We’re an inclusive council dedicated to empowering our business community to celebrate diversity through education and kindness. Our council is working on gaining a deep understanding of multiple aspects of diversity and inclusion with each other as a group. We welcome committed and engaged speakers and community members to work with us and seek mutual support. This will empower our business community by fostering awareness of diversity and inclusions in the workplace and ripple out to every aspect of our lives.

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Raechelle Bowlay – Interim Chair

Community Action Partnership of SLO County / SLO County Child Care Planning Council
1030 Southwood Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Email: rbowlay@capslo.org
Phone: 805.782.4723

Brenda May

Community Church of Atascadero
5850 Rosario Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422

Email: atascaderouccpastor@gmail.com
Phone: 805.466.9108

 

Natali Sanchez

Edward Jones
7305 Morro Rd, Suite 202
Atascadero, CA 93422

Email: natali.sanchez@edwardjones.com
Phone: 805.461.3453

DiversityWorks

Empowering diversity every day with DiversityWorks by our Diversity Council! DiversityWorks is a program composed of educational workshops, seminars, webinars, resources and more. The council created DiversityWorks to empower OUR business community to celebrate diversity through education and kindness. DiversityWorks typically offers an educational webinar every two months. Check out upcoming events here.

Resources

Get Involved

Attend a meeting

Atascadero Diversity Council holds meetings once a month (check with the Chamber of Commerce office for the time and place it will be held as it varies month-to-month).

We invite all Chamber members to join us for the training aspect of our meetings, generally half of the-hour meeting. Trainings feature guest speakers, facility tours, videos and facilitated discussions.

Key focus topics include but are not limited to:

– Unconscious bias

– Micro-aggression

– Stereotypes

DEI Handbook

Businesses can learn more about what we’re doing to promote diversity in the workplace by downloading the official Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)Handbook, sponsored by BHE Renewables.

The DEI Handbook is available for businesses in Atascadero, Templeton and surrounding areas. The Chamber is the first of its kind in northern San Luis Obispo County to launch such an initiative.

Be sure to click on the image to learn more.

Atascadero Chamber Supports Diversity

Atascadero Chamber of Commerce’s goal and mission is to provide resources for our diverse business community. We believe diversity and inclusion are what will make Atascadero a desirable place to live and work. To show our commitment to our community, we are working to bring social and educational opportunities that highlight and embrace our community’s diversity.

We believe this work is vital to the success of Atascadero and a significant part of the mission of the Chamber. Also, we will ensure that moving forward, our board members, councils and committees will be provided training and education to gain awareness on diversity and inclusion, affirming this value. The Chamber is committed to ensuring our conversations reflect our actions from this day forward.