Author: DiversityComm

The impact the more than 14 million U.S. women business owners have on the economy is undeniable—making our voice more important than ever. Over 200 of these entrepreneurial women, representing all industries and stages of business growth, came together at the National Association of Women Business Owners’ NAWBO Days in Washington D.C. to send a powerful message to help generations of current and future women business owners.The three-day event included NAWBO’s Annual Membership Meeting, Leadership Onboarding, Board Installation, Annual Awards Gala and Advocacy Days. “With our current climate of political unrest, polarization, mental health crisis and more, it is up…

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Highlighting a wealth of employment, business and educational opportunities, we are excited to unveil the latest edition of DiversityComm Magazine, launching this June. As a publisher committed to diversity and inclusivity, this issue is a testament to our dedication in spotlighting diverse voices and initiatives. This month’s issue carries a special significance, paying homage to Juneteenth and Pride Month, celebrating the achievements and resilience of these communities. In this vibrant issue, readers can expect to explore a myriad of employment prospects, ranging from insights into top financial companies excelling in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts to profiles of LGBTQ+-friendly…

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The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for female entrepreneurs. Tap into a vast network of support, targeted business opportunities, increased visibility and resources to grow your business. WBENC certification is the gold standard for women-owned businesses in the United States. CONNECT with executives at hundreds of major U.S. corporations and federal, state, and local government entities. OPPORTUNITIES to pursue business with Corporate and Government Members, as well as with other WBENC-Certified WBEs. ACCESS to networking events, procurementopportunities, mentoring, executive education, capacity development programs, and other…

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This month, we raise our rainbow flag high and celebrate all of the beautiful colors of diversity that create PRIDE. The June issue is dedicated to our LGBTQ+ community, advocates and allies—we here at DiversityComm Magazine see you and we stand with you. Standing right with us is the undisputed queen of hip-hop and this month’s cover story, Queen Latifah. An entertainment icon and music legend in her own right, Latifah has never been shy about empowering women, speaking up for body positivity or supporting the LGBTQ+ community. After receiving BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021, Latifah ended her powerful…

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Discrimination has always been an issue for the LGBTQ+ community, especially in the workplace. While there are several legal protections in place to limit unjust termination or treatment of an employee for their gender identity or sexual orientation today, none of this would have been possible without these past activists who took a stand. Here are three of the heroes that changed work standards for LGBTQ+ people in the United States:  Bayard Rustin Recently the subject of the Oscar-nominated film, Rustin, Bayard Rustin was an openly gay activist for labor, human and civil rights. As a gay man, Rustin was…

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By Natalie Rodgers   When she was 17 years old, Diana Trujillo moved to the United States from her home country of Colombia. With nothing but a love for science and $300 to her name, Trujillo took on a job as a housekeeper until she enrolled at the University of Florida. Inspired by a magazine article about women working in aerospace, she decided to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering. Less than 20 years later, Trujillo is not only working for NASA but has earned a coveted title that further paves the way for Latinas in the STEM field. Known as…

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Terrence Howard is in the news again. As reported on Newsweek and other media outlets, Former Fear Factor host, Joe Rogan, recently addressed Howard’s comments as the broadcaster spoke with rapper Action Bronson on an installment of his show. “So, is he correct? I don’t know,” Rogan continued. “So that’s what has to happen is, Terrence Howard has to sit down with someone who’s an academic, someone who’s got a Ph.D. in whatever discipline they’re talking about. And they can have a discussion and you can see what he really knows and just what he can say to me, right?…

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By Fawzia Reza    Although there has been greater awareness of inclusive practices within many organizations, a significant employment gap persists between individuals with a disability and their non-disabled colleagues. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has improved, and the hiring of employees with a disability increased because social distancing and telework options allowed more flexibility and remote work entailed fewer transportation challenges. It is encouraging that the upward trend in this area has continued. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people with a disability who are employed has reached the highest level since tracking…

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Don’t miss out on the excitement! Join the Business Beyond Barriers Conference + Expo featuring the Supplier of the Year Awards 2024. Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s (SCMSDC) transformative event celebrates the Power of the past and the Force of the future within the business community. Engage in enriching workshops, connect with industry peers and leaders, and explore new opportunities to advance your business. Don’t miss the highlight of the event—the Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, where exceptional MBEs will be recognized for their outstanding contributions. Take action to shape the future and champion diversity and inclusion in…

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In the vibrant oasis of Palm Springs, California, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) invites you to the premier event of the year—the 2024 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference– from July 30 to August 2nd. As the exclusive certifying body of LGBTQ-owned businesses, NGLCC is dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ individuals worldwide. At the core of NGLCC’s mission is the belief that growth thrives within strong local networks. By becoming a member of your local affiliate chamber, you not only unlock local membership benefits but also gain access to complementary national certification. Currently boasting…

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