Since the racial justice awakening of 2020, there has been a renewed interest in large corporations’ diversity efforts, with customers and employees calling on the companies to diversify their boards and C-suites, and work with more minority suppliers.
To help smaller businesses do the same, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio have launched Next Level DEIA, a free program for small to mid-sized companies.
The organizations have agreed to sponsor 25 businesses and some nonprofits in two sessions. The program will guide the establishments in examining their diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA) needs, help them build a plan and provide coaching as they implement that plan.
One of the program participants is Brittany Moody, co-founder and president of A Plus Staffing Solutions in German Village. She said this will be her first time developing a diversity plan for the company.
“I have always appreciated diversity in my life,” she said. “I think the spark to me is that I started to hear things like, ‘You have to be intentional about it.’ And so I was thinking, ‘Am I coming off the way I want to? Do I seem like I’m inclusive to people?’ And that same thing goes for my organization.”
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