Welcome to Chicago United
Chicago United is a corporate membership organization whose mission is to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color by advancing multiracial leadership in corporate governance, executive level management, and business diversity.
Members are transforming the Chicago region into the most inclusive business ecosystem in the nation by engaging the top publicly and privately held corporations in leading talent management and inclusive diversity practices.
Chicago United identifies and presents a diversity pool of corporate director candidates enhancing the long term viability of Chicago-based corporations.
It the organization's vision to invigorate job creation in communities of color by increasing the scale of large MBEs in the Chicago region through the Five Forward Initiative; reaching $1.5 billion in economic impact annually by 2020.
The first cohort of our Five Forward Initiative, supporting local minority entrepreneurs, generated over $800 million in economic activity and 4500 jobs.
Chicago United has identified 320 Business Leaders of Color as vetted candidates, and these individuals have served in over 215 corporate directorships.