Tag: Diversity

Viola Davis On Beauty Standards As A Black Actress

Viola Davis Shares Experiencing Dealing With Beauty Standards In Juilliard And Hollywood As A Black Actress The Oscar winner gets real about beauty standards in acting. By Adreon Patterson As Hollywood pushes for diversity, inclusion, and representation, prominent Black actresses have been very vocal about their experiences. One of the voices often blasting the siren has been Oscar winner Viola…

Aiming to Bring Diversity to Teachers

Aiming to Bring Diversity to Teachers By David Saleh Rauf A multimillion dollar effort will fund preK-12 projects aimed at bringing more diversity to the teacher workforce at a time when schools across the country are struggling to retain and recruit educators. NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy that largely supports early-stage education companies, is distributing $2.5 million to…

Valeisha Butterfield Jones Drives Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Forward

Valeisha Butterfield Jones Drives Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Forward By Cheryl Robinson Implementing diversity and inclusion efforts is more than creating a division within a corporation to try and improve company culture. HR.com reported on survey data stating that most organizations lack a mature and effective diversity, equity, and inclusion program. Just 33% of participants say their organization has a formal budget…

MLB’s Chief People Officer On Diverse Company Culture

By Cheryl Robinson Working in a front office of a sports team or league sounds sexy. For many, it’s a dream opportunity. But, unfortunately, behind-the-scenes positions are just as competitive as trying out for a team, especially for women. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029,…