In 2017, Diversity and Inclusion became one of the Chamber’s Strategic Priorities. Since then, the organization’s volunteer and staff leadership has led the way in championing the competitive advantage of having a diverse and inclusive business climate.
This work was recently recognized by the Wichita Business Journal, when Chamber President & CEO Gary Plummer was named a 2018 Leader in Diversity. He was presented with the award at a luncheon event on Sept. 17.
When asked what advice he would give an individual or an organization that seeks to be more supportive of diversity, he said, “Be intentional about discussing inclusion and working to make sure your organization reflects your community.”
“Failing to embrace diversity and inclusion limits the breadth of perspectives that are considered and ultimately limits the organization’s impact,” Gary said.
Read more of Gary’s thoughts on the importance of diversity and inclusion in this profile by the Wichita Business Journal.