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INFLUENCE change for impact 

COMMUNICATE effectively through honest relationships

Create alliances with mutual RESPECT

SERVE to uplift communities


is to lead our community and region implementing solution-oriented and sustainable practices for workforce development and minority suppliers

through oversight, collaboration, and connection.


We aim to be the premier trusted advisors in creating connections, opportunities, and solutions to address existing goals and DEI principles.

We will be the driver of organizational accountability and sustainability

to diversify workforce development.

The DEAI ALLiance of Northwest Ohio began forming in May 2022 after Toledo’s 1st Annual Diversity Employment Career Fair. The event was largely successful, but the organizers agreed that it was clear that more work was necessary to make Toledo a better, more inclusive place to work and do business.

A committee was created, and meetings were held monthly throughout the year. In 2023, the committee formally named itself the DEAI ALLiance of Northwest Ohio and held its second annual event alongside the Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Conference. This two-day event included a Supplier Diversity Conference, a career fair, a panel discussion aimed at educating local CEOs on the importance of DEAI initiatives, and breakout sessions for regional DEAI and HR professionals.


After the 2nd annual event, The ALLiance continued meeting, sought formal 501(c)3 status and continued efforts to plan a 3rd Annual Summit. The summit was held in April 2024.


The DEAI ALLiance of Northwest Ohio is made up of DEAI professionals from the region.

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