Mission Statement

iNCLUDED leads, educates, and partners with businesses to create equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce cultures, promoting economic and inclusive prosperity.

Vision Statement

iNCLUDED is the catalyst to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive business culture in Topeka and Shawnee County.

Core Values

INCLUSIVE to encourage participation, foster innovation and lead to business and community growth.

DIVERSITY of all elements; thought, race, religion, beliefs, ability, social status, learning styles, personality, characteristics, family composition, education level, age, gender identity, etc.

EQUITY and access to a fair and impartial approach to place making.

ACCOUNTABILITY to provide a thriving culture and environment for our members, business and for all our communities.

LEADERSHIP that is visual, vocal, intentional, engaged and authentic to develop a rich and inviting culture for Topeka and Shawnee County.


EDUCATE:  Providing continued education and resources in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion

LEAD:  With The Greater Topeka Partnership, private and public organizations of Topeka and Shawnee County visually and vocally invested in diversity, equity, and inclusion

SERVE:  As a resource for convening, peer networking, sharing best practices and problem solving of professionals in the diversity, equity, and inclusion field for our communities

COMMUNICATE:  The Business case, competitive advantage, resources and opportunities to inform and build Topeka and Shawnee County's diversity, equity, and inclusion culture.