Inclusion & Diversity Innovation Roundtable

Want to be a presenter at our Fall Roundtable?

For more information, join our weekly Innovator Information Session Thursdays at 11:00a CST or email us at: idir.innovators@world50.com.

Impact Through Action

The organization started 8 years ago out of the need for objective support in identifying and assessing emerging solutions to sift through the noise and stay ahead of the curve amid a rapidly changing competitive landscape.


Although our roots at EHIR live in healthcare, the model has been so successful that it only made sense to replicate across new Employer verticals.


As we look ahead, we're excited to solve new problems with a proven model as we work toward diversity equity and inclusion across all aspects of the employer ecosystem. 

Member Commitment

The Inclusion and Diversity Innovation Roundtable represents an inaugural class of the nation’s most innovative DE&I leaders from F500 companies. The first IDIR pilot will launch in the Fall of 2021


Executive level engagement in our innovation process and participation in our Spring & Fall Roundtables


Commitment to implement at least one new solution each year through our matchmaking process


Willingness to share results and learn from recent implementations with the group

IDIR Members


How it Works


The first step in the process is to carefully vet and curate a list of innovative solutions that meet our IDIR Member priorities. To do this, we solicit “innovator” submissions twice per year in anticipation of our Fall and Spring Roundtables. Incoming innovators are invited to share key details related to their solution, stage and ability to deploy to an IDIR Member. 


IDIR Members are organized into specific Cohorts. These carefully crafted peer groups meet twice per year (Spring and Fall) to collaborate and hear from voted-in innovators in a “shark-tank” style presentation format. 


Matchmaking is a key part of the IDIR process. A “match” is a member-initiated relationship with an innovator. It is an invitation to continue the conversation about how a specific solution could fit within the legal function of a specific employer. Following a match request, the IDIR team will send a warm introduction connecting leadership on both sides. 


IDIR Members share learnings, reference checks, and questions to accelerate high value emerging solutions.


To submit for IDIR consideration, please complete the below submission form by 11:59p CT August 17th. There is no cost to submit. Following submission, our curation team will carefully review and score each solution. 


Final presenters will be selected based on independent voting from our IDIR Members. If selected, there is a $3,500 presentation fee due upon invitation. This fee includes a prep call with our IDIR team, up to 60 min. of IDIR-specific advisory and a 20 min. presentation to our IDIR Members.