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Talking About Diversity: Courageous Conversations in the Workplace

Talking about race and diversity can be uncomfortable. However, the injustice exemplified by the tragic killing of George Floyd and too many others over the years calls for us to seize this moment to listen, learn, and grow. The Chamber is committed to taking part in a journey that reaffirms our commitment to cultivate a workplace that makes diversity, equality, and inclusion priorities. Furthermore, we recognize that true diversity encompasses race, gender, sexual orientation, military service, religion, disability, socio-economic background, and political thought. In that spirit, we are committed to providing tools and guidance to empower courageous conversations necessary for progress. View and download the Chamber’s Courageous Conversations guide below, and contact Dan Piepszowski at dpiepszo@detroitchamber.com to learn more.

This guide has been adopted as a best practice by CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, an organization founded on a shared belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion is a societal issue, not a competitive one, and that collaboration and bold action from the business community, especially CEOs, is vital to driving change. Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy K. Baruah signed on and committed to the pledge last year.