The Detroit Regional Chamber is proud to celebrate Marnita Harris, Vice President of Racial Justice and Economic Equity, who has been named one of the 2023 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Leaders in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This year’s honorees champion diverse workforces, equitable and just financing, affordable housing and education, and inclusive, welcoming opportunities.
Harris raised over $3.8 million for the Chamber’s foundation programs and $1 million to fund the Detroit Resident Voices Survey that elevated issues important to Detroit-area residents. Additionally, she worked with more than 100 community leaders on the Gallup Center on Detroit Resident Voices Survey, which was sent to 150,000 residents. Learn more about the Detroit Resident Voices Survey Report and its findings.
“Marnita worked hard to shift our internal culture, build new partnerships, and communicate to members why DE&I is a business imperative,” Sandy K. Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer, told Crain’s. “She knows how important DE&I is to every organization’s operation and that businesses must contribute meaningfully to those they serve.”