Diversity & Inclusion

WSCCI Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The West Suburban Chamber of Commerce believes that a wide array of perspectives allows us, as the collective voice of the region, and all organizations throughout the region to be more effective. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our communities. We are also dedicated to greater diversity and inclusion within our own organization and provide equal opportunity to people of all protected class including, but not limited to:  race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, ability, income, marital status, age, geographic location, philosophy and veteran status in all levels of staff and governance.

Guiding Principles

We encourage our leaders and members to embrace the following principles intended to promote diversity as a matter of fairness and effectiveness throughout our region.

Mutual Respect

Within the parameters of our mission and vision, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and we fundamentally value and respect experiences that are different from our own.

Knowledge & Creativity

By increasing diversity, equity and inclusion, we believe we will access more expansive and varied ideas, information and perspectives, making us more creative, informed investors.

Freedom & Flexibility

We promote a broad approach to diversity while respecting each individual member’s commitment to addressing those aspects most germane to their strategic goals and organizational mission.

Strategic Approach

We believe it is necessary to be strategic and intentional in pursuing meaningful diversity goals as central aspects of our governance and programming.