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Actionable Equity: How BEI’s People Community of Practice is Ensuring Development for Black Talent

Business Equity for Indy recently hosted its second quarter People Community of Practice (PcP) event at Citizens Energy Group, spotlighting transformative leadership programs dedicated to advancing Black and minority employees in Indianapolis. The event, moderated by Gerald Bush, SHRM-SCP, ICF-PCC, brought together leaders from several impactful organizations:     Black Leadership + Legacies & Executive […]

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Black Women of Faith: Empowering Indy’s Black Residents Through Faith and Action

Black Women of Faith: Empowering Indy’s Black Residents Through Faith and Action   Across the country, Black women account for over half of congregations for various religious denominations; however, often, Black women are overlooked in leadership positions within those institutions. Without space to ideate, strategize, and lead, Black women are unable to use their voices

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Second Helpings Leads the Way: Prioritizing Employee Wellness through the BEI Workforce Pilot 

In business, profit margins often take precedence, and as a result, the concept of prioritizing employee wellness might seem like an afterthought. However, Second Helpings, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty through food rescue, hunger relief, and job training, is challenging this notion by spearheading a holistic approach to workforce wellness. Through

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Be Nimble Foundation Celebrates Fourth Annual Black Innovation Week

In a vibrant celebration of Black innovation in technology and entrepreneurship, the Be Nimble Foundation is hosting its 4th Annual Black Innovation Week. Set to take place from June 24th – June 30th in Indianapolis, this week-long event series aims to center and celebrate Black culture, honor the rich stories within our history and ignite

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Save the Date: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Announces Third Annual Juneteenth Food Festival

 The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is thrilled to announce the return of its Juneteenth Foodways Festival made possible through the generosity of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation. The festival is a vibrant celebration of freedom, culture, and culinary heritage. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 14,  from 4:30 to 8 p.m., as this historic

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A Model for Business Equity: Elevance Health’s Investment in Employees’ Mental Health

Healthcare access disproportionately impacts the Black community and other communities of color across the Indy Region, and employers play a critical role in advancing health equity. Through the Business Equity for Indy (BEI) Impediments to Health Playbook, employers can access a roadmap of targeted interventions to support equitable outcomes, improve employee health, and benefit business.

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Transform Your Talent Strategy through the Modern Apprenticeship Program

  Talent attraction and workforce development have always been critical to cultivating vibrant communities with strong economic impact; however, in the wake of the pandemic, the quest for talent attraction has never been more competitive. Across Indiana, businesses are grappling with significant talent and workforce changes amidst an evolving economic landscape. According to recent data,

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Meet Joy Mason, the keynote speaker for BEI’s event ‘Standing for Change: Clearing the Path Forward’

A Scientist’s Odyssey to Equity   Joy Mason is a scientist, through and through, and in many ways, science has been a guiding light throughout her professional journey—blending her insatiable curiosity and her fervent desire for transformative change. Born and raised in the heartland of Indiana, Joy’s upbringing was steeped in the rich tapestry of

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