NASCAR continues to be more inclusive
Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce pushes for equitable change within the workplace and marketplace. NASCAR announced on Wednesday they’ll become the diversity, Equity & Inclusion partner for 2022.
CLGBTCC has an internal mission to elevate LGBTQ businesses and those that support equity in the sector.
NASCAR has been working to build a more inclusive brand in recent years. That includes their 2020 move to ban the Confederate flag from all race track and properties.
The organization is an affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
“NASCAR has a rich history in our region and continues to be one of the most popular sports in the nation,” said Tiffany Keaton, the vice chair of the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce.
“The intentionality of their partnership will allow the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber to leverage relationships and increase our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. The distinct brand that NASCAR brings to the chamber validates their commitment to equality and non-discrimination both on and off the track.”
Keaton concluded, “It is an honor to name the league our ‘DE&I Partner’ for 2022, and I look forward to developing this amazing relationship.”
The Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT+ and allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout western North Carolina and most of South Carolina.
“NASCAR is excited to partner with the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR’s vice president of diversity and inclusion.
Thompson added, “With NASCAR offices and much of our industry based in the Carolinas, we look forward to working with CLGBTCC in support of its mission to foster equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community.”