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#LikeAGirl

Team Members: Row 1 (l-r): Yvette McDaniel, Jean Cecil Frick, Lee Ann Rice
Row 2 (l-r): Randy Mann, David Ross, Sara Fawcett
Not pictured: Mike Adams, Jon Pedersen

For the past 20 years, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has hosted dozens of high school students annually for Business Week, which seeks to prepare young adults for their future by “introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship”. Diversity and inclusion are crucial components of these principles. #LikeAGirl will be providing modules to the Business Week students this July on the concepts of diversity, inclusion, and bias. The SC Chamber has arranged for the team to facilitate a discussion and present a TED talk to groups of approximately 30 students. Through these modules, the team hopes to inspire a new generation of leaders to prioritize inclusivity and acknowledge inherent bias. Additionally, #LikeAGirl aspires to have the material become part of the annual Business Week curriculum each year.