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Seven Steps to Supporting Transgender Employees in the Workplace

AN INTERVIEW WITH STAN C. KIMER In recent years, we’ve seen many headlines regarding transgender issues across the country. Affinity Inc Magazine sat down with Stan Kimer to gain his insights on how a company can demonstrate positive steps toward transgender inclusion. Stan Kimer is an experienced diversity and inclusion consultant with a deep expertise
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ERG/BRG Survey

American Airlines “Our Pride group’s forward-looking focus for the coming year is to continue their work with company leaders and team members to ensure fairness, acceptance, and inclusion in all company policies, programs, business practices, and community and employee benefits.” WHEN WAS YOUR LGBTQ ERG GROUP FIRST STARTED? Our airline is the first to have
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What’s the Trend with ERGs and BRGs?

Q&A with Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Leah Kyaio INTERVIEW WITH LEAH KYAIO Leah Kyaio has been a diversity and inclusion professional for more than 20 years and has provided consulting and professional development services for the Washington, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana State Departments of Education; Americorp; YWCA Chapters; and numerous private and public schools. Leah
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Affinity Inc Magazine Welcomes Terri Quinton to Advisory Board

Affinity Inc Magazine announces the addition of Terri Quinton, President of Q2 Marketing Group LLC and CEO & Principal of Alliance of Diversity Printers LLC, to the magazine’s advisory board as of September 1, 2017. “Ms. Quinton has worked with our parent company on several previous projects and I look forward to her value-added expertise
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American Airlines Helps LGBT Businesses Take Flight

BY ROBERT STANTON American Airlines knows how to create a tailwind as well as ride one, and their mentorship of Tony Ray Meyer has helped put a small business on the map. Meyer’s Westbury, N.Y.-based company, TripleBonded, is seeing phenomenal business with its patented FastPatch solution for repairing concrete on airport runways and industrial warehouse
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Celebrating 15 Years of Achievement

NGLCC Strives For LGBT Equality Through Supplier Economics Nationwide, more and more of America’s top businesses are realizing that LGBT-led companies have manufacturing and service clout that account for a rather daunting portion of the gross national product. According to National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 report, America’s LGBT Economy Report, LGBT-owned businesses
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IMRE Marketing With New Social Media Platform Strategies

BY BRENDA MATAMOROS-BEVERIDGE Customers are not reading newspapers or consuming television at the same rates as they were a few years ago. The onslaught of new media platforms and brands trying to reach their base has forever changed the marketing to customer landscape and IMRE Marketing is taking advantage of the new terrain. According to
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From the White House to BlueDot Strategies

BY BRENDA MATAMOROS-BEVERIDGE Lars Anderson founded BlueDot Strategies on the hope of helping organizations tell their unique stories through a hands-on approach and personalized attention to issues. Before launching his own company though, he took his talents to the most dangerous corners on our planet, saw some of the most devastating destruction by Mother Nature
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Q&A with American Airlines Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Parker

Doug Parker is chairman and CEO of American Airlines Group Inc. and American Airlines Inc., its principal subsidiary company. He was named to the position in 2013, following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Inc., where he was chairman and CEO. Under Parker’s leadership, US Airways achieved record revenue growth, operational performance and
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International Summit Reveals Importance of LGBT Support

In 2016, the business sector made some important strides in the fight against discrimination against LGBT people around the world. Eighty-seven percent of Fortune 500 companies now have non-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation, and for the first time ever, the issue made it to the agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos. But
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