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Changemakers

Aimée Felone: Creating books to help children of color see themselves

by Christabel Nsiah-Buadi Jan 7, 2020
"It's extremely powerful to be in a position where the change that you're talking about is actually embodied in who you are."
Knights Of co-founder, Aimée Felone.
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Changemakers

Fanshen Cox: How the inclusion rider is reshaping diversity in Hollywood

by Christabel Nsiah-Buadi Jan 6, 2020
In the Marketplace series "Changemakers," Fanshen Cox discusses her role in holding Hollywood accountable for diversity and inclusion.
Fanshen Cox (center) is one of the co-founders of the Hollywood inclusion rider, which holds movie makers accountable for diversity and inclusion.
Check Your Balance ™️

When you connect diversity to business outcomes, "people pay attention"

by Samantha Fields Dec 13, 2019
Women and people of color are dramatically underrepresented in the financial services industry, especially among certified financial planners — just 1.5% of CFPs are black, 2% are Hispanic or Latino and 23% are women.
PeopleImages

Corporate America's diversity and inclusion falls short for black employees

by Andy Uhler Dec 10, 2019
Black millennials are increasingly leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses.
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Why one children's company is betting on cultural pride

by Kai Ryssdal, Andie Corban, and Maria Hollenhorst Dec 9, 2019
The co-founders of Encantos Media want to make diverse kids' content for multicultural families like theirs.
Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo at Encantos Media's Manhattan office.
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The Big Book

The real reason our workplaces aren't getting more diverse

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Oct 22, 2019
Companies and institutions have invested billions in making themselves more diverse. So why isn't it working?
Working late? More workers are eligible for overtime in 2020. Above, an office building in Chicago, Illinois.
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LSAT or GRE? Some law schools say giving applicants an option may improve diversity

by Carrie Jung Aug 28, 2019
Some law schools are expanding entrance exam options as a way to try and encourage more diverse students to apply.

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Workplace Culture

Real diversity or "racial outsourcing"?

by Kimberly Adams and Rose Conlon Jul 24, 2019
Are companies putting an undue burden on black employees to reach "diversity"?
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What's driving presidential campaigns to hire more diverse staff?

by Liz Sanchez and Kimberly Adams Jun 7, 2019
More women and people of color are occupying top-tier Congressional campaign roles.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) talks with a member of her staff while meeting with leaders from historically black colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. in February.
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How the founder of Latina magazine is diversifying Hollywood

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal May 16, 2019
But Christy Haubegger tackled the magazine industry first.
Christy Haubegger in 2018.
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