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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Creating equitable opportunities for all

The Chamber is committed to creating a region where everyone has the opportunity to live, learn and earn. Diverse and inclusive workforces thrive, fostering creativity, innovation and loyalty. Addressing disparities and building equitable opportunities will lift up our entire region.

We are challenged to have courageous conversations, to listen and learn, welcome differences while exploring similarities and create a sense of belonging for all, not just some. While we continue to weave diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within our organization, we are also proud to serve as a catalyst and convener for regional businesses, providing the tools, resources and information you need to drive your own DE&I initiatives.

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DE&I Efforts
DE&I Resource Guide
Lead with a DE&I Lens

The Diversity Leaders Certificate Program is an informative program designed to equip business leaders with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. Through the Diversity Leaders Certificate Program, participants will gain a better understanding of how they can lead as an equity-centered leader and make a larger impact on our community.

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DE&I Resource Guide

We have compiled a guide with resources to help your organization at whatever stage in the DE&I journey you are in.

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12 Ways to Improve Your Diversity Recruiting Strategy

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See Who's Making a Difference

The Strategic Thinking Group (STG) is a group of dedicated business leaders in the Charleston region who are working to identify high-growth minority-owned businesses for the MBA program and develop an African American board pipeline for non-profit organizations. As minority business leaders themselves, they understand the value of their voices and the positive impacts they can have on our community.

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Lowcountry Minority Business Directory

Your one-stop-shop for this information is finally here! Our Lowcountry Minority Biz Directory is the ultimate regional hub for minority business information.

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Lowcountry Minority Business Accelerator

The Lowcountry Minority Business Accelerator is committed to accelerating the development and growth of high potential minority-owned businesses, strengthening our region’s minority entrepreneurial community and advancing our region. The Accelerator provides opportunities for economic growth and prosperity.

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Latest DE&I News

DE&I Team

Adrian Cain
Senior Vice President of Community Advancement
843.805.3062
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Richard Waring
Vice President of DE&I
843.471.1285
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Grace Hamilton
Director of DE&I
843.805.3014
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Kenya Dunn
Executive Fellow of DE&I; Consultant
The Power-Filled Woman
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