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Closing the Disability Employment Gap

By: Dawnita Wilson

People with Disabilities are among the highest unemployed populations in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5 percent in 2016, about twice that of those with no disability (4.6 percent). As employers, this not only provides a significant opportunity to positively impact the workforce, but also, to positively impact the lives of many highly qualified individuals who are often overlooked.

A Call to Business Leaders: We Have a Job to Do This International Women’s Day


By Benevity Founder & CEO Bryan de Lottinville

It's International Women’s Day and we are being called on to #BeBoldForChange. Why, you might ask, is a middle-aged, white male CEO writing about International Women’s Day? The truth is that I believe I am part of the problem, and I’m determined to do something about it.

Carnival Corporation Among “50 Best Companies for Diversity” Per Black Enterprise Magazine

World’s largest leisure travel company recognized for commitment to an inclusive and diverse workforce
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World’s largest leisure travel company recognized for commitment to an inclusive and diverse workforce

Honor aligns with company’s 2020 sustainability goals to encourage positive work environment and drive employee engagement

Norfolk Southern Goes Grassroots with Diversity and Inclusion

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Recognizing the benefits of a diverse workforce, Norfolk Southern has established employee Diversity and Inclusion Councils in each of its 10 operating divisions. These grassroots councils promote a respectful workplace, contribute to business goals, and maximize employee potential. By the end of 2015, more than 200 employees were serving on the councils.

JetBlue: Valuing Differences Makes Us Stronger


Supporting Veterans

Hiring veterans is not only the right thing to, it’s also good for our business- veterans offer specialized skills and unique experiences.

5 Keys to Unlocking Diverse Talent


George Chavel

Sodexo, President & CEO - Sodexo North America

Last week I had the privilege of attending the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting.  The event brought together nearly 1,000 leaders from business, philanthropy, and government to develop solutions for economic growth, long-term competitiveness, and social mobility in the United States.

Our 2014 Report Card: Progress Toward Goals

By: Jenny Robertson

We’re in the thick of sustainability reporting season.

For those of you unfamiliar, just picture your actual and/or virtual desktop buried in long drafts, spreadsheets, sticky notes and memos. For my reporting comrades, congratulations on finding your keyboard and a bit of free time.

FedEx Recognized as Top Company for Diversity

Black Enterprise Announces 2012 List of 40 Best Companies for Diversity
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(3BL Media) Memphis, TN - July 11, 2012 - Today FedEx Corp. joined an elite group of corporations named by Black Enterprise as the “40 Best Companies for Diversity.” This marks the eighth consecutive year that the respected publication has recognized FedEx for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Black Enterprise highlighted the company’s strong record in employing a diverse workforce. More than 40 percent of the 225,000 FedEx U.S. domestic team members are ethnic minorities. Overall, minorities comprise 29 percent of management positions.

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