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Octavia Spencer Says LeBron James Helped Her Get Equal Pay for Netflix Project

James was Spencer's sponsor, ensuring she would receive pay equal to her male counterparts for a biopic about Madam C.J. Walker.

In business settings, a sponsor will actively advocate for you by using their influence and networks to help you earn raises and promotions and garner success. According to Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was her sponsor in pay negotiations with Netflix.

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Michelle Obama: 'I Wish that Girls Could Fail as Bad as Men Do and Be OK'

The former first lady says women execs need to "really shake it up" when they get a seat at the table.

At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former First Lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of "Black-ish," about gender equality.

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DiversityInc COO Carolynn Johnson's Fireside Chat with CNN's Don Lemon

At DiversityInc's annual event, Lemon talked about his professional career and the importance of diversity and inclusion.

DiversityInc COO Carolynn Johnson had a fireside chat with Don Lemon, anchor, "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" at the 2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity event May 1 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Rainbow PUSH Summit Calls for Economic Empowerment, Equity in Corporate America

New initiatives for minority and women-owned business enterprises were announced during the annual summit in New York City.

Karen Hunter, left, is presented a business award by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and DiversityInc COO Carolynn L. Johnson / TYRONE RASHEED

"We choose to come together each year and learn the science of capital," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. said at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 21st Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

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Carolynn Johnson COO at DiversityInc Appointed To INROADS National Board of Directors

"We welcome Carolynn to our National Board and are truly excited to have her as a partner with INROADS," said Forest T. Harper, Jr., INROADS President and CEO.

Carolynn Johnson has recently been appointed to INROADS, Inc.'s National Board of Directors.

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Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey to Host Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon

HUACNJ salutes DiversityInc as an official media partner of the luncheon, where five New Jersey residents will receive Distinguished Alumni awards.

HUACNJ salutes DiversityInc as an official media partner of the luncheon, where five New Jersey residents will receive Distinguished Alumni awards.

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