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.
The U.S. Chamber's Next-Gen Business Partnership and Urban Alliance hosted a Mixer "Fueling the Next Generation to Succeed", to inspire and equip a diverse group of students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed as leaders in both the public and private sectors.
As Senior Corporate Counsel for Microsoft, Barbara Leen shares her unique insight into immigration policy solutions to improve America's complex immigration system.
In recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Month, we had a conversation with Lacey Raymond, Principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government & Public Services (GPS) practice, and co-chair of the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Hiring our Heroes' Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council.
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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.
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 January, we are highlighting Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of women’s healthcare in a conversation with Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, PhD, Vice President and Head of Global Public Policy for Merck.
This was a big year for Women Taking the Lead, and as I look back at 2022, I’m excited about our growth, grateful for your support, and energized about the opportunities ahead in the new year.
Women Taking the Lead highlights female leaders in the business community. In December, we highlight the importance of women in business and trade in a conversation with Penny Naas, President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability for UPS.
2022 was truly a year of women taking the lead, and this year’s successes are just the beginning. In the final days of the year, it is worth taking the time to reflect on accomplishments, accolades, and many, many, firsts.
Next-Gen Scholars Program strives to inspire the next generation of business leaders.
This Statement for the Record was filed with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, for the hearing entitled, "Hearing on “Fairness in Financial Services: Racism and Discrimination in Banking."
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 National Women’s Small Business month in October, we are highlighting Rosa Whitaker, President and CEO of the Whitaker Group.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Equality of Opportunity Data Center shows the opportunity gaps that affect people of color.
Disparities in infrastructure have cost too many communities valuable resources, time, effort, and money, leading to fewer opportunities for economic growth. The Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act can transform these underserved communities and improve quality of life for all people.
In September, we are highlighting Hispanic Heritage month in a conversation with Kathleen Coulombe, Vice President of Retirement Security & Principal Deputy Federal Relations, American Council of Life Insurers, and Women in Government Relations (WGR) President.