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Johnson & Johnson to Address Racial and Social Injustice Through Platform that Aims to Eliminate Health Inequities for People of Color

Johnson & Johnson commits $100 million over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions
Press Release

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Johnson & Johnson announced today $100 million in commitments and collaborations over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the United States. Society has been significantly impacted by systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic decline throughout this year, which have all spotlighted healthcare inequities.

Building a Career Beyond the Military: How One Veteran Found Success in the Corporate World

Blog

Justyn Clevenger spent eight years in the Army, from deployment in Afghanistan to service in the Army National Guard. He was a satellite communications specialist while in the Army, but his first civilian job while in the guard was as a mechanic.

It was our company that gave Justyn a job opportunity that aligned better with the communications skills he developed in the Army. We brought Justyn on board as a desktop analyst to undertake Windows migration work here, similar to a Windows 7 migration project he led while in the Army.

Beyond Inclusion: Fostering Belonging in Times of Crisis

Words by Abha Malpani
Blog

In the midst of a global pandemic, an economic recession, and a historic racial equity and justice movement, the idea of business-as-usual has become obsolete as many deal with feelings of isolation and concern about the future.     

The workplace itself has become a reflection of the current environment, requiring leaders to reimagine how they strengthen and sustain inclusive work cultures where employees feel like they belong and can thrive, a function typically led by the diversity and inclusion (D&I) teams within a company. 

Black Entrepreneurship Gets $2M Boost as Foundations and Media and Technology Company Invest in Miami-Based Center

Press Release

MIAMI, November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and Comcast NBCUniversal announced today over $2 million in investments to support the Center for Black Innovation’s mission to increase Black entrepreneurship in Miami and throughout the nation.

Previously known as Code Fever Miami, the center will provide startup and investor education for Black tech entrepreneurs in cities across the nation. 

How the Center works

CIT Announces Grant to Urban League of San Diego to Enhance Digital Access During COVID-19

Grant is awarded through The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco's 2020 AHEAD Program
Press Release

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - CIT and its Pasadena-based banking subsidiary CIT Bank, N.A.

Comcast NBCUniversal Joins the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition as Executive Member

Press Release

November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Comcast NBCUniversal joined the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition as an Executive-level partner as the Coalition works towards its goal of doubling the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women graduating with computing bachelor’s degrees by 2025.

As a global media and technology company, Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to addressing systemic barriers and racial justice in tech is impactful.

American Airlines Announces Members of the Community Council

Press Release

FORT WORTH, Texas, November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – American Airlines today announced the founding members of its Community Council. The Council, announced in June, is an important part of the airline’s deepening commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion following this year’s social unrest and the country’s reckoning with race in America.

Alexion Joins the Women in STEM Ireland Campaign

Blog

Since it was founded at the end of 2018, the Women in Alexion network (WIA) has had two objectives. Externally, through events such as the annual I WISH Conference, the group focuses on inspiring young women and girls to pursue education and careers within STEM. Internally, it supports women in the workplace through training and guidance that further their personal development and careers.  

Rona Fourté Breaks Down Barriers and Promotes Supplier Inclusion

Article

Rona joined United Airlines in October 2019 as the leader of their supplier diversity program. In collaboration with United’s Global Community Engagement team, whose objectives include breaking down barriers and promoting inclusion, Rona is responsible for the development and implementation of business enterprise programs to meet diversity goals through advocacy, influence, training and analysis.

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