We then share the the best of the best here on our blog!
"Today, too many VC’s labor under self-serving myths and assumptions that, when spoken out loud to those of different backgrounds, turn out to be highly offensive.
We remember the time a prominent VC was asked about his firm’s experience with diverse entrepreneurs at a public forum, one that consisted largely of very accomplished people of color from tech and entertainment. His response, peppered with pride, was that he was “color-blind” when it came to entrepreneurs. He said that he didn’t care what gender or color someone was, and that he didn’t care if a founder just “happened to be Black.” He was completely unaware of how clueless and harmful this notion is."
Congratulations Ebony Media CEO Linda Johnson Rice for joining Tesla's board!
"We're very excited that Tesla has named Linda Johnson Rice to the board," Ronald C. Parker, chairman of the Alliance for Board Diversity, tells CNBC Make It. "Tesla is an innovative company and we'd like to see more blacks and women in these tech spaces."
Tesla's announcement this week marks a break from the more common appointment of white males to board positions."
#BeLikeHer campaign gives attention to powerful female role models for young women!
"Girls can’t rule the world…until we show them how and the past year has given us many fearless women to look up to– problem-solvers, storytellers, innovators, and achievers. Now more than ever, girls need to see these role models; women who look just like them; who embody the qualities they want to emulate; who pave the way for unlimited future possibilities.
Our new video, #BeLikeHer, embodies this idea by highlighting inspirational women and moments over the last year. Join us in celebrating a few of these incredible women—from politics, STEM, film, and sports. It’s never been more important to move forward together and show the girls in our lives that they can be anyone they want to be!"
"When a business successfully harnesses its talent, ERGs can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. From Campbell Soup Company, which worked with its women’s group to increase sales of certain product lines, to Chevron, which was given valuable advice on Hispanic marketing opportunities by its Latino group, they can have many positive outcomes."