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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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DEI is Critical to Broad-based Prosperity®
At the Orlando Economic Partnership, we are focusing our efforts to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion inside companies, in our communities and be an ally on issues important to our society.
- Racism negatively impacts the mental health of African Americans. Racism also impacts our regional economy.
- Our law enforcement, business community, public sector, as well as nonprofit and religious leaders, are all at the table willing to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work of reforming our policies and taking action with the engagement of those residents most impacted.
- The corporate community has a moral and ethical responsibility to support our employees and partners even when it is uncomfortable to do so.
Why Is DEI Important to Our Community?
Read the Preamble
As leaders in your respective companies, your signature underscores the urgent need to advance racial and social justice, cultivate economic equality, remove barriers to growth opportunities and a commitment to promote inclusive discourse. Your participation shows that your company is committed to creating an inclusive workforce and will stand up for equity at all levels of business in our region. The pledge represents a focused effort from the region’s CEOs and their respective teams to create meaningful and lasting change in their organizations for employees of color that is good for the growth and performance of your company, and the economy of our region.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a multifaceted issue that impacts Workplace, Workforce and Marketplace issues. As a signatory, best practices will be shared to foster collaboration among organizations in our region. The following commitments will guide your journey and help facilitate conversations and actions around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within your organization.
What Does DEI Mean?
Diversity means respect for and appreciation of differences in perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles and cultures.
Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation of some groups.
Inclusion is a set of behaviors that promote collaboration amongst a diverse group.
After The Pledge, What’s Next?
Programs, Resources & Events
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Share Your Story
The Partnership wants to hear your story on diversity, equity and inclusion. Sharing your company story is a critical way to advance the DEI movement.