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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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Corporate Social Responsibility: You’re Invited to Join Business Equity for Indy to Stand for Change

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a strategic imperative. Research conducted by Gallup found that companies with highly engaged employees experience 59% lower turnover rates. Engaged employees are more likely to feel connected to the organization’s mission and values, which are often aligned with CSR initiatives; highlighting the significant impact CSR efforts can

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Driving Diversity: Inside Business Equity for Indy’s People Community of Practice (PcP)

When it comes to accessing well-paid, family-sustaining career opportunities in the tech sector, high-potential, Black candidates are left sitting on the sidelines. Research published by TechPoint shows that when an employer requires a bachelor’s degree screen for a job, they screen out 70 percent of Black workers. In fact, nonessential degree requirements exclude two-thirds of

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How the Best Airport in North America Sustains A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce and Suppliers

At the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), our overarching mission is to deliver public value for our community, and one way we accomplish this is by intentionally cultivating a self-sustaining culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business. We work strategically to make the IAA a place where ALL employees, passengers,

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