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A look at the Federal Reserve's historical lack of diversity

Jan 5, 2022
There wasn't a Black member of the Fed's board of governors until 1966. Part of the problem: too much emphasis on Ivy League economists.
“If you’re intentionally creating a talent pool that is nondiverse, then you’re probably going to end up with a nondiverse outcome," Georgetown Law professor Chris Brummer says. Above, the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
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Corporate boards became more diverse in 2021

Jan 4, 2022
Representation of women and people from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups increased significantly after 2020's pledges, data shows.
The number of directors from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups jumped by 25% last year, according to data from ISS Corporate Solutions.
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Tying exec pay to diversity goals isn't so straightforward

Nov 2, 2021
A growing trend links CEO pay packages to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion targets that are sometimes too subjective.
A group of Blizzard employees on July 28 stage a walkout and rally to protest the company's history of sexual harassment outside of the Activision Blizzard office complex in Irvine, Calif.
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For chief diversity officers, a changed landscape after Floyd's murder

Jun 3, 2021
Head of diversity jobs doubled in five years and they're everywhere now. Turnover in these roles is also very high.
Companies are making more urgent changes, but work for CDOs can be exhausting, and turnover for the position is high.
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Finding enough airline pilots to hire after the pandemic might be tough

Apr 2, 2021
It’s not easy or affordable to become a pilot, so it's often out of reach for low-income students.
The number of pilots needed for the expected air travel boom may not be available.
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Addressing the boardroom diversity problem in the U.S.

Mar 31, 2021
Take Your Seat CEO Jerusha Stewart on how barriers to networking contribute to a lack of diversity in corporate boardrooms.
Some studies suggest networking and lack of access to companies on a personal level is preventing many Black directors from getting noticed by boardrooms.
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Why being nominated for a Grammy (or not) can be more important than winning one

Mar 12, 2021
Artists who have been snubbed are speaking out.
Bad Bunny is nominated in two Grammy categories this year. He's already won multiple Latin Grammys.
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Capitol Hill is still overwhelmingly white

Dec 1, 2020
The 117th Congress will be one of the most racially diverse in history, but what about the lawmakers' staffers? LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is working on it.
Top staffers on Capitol Hill are far less diverse than the people they represent, according to LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
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Researchers work to diversify clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

Nov 10, 2020
Researchers say they must overcome deep mistrust of medical research in the Black, Latinx and Native American communities in recruiting volunteers for vaccine testing.
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Why Pfizer says it pushed for transparency and diversity in vaccine development process

Nov 9, 2020
To build public trust, Pfizer shared details of their trials: who was tested, the race and ethnicity of participants, how they were monitored, how to measure success and funding sources.
A person walks by Pfizer headquarters on Nov. 9, 2020, in New York City. Transparency is key for a vaccine-skeptical public.
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