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GBIS 2024: Examining the Influence of Diversity in the Corporate World

In today’s business world, inclusivity and diversity are crucial for success in the global marketplace. The upcoming Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) (, which will take place on February 27 in Dubai, will discuss the opportunities for growth that come from fostering inclusion in the workplace, and how companies can turn these values into real results.

When organizations embrace a variety of cultures and backgrounds, they gain access to a wealth of ideas, experiences, and insights that can propel them to new levels of success. Many leading companies, including Fortune 500 companies, have achieved great success by leveraging a diverse talent pool and prioritizing inclusivity in their recruitment and selection processes.

Johnson & Johnson, a global pharmaceutical powerhouse, has transformed itself by investing in diversity and inclusion. The company was recognized as the “Best Company for Diversity” by Diversity magazine in 2018 and was ranked in the top 15% of companies by Comparably’s diversity score in 2023. By 2025, Johnson & Johnson aims to have 35% racial diversity in management positions.

Accenture, a professional services and consulting company, has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for five consecutive years due to its dedication to diversity. The company is committed to achieving gender parity within all levels of the organization, with a goal of a 50:50 ratio by 2025.

Setting clear targets is an important first step in achieving widespread diversity and inclusion, allowing firms to reap the benefits of these values. Ernst & Young, a global business consulting firm, was one of the first four accounting firms to embrace diversity by appointing a top-level, full-time executive to oversee diversity recruitment. Mastercard, which has been ranked fifth in Diversity’s top ten list for four consecutive years, also has a diverse workforce, with one in four of its senior global executives being a person of color and 39% of its global workforce comprising women.

Another strategy for fostering diversity in the workplace is implementing cultural competence training, which equips employees with the tools to understand and appreciate diverse cultures, break down stereotypes, and create a more inclusive work environment. The theme of GBIS 2024 is “Black Excellence: Unleashing the Unexplored Potential for Global Unity,” and it will feature high-level discussions, presentations, and workshops on guiding organizations and individuals on their journey toward building a more inclusive culture.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Energy Capital & Power.

About Global Black Impact Summit 2024:
Organized by Energy Capital & Power, GBIS is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of the Black community, promotes excellence, and explores untapped potential across various fields. This year’s summit, which will take place on February 27 in Dubai, will feature influential speakers, engaging panel discussions, and networking opportunities that empower attendees to reach new heights.

To secure your spot at this prestigious gathering, register promptly at


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