Leadership Memphis Announces 11th Annual Multicultural Breakfast Friday, November 2

The annual community-wide event features a panel of five distinguished guests to discuss the ROI of Diversity in the workplace as well as networking opportunities

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 25, 2018 – Leadership Memphis will host the 11th annual Multicultural Breakfast event Friday, November 2, 2018, at Holiday Inn, University of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue. Presented by FedEx and International Paper, the Multicultural Breakfast is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 per table of 10 and can be purchased here: https://leadershipmemphis.org/Events.

The theme of this year’s breakfast is the “ROI of Diversity” and will engage a moderated panel of Memphis area CEOs to explore why and how the bottom line of investing in diversity is a win-win situation for corporations, their employees, and the community. Registration, networking and breakfast buffet begin at 7:00 a.m., with the program starting at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 9:30 a.m.

“The foundational concept of this year’s event is easy to grasp, and our expert panel will provide insightful context,” said David Williams, Leadership Memphis President/CEO. “Organizations that employ a wide variety of people typically are more productive and perform better than organizations that do not. Implementing effective measures and evaluation processes that determine the potential ROI of diversity and inclusion management can provide an organization with invaluable information to support key business imperatives, improve talent recruitment and retention, and impact company brand and reputation.”

MODERATOR: Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism, University of Memphis


David Popwell, President/COO, First Tennessee Bank

Carolyn Hardy, President/CEO, Chism Hardy Investments, LLC

Dr. Reginald Coopwood, President/CEO, Regional One Health

Jim Meeks, Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual Memphis

Michael Ugwueke, President/CEO, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Since 1979, Leadership Memphis has continually developed new ways to prepare and mobilize effective community leaders. Leadership Memphis develops community change agents, connects them with others who have a passion for serving, and empowers them with information and opportunities to make a difference.

Seats for Corporate Sponsors and Alumni Sponsors at the $250 level and above are included in those sponsorships but do require an RSVP. Please email Jared Bulluck, Director of Community and Alumni Engagement, at jbulluck@leadershipmemphis.org to receive your promo code.

For more information on the event or seats for corporate and alumni sponsors, contact Jared Bulluck at jbulluck@leadershipmemphis.org.