Diversity under the Trump Administration – Javier Palomarez, President of the USHCC, joins Trumps Diversity Coalition

Javier Palomarez, the President of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), has accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to join his transition team and diversity coalition. Palomarez has not been too friendly of Trump in the past. The USHCC endorsed fellow GOP Presidential candidate John Kasich during the primary and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton … Read more

Game of Thrones lacks diversity but is that really an issue?

The HBO show Game of Thrones (Thrones) is one of the biggest phenomenon’s in cable television. From incredible storytelling, compelling characters, and outstanding battle scenes, Thrones has captivated audiences despite its lack of diversity. But is this an issue really? As a reader of the books, I’ve noticed that the show is MUCH more diverse … Read more

Scholars prove that diversity is not inherently dangerous….yay!

In reading the recent Washington Post article asking the question “Is diversity inherently dangerous”, I was reminded of the Social Network scene in which Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) checked the math of the prosecuting attorney when she calculated 19,000.00 for her defendant, as shown below. Now although I understand the need for empirical … Read more

This week in Small Business Tech News from @forbes

Amazon has a drone delivering packages, Yahoo accounts get hacked, and much more from Gene Marks , writer for Forbes, in Small Business Tech News from the past week. Amazon is not only changing the retail and grocery industry, the delivery processing industry is next. This past week Amazon shipped its first package via drone. … Read more

Is San Diego the top city for veteran entrepreneurship?

There are currently an estimated 229,000 military veterans living in the city of San Diego. According to the New York Times, the “100-mile radius supports more military and Coast Guard personnel than any other metropolitan area in the country, according to the Department of Defense.”  The high concentration of military veterans is thanks to the … Read more

Creative Access: The miseducation of the word fairness

Have you ever heard the saying “life isn’t fair?” I’m sure many of you have.  The purpose of the saying is to convey the idea that life doesn’t conform to a person’s belief of fairness.  When it comes to the word fair, most people often take the stance of “What is fair….for me”.  In the … Read more

The Information Ranks Venture Capital Funds based on Diversity

The Information is a niche Tech news site that began ranking venture capital firms based on gender, age and ethnic diversity in 2015.  With another year in the books, the organization has released its latest rankings which you can find by clicking the link below: https://www.theinformation.com/future-list According to the site, the rankings were based off … Read more

Major League Baseball is looking to expand its supplier diversity

Corey Smith is the Senior Director of Supplier Diversity and Strategic Sourcing at Major League Baseball (MLB).  Having met Mr Smith myself I can definitely say that the man is serious about promoting diversity within the organization.  While the MLB has been in the news for having to fire search firm Korn Ferry for its … Read more

How one picture overshadowed diversity gains for Dropbox

Dropbox has increased its workplace diversity numbers in 2016.  In a celebration of its accomplishment, the company released a photo showcasing its commitment to diversity.  Unfortunately the picture, at a glance, was not made up of diverse individuals. When it comes to ethnicity, often times individuals are categorized by assumptions.  If someone sees a dark … Read more

Missouri non-profit SEED$ is supporting local businesses with micro loans and training

Founded in 2013, the Southeast Economic Development Fund (SEED$) helps entrepreneurs in the surrounding Missouri area develop and grow their businesses.  “The non-profit organization serves an eight-county area: St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, Madison, Iron, Perry, Bollinger and Cape Girardeau.“ In an effort to help expand awareness for business opportunities and development SEED$ provides one-on-one business … Read more