Tag: Diverse

OneTech launches entrepreneur incubator for diverse founders

  • There has been a renewed focus on diversity in tech In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • UK diversity organization OneTech has launched a new entrepreneur incubator and accountability groups with JP Morgan Chase to force change in the industry.
  • Since it was founded in late 2018, OneTech says it has supported 360 founders, 68% of whom are women and 91% are BAME. As of June 2020, the 180 businesses it has backed have raised a total of £13.6 million and created 130 jobs, it says.
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In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on diversity in tech. 

But while many companies and execs have spoken out about the problem, few have succeeded in overhauling the status quo and bringing

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One Musician’s Plan to Make the Concert Industry More Diverse

Scaggs’s initiative arrives as criticism has grown more heated over the industry’s power imbalances and the relative lack of women and minorities in senior positions. Major record labels and concert promoters have pledged to change, and some have taken steps like hiring inclusion officers. But critics are impatient. Two grass-roots campaigns, #TheShowMustBePaused and the Black Music Action Coalition, have recently published lists of demands for music companies, among them anti-racism and anti-sexism clauses in live performance contracts.

Watching the flurry of earnest corporate statements this summer, Scaggs said she did not want to wait for others to act. “I was just like, is this going to be another situation where we have the same conversation a year or two later, but nothing has really changed?”

Concrete numbers are unavailable about the makeup of the touring business, where workers may be employed by an artist, a promoter, a venue or an

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Building A Strong Enterprise Through A Diverse, Skilled Workforce

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say,” wrote 19th-century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. At the office, managers and employees should be assessed purely on talent and performance. One company, Joonko, reduces bias in the hiring process by finding and curating diverse and highly-skilled job candidates for employers.

I sat down with Ilit Raz, cofounder and CEO of Joonko, to get her thoughts on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. Joonko, which has offices in Tel Aviv and Birmingham, Alabama, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help employers hire qualified and underrepresented job seekers for remote positions.

“There’s strong evidence that the companies which intentionally invest diversity are more innovative, yielding elevated business performance. Having a more diverse team makes for more diverse viewpoints in product development, sales and marketing processes,

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Apple Sued for Copying Businesswoman’s Diverse Emojis Idea

(Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. was sued for allegedly copying an innovation credited with helping bring racial diversity to the world of emojis, those ubiquitous characters used as shortcuts to express emotions in digital communications.

Katrina Parrott, an African-American businesswoman, debuted her copyrighted method for letting users choose from five skin tones to color a line of emojis — known as iDiversicons — on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and on iTunes in 2014.

Parrott claims Apple stiff-armed her pursuit of a partnership deal after a series of 2014 meetings and communications between herself and two senior Apple software engineers, who got a close look at her technology. Apple released its own five-skin tone keyboard modifier pallet in April 2015, and downloads of Parrott’s iDiversicons dropped.



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Katrina Parrott

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In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Waco, Texas, Parrott

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Apple sued for copying businesswoman’s idea for diverse emojis

Apple Inc. was sued for allegedly copying an innovation credited with helping bring racial diversity to the world of emojis, those ubiquitous characters used as shortcuts to express emotions in digital communications.

Katrina Parrott, a Black businesswoman, debuted her copyrighted method for letting users choose from five skin tones to color a line of emojis — known as iDiversicons — on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and on iTunes in 2014.

Parrott claims Apple stiff-armed her pursuit of a partnership deal after a series of 2014 meetings and communications between herself and two senior Apple software engineers, who got a close look at her technology. Apple released its own five-skin tone keyboard modifier pallet in April 2015, and downloads of Parrott’s iDiversicons dropped.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Waco, Parrott accuses Apple of infringing her copyright and trade dress, misappropriating her ideas and technology, unfair competition

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How to make job descriptions inclusive to attract diverse talent

  • The language a hiring manager uses in a job description is important — it can dissuade certain applicants from applying, making your talent pool less diverse. 
  • To make sure you’re casting a wide of a net as possible, hiring managers should make sure their job descriptions are inclusive. 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion experts share a few top tips, including avoiding gender-charged words and language that discriminates against people with disabilities. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As more Americans call for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it’s more important now than ever to make sure your company’s job postings use inclusive language. 

