Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity is America’s strength, spurring the innovation and creativity that have made the U.S. economy the most vibrant and dynamic in history. When businesses recognize and embrace different perspectives, they are better able to create value, serve customers, support employees, and solve problems. By providing opportunities for everyone, businesses help lift communities and strengthen the health, prosperity, and competitiveness of our nation and our society.
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- The Importance of Mixing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into Your Company's DNAIn 2022, it is important that leaders ask themselves a tough question: “What has our organization done to truly support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within our walls and in our communities?”
- A Business Guide to Diversity, Equity, and InclusionHow diversity, equity, and inclusion can benefit businesses and communities across America, as well as ways to increase diversity at your company.
VP Kamala Harris on Building a Sustainable and Equitable Future in the Americas
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the Fourth CEO Summit of the Americas about the role of policymakers in building a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future for all.
We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a business imperative. Guided by data and informed by conversations with business, government, academic, and civic leaders, the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative (EOI) advances public and private sector solutions to help close opportunity gaps. Focusing on employment, entrepreneurship, education, and criminal justice, the EOI agenda aims to help all people—no matter their race or background—go as far and as high as their talent and hard work will take them.
Experts share ways organizations can retain and advance diverse talent in the workplace.
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- Security and ResiliencePath Forward Special UpdateTuesday, August 1602:00 PM EDT - 03:00 PM EDT
- International47th India Ideas SummitTuesday, September 06 - Wednesday, September 0712:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
- SpaceU.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Aerospace SummitWednesday, September 14 - Thursday, September 1502:00 PM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Jul 20, 2022In Her Own Words: Ashli Watts, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber
Each month Women Taking the Lead highlights a female leader within the U.S. Chamber membership to showcase how women are currently leading in all areas of the business community. In July, we are highlighting civic engagement, bridge building, and bipartisanship in a conversation with Ashli Watts, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
- Jul 13, 2022Hill Letter on Donald Cravins' Nomination to be Under Secretary of the Minority Business Development Agency
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, supporting the nomination of Donald Cravins, Jr., to be Under Secretary of the Minority Business Development Agency.
- Jun 30, 2022Women Taking the Lead on African Trade Policy
Women leaders should be at the forefront of discussions on trade, economic policy, and business development in Africa to ensure inclusivity.
- Jun 29, 2022Q+A with Justin Nelson, Co-Founder and President of the NGLCC
Justin Nelson, the Co-Founder & President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), tells us why a successful economy starts with a diverse and inclusive business community.
- Jun 14, 2022Coalition to Back Black Businesses Awards $25,000 Grants to 20 Black-Owned Small Businesses
Amid the pandemic, labor shortages, and rising inflation, the Coalition to Back Black Businesses is providing funding and mentorship opportunities to help Black small business owners persevere and continue to grow their business.
- Jun 09, 2022Small Business Owners Broadly Support Businesses Taking Action to Ensure LGBTQ+ Inclusion, New Poll Finds
72% say they are okay with losing customers as a result of supporting the LGBTQ+ community
- Jun 09, 2022Special Report on Small Business & LGBTQ+ Inclusion
Most U.S. small business owners believe it is important to support the LGBTQ+ community and take action to ensure inclusion, according to the latest MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce small business survey.
- May 31, 2022Chef Nicole Ponseca Shares Her Experience as an AAPI Business Owner in the Restaurant Industry
We sat down with restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author, and James Beard finalist, Chef Nicole Ponseca, to discuss her experience as an AAPI business owner and the impact she wants to make as an entrepreneur.
- May 26, 2022In Her Own Words: FedEx’s Senior Counsel for International Regulatory Affairs Talks Trade Priorities
Each month Women Taking the Lead highlights a female leader within the U.S. Chamber membership to showcase how women are currently leading in all areas of the business community. In honor of International Trade month in May, we are highlighting Emily Beline, Senior Counsel for International Regulatory Affairs with FedEx.
- May 25, 2022Next-Gen Scholar Trelysa Long Shares Her Vision on Being a Future Business Leader
UC Irvine student and 2021 Next-Gen Scholar Trelysa Long says her internship played a significant role in her choice to pursue her current role as a research assistant in antitrust.