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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Statement

Louisville: Greater Together. Greater Louisville Inc. values the differences and backgrounds of all people. We know that our future is brighter when everyone is included. We have always stood for accelerating economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness in the Greater Louisville area. We are committed to actively ensuring the growth of diversity, equity and inclusion in those pursuits.

Why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

GLI acknowledges that DE&I drives business competitiveness, job creation, increase diverse employee populations, and promotes inclusive economic growth throughout the Louisville region and will continue to:

  • Advocating A Diverse & Competitive Workforce
  • Facilitate minority business growth and development
  • Ensure diverse talent is connected and feels a sense of place in the region.

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

Racial Equity Pledge

GLI Racial Equity Agenda

NOW Louisville

View the full State Legislative Agenda

GLI’s Business Council to End Racism

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events

Past Events:

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


Diversity Committee at GLI

GLI Contacts:

Dana Johnson, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Eric Jordan, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Strategies
Brian Key, Marketing Communications Manager