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Doing The Work Of Inclusion - And Measuring It - In Chattanooga

Diverse hands.
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There’s a saying: “If you can measure it, you can manage it.”

The Community Culture Index is a data-driven effort to measure how well employers in Chattanooga are building diverse and inclusive workspaces, from the people they hire to the practices they follow.

The index surveyed small businesses, large employers, nonprofits and government entities - and overall, it found employers in Chattanooga are “committed to inclusion and diversity, yet many still struggle to make progress.

Wade Hinton is CEO and founder of Hinton & Company.

Wade Hinton
Hinton & Company
Wade Hinton

Candy Johnson is President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.

Candy Johnson
Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
Candy Johnson

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