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Knoxville Chamber
Economic Development
Diversity Champions



Diversity Champions is a group of 60 Knoxville-area business leaders focused on communicating the importance of a diverse workforce. The taskforce was created to:

  • Challenge the definition of diversity and inclusion within their firms as more than race and gender.
  • Hold our elected officials accountable to diversity and inclusion policies that have substance and enforceability.
  • Engage and communicate diversity and inclusion as core values.
  • Communicate diversity success stories to the media, to the Diversity Champions task force, and to employees.
  • Seek to ensure procurement spending that exceeds goals with minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned firms.
  • Publicly support the notion that diversity and inclusion are key to the economic development of our region.
  • Develop a written strategic plan, measure the results, and recognize those who are excelling in diversity practices.

For more information about Diversity Champions, contact Doug Minter, at (865) 246-2662. 

CEO Summits bring CEOs from local companies, Diversity Champions representatives, local youth, and guests together for roundtable discussions about diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace. 


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