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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

To share information and learn best practices about diversity, inclusion and minority business development to improve our workforce.

  • Leverage members’ combined experience and knowledge to advance diversity and inclusion programs and practices throughout professions.
  • Provide business members with access to information, individuals and ideas that will help them build more economically and socially inclusive organizations.
  • Become a forum to discuss new diversity and inclusion ideas and initiatives.

Principles of Community Around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

“We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain a climate for work and learning based on mutual respect and understanding.

We affirm the right of each person to express thoughts and opinions freely. We encourage open expression with civility, sensitivity, and mutual respect.

We affirm the value of human diversity because it enriches our lives and our organizations. We acknowledge and respect our differences while affirming our common humanity.

We reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on age, color, diverse ability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. We take individual and collective responsibility for helping to eliminate bias and discrimination and or increasing our own understanding of these issues through education, training, and interaction with others.

We pledge our collective commitment to incorporate these principles into our goal of creating a community dedicated to inclusive excellence, where all citizens can live and thrive.”

- Approved and adopted by the Eau Claire Area Chamber Board, 2020

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Involvement

DEI Task Force
Meets quarterly, 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. Meetings are conducted virtually at this time. Task Force members meet to guide the Chamber and it's members in education and best practices in DEI to help improve our workforce.

The Perspective
This quarterly publication provides information, training and resources to area employers who wish to learn and implement initiatives in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace.

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