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July 16, 2020 | The Impact Executive

Powering Gender Equality

Damilola Ogunbiyi embodies what it means to be an Impact Executive, driving action toward energy for all and, more specifically, energy for economic growth.  As CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Co-Chair...

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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 | Anne Brady

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 8, 2020 | Lindsey Wagner

How The Pandemic Should Reform Our Work Culture

It’s time for a culture shift. We live in an always-on work environment. We talk about our workaholism with a sense of pride. We start early and stay late. We work weekends. COVID-19 has only compounded this way of life. There...

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July 7, 2020 | The Impact Executive

Aligning Business With Civil Society

Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Inclusive Finance, provides deep insight on what it means to be an Impact Executive, inspiring generations of employees at Citi and advancing progress for the LGBTQ community.  On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court, by a vote of...

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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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June 18, 2020 | Julia Cox

We Are All Connected

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the ongoing climate crisis there are many disruptions not only in today’s world, but also in the way we do business. Many are left wondering how all these crises can be happening simultaneously. The answer is that they are all connected and that we are all connected as...

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June 17, 2020 | Alex Davis

Tech Companies Struggle With Racial Biases In Facial Recognition

Amid a national reckoning over racial inequality, companies are increasingly moving to scrutinize bias in their products and practices. In the tech sector, leading companies are rethinking their relationships with law enforcement, particularly when it comes to facial recognition software. ...

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June 16, 2020 | The Impact Executive

Leading On The Right Side of Right

Change is hard but Mayor Frank Scott Jr, the 73rd mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, is still dedicated to building better lives for his own citizens.  When asked how to go about change, Scott sees the answer through three distinct lenses:...

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