Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is an issue which has evolved significantly in the past few years, from an emphasis on racial diversity to an emphasis on diversity of ideas and experiences. Most major companies have diversity and inclusion programs, although these often vary in scope and can focus on different things. Some examples of diversity and inclusion initiatives which are fairly representative of the field include:

The Importance of LGBTQ Inclusion in Business

As part of our Incorporating Inclusion initiative, the U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted a conversation on how small businesses can develop more LGBT-inclusive workplaces and make inclusion a core part of their cultures that extends beyond Pride Month.

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Employees

How Second-Chance Hiring Can Create Greater Equality in the Job Market

August 18, 2021

Second-chance hiring initiatives can help individuals with conviction records overcome employment barriers and create greater equality in the job market.

Healthcare

How the U.S. Can Address Maternal Healthcare Disparities

July 28, 2021

To end maternal healthcare disparities in the United States, government leaders must address socioeconomic inequalities.

Healthcare

Rep. Lauren Underwood Outlines the Black Maternal Momnibus Act

July 28, 2021

Rep. Lauren Underwood outlines the maternal health care disparities amongst Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native women and shares insights about the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

3 Ways FEMA Came Out More Resilient From the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 27, 2021

Here is what FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell learned about making the organization stronger in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

How Leaders Can Advance Equity Through Resilience

July 27, 2021

Today’s leaders can advance equity and provide more inclusive solutions by building resilience.

Leadership

U.S. Representative Marilyn Strickland on Job Creation and Plans for Washington

July 13, 2021

Representative Marilyn Strickland of Washington State's 10th Congressional District shares her views on job creation, business partnerships, and plans for Washington.

Diversity & Inclusion

Closing Remarks: National Summit on Equality of Opportunity 2021

June 23, 2021

Latricia Boone, the Vice President of the Equality of Opportunity Initiative for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, closed out the National Summit on Equality of Opportunity.

Equality of Opportunity

National Summit on Equality of Opportunity 2021

June 23, 2021

The U.S. Chamber's second annual National Summit on Equality of Opportunity addressed fixing equity gaps and building economic opportunity for all Americans.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Business Case for Closing the Racial Equity Gap

June 23, 2021

The United States stands to realize an $8 trillion gain in GDP by closing the racial equity gap, so much more needs to be done to address this.

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome Remarks: 2nd Annual National Summit on Equality of Opportunity

June 23, 2021

The U.S. Chamber's Rick Wade and Suzanne Clark discuss how the business community can address inequality in education, employment, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, health, and wealth.

Diversity & Inclusion

How Discover Creates an Inclusive Workplace and Community

June 23, 2021

Here’s how Discover Financial Services is supporting a diverse workforce, equity in pay and inclusion from workplace to community.

Diversity & Inclusion

How Washington Football Team's Jason Wright Is Tackling Inequality

June 23, 2021

Jason Wright of the Washington Football Team shares three leadership and equality insights for a more inclusive business world.