meet our 2022 SPEAKERS ACROSS INDUSTRIES
Welcome to the newly rebranded and expanded Derby Diversity Week! Formerly the Derby Diversity Business Summit, the 2022 event has grown in both days and excitement. With the recent decline in COVID cases and events beginning to return to live spaces, WE ARE EXCITED to be able to offer this year’s Derby Diversity Week in-person – in addition to our virtual option for daytime programming. We will continue to monitor and adhere to CDC guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of our attendees.
Beginning on Monday this year, friends and attendees can look forward to an extended Ideathon, the addition of live entertainment and new Downtown Louisville venues that will enhance your experience as you enjoy business by day and festival by night.
Have a great business idea but don’t have the support to get it off the ground?
$50,000 is on the line!
Submit your idea now for Ideathon. All submissions on innovative business concepts will be accepted with those ideas with a revolutionary “technological bent” being favored. Finalists will be chosen, introduced at the 2022 Derby Diversity Week in Louisville, Ky., and will receive support, mentoring, and resources to put your idea in motion. Finalists will also have the opportunity to compete later this year for the grand prize which will include a host of benefits including monetary support for production.
Submit your idea below – the more details the better and maybe we will see you at the 2022 Derby Diversity Week Ideathon.
the 2021 Derby diversity & Business
summit was a success!
2021 was a crazy year full of hardships and turbulent trials. The Derby Diversity & Business Summit faced its own trials, but in the end, the event was a success as a hybrid of virtual and in-person events. This would not have been possible without the hard work and determination of our team and our partners,
As we look forward to 2022, we take a look back over the 2020 PivotChamps Summit. Look back with us!
download THE 2020 PIVOTCHAMP WRAP-UP BOOK
4 Days of Business Intersecting with Community – Focused on 4 Key Pillars
Entrepreneurship & tech day
Workforce Diversity DAY
Sports, ENTERTAINMENT & CONSUMER Marketing DAY
GLOBAL Supply Chain DAY
here are multiple opportunities to be a partner of the Derby Diversity Week.
Download our sponsorship guide for an overview and contact our office for a personalized sponsorship package.
WHO IS THE SUMMIT FOR?
VETERAN & DISABLED BUSINESS
supplier diversity leaders
diversity & inclusion officers
meet our 2022 partners
CONTRIBUTING WIN PARTNERS
CONTRIBUTING PLACE PARTNERS
The mission of the Derby Diversity Week (DDW) is to drive innovative strategies to attract diverse consumers while promoting the utilization of best in class diverse business leaders within the Executive Workforce and Global Supply Chain and Sports.
DDW has an international draw and exists to bring together the world’s top, diverse suppliers and executives - inclusive of ALL diverse groups (Minority, Women, LGBTQ, Veteran & Disabled) on a national scale to network, develop and enjoy the Derby.
A portion of the 2022 proceeds will be donated to GEDDI in support of black owned businesses. Learn more about GEDDI by clicking here.
By attending, guests will have the ability to participate in development seminars, panel discussions, and even hear from highly sought after speakers to share their experiences in the business world of Supplier Diversity & Diversity and Inclusion. Along with networking opportunities that will be available at the business sessions, guests will also have the chance to attend A-List celebrity events and the derby festivities with peers!
To become a global destination event for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and organizations who are leading by example to accomplish real inclusion and prosperity for all diverse groups.
The first week in May, Derby Week, attracts more than 1.5 million visitors to Louisville, Ky., making it a premier spot to meet business and community leaders, celebrities and politicians and just about everyone who is anyone. Your attendance will offer you the opportunity to network all week long, during business sessions, while enjoying meals and at A-List celebrity events and festivities.
The Derby Diversity Week team is assembling an inclusive and ever-evolving group of suppliers and executives, spanning all diversity categories - MBE, WBE, LGBTBE, Veteran, and those with disabilities. Our corporate partners and attendees will have access to businesses large and small, and many of the country’s top diverse executives. Derby Diversity Week attracts partners within the following industries:
Food & Beverage
Media & Advertising
Technology & Innovation