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Diversity Docs

The Diversity Docs team studied the question of why more minorities did not participate naturally in the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce. The team conducted surveys and one-on-one interviews to study the Chamber's diversity policy and the low participation rate of minority businesses in the Chamber. They found a lack of awareness concerning the stated diversity policy of the Chamber as well as a reluctance of minorities to join the Chamber. To increase diversity participation in the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Diversity Docs team recommended that several adjustments needed to be made, and these would fall under the umbrella of a Strategic Diversity Management Process. The most important adjustments would be the increase of minority participation on Chamber boards and the implementation of joint networking functions with minority business groups. Additionally, the team recommended the creation of a Leadership Development initiative to organize a mentoring program for minority businesses.