Events for Diversity and Inclusion Leaders in 2021

Welcome to our Diversity and Inclusion Events Round-Up, where we have consolidated interesting upcoming conferences, summits, and special days for your easy access.

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Headline Diversity is the only Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy in Turkey.



Black History Month


Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

Listen Up! Doing Corporate Citizenship Better, Together.

February 10, 2021 11.30-12.30 (New York City timezone) / Online

The Atlantic Corporate Volunteering Council’s February talk is about the link between DEI and Corporate Citizenship. The episodes are live on the second Wednesday of every month. Join each month for provocative conversations with leaders in corporate citizenship focused on employee giving and volunteering.


DIAL Global

February 10-11, 2021 / Online

D&I agendas have traditionally focused on gender, race, and sexuality, but diversity encompasses so much more than this. In 2021, organizations will need to broaden their thinking and their efforts to harness more than visible diversities. Join leading D&I experts to discuss 2021 trends.


The GG2 Diversity Conference

February 24, 2021 / Online

”Empower For Change” is the theme for the 2021 GG2 Diversity Conference, returning in February, hear from top leaders and thinkers from a range of sectors and backgrounds who will share practical advice, case studies, and real-world experience to provide you with key action points to bring back to your organization.


Leadership for Society: Race and Power

February 1, 8,15, 22 2021 / Online

Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Prof. Brian Lowery is hosting conversations to examine the way race interacts with structures of power, and how systemic racism manifests itself in our daily lives.


International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2021 3.30-5.30 pm / Online

Turkey Impact Council and Women in Tech Foundation celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science Day with a high-level panel. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are steering girls and women away from science-related fields. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.



11th Annual International Women’s Day Forum

March 5, 2021 / Online

The Forum organized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will highlight how the private sector can narrow gender gaps in every aspect of society, redefine leadership, and reconstruct workplaces.


LGBT+ at Work

March 16, 2021  / Online

With 18 speakers, this event organized by D&I Leaders, brings together diversity, inclusion and HR related professionals, looking to create and maintain an LGBT+ inclusive workplace.


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2021

Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Be a human rights champion, and #fightracism.

The events will be announced.

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 (IWD 2021) as, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”


World wide events will be announced.

Catalyst Awards

March 17-18, 2021 / Online

The Catalyst’s event about gender equality with keynote presentations, various sessions and activities, networking opportunities will take place virtually during the month of March 2021 including the March 17-18 Catalyst Award winner presentation and celebration.


@Work Summit

March 30, 2021

With the right tools and the right talent, great opportunity is within reach. CNBC@Work provides a forum for senior executives to learn from each other and the world’s most influential voices who are defining all aspects of the future of work.



Diversity & Inclusion

April 21, 2021 / Online

32 HR & D&I Leaders In 1 Virtual Day. Go beyond the buzzwords & create truly inclusive cultures, develop unbiased recruitment, pay reporting & progression strategies, engage leaders, incorporate intersectionality, protect employee mental health & build powerful staff networks & mentoring.


Humanitarian Leadership Conference

April 28-29, 2021 / Online

A pandemic, a climate crisis, and a global movement for racial equality. The consequences of inaction have never been more dangerous or more real. This conference will be a significant event where we transition from rhetoric to action.



World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 21, 2021

Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also reminds the importance of living together as equals in dignity. The events will be announced.

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D&I Leaders Global Forum

June 8- 9, 2021
London / Online

With 40+ speakers, one of  the leading events for organisations looking to accelerate their workplace diversity and inclusion strategy.


Global Female Leaders

June 21-22, 2021
Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany

Intensive networking in an international, cross-sector circle of top-class executives forms the central focus of the summit.


Global Compact Leaders Summit

June 14-15, 2021
New York

Leaders Summit is uniting business for a better world. From CEO activism to the road to inclusive society, the agenda could inspire D&I leaders.


Pride Day

June 24, 2021

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during June as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.The events will be announced.


World Diversity in Leadership Conference

July 6- 10, 2021
Edmonton Convention Center Canada

The theme of the conference is “Importance of Diverse Workforce in Economic Recovery”.



4th European Conference on Domestic Violence

September 13- 15, 2021
Kongress centre Cankarjev dom, Slovenia

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is brining researchers, academics, practitioners, and policy-makers to share and build knowledge and experience on domestic violence.


Equal Pay Day

September 18, 2021

Across all regions, women are paid less than men, with the gender pay gap estimated at 23 per cent globally. International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time in 2020, highlights achieving equal pay is an important milestone for human rights and gender equality.

The event will be announced.

Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration

September 26-29, 2021

Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration (vGHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Learn, network, and be inspired as we work together to achieve intersectional gender and pay parity in tech.

vGHC is produced by and presented in partnership with ACM.


ERG & Council Conference

September 15-17, 2021
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Florida, USA

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Diversity Councils, Networking and Affinity Groups are effective resources for improving organizational results. This is the first Diversity & Inclusion Conference designed specifically for ERGs.

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World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2021

Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder.And now, billions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a further impact on people’s mental health. So this is the time to start neuro-diversity, investing on mental health and search for the solutions together.

The events will be announced.

Inclusion 2021

October 25-27, 2021 / Online

A SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) conference about creating better workplaces that truly work for all. 3 day virtual event to address the importance of building inclusive workplace cultures and creating collaborative networks.



Engage Diversity & Inclusion

November 23, 2021 / Online

It is a one day virtual event with 15 presentations about the inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels valued, respected and treating each other in an organisation as an individual.


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2021

Iconic buildings and landmarks will be ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a violence-free future. The events of the #orangetheworld campaign will be announced.



International Day of People with Disability

December 3, 2021

International Day of People with Disability  is held on 3 December each year. Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace. The events will be announced.

Please note:

If you want to add a Diversity and Inclusion event, or update details for an entry in the guide, please reach out to Headline Diversity and be sure to include the event’s link.

Headline Diversity is the only Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy in Turkey.