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August 19, 2020 | Handshake

The Buzz Behind More Than A Vote

“Change isn’t made by watching from the sidelines.”- More Than a Vote’s motto More Than a Vote – a nonprofit started by a coalition of prominent Black athletes and artists – was recently launched to address systemic, targeted voter suppression...

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August 18, 2020 | Makayla Canfield

We Can — And Must — Talk About Mental Health

Annie Dillard once said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Whether we agree with it or not, our jobs have an immense impact on our lives. Americans spend a lot of time and energy every day working....

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August 3, 2020 | Sarah Weatherby

Corporate America: Are You Still Listening?

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives of many across the globe — and as social, economic, and political events continue to pose challenges to our nation — the need for more corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming apparent each...

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July 29, 2020 | Simone Singh

Why Woke-Washing Isn’t Enough

The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the US have been a beacon of hope, equality, and unity. As the historic movement continues to become more relevant, many companies have rushed to advertise their commitment to racial justice, without adequate action. ...

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July 28, 2020 | Handshake

The Business Case For Disability Inclusion

As calls for reform and racial justice continue to upend American politics, other minority groups are raising their voices for change. July marks thirty years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law yet disabled persons are still...

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July 24, 2020 | Karina Garibay

How To Build A New Normal Of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The past few months have brought visibility to the systemic inequalities pervading society and business as we know it. As a result, there is a surge in camaraderie happening within the private sector. This is both uplifting and promising in the quest to drive change and a new, much...

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July 15, 2020 | Lindsey Wagner

Elect Women.

In 2018, we elected a notable number of women to Congress. Even in a banner year, the share of women in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate is still just 23 and 26 percent, respectively. At the state level, we do not fare...

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July 13, 2020 | Makayla Canfield

Equality Can’t Wait

Calling all change makers and non-profits working to expand women’s power and influence in the U.S.! Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are looking to speed up the path to gender equality and awarding $30 million to the best ideas for...

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July 9, 2020 | Handshake

The Music Industry: Standing Up For Racial Inequality

All industries are facing intense pressure to address racial inequality and the music industry is no exception. In addition to a $1M donation to Color of Change, The Recording Academy is also partnering with the civil rights nonprofit to roll...

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July 6, 2020 | Neha Sodhi

Women’s Voting Centennial Is An Opportunity To Acknowledge Intersectionality

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”  August 18, 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. As organizations and...

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July 1, 2020 | Sarah Weatherby

America: We Have A Racial Wealth Gap Problem

For centuries, Black and Brown people have been denied the opportunity to build generational wealth in America. The heritage of slavery and discriminatory government policies, such as “Black Codes” during Jim Crow, the New Deal, the GI Bill and “redlining”, are just...

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June 26, 2020 | Simone Singh

The Era Of Accountability

At the beginning of this year, 2020 was dubbed the start of a Decade of Action: a global effort dedicated towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) In many ways, this year has been a catalyst of change, although not exactly in the...

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