GLI’s Racial Equity Toolkit was created to help businesses who have already signed Greater Louisville’s Racial Equity Pledge and plan to utilize the GLI and EquityVested Inclusion Index to help them live up to their commitment. For each principle accompanying the Pledge, there is a correlating section of the Toolkit that will provide you with resources and guidance to help you improve in any of those areas. Keep in mind these resources are not comprehensive, but rather a good starting point for you and your business. Stay tuned for more resources to assist you on our shared journey of advancing economic inclusion.

If your company has helpful resources for a section of the GLI Racial Equity Pledge Toolkit and are not listed, please contact Dana Johnson ( to be included.


This toolkit is intended to help businesses of all sizes implement or improve upon diversity, equity, and inclusion practices they currently have in place. Topics covered in this toolkit include:

  • Instituting Formal DE&I Policies
  • Developing and Empowering Black Talent
  • Supporting Black-Owned Businesses Through Equitable Vendor Spend
  • Championing Transparency
  • Building Empathy Through Mentorship

Learn more here.