Embracing All Aspects of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Educate. Embrace. Empower.

The NACC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEI) fosters an awareness and understanding of various perspectives and cultures to create a sense of community and belonging for all. 

The DEI Committee will engage the following strategies to impact our community:

  • Be a facilitator and connector of the best resources for businesses to utilize when seeking to understand diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Educate and implement best practices in Naperville to enable businesses, residents, and visitors to feel respected, honored, acknowledged, and understood.
  • Lead by example: create awareness and an environment that empowers positive change.
Members of the NACC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

This committee will bring people together to continue the conversation on how we can work together to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the business community.

“The DEI committee will work collaboratively with the business community to recognize why it is important to embrace all aspects of diversity and inclusion as a valuable benefit for employees, clients, and customers alike. It is my hope that diversity and inclusion, if not already, is seen as the norms of doing business, not an afterthought.” 

Resources & Programming

View previous programs, find valuable tools and access to other DEI resources to make the implementation and managing of DEI inside your business an easily achievable goal.

Whether you were unable to attend a virtual program, need to rewatch a program for more information, or would like to follow up with our thought leaders – find our DEI Programs Archives here.

Understanding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resource Guide

The NACC DEI Committee believes it takes effort to choose bold ideas that support diversity in the workplace, equity in practice, and inclusion in interpersonal relationships.

Downloading our Resource Guide will give you an understanding of concepts, provide you with resources, and offers suggested first steps to implementing DEI practices throughout your business.

Give Back to a Not-For-Profit

Consider volunteering (virtual available), provide an in-kind donation, or attend an NFP event to show your support.

Our Not-For-Profit Member, Giving DuPage, serves as the County’s Volunteer Center. They have assembled a list of Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Not-For-Profits (NFPs) that need your involvement. 

Visit Giving DuPage and find out how together, you can make a difference!

JOIN THE DEI COMMUNITY

For more information, please contact staff liaison, Linda Oglesbee at loglesbee@naperville.net or 630.544.3376

(Click to get your application to join the DEI committee)

Committee Leaders

We have a dedicated group of volunteers serving on our committee; find out who they are.

CHAIR:

Meena Banasiak

Vice President of Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility

PHOENIX

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Corporate Sponsors

Chairman’s Circle and Community Partners