270.826.7505
donna@hendersonkychamber.com

114 North Main Street
Henderson, KY 42420

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Henderson, Kentucky

March is Women’s History Month, and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce would like to celebrate local women who are making history and leading the way for others. We appreciate everything you do for your Henderson Community!

Dawn Kelsey

City Attorney
City of Henderson, KY Government

Leslie Newman

District Court Judge
51st Judicial District Division 2

Julie Wischer

Executive Director
ELEVATE

Kate Faupel Graelish

Owner
Kate Faupel Ford

DE&I in Henderson

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce recognizes that sustained economic growth and a prosperous and vibrant community is inextricably linked to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our educational systems, our business community, and our county at large.  To support and grow diversity, equity and inclusion in our community, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce has developed the following mission as a part of its guiding principles:

To recognize and help remove systemic barriers in the workplace and education systems for women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and people of under-served and under-represented racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

Taking Action

In late 2022, the Henderson Chamber sent a staff member, our Education & Workforce Committee Chair, and a member of our Government Affairs Committee to the Kentucky Chamber’s Inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit. To help ensure that the knowledge and momentum gained there had a home within the Henderson Chamber, D,E& I was added as a core focus of the Education & Workforce Committee.

Celebrating Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month in 2024, we featured the stories and contributions of several engaged Henderson community members – past and present. 

Read the stories >

 
Celebrating Minority-Owned Businesses

In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month in 2023, we placed a spotlight on Henderson County’s diverse entrepreneurs throughout the months of February and March with our Three-in-3:00 program.
Woman of the Day Campaign, March 2023:

View the Recap >

Directory of Henderson’s Minority-Owned Businesses

View the Directory >

Kentucky Chamber Minority-Owned Business Database

View the Directory >

Become a Kentucky Chamber Certified Minority-owned Business

Register your Business and be Added >

Chamber-sponsored Events Celebrating Minorities in the Community

  • Juneteenth
  • Día de los Muertos
  • Women in Business

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