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Jack Dorsey's departure leaves Twitter's culture at a crossroads. What new CEO Parag Agrawal does next has big implications for diversity in tech, experts say

Jack Dorsey has become a fierce antiracism advocate — but his company, Twitter, has struggled with diversity.Joe Raedle/Getty Images With Jack Dorsey stepping down as Twitter's CEO, the tech giant is at a cultural turning point. New CEO Parag Agrawal faces diversity challenges, including the representation of people of color. CEO consultants say Agrawal has the opportunity to make Twitter a leader in diversity and inclusion. Twitter's founder Jack Dorsey leaves behind a complicated le...
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Most Americans support CEOs speaking out on inequality, racism, and diversity, new survey shows

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman has become an outspoken advocate for leaders paying their workers fair wages.Evan Agostini/AP 63% of Americans believe CEOs "have a responsibility to take a stand" on societal issues. That's according to a recent poll conducted by the nonprofit research firm JUST Capital. The survey found Americans support CEOs speaking out on climate change and income inequality.  Since the summer of 2020, there's been debate in the business and political community over ...
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Demand for pet-friendly airlines soars 950%, with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue leading the way

Pets traveling by air.Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock Demand for pet-friendly airlines soared 950% in the last 12 months, a Next Vacay report said.  Alaska Airlines and JetBlue rank among the best, the travel service said in a press release.  "Traveling with pets is more common than ever before," Next Vacay's CEO Naveen Dittakavi added. Demand for pet-friendly airlines has surged exponentially over the past 12 months, according to a report by travel service, Next Vacay. Naveen Dittakavi, t...
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The Equity Talk: Despite the diversity reckoning of 2020, trans voices are still largely missing from corporate plans for the future

Samantha Lee/Insider Anti-trans legislation and attacks have reached record highs in 2021. For Trans Awareness Week, Insider spoke with two trans advocates who help educate CEOs. In an Equity Talk, Sean Coleman and Kayden Coleman shared what leaders need to do. Trans people are more visible than ever before in media and pop culture, but with visibility comes increased transphobic violence. Data from Insider's Transgender Homicide Project showed that 2021 is on track to be the deadliest y...
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13 striking photos of soldiers and civilians commemorating Veterans Day

Doc Spresser, of Frankford, Delaware, who served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, looks up at "The Three Soldiers" statue while visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Washington, November 11, 2020. Kevin LaMarque/Reuters Thursday is Veteran's Day, a holiday where Americans celebrate and honor those who have served. Originally called "Armistice Day," it was first observed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Here are 13 photos show the way veteran, active duty soldiers, ...
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From fashion star Telfar Clemens to JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, these 10 leaders are transforming how America addresses racial equity

The summer of 2020 and the year of 2021 forced business leaders to confront racism and racial inequity in new ways. Warrick Page/Getty Images For millions of Americans, 2020 and 2021 marked a turning point in the journey for racial equity. Industry leaders doubled down on the anti-racism work they'd been toiling over for years. Insider highlights the top 10 people transforming diversity and inclusion in business. Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for mor...
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The Equity Talk: People with disabilities get hired less, make less money, and are often excluded from media. Here's how one woman is leading the charge to fix that.

Samantha Lee/Insider Jill Houghton, the CEO of Disability In, is also someone living with a learning disability. DisabilityIN Jill Houghton is the CEO of Disability In, a nonprofit that helps CEOs make policies more inclusive. Houghton said people with disabilities were often excluded from diversity conversations. In an Equity Talk, Houghton shared the moral and business case for disability inclusion. When Jill Houghton talks about people with disabilities, her eyes light up, h...
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World leaders are convening to address the urgent climate crisis. Sustainability experts at Citi and Deloitte share 3 things business execs need to do now.

