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Andre Iguodala: Pivoting Your Playbook

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Carla speaks with investor and three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala about becoming a venture partner at the Catalyst Fund, which focuses on investing in companies founded by African American, Hispanic and women entrepreneurs

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Carla speaks with investor and three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala about becoming a venture partner at the Catalyst Fund, which focuses on investing in companies founded by African American, Hispanic and women entrepreneurs

Paving the Path to Economic Equality for Women Around the World

Louise Pentland, EVP, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer
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UN Women recently announced the latest group of organizations to join its Generation Equality “Action Coalitions” initiative, established to propel greater movement towards advancing gender equality. I’m so proud to count PayPal among these organizations in our role as the private sector leader for the Economic Justice and Rights Coalition.

A Chance to Win $50,000 From FedEx for Your Small Business

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The story of your small business is one worth telling

You’ve grown stronger and wiser over the last year. And the valuable new lessons you’ve learned have helped you become more focused than ever before. Now you have a chance to win $50,000 to help you continue growing your business. Enter the 9th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest today.

Here are a few simple tips to help you get started

The Partnership, Inc. Launches New North Carolina Mid-Career Leadership Accelerator Program

Program provides essential leadership development to underrepresented leaders in the industries driving the economy of the Research Triangle and Charlotte region
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BOSTON, February 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Partnership, Inc. announces the launch of its North Carolina Mid-Career Leadership Accelerator Program. The Accelerator Program, designed in collaboration with Biogen, develops mid-career professionals in strengthening and expanding their leadership capacity.

Bacardi and The NAACP Are Backing the B.A.R. with Grants to Black-Owned Businesses in the Industry

The focus is to support diversity in the beverage alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industry
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Coral Gables, Fla., February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ – According to Nielsen, the Black community is significantly underrepresented in the ownership portion of the United States’ On-premise retail industry (bars and restaurants) at only seven (7) percent. Bacardi U.S.A. and the NAACP want to change that. The NAACP will be awarding Bacardi-sponsored grants to Black-owned businesses in the beverage alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries as part of the Backing the B.A.R.

CIT Presents at LA Launch and Grow Virtual Workshop in Partnership with Operation HOPE, Inc.

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Heather Ellison, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking and Rolland Mattoon, Director of Small Business, presented on how to create a comprehensive business plan to a group of women entrepreneurs at the LA Launch and Grow virtual workshop in partnership with Operation HOPE, Inc.

Whole Planet Foundation Is Funding Women Entrepreneurs

Virtual Event to Alleviate Poverty Launches March 7th
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Whole Planet Foundation is celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs during March 7-8 with a virtual event in honor

This Program Trains Survivors of Human Trafficking for Careers in Tech

Words by Roya Sabri
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Picture this: a tech company deploying projects built and developed by survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence. It may seem like a long shot in a world where those individuals so often find themselves stuck in cycles of abuse and exploitation, but nonprofit tech incubator AnnieCannons has achieved a self-sustaining and scalable system of economic empowerment for survivors. 

Breaking vicious cycles of human trafficking

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Power bills are Australia’s second biggest source of financial stress after rent, surveys indicate. Households often find themselves confronted with unexpectedly high bills, complex calculations of charges and discounts, and difficulties in comparing different pricing plans. It is easy to understand their frustration.

With this in mind, EnergyAustralia launched the customer innovation platform, On by EnergyAustralia, in November 2019 to make household power plans clearer and to develop simpler and innovative services that save time, money and energy.

United, Chase and Visa Team up to Celebrate Black History Month

United Explorer and United Club Visa Cardmembers earn five total miles for every dollar donated to select charities supporting civil rights and education
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CHICAGO, February 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- In honor of Black History Month, United Airlines, Chase and Visa are encouraging and rewarding United Credit Cardmembers who make donations to non-profits focused on providing access to educational opportunities for Black students and supporting human and civil rights policies. Between February 1 and March 15, 2021, United Explorer and United Club Visa Cardmembers will receive five total miles for every dollar (up to $1,000) in donations made to the following organizations:

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