Commission on Economic Inclusion members are committed to using self-directed best efforts to create, implement and achieve diversity and inclusion goals within their organizations. To assist these efforts, the Commission offers member benefits to help organizations develop goals and produce measurable results: networking & education; best practices/metrics; assistance with increasing diversity spend; and setting Commission priorities.
Networking and Education
The Commission's Diversity Professionals Group provides an opportunity for HR and diversity professionals from member organizations to participate in a quarterly forum for problem-solving, the sharing of best practices, networking and participating in educational programming about diversity and inclusion issues.
Best Practices and Metrics
Our analysis of the annual Employers Survey on Diversity reflects aggregate data and diversity trends for boards of directors, senior staff, workforce, expenditures with minority-owned businesses, and the prevalence of local employers' diversity and inclusion policies and practices. In addition to a confidential, comparative individual scorecard, members receive a sourcebook of actionable diversity strategies, with annual updates, to help set and achieve diversity and inclusion goals. Click here to read the actionable strategies introduction.
Assistance with increasing diversity spend
Through the Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+, Commission members can increase their utilization of minority-owned businesses and their regional diversity spend. The MBAccelerator 2.5+ is a demand-driven model. It acts as an independent conduit, facilitator and matchmaker to ensure that minority and majority participants are “ready to do business” with each other.
Setting Commission Priorities
By working on one of the Commission's volunteer committees, Commission-member CEOs and their senior-level, HR, diversity, purchasing communications, and/or community relations staff can help set the Commission's priorities and oversee their implementation.
For more information, contact Deborah Bridwell, the GCP's senior director of inclusion initiatives.