Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Statement

Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) understands economic growth is inextricably linked to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this spirit, GLI is committed to fostering a business community where all people can thrive and show up as their most authentic selves. We know that our communities are more prosperous–financially, physically, and mentally–when equity is achieved. We recognize the systemic barriers that have prevented Women, LGBTQ+, persons with Disabilities, Veterans, Black, Brown, and Indigenous people from moving ahead, and our work is committed to correcting those injustices through our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. These efforts are vital for the development, sustainability, and prosperity for a more vibrant community.

To this end, we are committed to:

· Establishing a demonstrated top-down commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that is anti-racist and embraces all religions, gender identities and sexual orientations.

· Ensuring that employees at all levels of GLI promote the organization’s vision for equity and belonging by taking actions to maintain a welcoming and inclusive workplace.

· Strengthening, altering, and creating policies to achieve GLI’s desired diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes and advancing equity in the organization and the business community.

· Leading conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they impact the success and sustainability of our business community.


How GLI advocates for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A Diverse & Competitive Workforce

Kentucky will thrive most when it positively attracts and retains the best national and international human capital and talent. To further this objective, Kentucky’s primary, secondary, and postsecondary education institutions should adequately support English as a Second Language (ESL), foreign language, and global competency programs.

In addition, state immigration regulations, public policies, and incentives in Kentucky should welcome and encourage top talent to settle in the Commonwealth. Immigration and positive domestic in-migration legislation should streamline compliance with immigration regulations for Kentucky’s businesses to thrive. GLI promotes and embraces diversity, inclusion, and equality. GLI strongly opposes any discriminatory legislation or regulation that might hinder any person’s desire to live and work in Kentucky.

GLI works hard to initiate, support, and promote inclusive strategies. You can learn about some of those initiatives below:

Power to Prosper Minority Business Accelerator

Power to Prosper Minority Business Accelerator Alumni Directory

Racial Equity Pledge

GLI Racial Equity Agenda

GLI’s Business Council to End Racism

NOW Louisville

To see local, state, and federal agendas and top legislative priorities GLI has in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, click here.

Business Resources Civitas: Regional LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce


Derby Diversity Summit


Hispanic Business Council


International Community Partners


Louisville Small Business Development Center


Minority Business Development Agency


NAWBO Kentucky


NOIR Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. (NOIRBCC)


U.S. Department of Labor


USA Cares


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)


Community Resources Adelante


Age Friendly Louisville


Asia Institute—Crane House, Inc.


Human Rights Campaign


Kentucky Cabinet Health Equity


Legal Aid Society


Living Cities


Louisville Urban League


Louisville Youth Group


Muhammad Ali Center


National League of Cities




World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (WAC)


Educational Institution Resources Bellarmine University-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Indiana University-Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs


JCPS Equity and Poverty Resources


Jefferson Community & Technical College-Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement


University of Louisville-Office of Diversity & Equity


National Resources American Civil Liberties Union


Center for Social Inclusion


Diversity at BDO






OPM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Public Relations Society of America


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation