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D&I News Roundup from COLOR – Women’s History Month Edition

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In this issue, COLOR celebrates the women of color who made history at Color and delivered meaningful impact in their careers. Travel back into the archive with us to read exclusive interviews with COLOR Magazine’s Founder Josefina Bonilla, long-time COLOR supporter and DEI champion at TJX Companies, Dr. Beverly Edgehill, and catch up on the latest features from some of our Power List honorees.  

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Josefina Bonilla Providing Closing Remarks at WOC2018,

Josefina Bonilla Providing Closing Remarks at WOC2018, | Photo by Christopher Huang

Josefina Bonilla: Leaving A Legacy to Follow

Twelve years ago, Josefina Bonilla founded Color Magazine, a premier diversity and inclusion publication determined to shift the narrative around professionals of color in the US. After selling Color Magazine to BridgeTower Media (BTM) in 2017 and shepherding the company through the transition as the magazine’s President and Publisher, as well as Chief Diversity Officer to BTM, Josefina ventures toward new horizons. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts – Boston. 


Dr. Beverly Edgehill speaking at the 2017 TJX ERG Summit photo by Christopher Huang

Dr. Beverly Edgehill: Empowerment Embodied

More than an executive at a multinational brand, Dr. Edgehill is a role model for anyone striving to become outspoken, mindful, compassionate, and influential. Authenticity and holistic kindness remain at the core of the work she does for herself, her family, professional team, and community. Dr. Beverly Edgehill is charting a path towards a future where empowerment is an experience the world can share in. I had the honor and extreme pleasure of spending an hour getting to know this indelible leader. Read on and be moved, inspired, and welcomed.


Front Cover of the Power 50 CDOs Special Digital Publication (source: COLOR)

Celeste Warren: Three Keys to DEI Impact

Celeste Warren leads Merck’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence as its Vice President of Global D&I. In the last eight years, Warren developed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies and roadmaps for advancing and embedding D&I throughout the organization while working with global leaders, enhancing employee experience, and maximizing business performance. She shares her personal keys to creating impactful DEI organizations in an exclusive interview with COLOR. Don’t miss it!





Dr. Carla Carten, (courtesy of Mass General Brigham)

Dr. Carla Carten: Together Is Better

Dr. Carla Carten serves Mass General Brigham serves as the interim Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer within the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). She has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of strategic planning, diversity & inclusion, health equity and change management. Dr. Carten leads the system-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and the United Against Racism Strategy.

Read her exclusive profile on page 08 of the Power 50 CDOs special digital publication.


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The Tests, Trials, and Truths of Colorism

DEI expert Nicole A. Simmonds-Jordan explores the “class hierarchy and fear factor” imposed by the overvaluing of white, Eurocentric beauty standards and expectations in US society today.




Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating A Culture of Belonging at Work by Ruchika Tulshyan

Authors of COLOR: Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating A Culture of Belonging at Work by Ruchika Tulshyan

Tulshyan centers the workplace experience of women of color, who are subject to both gender and racial bias. It is at the intersection of gender and race, she shows, that we discover the kind of inclusion policies that benefit all. Tulshyan debunks the idea of the “level playing field” and explains how leaders and organizations can use their privilege for good by identifying and exposing bias, knowing that they typically have less to lose in speaking up than a woman of color does.

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