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  • 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.


CEO Action for Racial Equity

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Our CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship unites the talent and resources of more than 100 signatory organizations to advance racial equity through public policy. We are responding to today’s most urgent disparities impacting Black Americans countrywide. The Fellowship revolves around four platforms that are vital to advancing equity and well-being: economic empowerment, education and opportunity, healthy communities, and public safety.