United Airlines Holdings Extends Leading Commitment To Diversity in the Board Room

United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) recently announced that as part of its overall commitment to recruit and develop more diverse talent to better serve customers, its Board of Directors expects to add a second Black board member. The Board of Directors collectively agreed last December to further diversify the board, conduct a search and recruit an additional Black board member. “As the first Latino to lead a major airline, I know from experience that a company can only truly thrive if those at the top are as diverse as the…

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New IPA research pinpoints how to attract and retain diverse talent

New IPA research has revealed how UK students perceive the ad industry and what they are looking for in a future organisation, providing invaluable insights for agencies to attract and retain fresh talent. The results highlight a significant lack of awareness and knowledge about ad agencies by this demographic, yet a keen interest to join the business. It also shows that real differences exist in the emphasis that men and women, and white and Black Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, place on the qualities of their future managers and workplaces.…

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Duke Energy Progress Extends Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion to Financial Sector

Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has successfully closed a $700 million debt offering with the help of seven diverse and minority-owned financial firms. This transaction, which involved African American-, disabled-veteran-, Hispanic- and women-owned brokerage firms as co-underwriters to sell the notes, marks the fourth significant transaction since 2016 by a Duke Energy franchise that engaged diversity-owned financial institutions as it raises low-cost capital for investments in cleaner, smarter energy infrastructure. Duke Energy Ohio, Duke Energy Florida and Piedmont Natural Gas have also completed similar transactions. “As we…

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BBC Radio & Music boosts its diversity commitments with £12 million of dedicated funding and new targeted initiatives

BBC Radio & Music has announced it is boosting its commitments to diversity and inclusion, with a clear goal to be the best organisation in the audio sector to work with and for, with an inclusive culture, diverse teams and representative programmes. As a first in the radio industry, BBC Radio is committing £12m of its existing commissioning budget over the next three years specifically towards diverse and inclusive content. This significant amount of money covers new programming commissioned by network radio and BBC Sounds from 21/22, open to both…

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The One Club Adds to Diversity of Board, Naming SVA’s Gail Anderson and Ogilvy’s Sherina Florence

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost nonprofit organization supporting the global creative community, has enhanced diversity within its leadership with the appointments of Gail Anderson, chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and Sherina Florence, creative director at Ogilvy, New York, to its National Board of Directors. The pair, selected from a long list of highly qualified creative leaders, were nominated by David Baldwin, head of Baldwin&, Raleigh, and Steve Sandstrom, creative director, designer and founder at Sandstrom Partners, Portland,…

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