Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Gold Member and Workforce Pilot Participant.  BEI is a joint effort of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and the Indy Chamber, in collaboration with the Indianapolis Urban League, to grow a more inclusive business climate and build greater equity and economic opportunity for the Indy Region’s Black residents and people of color.


Member. Forum for leaders, advocates and supporters of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.


Partner. IYG creates safer spaces to foster community and provides programming that empowers LGBTQ+ youth and magnifies their voices.  Council worked with IYG to develop an inclusiveness statement that informs our work and then trained all staff in maintaining an inclusive environment for staff and girls.


Girl Scouts of the USA collaborates on nationwide DEI strategies.


Girl Scouts of the USA has received a $15 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support diverse membership growth within six Girl Scout councils serving Indiana girls. The funding will further the vision that every girl in Indiana will have the opportunity to live her best life physically, academically, emotionally, and socially through engagement in Girl Scouts. 


The Council Human Resources team engaged an outside consultant to review hiring practices and ways in which we develop and maintain an inclusive culture. The team received a list of recommendations and has been working to make improvements.


The Council has taken steps to enhance accessibility for individuals with disabilities at our camps and on our website.


The Council is interested in enabling all staff to grow personally and professionally. The Council has engaged ML Talent Strategies to define and establish an intentional culture of personal and professional development to enable future growth for all staff.



TrueU is just one of the resources Council provides for personal and professional development, leadership development and DEI training for all staff


Girl Scouts has partnered to publish an annual Girl Report that features data across social, emotional, academic and physical metrics showcasing across race and other factors what opportunities, successes and challenges Indiana girls are facing, along with a platform that seeks to identify ways in which, statewide, we can collectively lift up the needs of girls so they may live their best lives. 2023 Report can be downloaded HERE.

Using Education to Fight Racism
Using Education to Fight Racism

Meet Ana and read about her Gold Award project, Using Education to Fight Racism.