Charlotte Chamber Diversity and Talent Development Fund
The Diversity and Talent Development Fund supports the Charlotte Chamber’s work in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Charlotte business community and developing diverse talent as a competitive advantage for Charlotte’s economy. The desired outcome of Diversity and Talent Development Fund initiatives is to cultivate diverse membership and participation in the Charlotte Chamber and engagement in the broader business community. The fund’s portfolio of programs includes Emerging Business Leaders, Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals and Power of Women.

The 2014-2015 Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report is a summary of the Charlotte Chamber’s D&I programs and and initiatives over a two-year period. Highlights include Emerging Business Leaders, Power of Women, Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals and an overview of changing demographics in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
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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.

Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals
The Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals (CCYPs) develops informational programs, networking events and civic engagement opportunities for chamber members and non-chamber members who are 21-39 years of age.

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’s Diversity Commitment
Belk and the Charlotte Chamber advocate for the economic and civic value of an inclusive business community. From 2008 to 2013 Belk, Inc. was the title sponsor of the Belk Innovation in Diversity Award. Read more >>

Attracting and Advancing Diverse Talent in the Accounting Industry
outlines the current state of diversity and inclusion within accounting and related fields, and presents case studies highlighting strategies and practices from two chamber member firms, Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) and EY. Read more >>


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