Chicago Loop Alliance proactively establishes and promotes policies, procedures, and programs that affirm diversity, equity, and inclusion for the benefit of the Loop and beyond.
Since establishing the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee in 2020, Chicago Loop Alliance began strategizing how our organization, and in turn the Loop, will become more equitable in the next few years.
Kat Frerichs (IDEA Chair)
Business Partnerships Manager, Illinois Network of Charter Schools
Chief Financial Officer, TRANSFIX
President & CEO, Chicago Loop Alliance
Director of Tourism Marketing and Partnerships, The Art Institute of Chicago
Vice Chair, Chicago Loop Alliance Board of Directors
Chief Development Office, Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University
Honorary Board member
Marketing and Communications Assistant, Chicago Loop Alliance
Managing Director, CIBC U.S.
Our strategic plan will be incorporated into the daily work of Chicago Loop Alliance. The work begins from the top, and we are making strides towards the goal of a board that is more racially and ethnically representative of the demographics of the city of Chicago as whole, not just the Loop. And this is only the beginning.
In our work with the Kaleidoscope Group, Chicago Loop Alliance staff and leadership completed conscious inclusion training, that was both insightful and collaborative. We were all able to gain a deeper understanding of our unconscious biases, as well as take a look inward at the intricacies of our lives that affect how we see each other, and how we are seen.
We believe transparency and accountability is crucial in this type of work. So, we will continue to share progress updates on the work of the IDEA Committee and Chicago Loop Alliance .
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