Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Resources

person typing on a laptopThe Capital Region Chamber is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce in our region. Beyond being the right thing to do, studies have shown that businesses and communities that are more diverse and inclusive are more innovative, have better employee engagement and experience a competitive advantage in the marketplace. By 2050, the U.S. stands to gain $8 trillion in GDP by closing the nation’s racial equity gap. Lessening and eliminating disparities for others benefits everyone (W.K. Kellogg Foundation).

The Chamber has created a resource guide to assist you on your diversity, equity and inclusion journey. Whether you are just starting or are at an advanced stage of work, we encourage you to explore the articles and tools below.

Resources, Reports and Tools to Assist your DEI Work

The Business Case for DEI and Related Surveys

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter

The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2020

Where we Are: Part of the “Improving DE&I for SMBs” Series by salary.com 

DEI Terminology and Glossary

Racial Equity Tools Glossary

Inclusive Language Guidelines

DEI Statements, Frameworks and Assessment Tools

Equity in the Center – Building a Race Equity Culture & associated PDF Awake to Woke to Work

Meyer Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Spectrum Tool

Meaningful Metrics for Diversity and Inclusion

Questions to Consider When Assessing Your Company’s DEI Efforts

10 Examples of Diversity Statements

PwC Diversity & Inclusion

Delivering through Diversity & associated PDF 

DEI Best Practices and other Important Considerations

Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Job Description

Five Essential Leadership Competencies of an Effective D&I Practitioner 

Embracing Racial Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization

From Commitments to Action: How CEOs Can Advance Racial Equity in their Regional Economies

Other Resources

Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations in the Capital Region (organized by Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy)

CapNY Diversity & Inclusion Resource Guide & Rock Stars


Dr. Wycoff Resource Library – Racism, Bias, Prejudice, Trauma