Business Equity for Indy (BEI)

is a collection of stakeholders on a mission to drive change and advance racial equity

Our Priorities

Public Policy

Engage and support the community in effective advocacy efforts.

Impediments to Health

Address disparities to healthcare access, including a focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, maternal health, food security and other areas.

Learning and Talent

Promote opportunity and access for all Black people to receive high-quality education and training opportunities so they are prepared for good-paying, 21st-century careers.

Procurement and Participation

Increase the launch, growth and success of Black-owned enterprises.

Hiring and Promotion

Eliminate hurdles to increase equity and inclusion in Indy's workforce.

BEI is Collaborating Creating Investing

Bringing Together Business & Grassroot Leaders

Creating Accountability and Consistency Across the Region

Empowering and Investing in Priority Areas

Why We Started

Growing Awareness & Understanding

Growing Awareness & Understanding

A growing awareness of the impact of poverty, the need for Inclusive Growth, and the call for Advancing Opportunity. Gaps in growing enterprises in Indiana GPS Report.

Racial Reckoning

Racial Reckoning

High profile killings and protests during the summer of 2020

Data and Disparities

Data and Disparities

The disparate impact of COVID-19 on health and economic realities

Our Team

Jeffrey

Harrison

Chairman

Citizens Energy Group

Gail

Boudreaux

Elevance Health

Justin

Christian

BCforward

Kristen

Corbitt

Mays Chemical Company

Scott

Davison

OneAmerica

Jason

Eckerle

PNC Bank

Claire

Fiddian-Green

Richard M Fairbanks Foundation

Dennis

Murphy

Indiana University Health

Mamon

Powers III

Powers & Sons Construction

Craig

Reed

Corteva Agriscience

Mario

Rodriguez

Indianapolis Airport Authority

Dr. Adrienne

Sims

OneAmerica

John

Thompson

Thompson Distribution

Ilya

Yuffa

Eli Lilly and Company

Planning Committee

Business Equity for Indy (BEI) exists to help businesses take action and advance racial equity. We are bringing together business leaders, changing processes that no longer serve our community and creating measurable strategies that hold us accountable to make large-scale changes across our region. Over the past year, the global pandemic has challenged our community in ways that we did not think possible. While hardships caused by COVID-19 have affected us all, these impacts are felt unequally. Our Black neighbors and communities of color have suffered disproportionately from COVID-19 in all its health-related, social, and economic impacts. Black populations and other people of color are experiencing one of the most tumultuous chapters in recent history, and we continue to see devastating racial disparities for individuals, families, and communities.

As business leaders, parents, children, friends, and human beings, we are strengthening our commitment to advance racial equity. We recognize that we play a vital role in removing barriers, reducing disparities, and expanding access. We have an extraordinary opportunity and responsibility to shift business behaviors that will help impact the quality of people’s lives while creating inclusive growth for a more equitable future.

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