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In 1989, Mr. Atkins renamed his ventures to Diversitas New York, Inc. and expanded to operate 3 offices in Washington DC and Stamford Ct. and New York City. Diversitas New York, Inc. became recognized as a leader in Diversity Management and Training.
Mr. Atkins believed that in order for the process of diversity management to have any real impact on how business strategies are developed it was important to introduce the Legal community to the principles and change processes of Global Diversity Management. In 1993 Harvard Law School agreed with him and Diversitas conducted the first conference for the Legal Community over a 2 day period attended by more than 650 Managing Partners, Corporate Counsels and Government Agencies at Harvard Law School. Within 2 years of that conference Diversitas was established as the leader in Global Diversity Management among the top 100 Law firms in the United States and Bar Associations.
Geoffrey Atkins founded the first minority owned consulting firm on Wall Street and co-founded the first Minority owned ad agency on Wall Street. Youngest Sales Rep hired by a Fortune 500 Food company at 19 years old. He worked on the first student exchange program between China and the United States as a faculty member at a CUNY school. He was selected to develop the first cultural audit of a municipal city in the US and all agencies in Durham, NC. He was selected to develop and deliver the first Global Diversity Management Conference for the Legal Community held at Harvard Law School with over 650 Managing Partners, corporate counselors and government agencies attending for 2 days. Recruited to be the Lead Consultant in Developing a Global Employee Development Program for Chase. 1st Entrepreneur to Serve as a Visting Professor in the Black Executive Exchange Program for the National Urban League. Winner of the NY NJ Minority Supplier of the Year Award and one of three winners of the prestigious National Minority Supplier of the Year Companies out of 15,000 eligible companies.