Seena Hodges Becomes First African American to Serve as President of Walker Art Center’s Board

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis revealed on Tuesday that. was elected earlier this month to serve as the next president of its board of trustees. She is the first African American and the first person of color ever to hold the position. During its recent meeting, the board also approved a new five-year strategic plan. Hodges replaces John Christakos, who will remain on its executive committee.
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Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Festival With Sweets And Sips

Today marks the most celebrated day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, when the waning full moon is bright in the sky, in recognition of the beginning of the harvest season. Often celebrated with lanterns and mooncakes, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated across the world in East and Southeast Asian communities. Both Los Angeles and Irvine have celebrations happening throughout the cities, in recognition of this culturally significant occasion.

New Research Suggests Visible Support from the C-Suite, Better Data Practices Key to Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Trusaic-Sponsored Survey Identifies How “Leaders” and “Laggards” Approach DEI. Growing social and political pressure, expanding pay data laws, and a global pandemic that is inflicting disproportionate economic damage on women and people of color are compelling organizations to confront workplace disparity; though new research indicates progress around this complex issue is largely inconsistent and insufficient. A new study from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and SHRM-the Society for Human Resource Management in association with Trusaic examines the actions businesses are taking to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); how successful they are; and where critical gaps stand in the way of meaningful change. The research suggests two key factors are driving forward progress: commitment from the executive ranks and a commitment to better data.

Money Diary: A 30-Year-Old Copywriter In Hertfordshire On 50k

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking a cross-section of people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period – and we're tracking every last penny. As every person's financial situation is unique, going forward...
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Alaska USA Asks On Its DEI Journey, “Can We Do Better?”

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has become a tent pole for the credit union industry, especially since DEI became the eighth cooperative principle last year. The DEI momentum continues to build as Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announced it has organized a new DEI Advisory Committee for the credit union.

Ulta Beauty Broadens Its Commitment To DEI Initiatives In The Beauty Industry

Ulta Beauty announced its MUSE 100 initiative which is a celebration of 100 inspiring Black voices in beauty. In February, the MUSE platform was introduced to Magnify, Uplift, Support and Empower Black voices in beauty and the recent announcement furthers its commitment to amplify Black voices in retail. MUSE 100 is recognizing the industry’s leading change makers including brand founders, activists, authors, and makeup artists. A complete list of the MUSE 100 can be found on Ulta Beauty’s website.

The Fifth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, in collaboration with Berrett-Koehler Publishers, will host the Fifth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit Oct. 19–28. This free virtual forum will feature 10 days of conversations and presentations by more than 40 business leaders and educators.

IAB Announces World’s Largest Gathering of DTC & Startup Brand Leaders

DTC leaders Join Big Brand Innovators to Deliver Insights About How They Drive Growth Map the Post-Pandemic Business Landscape. IAB, which invented the concept of the “Direct Brand Economy” and convened the world’s first leadership conference for disruptor brand founders and teams, announced its fourth annual Brand Disruption Summit. The...

Fostering Inclusive Work Cultures On Broadway And Beyond

Stephanie Ricci, a journalism student at Concordia University, contributed to this story. Last year’s surge of worldwide anti-racism protests, led by the Black Lives Matter movement, has dramatically raised the ethical responsibility for anti-racism efforts within the corporate world. Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are terms becoming more and more common as leaders increasingly push not only for hiring underrepresented groups but also for fostering inclusive workspace cultures.

'Back To Office' Plans Impact Diversity Initiatives

As quickly as the PR industry transitioned to remote work in March 2020, many agency leaders were anxious to pull employees right back to their desks. As early as June 2020, there was chatter about bringing employees back. From there, it’s been moving goal posts that are still in motion — with many agencies remaining adamant that in-person is essential.

CEO Issues Call to Action to Combat Climate Challenge with Sustainable Growth

Pattern Energy Group LP ("Pattern") today (Sept 20) released its 2020 sustainability report, highlighting the Company's commitments, progress, and initiatives in the areas of environmental, social, and governance (ESG). The report details Pattern's approach and practices on a range of topics following international ESG frameworks, providing both concrete examples and performance metrics.

UK Film & TV Charity publishes industry perspectives on anti-racism

The UK’s Film & TV Charity has published a host of industry perspectives on anti-racism as it seeks to “catalyse industry-led action” ahead of the launch of a £1m (US$1.4m) Impact Partnership Scheme in early 2022. The viewpoints are presented in two documents: Think Piece on Anti-Racism in the Film...

5 Ways to Build an Inclusive Workplace Culture From the Bottom Up

More organizations are stepping up their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. In the tech industry alone, a 2021 study by BuiltIn reports that before 2020, only 26% of tech companies had a DEI policy or manifesto in place. That number rose in 2020 up to 46% and is projected to reach 56% within the next year. Clearly, awareness is growing around the need for more DEI programs in the workplace.

Chief Diversity Officers Leverage Today’s Enthusiasm to Drive Lasting Change

Blackstone, Apollo, KKR and others account for a record 30 percent of global transactions this year. Dinovite is an online retailer of pet food and products. Vista-backed Acquia manages content for websites. Diversity, equity and inclusion has become a focus for the private equity industry this year like never before....