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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:57 AM EDT
USTA hosts second annual Diversity & Inclusion Download at 2019 US Open

The USTA's Diversity & Inclusion department hosted the second annual D&I Download on Wednesday morning, at the 2019 US Open. This year's theme was, "Brand Impact: How Diverse Supplier Partnerships Strengthen Marketplace Connections." 

The panel of speakers included Daymond John, the co-star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning business show, “Shark Tank” and CEO of The Shark Group, as well as Porter Braswell, CEO and co-founder of Jopwell, a diversity-focused job search platform, and Judy Smith, founder and president of crisis management firm Smith & Company. All three are actively involved in enhancing the success of diversity and inclusion programs across a variety organizations and Fortune 500 companies. 

Check out photos from the event, below. 

August 28, 2019 - During the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Allison Joseph/USTA)

The second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. 

August 28, 2019 - During the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Allison Joseph/USTA)

Attendees at the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. 

August 28, 2019 - During the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Allison Joseph/USTA)

Attendees at the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. 

August 28, 2019 - Daymond John, Porter Braswell and Judy Smith speak during the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/USTA)

Daymond John, Porter Braswell and Judy Smith speak during the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. 

August 28, 2019 - Daymond John, Porter Braswell and Judy Smith speak during the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/USTA)

Left to right: Daymond John, Porter Braswell and Judy Smith, speaking during the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. 

August 28, 2019 - Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and CEO, speaks the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Allison Joseph/USTA)

Gordon Smith, USTA CEO and Executive Director, speaks at the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. 

August 28, 2019 - During the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Allison Joseph/USTA)

The second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. 

August 28, 2019 - Daymond John, Donna Dozier Gordon, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, USTA, Porter Braswell and Judy Smith during the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Allison Joseph/USTA)

Left to right, Daymond John, Donna Dozier Gordon, the USTA's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Porter Braswell and Judy Smith at the second annual D&I Download at the 2019 US Open.