The 2019 Cultural Leaders Breakfast

On April 9, over 120 guests attended the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's second annual Cultural Leaders Breakfast at the newly renovated Vue on 50. Focused on cultivating board diversity, this year's event featured a keynote address by Juan Otero, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Comcast NBCUniversal, and presentation by Daria Torres, of the Torres Walls Group, on the Equity Maturity Model.

During the event, Otero discussed how advocating for diversity on boards is a starting point for cultural leaders and how research shows that diversity brings value and leads to more diverse audiences. Torres echoed Otero's statement and shared the Equity Maturity Model, a tool to assess an organization's commitment to diversity "that will dynamically adjust for the conditions."

2019 Cultural Leaders Breakfast

Photo Credit: Ryan Brandenberg 

If you were unable to attend the event but would like to learn more about the Equity Maturity Model, please visit our website. Also, keep an eye out for future Cultural Alliance events designed to help our member organizations in their journey to board diversity.

The 2019 Cultural Leaders Breakfast is just one of the many ways that the Cultural Alliance is working to increase diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the broader cultural community. To learn more about our DEI efforts, please visit our website:

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