That’s because the words used in a job description can directly or indirectly dissuade certain people from applying, making your pool of candidates skew a particular way. 

From avoiding gender-charged words to elitist language, here’s what diversity, equity, and inclusion experts recommend. 

Stay away from words

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AOS Online now features a wider and more diverse range of face masks, covers, and other protective items – Press Release

There may be a plethora of online suppliers when it comes to business supplies and stationery, IT accessories, presentation equipment and supplies, and even office furniture, but only AOS Online provides its customers with complete value for their money combined with excellent customer service and support.

UNITED KINGDOM – Any business needs a wide selection of items and supplies to keep the business running and operating as smoothly and seamlessly as possible, and no one understands this more than a supplier like AOS Online. AOS Online has proven to be the go-to place for business enterprises wanting only the best supplies for their companies, and AOS Online takes pride in the fact that its products are only of the highest quality and offered at competitive prices as well.

AOS Online specialises in everything one could need for the office – whether it’s office stationery of all kinds, legal supplies, presentation

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City-County Council passes proposal for equal opportunities for small and diverse business owners

Proposal 231 increases the employment of minority, women, veteran and disabled-owned businesses.

INDIANAPOLIS — In a 20-5 vote, the City-County Council passed a proposal Monday to ensure certain businesses would have equal opportunities to bid on city contracts.

Proposal 231 increases the employment of minority, women, veteran and disabled-owned businesses.  

“We want everyone to be intentional about our small and diverse businesses here in our city,” said Camille Blunt, director of the Office of Minority and Women Business Development. 

Businesses will be better equipped to apply for city contracts through more education, training and business assistance programs. A contractor must also show proof they gave businesses an opportunity to bid on a project. 

“If an individual bids on a job for the city of Indianapolis, they may say I’m using these three businesses, and when they get to the jobsite, they’re no longer using those three businesses. There was very

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Robinson College of Business Graduate Enrollment Surges 78 Percent; Incoming Class is Largest, Most Diverse in its History

The incoming fall 2020 graduate school class is the largest and most diverse ever to enroll in the history of the Robinson College of Business.
The incoming fall 2020 graduate school class is the largest and most diverse ever to enroll in the history of the Robinson College of Business.
The incoming fall 2020 graduate school class is the largest and most diverse ever to enroll in the history of the Robinson College of Business.
Students in select graduate programs at the Robinson College of Business take courses through Robinson Anywhere which features HD video screens, HD robotic cameras that follow instructors around the room, and technology that generates augmented reality and virtual reality experiences such as student polling and virtual breakout rooms. Robinson is the first school in the South and the third in the U.S. with a classroom incorporating the technology.
Students in select graduate programs at the Robinson College of Business take courses through Robinson Anywhere which features HD video screens, HD robotic cameras that follow instructors around the room, and technology that generates augmented reality and virtual reality experiences such as student polling and virtual breakout rooms. Robinson is the first school in the South and the third in the U.S. with a classroom incorporating the technology.
Students in select graduate programs at the Robinson College of Business take courses through Robinson Anywhere which features HD video screens, HD robotic cameras that follow instructors around the room, and technology
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10 Strategies to Create Workplaces That Are More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive

Lisa Ong spent 30 years at PwC, most recently as national diversity director, before leaving in January to launch her own consulting business, Wishing Out Loud. She expected to be busy, but had no idea how quickly demand for her services would accelerate. “Everyone is calling asking for more help in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging,” she says. “I’ve never seen this many people who are willing to raise their hand and say, ‘I need to do better. I want to do better. Help me do it.’”

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