• Equity & Advancement Team

  • Noblesville Equity & Advancement Team (NEAT)

    Vision: A Noblesville economy achieving its growth potential; fueled by a multicultural community that embraces all businesses and individuals.

    Mission: To serve as a catalyst for awareness and understanding of the strength of an inclusive multicultural community through education, resources, and empowerment for employers and employees

    Role: to provide guidance, resources, training, and support to employers for the development and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.


    • Workplace: Adopting policies and practices that include and embrace people who have historically been absent/silent from organizations.

    • Workforce: Concerted effort to recruit qualified employees from traditionally underrepresented groups.

    • Marketplace: More deeply involve minority-owned enterprises and consumers in the regional economy.

    • Community Collaboration: with educational institutions, government, civic organizations, and residents to advance understanding of DEI value, expand opportunities to all, and stem the tide of discrimination, racism, and marginalization.


    • The case for cultural competence.

    • The neuroscience of bias - strategies for identifying and reducing bias.

    • The role of emotional intelligence in bridging differences.

    • Building understanding across difference.

    • Adapting communication in unfamiliar situations.

    • Listening and learning in conflict.

    • Understanding the worldview of others.

    • The role of leaders in raising cultural competence

    Several of our previously held webinars and trainings are available by request:

    Building Culturally Intelligent Organizations and Supporting Your Employees' Mental Health and Well-Being
    Recorded June 23, 2021 1 hour Presented by: Dr Joseph Smedley of Smedley & Smedley

    Bias at Work with Tiffany Waddell Tate – in partnership w/ Lead At Any Level
    Network Beyond Bias with Amy C. Waninger of Lead At Any Level