Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Unless opportunities and gains are shared equitably among all workers, owners, and business leaders, we will not have strong, ongoing economic growth. Inequality among ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities hinders prosperity for all and fuels the need for safety nets in lieu of self empowerment, independence, dignity and respect. Much of this inequality stems from long-standing, systemic and structural inequities in the economy that have kept certain groups from having a fair chance to get ahead. The playing field is not level. We are working to correct these debilitating norms by challenging the status quo, bringing our collective voice and interests together to develop and support policy for sound business strategy and practices that will ensure a sustainable, healthy economy for an increasingly diverse global marketplace.
Business and the broader economy work best when prosperity is widely shared, especially among historically marginalized populations or those who have faced barriers to opportunity. An inclusive economy is representative of all interests in society – major and minority population groups, women and men of every generation. Bringing about an inclusive economy requires a systems approach that brings together government, the private sector, and communities. We are the bridge to an equitable, sustainable economy.