This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Now more than ever the business community has an important role to play in our culture to ensure we champion diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity.

The Salt Lake Chamber believes that diversity, inclusion and equality must be a way of doing business and part of who we are. We believe progress is possible and that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve their dream in America. Toward this end, we are committed to the Utah Compact on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and over the past year the business community has been working to better understand and to act.

Through roundtable discussions, webinars, symposiums, and working with underserved communities we are seeking to raise sensitivity and awareness concerning bias and roadblocks to equal opportunity for all.

The Chamber is working with partners from across the state to develop a best practices toolkit and we look forward to hosting a major summit for businesses and employers in 2021. T0 deepen and strengthen a continued commitment to this effort, I encourage businesses across the state to read the Compact. You can find it on the Salt Lake Chamber website. You can read it and add your name as a sign of your commitment to be part of this movement.

I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.