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PG&E’s PrideNetwork Leading the Way for Equality

The face of corporate America has diversified, and one of the most visible signs of that progress is Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and its successful PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group. The San Francisco-based energy firm is leading the way to support and provide protections for its LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) employees, and in
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Many procurement opportunities exist for LGBT businesses in Houston, according to Annise Parker

Procurement opportunities abound for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender businesses that use a little savvy and insight to land contracts that will take them to the next level of success. That’s the assessment of former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who fought for gender equality during her tenure as mayor from 2010-2016. She also served
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HRC Announces Support from more than 80 Major Corporations

Over the last year, this crucial federal non-discrimination legislation has gained bipartisan support and unprecedented endorsements from the business community Today, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign HRC, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced more than 80 major employers, the complete list
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Angel for LGBT startups

Barbara Clarke has always been involved with startups in varying capacities. At present, she is a nationally-recognized investor in early-stage technology companies and she is a member of Astia, an international network of professionals committed to supporting women-led, high-growth entrepreneurial ventures. She is a founding member of Astia Angels, an angel group investing in
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Side job becomes a certified business for Stevens

Belwah Media, formerly Genia Stevens & Associates, provides brand management services as well as content development, content distribution and social media marketing services. “My company launched over 16 years ago and it has changed a lot since then. I started running my business as a side job out of a small room in my
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Advancing All Women in Business: 2016 Out Women in Business Conference

When 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender MBA students from the Yale School of Management and the Harvard Business School came together in 1999, the meeting would later create the Reaching Out LGBT MBA organization, better known as ROMBA. As Matt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) explains, “The idea behind it
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White men can jump into the diversity game

Bill Proudman’s airplane seatmates either engage him or ignore him when he tells them what he does. “As you can imagine, when I’m on airplanes which I am a lot, it comes up with your seatmate, what do you do for a living. I have an interesting choice point. If I say something esoteric
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By |August 18th, 2016|Business Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Featured Posts|0 Comments
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Google helps diverse suppliers bridge digital divide

When organizations embrace diversity and inclusion, the best results materialize when a strong understanding of both the overarching goal and the value exist. This understanding comes through when looking at Google’s commitment. Google has a holistic diversity and inclusion strategy clearly focused on four key areas: hiring more diverse employees, fostering an inclusive workplace,
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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
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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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