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As employees return to the office, it remains critical for companies and businesses to ensure that the work environment embodies inclusiveness so everyone can thrive.
Vaughn Dabney, founder and CEO of Unoma Haus, has a mission to redefine what home means. He views the van conversion company as an avenue to building a network of community spaces for adventure seekers wanting to experience a nomadic lifestyle.
Check out conversations from thought leaders and executives on female leadership and activism, along with discussions on everyday issues that many women face, such as navigating work while seeking eldercare and childcare support, as well as experiencing full inclusion and equity in the workplace.
Mentorship and sponsorships offer critical support Black women and underrepresented individuals. Vanessa Okwuraiwe, principal at Edward Jones, outlines how companies can help build this critical network and foster an inclusive environment for all.
Carol Juel, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operating Officer of Synchrony, outlines tangible solutions for businesses trying to stop the exodus of women leaving the workplace.
Harlem Cycle, a boutique indoor cycling studio based in New York City, was founded on the belief that everyone should have equal access to wellness. This past year, the spin studio was awarded a $5,000 grant by the Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) to support this growing community of riders.
Masden started Apostrophe Puzzles to showcase the work of contemporary artists of color in December 2019 and received a grant from the Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) last year. The multi-year initiative founded in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Express, and the nation’s four leading Black chambers – provides critical support and immediate financial aid to Black-owned small businesses through grants, mentorship, and other resources.
Ron Holloway, co-owner of Woofbowl, a food truck business that specializes in nutrient-dense meals for dogs, navigates specific challenges as a small business owner amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) – a multi-year initiative founded in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Express, and the nation’s four leading Black chambers – helps provide opportunities for success. Since launch, the CBBB has distributed $5,000 grants to more than 1,000 Black small business owners across the country and continues to offer resources to help business owners thrive.
Over the last two years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has worked tirelessly to support the business community as they continue to adapt and develop solutions to both new and persistent challenges facing employers, individuals, and families across the country. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, here are a few top CSR trends companies can look for.