Here at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, we’re taking our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) to the next level. As we share our strategic plan with various members, we are learning that it’s important to articulate what DEIA means to us. Here are the definitions.
|Diversity||Seeking to ensure a range of people with various racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, cultural, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, access, experience, and interest backgrounds are represented across our Chamber and community|
|Equity||Seeking to ensure fair treatment, regardless of equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to resources and information to all|
|Inclusion||Seeking to build a culture of belonging by actively inviting contribution and participation|
|Access||Seeking to expand access to work with business, community, government leaders, and others to create multifaceted value in the way employers evolve in how they leverage diversity, instill equity, and lead with an inclusive lens.|
Now that we’ve defined each term, here are a few tactics to consider.
We invite you to institute one of the practices and share the results with us.