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London Business School and LocalGlobe launch new VC course aimed at women, Black and Asian candidates

With the UK’s Black Tech Fest on this week it’s timely that a new executive education course aimed at those wanting to enter the venture capital industry has been launched to serve previously under-represented groups, especially women, Black, Asian and other minorities.

London Business School and LocalGlobe, one of Europe’s leading seed investors, worked together to created two new programs to provide formal business education for roles across the VC world. The Newton Venture Program courses will cover the full spectrum of investment roles in the venture ecosystem, from VC investors to Limited Partners, angel investors, accelerators, and tech transfer officers. The aim of the programs is to upskill the venture capital sector while broadening the routes through which people can join the industry. 

The courses will aim for a gender split of 50/50, with at least 50% coming from Black, Asian or other minorities. backgrounds, and will be available

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Meet the Central Florida candidates in the general election

Here is a look at the candidates in key races across Central Florida.

To read more about them and other election issues, including the constitutional amendments, go to orlandosentinel.com/2020 and click on the online Voters Guide.


District 7

Rep. Stephanie Murphy, 42, of Winter Park, a two-term U.S. congresswoman, cited her effectiveness and bipartisanship over her two terms in office, including her work ending the ban on federal gun violence research.

Leo Valentín, 35, of Orlando, a radiology doctor, stressed his medical background and said health care, including removing government from health care decisions, is his biggest issue.

District 9

Rep. Darren Soto, 42 of Kissimmee is a two-term U.S. congressman and the first Florida representative of Puerto Rican descent. Soto, a Democrat, said the next Congress will need to help in the coronavirus response and said he wants to pass a $1.5 trillion nationwide infrastructure package.

William Olson,

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$100M bond proposal is backdrop for 10 candidates in Key Biscayne council race

The Village of Key Biscayne is at a turning point. The village, which turns 30 next year, is grappling with its future as a low-lying barrier island especially prone to sea rise. Its manager, largely responsible for modernizing the village’s operations, has resigned and, notably, voters are being asked to approve a bond proposal for up to $100 million that would create a steady funding stream to back large-scale resilience projects. The proposal alone has brought about divisive local newspaper columns, political mud-slinging and even a lawsuit.


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In the background, of course, is a Nov. 3 election where 10 candidates — including two incumbents — are vying for three unpaid positions on the village’s seven-member council, many of them aligning themselves as “pro-bond” or “anti-bond” and campaigning around the Key as such.

Here’s who is running:

Jennifer Allegra

Allegra, a former state regulator and attorney, moved to Key

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House 22 candidates discuss goals and ideas for district | Putnam News

As the 2020 general election edges closer, candidates in local races across southern West Virginia, such as the one for District 22 of the House of Delegates, continue to make their case to voters.

House District 22 covers parts of Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Putnam counties and is currently represented by Republicans Zack Maynard of Harts and Joseph “Joe” Jeffries of Culloden. Both Maynard and Jeffries are running for re-election, and they face opposition from Democrats Cecil Silva of Morrisvale and Jeff Eldridge of Alum Creek for the two open seats.

The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3, and polling places will be open despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Early voting is offered Oct. 21-31.

Republican incumbent Zack Maynard of Harts has held office representing House District 22 since 2016. During the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, Maynard was chair of the fire department and emergency medical services

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Simi Valley candidates answer questions on racism, more in forums


5 Things to know about the Nov. 3 election


Simi Valley has become polarized in recent months over the extent of racism in the city and related issues.

In virtual forums Wednesday night hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County, candidates for mayor and City Council in the Nov. 3 election were asked to weigh in on the heated controversy.

Phil Loos, who is running for City Council in District 1 in the northeast part of the city, said he believes racism is systemic in society, though he didn’t single Simi Valley out by name.

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Candidates for Simi Valley mayor discussed racism and other issues at a virtual forum Wednesday night hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County. (Photo: MIKE HARRIS/THE STAR)

“The way Black people have been treated in our society makes this rallying cry of Black Lives Matter

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How do you reopen schools in a pandemic? Washington State Superintendent candidates have different ideas

The role of the superintendent of public instruction has changed as the COVID-19 pandemic forced school districts to decide how to reopen or stay remote.

Candidates vying for the position in November have different ideas about what schooling during a pandemic should look like.

Incumbent Chris Reykdal, who leads the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, has made decisions with Gov. Jay Inslee about how schools should move forward this fall. He announced a guidance plan that left the decision up to school districts.

His opponent, Maia Espinoza, thinks he could have done more. She said parents need more support from OSPI when it comes to distance learning as many districts still scramble to come up with plans, leaving parents to decide at the last minute how to provide for their children.

Espinoza finished second in the August primary with 25.3% of votes, less than 5 percentage points above

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Poway Unified candidates discuss COVID-19, racism in schools

Two candidates are vying for the Trustee Area E seat on the Poway Unified School District Board of Education in the Nov. 3 election.

Jimmy Karam and Cindy Sytsma are both Poway residents. The winner will replace Kimberley Beatty, who decided not to seek reelection. The area covers parts of south Poway and Sabre Springs. A map showing district boundaries is at tinyurl.com/PUSDElection2020.

Karam previously ran for a board seat in 2016. This is Sytsma’s first time running for a political office.

Karam has lived in the district for 12 years. He is a Department of Defense contractor and adjunct economics professor at Palomar College. He also teaches economics at Escondido High School as part of its dual enrollment program. He said his “day job” is a functional area manager leading an engineering staff of 45 people. Karam is a Navy veteran, served as a Navy supply corps officer and

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Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School MBA Candidates Partner with Califia Farms on Strategic Marketing Program

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Education to Business (E2B) Program today announced a partnership with Califia Farms where MBA students will help bring fresh marketing ideas to the table for the plant-based food and beverage brand. Califia Farms offers a diverse assortment of premium plant-based products spanning milks, coffees, creamers, butters, and more.

Through the E2B program, Califia Farms will tap into the expertise of MBA students to develop fresh, out-of-the-box ideas to help Califia grow within the plant-based industry. Pepperdine Graziadio’s E2B program is part of the university’s robust portfolio of industry collaborative teaching approaches where industry projects, case studies, tours, competitions, placements, and simulations are integrated into the classroom for real-world learning. The MBA students, who are earning their MBA part-time, while working, and have years of full-time professional experience, will be charged with helping Califia increase their marketing presence and establish a brand-of-choice reputation.

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The Big 4 is hiring fewer MBA candidates. 2 business school career counselors share their advice for grads looking for accounting and consulting jobs.

Recruiting to the Big 4 will look different this year, with business schools now coaching MBA students through virtual networking and a remote job search.
  • The Big 4 usually extends job offers to summer interns and then recruits additional MBA candidates in the fall to start work after graduating in the spring.
  • This year PwC says they’re pausing fall recruitment efforts, although they remain committed to hiring summer interns.
  • KPMG, Deloitte, and EY said they would continue to recruit MBA candidates, but it is expected there will be fewer hires.
  • Business school career counselors say they’re preparing for fewer recruitment opportunities this fall, with the hope that hiring will pick back up in the spring.
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For some MBA candidates, the path to a big accounting firm like PwC or EY just got a little more difficult.

PWC said they’re pumping

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DeJoy reimbursed former employees donating to GOP candidates: report

Former employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said they felt pressured to make political contributions to GOP candidates while working for his former business, The Washington Post reported.

Several people who worked under or were familiar with DeJoy at his former business New Breed Logistics, a supply chain company, told the Post that DeJoy asked employees to donate to GOP fundraisers in return for bonus payments to make up for the costs.

“Louis was a national fundraiser for the Republican Party. He asked employees for money. We gave him the money, and then he reciprocated by giving us big bonuses,” David Young, a former human resources director who previously had access to New Breed’s payroll records, told the Post.

The Post said an analysis of campaign finance records saw a “pattern of extensive donations by New Breed employees to Republican candidates.”

Monty Hagler, a spokesman for DeJoy, told Business Insider

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