meet our 2022 SPEAKERS ACROSS INDUSTRIES
Welcome to the newly rebranded and expanded Derby Diversity Week! Formerly known as the Derby Diversity Business Summit, the 2022 event grew in both number of days and excitement.
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!
You may now submit your idea for Ideathon! All submissions based on innovative business concepts will be accepted, but we’re especially looking for ideas that incorporate a revolutionary take on technology. 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 in the year for the grand prize, including a host of benefits.
Submit your idea below – the more details the better. Maybe we will see you at the 2023 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
There are multiple opportunities to be a partner of 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, Global Supply Chain, and Sports.
DDW has attracted attendees from across the world. It exists to bring together top suppliers and executives and is inclusive of ALL- minorities, women, people in the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people who are disabled. We come together to meet, share our stories and experiences, develop, and enjoy the Derby.
A portion of the 2022 proceeds will be donated to GEDDI in support of Black owned businesses. You can learn more about GEDDI by clicking here.
By attending, guests can engage and participate in development seminars, panel discussions, and even hear from well regarded speakers. People come together to share their experiences in the business world of supplier 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 Derby festivities with their peers!
Our goal is 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.
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 first week in May is Derby Week in Louisville. That short race is the anchor to a long celebration that attracts more than 1.5 million visitors, making it a premiere time and place to meet business and community leaders, celebrities, politicians, and just about everyone who is anyone. Your attendance will offer you the opportunity to network with all of them for business and pleasure.
Derby Diversity Week attracts partners within the following industries:
Food & Beverage
Media & Advertising
Technology & Innovation