Diversity & Inclusion

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The Cedar Valley Diversity & Inclusion initiatve is designed to strengthen the Cedar Valley through promoting diversity, full inclusion, and cultural competencies in business, and to focus on the importance, impact and benefits to business of effective diversity and inclusion practices.

Diversity & Inclusion Partnership

The Diversity & Inclusion Partnership is a taskforce that consists of members from the Cedar Valley business community who are dedicated to discovering and realizing opportunities that promote the business case and the impact of diversity and inclusion in the Cedar Valley. The Partnership implements a variety of initiatives designed to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace such as diversity-focused publications, special events, and educational seminars.

Individuals interested in serving on the Cedar Valley Inclusion & Diversity Parntership must be employed by an investor of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and:

  • Have an interest in diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Be capable of influencing their company’s policies and business efforts
  • Understand business needs relevant to recruitment and retention
  • Be committed to regular attendance at monthly meetings and Partnership events

If you would like to make an impact on the diverse workforce in the Cedar Valley of Iowa, and meet the above criteria, please contact us.

Cedar Valley Diversity & Inclusion Partnership Award

As part of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Annual Celebration, recognition will be given for outstanding contribution by a business or organization for leadership in creating and strengthening an environment of diversity and inclusion in the workplace culture, business practices and in the community.  Click here to download the 2018 Diversity & Inclusions Partnership Award Nomination form.


Diversity - differences including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and age.

Inclusion - is a sense of belonging: feeling respected, valued for who you are; feeling a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so that you can do your best work.