The language we use to refer and engage with one another has a significant effect on those around us, our workplaces, and our community. Our panel of community leaders shares the ways you can cultivate language as a powerful tool that builds inclusive and empowering spaces in order to intentionally avoid marginalization, misrepresentation, and perpetuating stereotypes that drive exclusive and isolating practices.

The Salt Lake Chamber and Utah Black Chamber held the Equality and Inclusion in Opportunity Webinar “Why Language Matters: Creating Inclusive Spaces” on September 19, 2020.


  • Nubia Pena, Director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (Moderator)
  • Neelam Chand, Founder & CEO at Shift SLC
  • Jason Thompson, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Western Governors University
  • Krystal Guerra, Director, Demand Generation, Instructure

Learn more about our moderator and panelists here.