WE will educate ourselves, review examples and share insights through partner organizations such as nonprofits and educational institutions into the history of systemic racism throughout our region and the barriers it continues to present today.
WE will create opportunities for sessions to listen to those affected and marginalized by these barriers to learn how we can help, with follow up on actionable areas focusing on what’s working, what needs improvement and where we can be most effective.
WE willidentify, support and collaborate with specific nonprofits and other partner organizations who work tirelessly in marginalized and vulnerable communities, asking for careful review of work in marginalized sectors in our region and identify the work still to be done.
WE will use our power, influence and position to amplify unheard voices and endorse policies that lead to racial justice and opportunities for all.
WE will improve the employment, training, wage equity, growth potential, advancement, support and success of black and brown people in our workplace, workforce and marketplace, and commit to ways that minority owned businesses are intentionally included in pipeline opportunities. We will pledge to remove barriers, diversify our talent pool and create upward mobility employment opportunities through implementing skills-based hiring as an innovative hiring practice.
WE will continue ongoing conversations with CEOs and executive leaders to collectively address issues of social injustice, racism and biases in our communities and organizations, confirming within organizations DEI is a strategic imperative with demonstrated commitment and actions.
WE acknowledge the critical importance of accountability to our community and pledge to collaborate in annual efforts to track and report our contributions to the collective (regional) goal of creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive business community.
WE willsupport efforts to implement effective community-based models that improve conditions within vulnerable communities throughout Central Florida, using our voices and position to amplify and elevate examples of success.
See who took the Pledge
Accendo Leadership Advisory Group
Addition Financial Credit Union
African American Chamber of Commerce of Central FL
ATD Central Florida
Baker Barrios Architects
Balfour Beatty US
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Barton Malow Builders
Birket Engineering, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
BRPH Architects Engineers, Inc.
CareerSource Central Florida
Catalyst Design Group
Central Florida Foundation
Central Florida Urban League, Inc.
CNL Financial Group Inc
Computer Business Consultants
Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College
Curley & Pynn
Cushman & Wakefield
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
DiVerse Media LLC
Downtown Orlando Partnership
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
Echo Interaction Group
Echo Strategies Group
Electronic Locksmith, Inc.
Elizabeth Charles & Associates, LLC
Fifth Third Bank
Florida A&M University College of Law
Florida Citrus Sports
Florida For Good
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Foley & Lardner
Full Sail University
Gencare Resources Healthcare
Gilbane Building Company
Go for the Greens Foundation Inc.
Greater Orlando Sports Commission
Hanover Family Builders, LLC
Heart of Florida United Way
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
Holland & Knight
Hull & Associates
Hyatt Regency Orlando
i4 Business Magazine
Jupiter Properties Inc.
National Veteran Chamber of Commerce
Nemours Children’s Hospital
New Hope for Kids
Orange County Public Schools
Orange County School Board
Orlando City Soccer Club
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Orlando Science Center
Orlando Sentinel Media Group
Orlando Utilities Commission
PFM Asset Management LLC
Reedy Creek Improvement District
Ross Marketing Solutions
Sanford Airport Authority
Schwalb Public Relations
SIX The Agency
Sorensen Moving and Storage
Stono Institute for Freedom, Justice and Security
TLC Engineering Solutions
United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA)