Charlotte Chamber Diversity Programs

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Diversity Partners Fund programs
The Diversity Partners Fund supports diversity and inclusion at the Charlotte Chamber. The desired outcome for Diversity Partner Fund programs and initiatives is to cultivate diverse membership and engagement in the Charlotte Chamber, and promote diversity and inclusion in the broader business community.
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The 2012-2013 Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report is a summary of the Charlotte Chamber’s D&I programs and initiatives for the previous program year. Highlights include recaps of Perspectives in Leadership, Emerging Business Leaders and Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals.

The publication also includes an overview of the “Can Women Really Have It All?” program which helped inspire the new Power of Women (POW!) series that will be launched in 2014.
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Perspectives in Leadership
The "actors studio" style Perspectives in Leadership series provides an up-close opportunity to gain personal insight on the success of prominent, diverse business leaders.

MWBE Connect
The MWBE Connect series provides relevant content for minority and women business enterprise (MWBE) Chamber members and prospective members, and increases member value for diverse companies and talent.

Check CharlotteChamber.com/events for upcoming Perspectives in Leadership and
MWBE Connect programs.

Emerging Business Leaders
Emerging Business Leaders (EBL) is a talent development program designed to enhance the leadership competencies of high-potential, diverse professionals who will ultimately create competitive advantage for Charlotte’s workforce and economy.
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Read about the Charlotte Chamber’s 2013 Diversity & Inclusion program of work >>

Diversity Partners and International Chambers
The Charlotte Chamber has partnered with numerous organizations in and around Charlotte, to offer their members a Diversity Partner Membership in the Charlotte Chamber. These membership programs are designed to ensure that our partner organizations work closely together to build a strong future for Charlotte and provide additional opportunities to our respective members.
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Belk Innovation in Diversity Award
Belk and the Charlotte Chamber advocate for the economic and civic value of an inclusive business community. To showcase Charlotte Chamber member businesses who are demonstrating outstanding leadership and practice by driving business results through enhanced diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the Charlotte Chamber presents the Belk Innovation in Diversity recognition. Read more >>

Diversity in Charlotte is the Charlotte Chamber’s newest publication on minority-owned business and supplier diversity programs. Read about companies that are committed to providing opportunities to employees and diverse businesses, and diverse business owners who are thriving in Charlotte.

The piece features interviews with executives from Marand Builders, Network Cabling Systems, Hissho Sushi, Duke Energy and many more companies.
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Ethnic Minority and Women Owned Business Report
Presented by the Charlotte Chamber, Pride Magazine and UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte Minority Economic Development Initiative (CMEDI)
A Partnership of the Charlotte Chamber and Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council.
CMEDI 2012 Annual Report View report >>

Diversity & Inclusion Recaps click to view and download.

Chamber Diversity History >>