Tag: dei

Taco Bell

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…

Global Diversity

Despite Massive Uptick in Global DEI Initiatives, New Study Reveals Real Change in Corporate Workforces Remains Slow 

Even though DEI as a business imperative continues to grow both in the United States and around the world, a new study has found that many business leaders and executives have merely raised awareness of why diversity, equity and inclusion is important — as opposed to actually making meaningful progress…

corporate diversity

New Study Reveals Half of US Employees Don’t Think Their Employers Are Focused Enough on DEI

Even with the continuing growth of DEI staff and departments among American corporations, and despite more than 2,000 corporate CEOs pledging earlier this year to support more inclusive workplaces across America, many U.S. workers feel their employers aren’t devoting enough energy, resources and funding to diversity, equity and inclusion. In…

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

North Carolina Lawmakers Attack UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity Training Programs Within Sororities and Fraternities

Conservative America’s attack on DEI programs continues, this time with legislators in North Carolina targeting a college program designed to bring equity, diversity and inclusion education to college sororities and fraternities. A.P. Dillon of The North State Journal reported that North Carolina State Representative Jon Hardister “has issued a letter…

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,…

Greg Jones

People On the Move: Greg Jones, Cargill’s First-Ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Global food giant Cargill, Inc., one of the largest privately held corporations in the United States based on revenue, has appointed its first-ever chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. Dan Niepow of Twin Cities Business has reported that U.S. Navy vet Greg Jones has been tasked with the role at…

children's learning

New Children’s Digital Series Hopes to Teach the Value of Diversity and ‘Cultural Humility’

ABCmouse, the hugely popular subscription-based children’s education platform, is entering the DEI space. Corinne Dorsey of The Grio has reported that “the digitally-based academy, intended for young children, is offering a new feature to teach diversity, equity and inclusion.” In partnership with Age of Learning, an education technology provider, Dorsey…