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

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

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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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