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Two-Thirds of Nation’s 3,000 Largest Publicly Traded Companies in America Lack a Black Board Member

Despite rampant calls for change and reform across the country over the past year, the message still isn’t being heard in many corporations. New data from the recruitment service BoardProspects has revealed that close to two-thirds of the nation’s 3,000 largest publicly traded companies lack a single Black board member….

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Video Game Association Commits $1 Million to Encourage Black Girls to Learn Coding

The Entertainment Software Association — the trade association of America’s video game industry — has announced they will be spending $1 million to help encourage young Black women to learn computer coding. The new initiative is a partnership with Black Girls Code (BGC), a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing…

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Hiring of Chief Diversity Officers Triples Over Past 16 Months but Representation in the Workforce is Still Lagging

The ongoing push for social change and reform that started last year after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others isn’t just changing the world we live in, it’s also dramatically changing the places we work. And nowhere is that change more evident than in DE&I. Recently released…

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Lack of Black Representation Costs Hollywood an Estimated $10 Billion Each Year

By excluding Black talent and failing to tell stories that represent all parts of society, Hollywood may be losing up to $10 billion a year.  That finding is just one of the discoveries revealed in an enlightening new report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. It’s the first time…

‘Equality Can’t Wait’ Challenge

Finalists Announced for $40 Million ‘Equality Can’t Wait’ Challenge

The company Pivotal Ventures, which is funded through donations from Melinda Gates, MacKenzie Scott, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and others, has announced the finalists for its ”Equality Can’t Wait Challenge” — a project aimed at awarding $40 million to organizations that are helping to expand women’s power and…