Andréa Richardson provides strategic counsel to top global brands

For over two decades, Andréa Richardson has provided strategic counsel to top global corporations, nonprofits and public entities on diversity, inclusion and equity strategies, multicultural marketing, crisis management, reputation management, branding, customer engagement and corporate social responsibility. Richardson’s work in the area of multicultural and diversity initiatives has been recognized by her peers. Richardson spearheaded […]

H&M’s Ezinne Kwubiri on the importance of diversity, innovation and style

Ezinne Kwubiri continues to break barriers in corporate America. After beginning her career in diversity and inclusion at Viacom Media, Kwubiri earned a newly created position as the head of inclusion and diversity for H&M North America. Kwubiri develops and implements strategy to make H&M a more inclusive and diverse company in North America. During […]

What’s to blame for so few Blacks in Major League Baseball?

The life of Jackie Robinson was celebrated throughout Major League Baseball on Monday, April 15, 2019. It was on that day in 1947 Robinson broke color barriers as the first African American to play in the majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The anniversary of Robinson’s first game has been commemorated since 2004. Every major leaguer […]

Black lawyer crisis: Major law firms have no Black attorneys

Lawyers of Color just published the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms, the first-ever comprehensive listing of Black attorney percentages at nearly 400 law firms, including the nation’s largest firms. The research revealed that while nearly 40 law firms have over 5 percent Black attorneys, the vast majority of corporate law firms have low […]

Education activist Andriel Dees says Black women’s voices matter

Andriel Dees is recognized as one of the most outstanding women of color in education. She has served as director of equity, diversity and inclusion at Capella University and chief diversity officer for the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. A graduate of Hampton University and William Mitchell College of Law, she currently is the system Civil […]

Atlanta Hawks’ Nzinga Shaw on the impact of Black women in leadership roles

As the chief diversity and inclusion officer of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena, Nzinga Shaw is the first person to hold the position in the National Basketball Association. Shaw credits her educational background from institutions such as Spelman College, the University of Pennsylvania, and studying abroad at the University of Oxford in the United […]

US Bank’s Black history program reaches young entrepreneurs

U.S. Bank did a phenomenal job of recognizing Black History Month through the empowering efforts of their annual Black history program that saluted businesses and touted the impact of community banking. Greg Cunningham, VP, and head of diversity and inclusion, was one of the many high-level U.S. Bank officials who were present and willing to reach out to […]