Loudoun Chamber Toolkit Offers Local Businesses Expert Guidance on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Best Practices
Lansdowne, Virginia – The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce today launched its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Toolkit, which offer local businesses and nonprofits access to cutting edge information and best practices on a wide variety of DEIA policies and procedures.
The Toolkit was the product of the Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Initiative. The initiative was launched in 2019 to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive business environment in Loudoun County and our region, and to become a civic model for the implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that advance education, innovation, and economic growth in Northern Virginia.
“Drawn from a wide variety of respected resources on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, this toolkit is a valuable resource for all business and nonprofits who are looking to incorporate DEIA practices into their organization, attract and retain talent as well as increase business opportunities” said Angela Mitchell, Chair of the DEIA Initiative.
The toolkit offers three sections: Awareness, Action & Spotlights. Each section shares resources, articles, tools, upcoming featured webinars, and spotlight businesses implementing the important work of DEIA. The toolkit will be continually updated with new information and is offered for educational and informational purposes only.
“I am very proud of the work the DEIA Committee has done to research, vet and compile the vast array of resources contained in the Loudoun Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Toolkit. I hope that every Loudoun business takes advantage of this free resource to improve every facet of their operations,” said Loudoun Chamber Chairman Shawn Mitchell.
To learn more about the Loudoun Chamber’s DEIA Committee, visit www.LoudounChamber.org/initiatives or click here.
The 2022 Sponsors for the DEIA Initiative are Diversity Sponsors Northwest Federal Credit Union and You’ve Got Maids of Northern Virginia; Inclusion Sponsor, The Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties; and Accessibility Sponsor, The Arc of Loudoun.