Champions For Accountability

Championing a more inclusive Northern Virginia
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Champions for Accountability

Championing a more inclusive Northern Virginia

Catalyzing more inclusive systems of economic growth throughout Northern Virginia

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia are committed to catalyzing more inclusive systems of economic growth throughout the region, reflective of the full breadth of our diverse community. To support these broad goals, the two organizations have partnered together to develop the Northern Virginia Champions for Accountability badge.
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In 2020, an estimated 17 percent of the region's workers identified as Asian-Pacific Islander, 16 percent as Hispanic, 12 percent as Black, and 51 percent as White. Thirty-five percent immigrated from another country. Just over half of workers (53 percent) were male, and 47 percent were female. About 11 percent of NOVA workers who completed the Census’s household pulse survey in 2021 identified as LGBTQ+.

Despite this tremendous diversity, we know that economic power has not been distributed evenly across the region. For example, while about half of workers in the region identify as White...

  • 67 percent of businesses with paid staff are under White ownership (see our report on minority-owned businesses here)
  • 66 percent of managers in Northern Virginia are White; 40 percent are White men (2015-19 ACS)
  • 69 percent of workers who earn more than $150,000 per year are White; 50 percent are White men (ACS 2020)

In addition, participating organizations will be recognized with a Champions for Accountability badge. The badge recognizes employers in Northern Virginia that have taken the first step toward corporate diversity: they are willing to collect, share, and act on data about the demographic composition of their owners, senior staff, and boards. Badge holders will be recognized in a public directory of companies that have received the Northern Virginia Champions for Accountability badge; those under diverse ownership-leadership will be acknowledged in a second directory of businesses with diverse leadership in Northern Virginia. 

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For more information, please contact Jennifer C. Williamson, CAE, IOM, CFRE, Vice President, Workforce & Member Engagement:  jwilliamson@novachamber.org

Current Champions for Accountability

  • AHC Inc.
  • Alexandria Tutoring Consortium,Inc.
  • Arts on the Horizon
  • Blake Willson Group
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Carpenter's Shelter
  • Chevy Chase Trust
  • Cigna
  • CLA
  • Communities In Schools of NOVA, Inc.
  • Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
  • Community Lodgings
  • Cooley Reston Office
  • Criterion Systems Inc.
  • Dewberry Inc
  • Dominion Energy
  • Evans Consulting
  • Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia
  • Healwell
  • Human Capital Strategic Consulting
  • Human Resource Certification Institute, Inc.
  • Insight Memory Care Center
  • IntelliDyne, LLC
  • Just Neighbors Ministry
  • Langley Residential Support Services
  • Leadership Prince William
  • Loudoun Free Clinic
  • Loudoun Literacy Council
  • ManTech
  • Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation
  • MITRE
  • Music to Free
  • ND Point Strategies
  • Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • NOVA ScriptsCentral
  • OAR Nova
  • OAR of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church
  • Our Minds Matter (formerly Josh Anderson Foundation)
  • Peraton
  • Real Food for Kids
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC
  • Saint Gabriel's Episcopal Church
  • Senior Services of Alexandria
  • The Arc of Loudoun
  • The Arc of Northern Virginia
  • The Compass Group, Inc.
  • The Sequoia Project
  • The Women's Center
  • Trimner Beckham
  • Wesley Housing
  • Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
  • Willing Warriors
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