Building more equitable communities through inclusive workforce development
Last year, thousands of people all over the country came together to protest and call for change to end racial and social injustice. These calls brought light to the importance of cities, states, and major institutions to do far more on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. As the most diverse generations in American history, Millennials and Gen Zs were at the forefront to enact intentional systemic change to ensure welcoming and inclusive communities for future generations.
Leaders took action on issues of racial and social injustice by examining their organizations’ diversity and inclusion initiatives and discovered a reinvention was in order. Statements were issued, committee and task forces created, and action plans issued. But how have these conversations turned intentions into action?
Join us on Wednesday’s at 8:15 am on IndyHub’s Facebook page for your virtual Morning Refresh as we host conversations with corporate leaders on how their organizations are enacting inclusive leadership and holding themselves and others accountable to build more equitable communities through inclusive workforce development and workplace action.
Wednesday, June 16 | Using employee feedback to shape forward momentum
Wednesday, June 23 | Attracting and retaining diverse talent
Wednesday, June 30 | Holding ourselves and our colleagues accountable
Wednesday, July 7 | Pursuing environmental justice and sustainability in the workplace
about the corporate collective:
Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, the most highly-educated generation in history, and – combined with Gen Zs – they spend nearly $3 trillion dollars each year. All that to say, these younger Americans, Hoosiers and Indy residents are critical to the overall economic strength of our communities. It’s why so many cities are competing for young talent and why governments are trying to address the brain drain and ensure their cities are the types of places this critical demographic wants to live, work, play, and plant roots in.
For corporations and the cities they call home, the stakes have never been higher as we work to not only recruit, but to retain, this important segment of our nation’s talent. IndyHub’s Corporate Collective addresses head-on the challenges of talent retention and recruitment through focused efforts that get emerging leaders plugged into their community’s civic and social architecture, providing cross-sector networking, volunteerism, and opportunities to shape their city for the better.
The Corporate Collective Advisory Committee is committed to:
1. Providing young professionals with year-round cross-sector opportunities to network, volunteer and develop.
2. Educating employees on issues of talent retention and recruitment, diversity and inclusion, and other broad concerns within the Indianapolis community.
3. Cultivating an environment for your emerging talent to explore the culture, diversity and amenities that make Indianapolis special.
4. Supporting a forum for Corporate Collective members to engage in ideation and strategic planning with government and civic leaders on how our city can better serve young talent and tackle our most pressing challenges.
MEET THE CORPORATE COLLECTIVE MEMBERS: