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DE&I Resource Guide
The Business Case for Diversity

Let’s make a difference, together. We have compiled a guide with resources to help your organization at whatever stage in the DE&I journey you are in.

We’ve heard organizations say, “We need to think about DE&I because it’s the right thing to do.” But, it’s not just the right thing to do. Diversity, equity and inclusion genuinely underpins business performance. Diverse teams are better able to help their companies and the economic mobility of individual employees. By 2050, the U.S. stands to gain $8 trillion in GDP by closing the nation’s racial equity gap. Lessening and eliminating disparities for others benefits everyone.

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References for your DE&I pursuit:
Diversity Wins: McKinsey & Company
2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference

At the fourth-annual DE&I Conference, sponsored by Roper St. Francis Healthcare, the team set out to bring together talented speakers with incredible stories, but with an understanding that attendees would be at different moments in their journey, they also challenged themselves to push boundaries and bring broader perspective to a room full of divers individuals.

Read Key Messages That are Making the DE&I Difference

Mutual Prosperity: In Their Words

Lowcountry Minority Biz Directory

Looking for a way to support minority-owned and operated businesses in the lowcountry? Your one-stop-shop for this information is finally here! Our Lowcountry Minority Business Directory is the ultimate regional hub for business information and includes valuable categories such as:

  • Asian-Owned and/or Operated
  • Black-Owned and/or Operated
  • Hispanic-Owned and/or Operated
  • LGBTQ+-Owned and/or Operated
  • Veteran-Owned and/or Operated
  • Woman-Owned and/or Operated
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For Your Reference

Suggested Readings

  • The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
  • Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workspaces by Karen Catlin
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt
  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji
  • Gender: Your Guide: A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture by Lee Airton
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm