As one of the nation’s fastest-growing centers for business, Greater Des Moines (DSM) understands, values, and embraces the importance of maintaining a vibrant and diverse workplace.  

Greater Des Moines Partnership acts as a catalyst to mobilize the business community toward a broad economic development vision that incorporates all people as valued contributors and valuable customers. Greater Des Moines Partnership offers a variety of programs to help you attract and retain diverse talent in your organizations, including: 

Inclusion Guide 

The Guide aims to provide leaders and employees with an overview of initiatives and tools needed to implement diversity and inclusion programs in their organization and in order to leverage untapped talent. The Guide includes links to comprehensive information on a number of relevant topics. The Guide is intended to help organizations get started and/or continue on their inclusion efforts. It can be found here. Check back for new guide content.

Inclusion Webinars 

In an effort to share inclusion best practices in the community, The Partnership’s Inclusion Council offers a Webinar Educational Series. You can access past webinars and resources here.  

DEI Consultation Services 

Sanjita Pradhan, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at The Partnership, is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® and specializes in identifying business case for diversity and creating Diversity and Inclusion plans with measurable goals. 

If your organization is interested in starting a Diversity and Inclusion plan/initiative and/or would like guidance on your current programming, please contact Sanjita Pradhan, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at spradhan@DSMpartnership.com. 

INclusion Magazine 

Reflecting on the value and importance of diversity in DSM, INclusion celebrates the rich cultural traditions of the region’s multicultural communities including but not limited to, African-Americans, Asian American, communities of European descent, Latin, and Native American residents. The magazine also includes sections about Des Moines’ diverse faith community, accessibility for the people with disabilities, opportunities for those in the military, veterans, young and retired professionals, and the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and Queer communities. 

INclusion is a joint effort between The Partnership, Business Publications Corporation, and dsm Magazine, along with several corporate sponsors. The seventh and most recent edition was published earlier this year. You can view the 2020 edition here. If you want hard copies of the publication, please contact The Partnership. The Partnership and area employers use INclusion to help attract and retain a diverse pool of talent to the local community.  

For more information on any of these offerings, please visit https://www.dsmpartnership.com/growing-business-here/business-resources/talent-development-resources/inclusion