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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

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4 Days of Business Intersecting with Community – Focused on 3 Key Pillars

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 Tuesday Day 1

Workforce Diversity

Horse Race

Wednesday Day 2

Sports Marketing Diversity

Packaging Factory

Thursday Day 3

Supply Chain Diversity

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WE WANT TO THANK OUR WONDERFUL 2021 partners

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WHO IS THE SUMMIT FOR?

MINORITY BUSINESS

LEADERS

VETERAN & DISABLED BUSINESS

LEADERS

WOMEN BUSINESS

LEADERS

LGBTQ BUSINESS

LEADERS

supplier diversity leaders

marketing leaders

diversity & inclusion officers

BUYERS

MISSION

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.

OUR PURPOSE

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!

VISION

To accomplish our mission, each year, we host a Business Summit with the nation’s and diverse business leaders in Louisville, Kentucky, to create intersectional accessibility. We take a portion of the proceeds and identify projects in which we can provide funding that supports education, business development, and training initiatives for organizations committed to the advancement of Diverse Business Owners & Executives.

NETWORKING

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.

WHY ATTEND

The Derby Diversity Week team is assembling an inclusive and elite 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 diverse suppliers within the following industries:

  • Finance

  • Food & Beverage

  • Healthcare

  • Legal

  • Logistics

  • Manufacturing

  • Media & Advertising

  • Staffing

  • Technology & Innovation