IMC To Address Diversity In Retail And Design Webinars

International Market Centers will present two webinars on August 6 addressing diversity and inclusion issues impacting the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries.

Each hour-long session includes industry voices who will share their experiences as designers, retailers and leaders. These webinars are an extension of IMC’s recently formed Diversity & Inclusion Network which strives for universal inclusion and a diverse and tolerant workplace.

“IMC is committed to providing the industry-at-large with timely and relevant content and none is more important than inclusiveness and representation during the current social justice movement,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC’s chief marketing and digital officer. “As IMC works towards a more welcoming and inclusive environment for our team members, regardless of differences in race, gender or sexuality, we offer these webinars as an opportunity for the industry to consider diversity issues in our marketplaces.”

“A Conversation about Diversity in Retail” explores best practices in diversity and inclusion, gives insights into steps companies are taking and discusses results. Presenters are Terence Morris, IMC’s svp/gift leasing and DeAnna McIntosh, global retail and e-commerce consultant. The webinar, which is presented by Atlanta Apparel and World of Prom & Social Occasion, takes place on Thursday, August 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. (EST).

“Diversity in Today’s Market” addresses today’s diverse consumer marketplace and how that diversity influences business and design. Panelists are Breegan Jane, founder of Breegan Jane Interior Design; Rachel Moriarty, lifestyle brand CEO and principal interior designer at Rachel Moriarty Interiors; Katrena Griggs, president, founder and showroom pioneer of Curated Home Brands; and Ron Woodson, co-founder and principal designer of Woodson & Rummerfield House of Design. The webinar, presented by Las Vegas Market and Atlanta Market and moderated by IMC’s Cindy Hodnett, takes place on Thursday, August 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. (EST).

Registration for both webinars is free and can be completed on the Atlanta Market Remote page at or the Las Vegas Market webinar page at