Wes Hall, Founder and Chairman, BlackNorth Initiative

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Canada’s Wes Hall Assumes Leadership Role in Fight Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism

Wes Hall, one of Canada’s most influential powerbrokers, runs the leading shareholder advisory firm in North America. This strong, confident and dynamic man was the subject of a rags-to-riches success story featured on the cover of Report on Business (a magaizne insert in The Globe and Mail) on January 30, 2014. The story notably referred to Hall as “The Fixer,” a title that best describes him.

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CVS Health announces CEO transition effective February 2021

Karen S. Lynch named the next President and CEO of CVS Health

Karen S. Lynch named the next President and CEO of CVS Health and Larry J. Merlo to retire in Spring 2021

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Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle to Wealth, Independence, and Legacy

By Janet and Gary Smith Business success requires a combination of factors that are more like a perfect storm than a perfect science; it is not just an easily assembled set of attributes and traits. Partnerships don’t always work, good ideas don’t always make it to market, and markets and…

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Why I Support Wes Hall & BlackNorth

By Trevor Wilson Several years ago, I had a vexing business problem that proved to be difficult to overcome. A friend of mine asked me if I knew Wes Hall. While I had heard the name, I had never met the man. I knew he was Black, I knew he…

Social Pinging—the Next Stage in Achieving Meaningful Inclusion

By Barbara Hockfield, Executive Managing Director, Insight Education Systems Ego, combined with good intentions, causes people to relax the reins in their quest to achieve Diversity Champion status. Good intentions are often substituted for truly effective inclusive behavior. They may think, “If my intentions are good, then my actions must…

Will Diversity and Inclusion Fall Prey to Covid-19?

By Angela Peacock, CEO of worldwide diversity and inclusion training consultancy PDT Global With whole workforces being furloughed or made redundant—and companies clamping down on anything they see as nonessential spending—will diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace join the list of coronavirus casualties? After all, far too many organizations…

The Inclusion Production Function How to Overcome the Pitfalls of Programming and Policy

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At Times Like This, Little Things Matter

By Janet Crenshaw Smith and Gary A. Smith Sr. We weren’t prepared for now, yet here we are. So much is out of our control—sufficient food supply, equitable health care, safety concerns, and yep, even reliable Zoom connections and toilet paper. Here’s what I know for sure: This has happened…

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Westlake man chronicles diversity success stories in workplaces across the country

Westlake man chronicling diversity success stories in workplaces across the country for the last 20 years

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In 1999 Jim Rector published the first diversity magazine in the country, which is now recognized internationally.

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Top Ten Innovations in Diversity for 2020 (in alphabetical order)

  1. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - Signing Up for Belonging - Introduced: 2020
  2. CVS Health - Community-Based COVID-19 Testing - Introduced: 2020
  3. Dechert LLP - Building Understanding: A comprehensive program to deepen our understanding of racism, anti-racist practices and ally-ship - Introduced: 2020
  4. Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate and Clark | Weitz | Clarkson - New Terminal Project at Kansas City International Airport - Introduced: 2018
  5. Idaho National Laboratory - Embedding Inclusive Diversity into the Fabric of the Organization - Introduced: 2017
  6. Ingersoll Rand - Lean into Change: Cross-Cultural Conversations - Introduced: 2020
  7. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Diverse Pipeline Outreach Program - Introduced: 2020
  8. New York Life: Coming Together - Impact of COVID-19 Series - Introduced: 2020
  9. Sephora - “We Belong to Something Beautiful”: Leading the Way in Beauty and Retail DEI - Introduced: 2019
  10. Ulmer & Berne LLP - “Stop the Hate” Program Series - Introduced: 2020

Innovations in Diversity Awards of Excellence (in alphabetical order)

  1. BBC - 50:50 The Equality Project - Introduced: 2017
  2. HCA Healthcare - Virtually Flipping the Switch: Creating a Consciously Inclusive Environment through COVID-19 - Introduced: 2020
  3. Ingersoll Rand - Unity through Diversity: Purpose & Values Brought to Life - Introduced: 2016
  4. Latham & Watkins LLP - [email protected] - Introduced: 2020
  5. Liberty Mutual Insurance - Inclusion in Action - Introduced: 2020
  6. New American Funding - New American Dream - Introduced: 2016
  7. Tata Consultancy Services - Million Women Mentors - Introduced: 2015
  8. Tenshey, Inc. - Tenshey’s Women Sponsorship Programs - Introduced: 2019
  9. United Rentals Inc. - “Building a Better Future” Roundtable Series - Introduced: 2020

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