Diverse by Design is a joint project of Agenda 360 and Vision 2015, working in collaboration with many Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky large and small businesses and civic and community organizations. It is intended to grow our region’s ability to attract and retain high potential talent, with an emphasis on increasing the diversity of our talent pool and making our community more inclusive.

Diverse by Design was developed from the conclusion that diversity and inclusion have become bottom-line imperatives and that successful businesses — and regions — embrace this idea. In other words, increasing diversity and growing inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing.


Diverse by Design has three components:

  • Using research and data to determine where we have strengths and where we have room for improvement, summarized in Diverse by Design: Meeting the Talent Challenge in a Global Economy, released in 2012;
  • Creating awareness and understanding of the scope of our challenges, starting with an annual diversity leadership symposium presented by Fifth Third Bank; and
  • Prompting sustained and strategic action to build a region that welcomes all and has the right talent mix to compete in a global economy. 

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