Tag Archives: Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Pipeline Needed

Legislatively Speaking

By Senator, Lena C. Taylor

Lena C. Taylor

This week ushered in a fresh opportunity to review, reconsider and recommit to the work needed to ensure that people of color are reflected in hiring and leadership roles across all aspects of government.  While celebrating the installation of a new governor, many African-Americans flooded the halls of the state capitol.  Many came to witness the swearing-in of three newly elected members of the state Assembly, to include Representatives LaKeshia Myers (Milwaukee), Kaylan Haywood (Milwaukee), and Shelia Stubbs (Madison) and witness history as Mandela Banes sworn in as the 1st African-American Lt. Governor of the state.  In fact, there was a lot of historical firsts from this incoming group of black legislators to include that…

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A path to economic diversification and inclusion

The debate on the benefits of trade has dominated this decade, and Africa has cast its vote for more and better trade with itself. In March 2018, African countries signed a landmark trade agreement, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which commits countries to remove tariffs on 90 percent of goods, progressively liberalize trade in services, and address a host of other non-tariff barrier. If successfully implemented, the agreement will create a single African market of over a billion consumers with a total GDP of over $3 trillion. This will make Africa the largest free trade area in the world.

What is less known about the AfCFTA is that its scope exceeds that of a traditional free trade area, which generally focus on trade in goods, to include trade in…

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Corporate Diversity: Maxine Waters To Press Companies On Inclusion

Corporate America has been put on notice about its lack of diversity by California’s Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, who is poised to chair a key congressional committee.

See Also: Ken Chenault Knows The Secret To Solving The Corporate Diversity Problem

Waters intends to use her new authority to pressure companies to hire more people of color and women to serve in top positions, Politico reported on Wednesday.

After sweeping House Republicans out of power in the midterm elections, Waters is expected to make history on Jan. 3 as the first woman and first African-American chair of the House Financial Services Committee. That enables her to turn up the heat on American’s wealthiest corporations.

The lack of diversity at Fortune 500 companies is shameful. About 73 percent of whites…

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Oradian and new West African partner TAB Finance join forces to boost financial inclusion

TAB Finance, a new microfinance bank licensed by the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea, joins Oradian’s (www.Oradian.com) global community of visionary financial institutions. With this strategic partnership, Oradian is expanding its presence in West Africa. TAB Finance is now enabled to boost financial inclusion in remote, hard-to-reach communities through Oradian’s toolset.

Microfinance institutions in frontier markets across West Africa are leapfrogging legacy systems and deciding to implement solutions that provide world-class best practices. Digitalisation is increasingly important because it offers fintech providers such as mobile money apps the capacity to integrate with core banking systems. With its cloud-based…

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Goal 50: Which absent African is most deserving of inclusion?

Many of the continent’s big names missed out on Goal’s celebration of the world’s greatest players.


As is often the case with sporting lists celebrating the best or worst in a particular field, it’s often the names who haven’t been included who generate as much discussion as those who have.

African players have consistently been represented in the Goal 50, and this year is no different, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly all making the cut.

These inclusions won’t prompt too much disagreement; Salah is coming off the back of a sublime maiden season with Liverpool, while Mane has been unfortunate to have been in the Egyptian’s shadow at Anfield after enjoying an excellent campaign himself.

Koulibaly has also continued to bolster…

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Kentucky communities, historic sites, focus on diversity and inclusion – The Advocate-Messenger


Guest columnist

Civil Rights activist Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Were Garvey alive today, he would likely commend the efforts of several Kentucky communities that are allowing those roots to flourish.

From Russellville to Lexington and points beyond, our communities are telling more diverse stories about our past, even when that history is difficult.

Civil War enthusiasts know Russellville as the site where secessionist Kentuckians established a provisional state government that supported the Confederacy. Although Kentucky’s rebel governors never held any power, their efforts, in terms of the Bluegrass State’s Civil War story, put Russellville on the…

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