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Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts

As part of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we partner with various organizations to enrich the culture of our organization and our associates. With a focus on recruitment, partnership, and sponsorship, our collaboration with organizations with a shared mission enhances our commitment to building a greater footprint in the community.

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The Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP):

This organization promotes diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, physical capability, orientation, and gender in the St. Louis region. Key initiatives include diversity training, an annual diversity summit, community forums, collaborations, and more.

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Asian Pacific American Advocates:

The Organization of Chinese Americans serves as a society of Asian Pacific Americans, which affirms the human rights of those persons. They offer mentorships, scholarships, internships, and other robust opportunities.

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St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative:

The St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative aids companies in building diversity and inclusion programs through training and consultation. Programs include a Diversity Officers' Network and leadership development.


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"Nestlé Purina partners with SLBDI to send diverse talent through its twelve month leadership development program. We’ve bonded, learned more about another, and literally built a phenomenal bridge to the future."

Dawn Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

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Backpack to Briefcase:

The Backpack to Briefcase Mentoring and Scholarship Program is a proven Experiential Learning Model that provides participants with the professional exposure and development that is a critical component connected with the classroom to corporate mind-shift.


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"We are grateful for the community partnership with Backpack to Briefcase and are excited to network with so many bright and brilliant students!"

Ashley HR Generalist

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Starkloff Disability Institute:

The Starkloff Disability Institute creates a world that welcomes all, and creates independence for the individuals with disabilities via employment opportunities.


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"At Nestlé Purina, we have a commitment to collaborate in order to enrich our community. Partnering with Starkloff, we want these students to know that if they study hard, they will have just as many opportunities as anyone else; they are wanted and needed in the future workforce."

Steve VP Human Resources

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce supports and promotes Hispanic small businesses. Events include the Adelante Awards, the Hispanic Speakers Series, and an annual "Hispanic Day" in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Forward Through Ferguson:

Forward Through Ferguson is charged with being the region’s “transition team” post the Ferguson Commission report, and leading St. Louis on a path toward racial equity. Anchored in the collaborative and community-driven principles of the Ferguson Commission process, Forward Through Ferguson is a catalyst for report implementation and community empowerment as the region works collectively toward policy-level generational change.

Learn more about what Diversity and Inclusion means to us.

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