Compass Group participated in the Charlotte Pride Parade. Photo Credit: via Facebook.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Compass Group USA will receive a Diversity Leadership Award for Corporations from the Society for Diversity at their retreat and conference on Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Hilton University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Dr. The conference runs from Oct. 20-23.

The organization acknowledges corporations, non-profits, educational institutions and individuals who have exceptional practices and define the leadership standard for diversity and inclusion.

Leah Smiley, president of the Society for Diversity, said, “This year’s nominees have demonstrated benefits that extend to all who interact with them.” For example, at Compass Group USA, diversity and inclusion drives its success. The diversity and inclusion strategy at Compass Group allows the company to keep its competitive advantage, providing an environment of inclusion where all its associates can come to work and bring their best selves. As a result Compass Group NA has experienced phenomenal growth in the last five years, the organization shared.

Recently approved for 10 re-certification credits by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), the conference and the awards dinner is open to the public. Tickets to the dinner are $150. Other associated costs to attend are available online along with dinner ticket purchase.


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Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.