ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
AND INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND BEYOND

Tag: business

Innovative Corporate ERGs Foster Inclusion and Contribute to the Bottom Line

The concept of employee resource groups (ERGs) was first developed in the 1960s in response to the civil rights movement and racial segregation in...

Apprentice Network Creates a Pipeline of Diverse Talent in Chicago, and...

An apprentice network that started in Chicago to train future employees for the corporate sector as they pursue a free college education is now...

Interview with an Expert: How PricewaterhouseCoopers Recruits Diverse Students

With a global workforce of more than 250,000 employees, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the fifth largest private company in the United States, according to Forbes....

How Inclusive Is Your Network? Driving Business Results Through Selection, Retention,...

Most of our networks are not as broad as we think they are. A diverse network should encompass more than just race and gender. I...

Though Lacking in Diversity, Higher Education Business Officers Aspire to Drive...

As members of college and university presidents’ cabinets, chief business officers (CBOs) are charged with managing millions and, in some instances, billions of dollars...

The Military Divide

Business Programs Help Veterans Bridge Gap from Service Member to Civilian Entrepreneur  When veterans come up in public or private conversations, one of two narratives...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Partners with Howard University to Develop More...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., has launched a new collaboration with Howard University called the Next-Gen Business Partnership. Its goal is...

Connecting the Dots

Harrisburg University Links STEM Education to Economic Needs According to an analysis of 2016 data by New American Economy, STEM job postings in the United States...

The Strength Within: TIAA Uses Internal Culture to Inspire Colleges and...

Founded in 1918 to ensure that teachers could “retire with dignity,” financial services firm TIAA is not only a leader in providing retirement services...

Aspiring Business Leaders: Driving Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

The journey to becoming a good leader requires development, training, and accountability. It is no longer enough for leaders to understand sales, finance, and...

Business Case Competitions Provide Avenues for Leadership Development and Future Success

As a high school student, Maysa Alqaisi enjoyed public speaking and participated in numerous debates and mock trials. Later, at the University of Texas...

NMSDC Launches Program to Help Minority Millennials Become Successful Entrepreneurs

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) recently announced the launch of a new initiative to assist the millennial generation of minority entrepreneurs. Sponsored...

Celebrating Our Rich Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage to Reach a...

The story of how Asian Pacific American Heritage Month came to exist in the United States begins in 1977, when Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Mineta of California introduced...

Harvard Business Professor Leads Effort to Highlight Successes of African American...

This spring, students in Harvard Business School are learning about the successes of African American business owners through a new course focused exclusively on...

Building, Growing, and Innovating

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Fills a Need for Minority Entrepreneurs The number of U.S. adults starting their own business rose in 2016, with 550,000...

Talking the Talk

How Politicians and Activists Are Holding the Federal Reserve Bank Accountable for Its Diversity Efforts  More and more, women across the world are serving in...

Corporate Social Responsibility: A Look at Northern Trust’s Commitment to Giving...

For more than a century, global financial services firm Northern Trust has been giving back to the communities in which its employees live and...

The Ever-Expanding Role of College Athletic Directors

When Ross Bjork — athletic director at the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss — first got into college athletics about two decades ago,...

The Nontraditional Workweek: Embracing Workplace Flexibility as a Business Imperative

As the line between Americans’ work and non-work lives continues to blur, employers are more than ever seeing the value in offering flexible workplace...

How to Build a High-Performing, Diverse and Inclusive Super A-Team

According to a recent study by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), high-performing organizations place a higher premium on workforce diversity and inclusion than...

Dear Employer, Diversity Matters

A growing number of organizations and their leadership teams are acknowledging the importance of diversity and inclusion and the impact they can have on business...

Invite Diverse Talent to Own Its Destiny (and a Piece of...

Today, in almost every sector, the race for talent is unprecedented. Executives — those responsible for providing customer and shareholder value — are looking...

National Black MBA Association Prepares Students to Be the Leaders of...

With the goal of creating educational opportunities and economic growth for the African American community, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is preparing the...

Diversity in the Virtual Classroom

How American University is maximizing the educational benefits of its diverse online student population When Carmen Westbrook logs in to her online MBA courses at American University...

ASU to Offer Full-Tuition MBA Scholarships in an Effort to Increase...

As many colleges and universities continue to raise tuition, Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix is working to do the opposite. The university recently...

The Best Candidate for the Job

How businesses and universities are attempting to stymie unconscious bias and create more inclusive workplaces While many experts agree that the business case for diversity has been...

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Requires Rethinking Business as Usual

Conflicting narratives exist to explain why women are underrepresented and underpaid in the technology industry. One popular theory blames a leaky pipeline and a...

USBLN Plays Matchmaker for Companies That See Value in Disability Inclusion

In the United States, an estimated 57 million people live with a disability. Of these, 19.5 percent who are of working age are employed,...

The University of Alabama Prepares the Next Generation of STEM Business...

At the University of Alabama (UA), students interested in STEM and business can find the best of both worlds. The university’s STEM Path to...

Business Schools Increase Focus on Workplace Preparedness, Global Competence

Business school administrators have heard the complaints: Newly minted college graduates don’t make the grade when it comes to their first job. Employers lament that...

A Conversation with the AACSB’s New Diversity Advocate

This summer, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International appointed Christine Clements as its first chief diversity and inclusion advocate. Her...