Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We recognize that strength comes from diversity.  We value differences and provide an equal opportunity environment for members, vendors, and staff. We welcome individuals of all races, ages, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, creeds, national origins, and individuals with disabilities, and we take great pride in how our members, chapters, and staff uplift their communities through diversity initiatives. We stand with our members, partners, employees, and communities as we all work to understand and overcome injustices.

While diversity is, and always has been a core value, we know that we still have work to do. We’ll continue to audit, listen, and engage to create meaningful and sustainable change.

Click here to learn more about IREM's commitment to diversity!

Below are resources we've pulled together to help our IREM Indy members in their goals to overcome injustices. 


 

Podcast Club

 

IREM Indy would like to invite to join our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Podcast Club! Podcast Episodes are geared toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in business and will be up to 40 minutes long.  

Each quarter members listen to the same podcast episode, selected by our committee. You'll listen on your own time and we meet on a virtual chat from 9:00am – 9:30am to discuss the episode. BYOCoffee and enjoy!

May Coffee Chat:  
Wednesday, May 19th - 9:00-9:30am

Podcast: Has Anything Changed for Black Women at Work?


Previous Podcasts:
Workplace Diversity: Steps for Leaders and Managers



Unconscious Bias Test

Curious to learn more about your unconscious bias? 

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization committed to advancing scientific knowledge about stereotypes, prejudice, and other group-based biases. 



Learn more and take a test!
https://www.projectimplicit.net/


 

Chambers of Commerce

Indianapolis has a variety of organizations dedicated to supporting various businesses succeed.

Asian American Alliance, Inc.
The mission of Asian American Alliance, Inc. is to empower Central Indiana Asian Americans to serve and lead in community and businesses.

Hispanic Business Council
The Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council works to grow the Hispanic business community one connection at a time. Through its Conexión event series or its Mentor-Protégé program, the Hispanic Business Council represents an important demographic of the Indianapolis region.

Indy Black Chamber of Commerce
The mission of Indy Black Chamber of Commerce is to serve as an information resource with developing Black Owned Businesses and educate and enhance the economic status of the Black Community while creating a positive community climate of intellectual exchange of goods and services with all businesses.

Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
Rainbow Chamber is a diverse business networking organization dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies working to encourage a business environment that is inclusive and promotes Indianapolis and Central Indiana as a welcoming place to live, visit and do business.

 


 

Virtual Discussions & Workshops

Ready to learn more? 
Here is a list of webinars, discussions, and workshops
covering DEI topics.  
 

 

On Demand Webinars

Microagressions:  What I Say and How I Say It
Learn how to identify a microagression, understand the impact you have on others, and turn microagression into macro awareness. 


National Apartment Association's Recommendations
https://www.naahq.org/diversity-inclusion/webinars