Diversity & Inclusion
The Cedar Valley Diversity & Inclusion initiative 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. The committee consists of members from The Cedar Valley business community who are dedicated to uncovering and realizing opportunities that promote the business case and the impact of diversity and inclusion in the Cedar Valley. The committee 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 committee must be employed by a member of The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber. In addition, we ask that interested people:
- Have an interest in diversity/inclusion efforts
- Be capable of influencing their company’s policies and/or business efforts
- Understand business needs relevant to recruitment and retention
- Be committed to regular attendance at monthly meetings and committee events
- Committee meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month at noon
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 fill out the award application form.
The application is a great scorecard to use in evaluating your company's Diversity & Inclusion practices. Please contact the Alliance & Chamber if you intend to participate.
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives