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23rd of August 2017

Ex-Jefferies Analyst Offers a Back Door Into Investment Banking | efinancialcareers

There’s a clear path into an investment banking graduate job now. Study at a top university, secure a position on a Spring insight week, convert that into a summer analyst program and then merely impress enough senior bankers to secure a full-time role. Simple, right? Except that only a tiny proportion of applicants ever make…


7th of August 2017

The United States of Anxiety | Huffington Post

I awoke this morning with significant anxiety about the current political climate and future of our country. Did you? Turns out we’re not alone. In a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association in 2017, for the first time, a majority of Americans (across the political spectrum) rank fear about the current political climate (57%) and future…


First Gen Challenges and Triumphs | Huffington Post

During my time as a first generation undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, I remember learning about how enslaved Africans in America used step to make music with their bodies to communicate secret messages and to celebrate defiantly when drums and other instruments were taken from them. In this same spirit of protest,…


5th of July 2017

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Focuses on Leadership, Education and More at Toigo Foundation’s 16th Annual Gala | PRWeb

Former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed leadership and education at the Toigo Foundation’s 16th Annual Gala, celebrating the non-profit’s nearly 30-year focus on a mission of leadership by all and for all. The importance of drive and determination in the face of adversity, inclusion, access to education, and women in leadership served as the focus…


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…


Fifty Percent of Mid-Level Executives in Finance Considering Departure From Current Employer – Far Fewer Want to Leave Finance Industry

The Toigo Foundation, an organization dedicated to growing the talent pool of diverse finance professionals across all sectors and levels of leadership, and Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, today announced the results of their study, Career Crossroads: The Talent Migration from Finance to Tech – Real or Overrated? Read…


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…