Metro Atlanta Chamber Celebrates One Year of DEI Progress with Inaugural Assessment Results

Metro Atlanta Chamber Celebrates One Year of DEI Progress with Inaugural Assessment Results

The 2021 Assessment revealed that the metro Atlanta business community is positioned to lead the nation in the journey for racial equity. Survey responses indicate that 70% of participating metro Atlanta companies have a designated DEI leader with 55% assessing pay equity across race and 68% implementing DEI training within Atlanta-based operations. In addition, a majority of survey respondents (74%) have a DEI strategy in place with support from senior organizational leadership. Additional key takeaways from the assessment include:  
Corporate Policies: 82% track employee demographics, specifically representation of the Black workforce
Inclusive Economic Development: 80% of participating Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in Atlanta have established a formal supplier diversity program
Education: 59% have partnered with Title I or majority-Black K–12 schools seeking a STEM/STEAM certification in various ways
Workforce Development: 85% offer benefits to full-time employees such as – paid sick leave, healthcare, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and retirement benefits

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