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Racial Equity Advancement Project created by CEOs
PHOENIX, AZ, September 23, 2020 – Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) announced today creation of a Racial Equity Advancement Project, with a full-time staff position dedicated to involving CEOs on these issues through education, direct engagement and advocacy. In addition to leading this critically-important project, this staff member will interface with GPL’s Social Impact Committee which has identified CEO focus areas of affordable housing, homelessness, criminal justice, and Arizona Latino attainment.
“Systemic racial inequity is unacceptable, and we must work together to bring it to a prompt and permanent end,” said GPL Chair Michael Bidwill. “We believe that it is the responsibility of the region’s CEOs to actively and vocally lead on these issues, and we are committed to doing so.”
“GPL is confident that we will attract a dynamic and talented professional with extensive experience related to diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice,” said GPL President and CEO Neil Giuliano. “This creation of this position demonstrates the commitment of our region’s CEO community leaders to ending racial inequity and injustice while promoting cultures, behaviors and professional practices that foster inclusive communities.”
Prospective candidates and other interested parties can view the full job description here.