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A Journey Through Diversity

By Pekin Insurance · Dec 7, 2020 ·0 min read

Diversity, inclusion, and culture are important components in every workplace.

The Diversity and Inclusion committee at Pekin Insurance recently sponsored a company-wide Diversity Fair titled “A Journey Through Diversity.” The event’s aim was to celebrate diversity and allow employees to fully appreciate people who have different values, beliefs, and experiences. It took place during afternoon breaks and included a range of activities such as food tasting, an art gallery, and education from community outreach programs!

Here are some of the highlights:

  • “A Little Taste of Culture” offered sample cuisine from different cultures to employees—food is a great way to let people experience another culture. Vendors from Peoria Hofbrau, Masala Café, Haddad’s, Pho Noodles, and Slé offered samples of unique dishes to employees.
  • Employees were able to display their artwork to showcase how they express their culture through art.
  • Community outreach representatives provided educational opportunities to employees on programs that support and advocate for diverse groups, such as Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Women in Information Technology (WIT), YWCA, and Pekin Human Rights Committee. 

The Diversity and Inclusion committee has hosted a variety of other events this year, like the “Lightning Round” speed networking event, a “Share Your Story” campaign where employees were able to share personal experiences and insights with each other, and a Women in Leadership Panel where a few of Pekin Insurance’s women in leadership shared their personal journeys, experiences, and insights.