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The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C. | News

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The pursuit of the American Dream has often been a Dream Deferred for African-Americans.  Even in 2020 Blacks still face Systemic Racism which often halts those dreams. Yesterday in the nation’s capital, The Black Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Action (IDEA) Coalition hosted a virtual summit on DEI which featured a stellar cast of corporate executives, business leaders and thought leaders on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. They had presenters from Gallup, Enterprise Community Partners and The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to name a few. They discussed proven measurable solutions to address DEI. 

Less than one percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are Black. Recently, Wells Fargo CEO, Charles Scharf was quoted saying, “There is a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from,” when questioned on Capitol Hill. Despite the recent heightened interest in Diversity and Inclusion and companies pledging

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The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C.

The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C.

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The pursuit of the American Dream has often been a Dream Deferred for African-Americans.  Even in 2020 Blacks still face Systemic Racism which often halts those dreams. Yesterday in the nation’s capital, The Black Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Action (IDEA) Coalition hosted a virtual summit on DEI which featured a stellar cast of corporate executives, business leaders and thought leaders on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. They had presenters from Gallup, Enterprise Community Partners and The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to name a few. They discussed proven measurable solutions to address DEI. 

The Black IDEA Summit flyer.
The Black IDEA Summit flyer.

Less than one percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are Black. Recently, Wells Fargo CEO, Charles Scharf was quoted saying, “There is a very

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Forbes Announces First-Ever Small Business Summit, Presented By Square

Speakers include Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook; Cory Booker, U.S. Senator (D-NJ); Tim Armstrong, Founder & CEO, The DTX Company; Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder & CEO, BirchBox; Rebecca Minkoff, Designer; and Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley 

NEW YORKSept. 22, 2020 – Forbes, in partnership with Square, today announced the speaker lineup for the first-ever Small Business Summit, taking place virtually on September 25. This invitation-only event brings this together small business leaders with key business leaders, policymakers and serial entrepreneurs for actionable insights, workshops, and discussions on the issues that matter most to the more than 125 million small businesses worldwide.

Speakers include:

  • Tim Armstrong, Founder & CEO, The DTX Company, Former CEO of Oath and AOL
  • Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder & CEO, BirchBox
  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator (D-NJ)
  • Jovita Carranza, 26th Administrator, Small Business Association
  • Alda Leu Dennis, General Partner, Initialized Capital
  • Kenny
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Tulsa’s Annual Small Business Summit Going Virtual

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 5:24 am

By: Cal Day

Small business owners and employees will meet for the annual Tulsa Small Business Summit, however this year it will be a little bit different than usual.

The summit will be held virtually, and more than 300 people are expected to attend.

The summit will be a half day event featuring breakout sessions and keynote speakers.

An awards ceremony will cap off the event, highlighting those making a splash in the small business industry.

Weldon Bowman is the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Small Business Connection chairman and a small business owner.

He’s been attending the conference for years and said that it is a time for small business owners to come together and share new ideas.

Bowman said many small businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 and the breakout sessions will address the pandemic.

According to Bowman the summit is important because

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Pandemic Challenges Companies to Master Customer Signals, Oracle Execs Say at Cloud CX Virtual Summit

Companies shifting their customer service agents to remote locations amid the COVID-19 pandemic needed, and still need, to master customer signals Oracle executives said at the Oracle Cloud CX Virtual Summit today.

“There was a massive disruption in business,” said Rob Tarkoff, executive vice president of the Oracle CX and Data Cloud. “The shift happened in days, not months.”

The shift created several questions for contact center operators: How to support employees who were suddenly remote? How to conduct business-to-business meetings that had previously been done in person? How to interact with customers in the changed economy where jobless claims were running in the millions.

For contact center operators, that meant it was essential to master customer signals, Tarkoff told the online audience. “We needed to be authentic. We don’t know what the new normal will look like. We also needed to be more empathetic with customers.”

For Oracle, the

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HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition Concludes with Business Fest in Beijing

After rounds of intense contests starting from May 15, the HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition (HICOOL) concludes on September 12 in Beijing.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200913005065/en/

HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition Concludes with Business Fest in Beijing (Photo: Business Wire)

Themed “Envision Your Future”, the summit consists of award ceremony, signing ceremony of HCOOL Business School, HICOOL Service Manager and Industrial Park signing ceremony, dialogues with renowned entrepreneurs and investors, and presentations from industry giants and start-ups. The summit also has an interactive exhibition area that promises the visitors an immersive experience of cutting-edge technologies.

Cooperating with world’s top investors, businesses and academic institutes, HICOOL has developed an entrepreneurial ecosystem, facilitating global entrepreneurs to impact the future.

Entrepreneurship competition: 10 million RMB (USD 1.4 million) of direct investment available for winning projects

After rounds intense competition, 100 contestants from

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Watch the fireside chat with industry legend Emily Greer here | Investment Summit Online

Kongregate co-founder will talk about working with indie studios and setting up her own in Double Loop Games

Our next Investment Summit Online session will be a fireside chat between Emily Greer and GamesIndustry.biz UK editor James Batchelor.

Greer co-founded Kongregate with her brother Jim Greer in 2006. She served as COO and later CEO of the publisher during a 13-year run that ended last May when she stepped down to co-found Double Loop Games, a new indie studio “dedicated to making delightful, relaxing experiences for the biggest audience in games:
people who don’t think of themselves as gamers.”

This session starts at 7pm BST / 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Investment Summit Online is a two-day conference and business event, featuring free online talks about how to secure funding and grow your company.

You can view the full schedule at live.gamesindustry.biz.

Alongside these, more than 150

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Got Stuck? Learn To Pivot From The Kentucky Derby And The Derby Diversity Business Summit

Established in 1875, the Kentucky Derby is the longest-running sporting event in the U.S.A. The iconic horse race always takes place the first weekend in May. And few would deny the financial and entertainment success of this event.

In standard years, the race is preceded by a month of celebrations and festivals and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators.

This year the pandemic prompted tradition-busting pivots in the Derby. Instead of running the race the first weekend of May, the date since 1946, the event kicked off the first weekend in September.

The famous racetrack, Churchill Downs, saw only a handful of horse owners and trainers

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