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Diversity & Equality

Majority of employees want to work for a company that values diversity, equity and inclusion, survey shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers want business leaders to speak up on social and political issues and think companies can do more when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, according to the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Survey. The C-suite should take notice: a......

Jim Beam distiller puts $1 billion behind sustainability, diversity, responsible drinking plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jim Beam Bourbon Source: Jim Beam Alcohol company Beam Suntory announced Wednesday a $1 billion investment in new sustainability, diversity and responsible drinking initiatives. As part of those plans, the producer of the Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark whiskey brands,......

Amazon will examine its employee review system after claims of racial bias

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Amazon headquarters sits virtually empty on March 10, 2020 in downtown Seattle, Washington. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon recommended all employees in its Seattle office to work from home, leaving much of downtown nearly void of people.......

Target says it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses by 2025

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People stand in line at Target in Kips Bay during the coronavirus pandemic on April 14, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Target said it will hire more Black-owned companies, launch a program to identify and......

Op-Ed: Employers’ diversity and equity efforts often overlook people with disabilities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 2020 brought forward a crucial national conversation centered on the need for companies — from Main Street to Wall Street — to look inward at hiring practices, employment policies, recruitment and other aspects of the employment process to expand opportunities......

Goldman Sachs, Starbucks among organizations pledging to close racial wealth gap in U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Goldman Sachs, Starbucks and a range of other organizations across the U.S. announced Tuesday a collaborative effort aimed at narrowing the racial wealth gap between Black and white Americans. The initiative, called NinetyToZero, also includes the American Civil Liberties Union,......

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and hundreds of Asian American business leaders pledge $10 million to AAPI causes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nearly 1,000 Asian American chief executives and business leaders across the nation have pledged to donate $10 million toward causes that support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities amid a national outcry against anti-Asian violence. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan,......

CarMax ads featuring basketball star Sue Bird go viral, call attention to gender bias in sports

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm celebrates during the game against the Las Vegas Aces in Game Three of the WNBA Finals on October 6, 2020 at Feld Entertainment Center in Palmetto, Florida. Ned Dishman | National Basketball Association |......

Covid widened the gender gap — it will now take 135 years to close that divide, WEF says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The World Economic Forum predicts it will now take 135.6 years to reach gender equality — as the pandemic set the world back by a generation, delaying parity by about 36 years. Saadia Zahidi, a managing director at the World......

How a former Target intern became one of America’s most successful Black women

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Wanga on stage at Cannes Lions 2019 in Cannes, France. Richard Bord | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Caroline Wanga thrives on chaos. That’s why she stepped away from roughly 15 years of hard work at Target in......

Inclusion isn’t just right, it’s also profitable, TIAA CEO Roger Ferguson says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here TIAA CEO Roger Ferguson, Jr. participates in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: A World of Change at The TimesCenter on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. Evan Agostini | Invision | AP Diversity in the workplace isn’t just......

Younger women are more likely to be primary income earners than in previous generations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Among those earning over $100,000, nearly 1 in 3 millennial and Gen X women report being the primary income earner or contributing the largest share of the household finances. Only about 20% of women in previous generations carried their families......

Chipotle will link executive compensation to environmental and diversity goals

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brian Niccol, CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill Adam Jeffery | CNBC Chipotle Mexican Grill said Thursday that executive compensation will now be linked to hitting targets tied to the company’s environmental and diversity goals. The burrito chain is following in......

Covid vaccine ‘deserts’ and tech woes: Publix’s Florida rollout highlights risks as retailers play a larger role

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Publix supermarket and Pharmacy in Fort Myers, Fla. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images In Florida, hundreds of neighborhood grocery stores have become cornerstones of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination program. Publix was tapped by the governor’s......

U.S. Naval Academy’s first Black woman brigade commander hopes to ‘open the door’ for those behind her

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here When Midshipman First Class Sydney Barber found out she was going to be the U.S. Naval Academy’s first Black woman brigade commander, she called her dad, a 1991 graduate of the academy. “My dad is someone who always believed in......

Black leaders offer several key steps to help close the racial wealth gap

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As the nation celebrates the achievements of African-Americans during Black History Month, it is also a time to look ahead. Black leaders have some advice for the next generation of African-Americans about how to bridge the racial wealth and income......

Walmart donates $14 million as part of broader pledge to advance racial equity

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart. Adam Jeffery | CNBC In the wake of the George Floyd protests, Walmart pledged to boost diversity within its own ranks and contribute $100 million over five years to help fight systemic racism across the......

Walgreens taps Starbucks Operating Chief Roz Brewer as its next CEO, sources say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Starbucks Chief Operating Officer Rosalind Brewer will replace Stefano Pessina as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. Starbucks announced Brewer’s departure earlier Tuesday, saying she was leaving at the end of February for a......

GitHub head of HR resigns after investigation into firing of Jewish employee over Capitol riot comments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc.......

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