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Supplier Diversity Development

Lightning-fast future Institute for Supply Management educates industry leaders. By Shannon Lowry From its humble start in 1915 when 24 purchasing agents met to share efficient buying methods and practices, the Institute for Supply Management® now serves 50,000 professional members by providing highly specialized education, training, certification, leadership development, market intelligence and research. ISM members
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Diversity Champion

EY’s Howe leader in corporate diversity and governance – retiring at end of year Stephen R. Howe Jr., a stalwart supporter of diversity, is retiring at the end of 2018. He has served as EY’s U.S. chairman and Americas managing partner since 2006. In the Americas, EY member firms operate in 30 countries. Howe leads
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Empowering diversity

A seat at the table BP’s Ray Dempsey talks strategy to help achieve diversity goals. By Melissa Lowery When Ray Dempsey graduated with an engineering degree from Kansas State University in 1990, he received job offers in several industries. But, he wasn’t looking for a job — he was looking for a meaningful, challenging career.
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Digital Marketing

Cultural touchpoints 4 tips for creating memorable memes By Esther J. Cepeda Marketers, if you haven’t already, it’s time to get your memes on. For the uninitiated, memes are images — still or moving, in Graphics Interchange Format or GIF — that harness the popularity of cultural touchpoints, creating a shorthand visual to communicate the
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Profile Spotlight

Self-Sustainability begins with entrepreneurship on a global scale By Peter Fretty With the right support, entrepreneurship can wield great power. With a mission of investing in LGBT entrepreneurs across borders, the Minneapolis, MN-based Mossier Social Action & Innovation Center is serving as a platform designed to empower people to realize sustainability. “We started with the
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International Spotlight

United Nations Officer, Fabrice Houdart champions the LGBTI business community on a global scale By Brenda Matamoros-Beveridge At about Noon on July 13, 2018 Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at United Nations, was just getting back from speaking to the delegation of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. They had seminaries in attendance. On
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Momentum Gala Celebration

Photos courtesy of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workplace equality. The organization partners with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive
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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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