Diversity and Inclusion
The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce recognizes that every one of our employees and every one of our membership brings different skills to our organization. We recognize this diversity in individuals educational background, physical ability or disability, age and sexual orientation.
We also recognize that our Chamber benefits from a diverse group of employees and individuals who each contribute ideas based on his or her experiences and background. We believe that “such a group of diverse individuals that comes from many backgrounds and beliefs can enhance our Chamber’s ability to compete in the marketplace, thus increasing business.” Paula Santonocito, online, The Manpower website. According to Santonocito, a diverse workforce demonstrates social responsibility and social awareness, and enhances a [company’s] ability to participate in a global marketplace and tap into emerging markets.
The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce recognizes that Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.