runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The presenting
sponsor is RBC. Visit www.diversitybusinessnetwork.com/supplier-diversity-conference-overview?pmExp=1448 to learn more.
LOCOG is the organizing committee responsible for the delivery of The
2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Contact Information for DBN and The Canadian Supplier Diversity
President and CEO, Diversity Business Network (DBN)
Tel: 416-968-1181 | Fax: 416-968-7619
Issued by Stephen Weir - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Diversity Business Network