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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How Innovative Education Partnerships Can Address Inequality

June 23, 2021

From transforming programming to developing new educational partnerships, here’s how school leadership can drive equality of opportunity in education for all students.

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How Business Leaders Are Building an Inclusive Economy

June 23, 2021

Through focused, continuous efforts, business leaders can build a more inclusive economy and close the racial wealth gap.

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Advancing a Culture of Equality in Business

June 23, 2021

To help combat the inequity of opportunities in the workplace, the business community must work to drive a culture of equality.

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3 Ways to Expand Opportunity for Minority Small Businesses

June 23, 2021

The Honorable Isabella Casillas Guzman detailed ways to expand opportunities for minority entrepreneurs through lessons learned, trust and sustainability.

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LGBTQ Inclusion: Why It Matters and How Small Businesses Can Practice It

June 03, 2021

Small business leaders discuss why LGBTQ inclusion is crucial, as well as how more organizations can practice inclusion thoughtfully.

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Examining the Legacy of Tulsa's Black Wall Street and Its Impact Today

June 01, 2021

Learn about the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, how Black-owned businesses were lost, how the community rebuilt despite challenging odds, and what is being done to help Black-owned businesses today.