Our Story

  • >2500


  • 85+

    industries supported

  • 21M+

    employees represented in the U.S.

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ was co-founded in 2017 on a shared belief that diversity, equity and inclusion is a societal issue, and that collaboration and bold action from the business community - especially CEOs - is vital to driving change at scale.

CEO Action is now the largest business-led initiative to advance DEI in the workplace, with more than 2,500 CEOs having pledged to create more inclusive cultures while not being afraid of having difficult conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion.

The coalition provides a variety of tools, resources, events and thought-leadership opportunities to support business leaders in taking action and driving progress to advance progress.

By convening leaders across industries, our signatories have the opportunity to learn from and challenge one another. We are sharing our Actions Database of more than 2,000 actionable insights, and our Strategy Driver tools and resources with one another to drive change at scale. 

CEO Action is helping to build greater understanding and creating workplaces and communities that better reflect the diversity of our society. Together, we will move beyond incremental change to build a more just and equitable world.


About CEO Action

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CEO Action’s Mentoring Initiative brings C-suite mentors and senior, diverse mentees from signatory organizations together to dig into a range of professional development topics. Learn more. (Signatory access only.)

Through our Signatory-Led Community, CEO Action delegates engage in meaningful conversations with their peers while collaborating and sharing experiences that help strengthen DEI strategies, drive cultural change and create business improvements. Learn more. (Signatory access only.)

Peer-Led Conversations provide an opportunity for delegates to connect with their peers virtually, offer insights, share experiences and answer questions on a range of key DEI topics. Learn more. (Signatory access only.)