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Cesar Conde

NBCUniversal Sets Ambitious 50% Diversity Goal for Women, People of Color

Cesar Conde, chairman at NBCUniversal News Group, announced a groundbreaking goal to have a 50% diverse workforce at NBCUniversal, according to Deadline. Conde, the first Latino in this role, outlined his plans in an internal video for employees on Wednesday. The ultimate goal is for NBCUniversal, No. 7 on DiversityInc’s 2020…

orientation, court, gender

In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Declares Federal Law Protects LGBTQ+ Individuals From Job Discrimination

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that existing federal law forbids job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling is a landmark victory for the LGBTQ+ community, and a surprising decision coming from a majority conservative court. In a 6–3 vote, the Court ruled that Title…

Paycheck Protection Program

NMSDC at the Center of Ensuring Minority-Owned Businesses Get Federal Funds

In an effort to help more nonwhite businesses get federal funding through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) Business Consortium Fund (BCF) and Midwest BankCentre teamed up to help certified Minority Business Enterprises access the federal emergency funds. Related Article:…

China

Anti-Asian Sentiment During Pandemic Leads to Cancellation of Student Visas, Rise in Hate Crimes

Stop AAPI Hate found a connection between the GOP’s hateful rhetoric against China and recent plans to cancel Chinese students’ visas, according to a press release from the group. The group was founded by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and the Asian American Studies Department…

DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson Speaks to Rutgers Center for Women in Business About Addressing Racial Injustice

DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson spoke today on how leaders can be morally courageous and speak out against the racial injustice. Her fireside video chat with Lisa Kaplowitz, Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Women in Business at Rutgers University Business School addressed racism, allyship and the power of…

The Moral Courage Needed in America

Since February, the news stories listed below about police brutality have been traumatizing, disappointing, frustrating and exhausting: February 23, 2020 | Ahmaud Arbery, murdered in broad daylight while jogging. Murderers slept in their own beds that night. May 13, 2020 | Breonna Taylor, shot eight times and killed by Kentucky…

HP Inc.’s Partnership Brings Learning, Technological Materials to Underserved Students

COVID-19 has changed the way students across the U.S. are learning. “Distance learning” suddenly became a household word and nearly everyone is learning how to conduct meetings over video chat. HP Inc. (No. 43 on DiversityInc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity) stepped up to help Title 1 and underserved school…