Tag: Corporate-America

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Media Executive Byron Allen Calls for McDonald’s CEO To Step Down Over Continuing Allegations of Company’s ‘Horrible, Racist Culture’

Businessman and TV personality Byron Allen is ramping up his ongoing criticism and legal battle with McDonald’s president and CEO Chris Kempczinski, calling for his resignation in a new open letter to the company. TheGrio, a media company owned by Allen, reported that “in his letter, Allen demands McDonald’s end…

Chandra Vasser

People On the Move: Chandra Vasser, New Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Nissan Americas

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Nissan Americas named Chandra Vasser, a 17-year veteran of the company, as the car manufacturer’s first-ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. “In this newly created role, Vasser will drive Nissan’s strategy to expand diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across business functions in the Americas region,…

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Nasdaq and SEC Near Agreement on Plan To Increase Diversity Within Corporate Boards

The multinational financial services corporation Nasdaq Inc. and the stock exchanges it operates are on the verge of becoming much more diverse and inclusive, especially when it comes to the number of women and minorities serving on the boards of member companies. Bloomberg’s Andrew Ramonas and Claire Hao have reported…

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Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow and Leading US Companies Launch Black Boardroom Initiative

The number of Black executives in corporate boardrooms remains shockingly sparse even with the ongoing push for diversity and inclusion all across American culture — including companies big and small alike. But some of the biggest corporations in the United States are working on a new initiative to change that….

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More Than 100 Corporate CEOs Discuss Ways to Fight Against Georgia Voter Suppression Law

On Saturday, April 10, the CEOs from dozens of the country’s leading corporations came together on Zoom to talk about ways Corporate America can aid in the fight against a number of controversial and racist voter suppression laws that are currently in discussion across the U.S., including the new law…

Federal Court Rules It's OK for Employers to Prohibit Dreadlocks

An insurance claims processing company in Alabama, Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS), refused to hire Chastity Jones, a Black woman, because she has dreadlocks. In a 3-0 decision, the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of CMS last week, asserting that it’s legal for companies to refuse employment based…