Diversity And Innovation

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Walgreens Planning Virtual Summit To Promote Supplier Diversity

National pharmaceutical giant Walgreens (No. 39 on the DiversityInc Top 50 list) has announced an upcoming supplier diversity summit designed to help the country’s numerous diverse businesses and entrepreneurs promote their businesses and offerings.  Business news site Retail Info Systems (RIS) reported that the virtual event, scheduled for April 5th…

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Taco Bell Creates Business School To Help Underrepresented Groups Become Franchise Owners

Taco Bell and the popular fast-food chain’s owner Yum! Brands have entered the DEI arena with a new business school designed to help people of all backgrounds — and people of color in particular — advance into restaurant ownership. Jonathan Maze of Restaurant Business reported that “a select group of…

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United Airlines and ‘Choose Chicago’ Announce New Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Apprenticeship

Diversity in the travel and hospitality industries continues to be an area where much change is needed. In a 2020 survey conducted by Travel Weekly, 17% of whites and 61% of people of color reported that the fields are not diverse or inclusive enough and require serious reform and improvements….

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New Study Finds DEI Initiatives Work Better When Implemented in Groups

If you want to improve diversity, equity or inclusion within a company or organization, a new study conducted by the U.S. think tank Filene Research Institute suggests that you’ll have greater success by enacting a series of changes or programs versus attempting a single standalone initiative.  Anca Voinea of Co-operative…

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San Francisco Could Soon Require Paid Sick Leave for All Domestic Workers Within the City

In a groundbreaking and inclusive new labor law, nannies, house cleaners, gardeners and other domestic workers within San Francisco could soon qualify for and receive paid sick leave. The Associated Press reported that “the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 14,  unanimously passed the legislation, which the San Francisco…

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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….