Papa John’s president and CEO, Rob Lynch, has been announced on the governing committee of the newly launched “CEO Action for Racial Equity,” a fellowship that provides the opportunity for CEO Action signatories to advance racial equity through public policy.
Earlier this week, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion (CEO Action), the largest CEO‐driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, unveiled this social justice fellowship to advance racial equality and announced Lynch’s involvement.
“I am thrilled to be on the governing committee for CEO Action for Racial Equity,” says Rob Lynch, President and CEO of Papa John’s. “Together, with other influential voices in the business community, we will stand together to build a more just and equitable world.”
Through CEO Action for Racial Equity, nearly 250 fellows, representing more than 100 CEO Action signatory organizations, work together to identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable public policies and corporate engagement strategies that will address systemic racism, social injustice, and improve societal well-being. Fellows will focus their efforts on four key areas of societal well‐being: education, healthcare, public safety and economic empowerment. Additional fellows will join as the program gets underway.
“CEO Action has always been driven by the belief that when businesses work collectively to drive progress, we can truly harness lasting change,” adds Roy Weathers, CEO Action for Racial Equity CEO. “The societal systemic racial injustice across our country has disproportionately impacted Black Americans and it is what is pushing us to do more. Now is the time to use our collective talent, passion and diverse perspectives to advance societal systemic change and improve equitable opportunities.”