THE D&I Roundup from COLOR – September Edition Part I

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In this issue, Dr. Phyllis Hubbard returns to share with us her personal and professional advice for falling back into self-care this season, staff writer Andre LaFontant touches base with Tulaine Montgomery, Co-CEO of Venture Philanthropy Organization New Profit, a long-time partner and supporter Ihliana Rojas Saldana opens pre-orders for her latest book: Extraordinary Latinas just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month and more! Access your D&I news below: 

Tulaine Montgomery. Courtesy of New Profit

A New, Soulful Voice in Venture Philanthropy

Tulaine Montgomery’s soul booms as if expressed through a megaphone. The authority of her words serves to amplify their metronome-informed flow. Indeed, the Co-CEO of New Profit—a venture philanthropy organization supporting social entrepreneurs building solutions to advance equity and opportunity in America —possesses the gift of identifying the rhythm of ideas and building upon them in order to produce breakthrough innovations birthed from communities of color. 




Fall Back into Self Care- Part 1

Dr. Phyllis Hubbard returns to share with us her personal and professional advice for falling back into self-care this season. Learn how returning to nature can help invigorate and empower you to take care and take off this fall. Make sure you stay tuned for the healing three-part op-ed series.






Shaun Harper. Steve Cohn.

Entertainment Companies Need to Invest ‘Blockbuster’ Money in Equity: DEI Experts

Several DEI experts who are advising the industry told Insider said Hollywood is still falling short on many aspects of diversity and inclusion and need to rectify that by:

1.) Investing ‘blockbuster’ money to get blockbuster results

2.) People of color need access to power in the industry- people from underrepresented groups need to be empowered within their organizations

3.) Hollywood needs to rally around elevating Black voices and voices of other underrepresented groups


Men of COLOR Leadership Conference – New York (Courtesy of COLOR)

You’ve Built a Racially Diverse Team. But Have You Built an Inclusive Culture?

Harvard Business Review recently published an article on building an inclusive culture. It’s one thing to have a racially diverse team. It’s another to unleash that team’s potential to do great things in your organization. And yet there is very little guidance on how, exactly, to do the latter. In this article, the author outlines three research-backed strategies. First, learn to recognize difference instead of pretending it doesn’t exist. Second, work to uncover common ground. And third, commit to having difficult conversations instead of avoiding them.




Bed, Bath & Beyond Names Nicole Cokley Dunlap as its Chief Diversity Officer (Photo BB&B)

Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints Nicole Cokley Dunlap as Chief Diversity Officer

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced on Aug. 24, that it named Nicole Cokley Dunlap as its Chief Diversity Officer. Cokley Dunlap will lead the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE & I) strategy.









Authors of COLOR – Hispanic Heritage Month Edtion

EXTRAORDINARY LATINAS: Powerful Voices of Resilience, Courage & Empowerment aims to inspire and empower. Through the collection of personal experiences from 12 extraordinary Latinas, we hope to provide the encouragement, grit, and power to stand up and elevate the reader’s voice to achieve whatever they put their mind to.

To know they are not alone. Whether they feel like the only one in their circle, community, company, or industry, they can find in Extraordinary Latinas a group of powerful women that have gone through similar experiences and will help them step up, and find their voice through power, presence, and representation to make an impact in their personal and professional life.


Last Chance to Register: Women of COLOR Innovator Awards

The Women of COLOR Innovator Awards (WOCIA) honors professionals and institutions whose new and creative businesses, products, and/or ideas help foster innovation in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other industries. See this year’s honorees! & Register today!


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