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Creative Spotlight

Connecting the World with a Red Thread By Brenda Matamoros-Beveridge Connie Grazia and Nadine Licostie had known of each other for many years. Not from growing up in Queens, New York but through the industry. Licostie worked with Grazia’s brother for three years in the film industry and he made it his mission to introduce
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Chronicles of distinction

IBM celebrates 50 years of supplier diversity By Melissa Lowery Michael Robinson International Business Machines Corp. is celebrating 50 years of supplier diversity in 2018, but the company’s track record of recognizing the importance of minorities stretches back over 100 years. A history of equality IBM hired its first female and first black
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Cover Story

Brian Kelly: Opening Up the World, One Traveler at a Time By Jennifer Mills For Brian Kelly philanthropy and activism go hand on hand with his business Brian Kelly has a bit of advice for everyone: Travel and travel often. The founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), a go-to site for
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On the Scene

2018 “Best-of-the-Best” Corporations for Inclusion Named by NGLCC and Partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) In April 2018, The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), named the third annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity
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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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