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The Pacesetter program, modeled after the Minority Business Accelerator program of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber, encourages companies to commit not only to increasing their contracts with suppliers of color and participating in Chamber-sponsored matchmaking and networking events, but to measure and report their increased spending with MBEs and share best practices on economic inclusion.
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At its annual business meeting held recently in Erlanger, Kentucky, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) discussed goals and objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for the new fiscal year.  As customary at these meetings, Toyota, the world’s largest auto maker, honored suppliers who have exceeded the company’s expe...

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As the Supplier Diversity Manager at the Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Edkedsha Mathis said she relies on a concept called the three A’s: Aim high, apply yourself and achieve your goals. The post Volkswagen Continues Efforts to Increase Supplier Diversity appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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William Staple and Dion Pye have sued their former employer, JL Schwieters Construction, Inc., for race discrimination and harassment. Represented by the law firm of Schaefer Halleen, LLC, Staple and Pye brought suit against JL Schwieters today,......

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A U.S. District Court judge moved forward a $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications for alleged discrimination in contracting in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act. The lawsuit on behalf of African American-owned media networks is being spearheaded by Byron Allen, comedian and CEO of Entertainment Studios Networks Inc....

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The racial and gender makeup of investment boards is tied directly to the investment decisions they make, especially when it comes to funding companies led by people of color or female founders, according to a new study released by the U.S. Small Business Administration.SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet highlighted the importance of the...

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The Rainbow PUSH Coalition has presented Glenda Gill with the "Keep Hope Alive Award" at their 17th Annual Global Automotive Summit at the MGM Grand Detroit. The award recognizes Ms. Gill for her career-long work of advocating for social and......

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Most Diversity Programs Don’t Work, Experts Say

Early this year, research distributed by the University of Southern California analyzed Hollywood films and television shows during the Oscars in February and concluded there is a diversity problem and an “inclusion crisis” for the industry....

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On Thursday afternoon, speakers from the marijuana industry will address a Capitol Hill audience on the topic of diversity in the cannabis industry. With 25 states and the District of Columbia choosing to end cannabis prohibition in one form or another, the resulting legalized marketplace for its sale has currently been estimated at $7.1 billion...

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AT&T, Walmart, GM, and Microsoft all have one thing in common; they can be found among 21 major corporations on the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a group that spends at least one billion dollars with tier 1 minority and women-owned business enterprises. In a world of minority purchasing, the Billion Dollar Roundtable stands out.Billion Dollar...

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