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11th of January 2017

Small Venture Firm, Big Mission: Diversity | USA Today

Precursor Ventures is not yet a big name in venture capital, but it’s taking on a big mission: Making sure more entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds get an equal shot at venture capital dollars and their Silicon Valley dreams. For decades Silicon Valley has been known for its racial and gender gap. It’s only in recent years that the technology industry…


20th of December 2016

Toigo Foundation Celebrates “Bringing Diversity to Life” at its 15th Annual Gala | PRWeb

The Toigo Foundation (Toigo) hosted its 15th Annual Gala on Thursday June 9, 2016 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Toigo was pleased to once again welcome nearly 1,000 guests to celebrate the merits of diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry and the impact of the Foundation’s work. The evening’s theme – Bringing…


27th of September 2016

High Finance and Family-Friendly? KKR Is Trying | Wall Street Journal

KKR & Co. is undertaking an experiment intended to make high finance more family-friendly. Last year, the New York-based investment firm began offering new parents an unusually generous package of benefits. As one of the perks, for instance, the firm pays to fly nannies and infants on business trips during the baby’s first year. Employees…


16th of September 2016

8 Innovators Who Are Changing the Food and Spirits Game | Thrillst

Seeing as our country was formed by a group of dudes who decided to dream up their own government, it’s no surprise that the spirit of innovation is as American as eating an entire apple pie competitively. There’s Benjamin Franklin! And Thomas Edison! And Otto Frederick Rohwedder! And thanks to new tech, people are able…


7th of September 2016

Mount Vernon Triangle CID President & CEO, Kenyattah Robinson, Receives Prestigious Awards For Outstanding Professional Achievement And Community Commitment | PR Newswire

Kenyattah Robinson, President and CEO of the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID), has been recognized with two prestigious professional awards: the Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award for 2016 from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and the President’s Award from the African American Real Estate Professionals in Washington, DC…


20th of August 2016

Dale Burnett’s Humble Foundation | American Builders Quarterly

As a first-generation American born to Jamaican immigrants in the 1970s, successful corporate executives were not part of Dale Burnett’s daily interactions, but a strong work ethic certainly was. Even though he grew up in inner city New York, Burnett’s parents were adamant when steering him away from self-defeating temptations and toward positive opportunities. “My…


1st of August 2016

RLJ Lodging Trust Announces the Appointment of Ross H. Bierkan and Leslie D. Hale | Hotel News Resource

Robert L. Johnson, Executive Chairman of RLJ Lodging Trust, announced that the Board of Trustees has appointed Ross H. Bierkan as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Leslie D. Hale as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In addition, Mr. Bierkan has been elected to the Company’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Bierkan…


15th of July 2016

Some Financial Firms Tackle Diversity Gap Head-On, Say They Can’t Afford Not To | Chicago Tribune

Natasha Granholm was a student at Robert Morris College when she got an unlikely foot in the door at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The accounting giant, which didn’t typically recruit at Robert Morris, had asked the school for help finding candidates to fill copy room positions, and Granholm, a top accounting student, was encouraged to apply. She told…


18th of March 2016

When Tragedy Struck, She Chose to Found Her Startup Closer to Home | Fast Company

Isa Watson grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in a close and loving home. She remembers gleaning two lessons in particular from her father and mother: “The clear value of hard work” and “the importance of doing the right thing,” she recalls. Her mother, Theresa, was a stay-at-home mom who was passionate about nonprofit…


2nd of February 2016

TIAA-CREF Names President for New Real Assets Division | Pension & Investments

Jose Minaya was named president of TIAA-CREF’s newly created global real assets business division, a spokeswoman said. TIAA-CREF will move 900 employees and $100 billion in assets to the stand-alone business, which will operate within the firm’s global money management business. Its global real estate, agriculture, timber, infrastructure and energy teams, as well as subsidiary…