Around this time last year, I was weighing my grad school options. The Erb Institute rose to the top pretty early on in the process. Once I visited campus and got a taste of the sense of community the program fostered, I was sold. Of the multitude of high-value opportunities available through the Ross School of Business, the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Erb institute itself, here are a few that have been the most valuable in my graduate school career thus far.
by Kamau Bobb, Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech
Over the last year, the CECP Systemic Investment in Equity, Talent, and Tech (ETT) Accelerate Community has grappled with issues at the heart of diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. The lack of significant collective progress coupled with the current national tenor suggests this is an appropriate moment of reckoning. The nature of the problem is so embedded in the social challenges of the country that the only way to achieve meaningful impact is to move collectively and with careful reflection.
Booz Allen Hamilton has received the top score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the fourth consecutive year and has again been named a “best place to work for disability inclusion” by the DEI.
Company receives perfect score on the 2018 Disability Equality Index
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of the company's commitment to prioritizing the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced it has been named a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" on the annual Disability Equality Index (DEI). The company received a perfect score of 100 for the second year in a row.
Booz Allen is proud to announce that we have achieved a 100% score on the third annual Disability Equality Index (DEI®), the nation’s most trusted annual benchmarking tool allowing America’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices.
I’m not exactly the poster child for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Aside from the long, tied-back hair and subtle earring that project a superficial divergence from the norm, I appear to be the mainstream standard for privilege: straight, white, cisgender male from a socioeconomically stable upbringing. The assessment is on point: I am privileged. As such, it may come as a surprise that I am the one writing about DEI. So, before I share my current DEI work at Common Impact, let me share my story.