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Southwest Airlines Announces Third Annual, Award-Winning Diversity Summit, August 2, Dallas, TX

Monday, Jul 30, 2012

Southwest Airlines announces its third annual, award-winning Diversity Summit held on August 2 in Dallas at the airline’s headquarters. Themed “LUVing Employees, LUVing Communities,” the summit will gather executives from North Texas Fortune 500 companies to join the conversation about Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, foster new opportunities, and explore best practices. “Southwest is proud to host our third annual Diversity Summit to help increase awareness and show appreciation of cultural and lifestyle differences within the workforce,” said Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.  “At Southwest, we pride ourselves on giving our Employees the Freedom to be themselves. Attendees will hear from Diversity experts on topics such as dispelling misperceptions and stereotypes and learning best practices around fostering diversity and mutual understanding in the workplace.  Additionally, Colleen Barrett, Southwest Airlines President Emeritus, will discuss how Southwest’s Corporate Culture was built on the tenet that Employees should always treat each other with respect and dignity. The Southwest Airlines Diversity and Inclusion Summit was created and is hosted by the airline’s Diversity Council. Visit www.southwest.com.