Recently, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Diversify Virtual Summit presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Community members came together to celebrate diversity in Chattanooga and learn more about incorporating DE&I practices into their organizations.
Featured speaker, Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Brookings Institute spoke on the economic benefits of DE&I and what steps COOs can take to ensure diversity and talent in their workplace.
Watch the full presentation, here.
Portions of this presentation are now available in three short video clips, available through our Chambers YouTube channel.
First, Liu makes the business case for diversity and inclusion. Employers, employees and consumers want business leaders to do more toward advancing racial equity nationwide. Learn more about the importance of racial equity in the workplace below:
After making the business case for diversity and economic growth, Liu highlights the steps that CEOs can take to create and develop a diverse workforce. Learn the top three actions that CEOs can take, below:
The virtual summit closed with a roundtable discussion by three expert panelists: Nicole Brown, CHI Memorial; Ken Jones, BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee; Justin Groenert, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. Learn how Chattanooga’s top organization’s are driving diversity within their teams, below:
Read more about Diversify Virtual Summit 2022, here.
Listen to a WUTC segment with Liu and Lorne Steedley, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusive Growth, Chattanooga Chamber, here.