The committee is comprised of regional executives that will work with our internal team on decision making, program implementation, helping identify opportunities to advance the cause.
Each member is committed to their own personal and professional journey to advancing racial justice. The Chamber’s Racial Justice and Economic Equity work will be organized into three workstreams:
- Internal focus: Getting the Chamber’s own house in order. Initiatives focused on creating an even more inclusive workplace, improving our staff diversity, and examining our operations in areas such as procurement.
- External programming: Building on and expanding the Chamber’s existing equity-focused programs, including exploring possible new programs and partnerships focused on Black-owned and persons of color-owned businesses.
- Leveraging our regional reach and convening power: Develop a communications strategy to help businesses understand the benefits, to the region and to their business, of greater racial equity and utilize our convening strength to bring together key regional leaders for collective action.
Ken HaywardVice President; Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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