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Gypsy Circle – the new, innovative way to stay in touch while traveling

Andrew John Butash has fond childhood memories of spending many summers in Spain — in a little town called Cunit, in Tarragona south of Barcelona, to be exact. At a very young age, he was fortunate to have the opportunity to see the world, as his parents believed that visiting new places was the
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By |June 17th, 2016|Business Equality, Featured Posts|0 Comments

NGLCCNY recently welcomed Empire Wealth Strategies

NGLCCNY executive team pictured with February M3 Host Penn Mutual/ Empire Wealth Strategies (L-R) Jessica Choi (Penn Mutual); Glenn C Reimer; Shaun Cowls (Penn Mutual), Ingrid Galvez, Connie Cohrt (Penn Mutual), Susan Cooper (Penn Mutual), Jonathan Lovitz, David Ricciardi, Gonzo Araya, Rob Finkelstein, Thomas Chernick and Phyllis Mehalakes. NGLCCNY recently welcomed Empire Wealth Strategies
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By |March 21st, 2016|Featured Posts|0 Comments

Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

The Human Rights Campaign hosted its 19th Annual National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., where it presented awards and celebrated historic moments of 2015. WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Allison Janney (R) presents Ellen Page with the HRC National Vanguard Award during the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner
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By |December 31st, 2015|Events, Photo Gallery|0 Comments

The House that Casting Built looks for diversity in storytelling

Anthony Lucente and Risa Tanania Risa Tanania and Anthony Lucente have always loved both storytelling and television. As children, both spent hours watching television, captivated by the stories playing out onscreen. As adults, both gravitated toward careers in television — Tanania in production and Lucente in scripted programming. Then they found each other,
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Zurich American Insurance lauds diversity and inclusion 

Brian Little Brian Little says that the primary reason for his company’s steadfast support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community boils down to two simple words — “people vision.” Little is the head of human resources at Zurich North America. Zurich is a leading multiline insurer that serves customers in global
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By |December 31st, 2015|Diversity & Inclusion|0 Comments

Massachusetts becomes first state to include LGBTBEs in supplier diversity initiative

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker In November, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to issue an executive order including certified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business enterprises in contracting and procurement opportunities alongside women- and minority-owned businesses. For LGBT citizens in Massachusetts, this policy provides fair and
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By |December 31st, 2015|Government, Public Sector|0 Comments

FSRSD strengthens supplier diversity initiatives of its companies

The mission of Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity Inc. is to strengthen the supplier diversity initiatives of its respective companies, thereby increasing stakeholder and shareholder value. Diana Domenech, FSRSD chair and American International Group Inc. senior director, supplier diversity, environmental sustainability and strategy “We do this through a variety of delivery methods,
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Insurance industry responds to a new marketplace in the age of marriage equality

AFLAC Benefits Consultant Agent Louis Varela When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in June, it guaranteed same-sex couples the constitutional right to marry. The decision has had a number of implications for insurance companies. For example, health and life benefits that previously existed only in states
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Capgemini executive urges all to be true to their values

Authenticity: it can make a world of difference for LGBT success in the corporate world. The word conjures different meanings and feelings for everyone, but for Karen Jones, authenticity has brought her tremendous success both at work and home. Principal information technology executive at Capgemini U.S. LLC’s Atlanta office, she places significant importance on being
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By |December 31st, 2015|Business Equality, Feature Stories, Featured Posts|0 Comments

NGLCC honors outstanding LGBT business community leaders at National Dinner Awards

Photography by Robert Dodge Photography   The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business arena at the 13th Annual National Dinner Awards at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The event brought together more than 800 business owners, corporate representatives and LGBT chamber leaders from around
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