The world is falling behind on the climate crisis, scientists wrote in the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Maria Alejandra Cardona/Contributor/Los Angeles Times COP26, the United Nations global conference on the climate crisis, began Sunday. Insider hosted a video event with business leaders on how CEOs can address the climate crisis. They said CEOs need to start working together, with nonprofits, and with marginalized communities. As the climate crisis wors...
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DEI trailblazers: 16 diversity executives transforming the workplace in post-George Floyd corporate America

From Nike to Google to Twitter, here are Insider's top diversity trailblazers of 2021. American Express; JP Morgan; Facebook; Nike; Alyssa Powell/Insider The echoes of Black Live Matter protesters may have died down since the summer of 2020, but America's CEOs know the pressure to advance racial equity still hovers over them since the murder of George Floyd.Chief diversity officers were hired at record rates to shoulder the brunt of demands placed on companies shortly after Floyd...
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Netflix is in the middle of a diversity crisis. Here's how experts say they could've avoided it.

Netflix's handling of employee complaints over Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" has spiraled into a full-blown controversy. Mathieu Bitton Dozens of Netflix workers walked out over the company's handling of a Dave Chappelle special. Netflix's CEO now admits he made a mistake in how he handled complaints of transphobia. Leadership and diversity experts say there are key takeaways from the uproar. With its array of titles that highlight the experiences of people from underrepre...
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Netflix is in the middle of a diversity crisis. Here's how experts say it could've avoided it.

Netflix's handling of employee complaints over Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" has spiraled into a full-blown controversy. Mathieu Bitton Dozens of Netflix workers walked out over the company's handling of a Dave Chappelle special. Netflix's CEO now says he made a mistake in how he handled complaints of transphobia. Leadership and diversity experts say there are key takeaways from the uproar. With its array of titles that highlight the experiences of people from underrepresen...
Tags: Hollywood, America, Trends, Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Wall Street Journal, Dave Chappelle, Coleman, Human Rights Campaign, Sean Coleman, Chappelle, Sarandos, Jonathan Van Ness, Marguerite Ward, Equitas Advisory Group, Henes


AT&T Business CEO Anne Chow won't back down to Asian hate, and she's urging other leaders to stand firm in their own convictions

Samantha Lee/Insider Anne Chow, the CEO of AT&T Business, told Insider that the number of women in Fortune 500 CEO positions was "unacceptable." AT&T Business Anne Chow, the CEO of AT&T Business, has faced prejudice and bias throughout her career. She's using her platform to speak out against Asian hate and get more women of color in leadership. In an Equity Talk, Chow shares her advice for the next generation of CEOs. As the CEO of the business arm of the telecommunications...
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Andy Jassy's empathetic return-to-office memo is a leadership case study in how to manage uncertainty, Fortune 500 consultants say

Andy Jassy, Amazon's CEO, sent out his latest company-wide memo on Monday. Dan DeLong/GeekWire Earlier this week, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy sent a company-wide memo explaining return-to-office plans. Fortune 500 communications consultants analyzed the memo for Insider. They said Jassy displayed transparency and empathy - key ingredients when managing uncertainty. The pandemic fundamentally changed where and how we work, and CEOs - including Amazon's Andy Jassy - are still grappling wit...
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Exclusive: JPMorgan pressures massive supplier network to increase spending with Black and Hispanic businesses or risk losing their multimillion-dollar contracts

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan's CEO. JPMorgan told Insider it was pressuring the large companies it works with to partner with more Black and Hispanic vendors. Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan is pressuring large businesses it works with to boost spending with minority-owned vendors. Brian Lamb, a JPMorgan exec, shared the details of the program exclusively with Insider. Small-business leaders and professors say the move could affect the US economy. Hundreds of companies across the US depend on t...
Tags: US, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Federal Reserve, Lamb, Jamie Dimon, Black, Mastercard, Citi, Jpmorgan, Minority, JPMorgan Chase, Leung, John Robinson, University of California Irvine, Brian Lamb


JPMorgan pressures massive supplier network to increase spending with Black and Hispanic businesses. Refusal could spell trouble.

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan's CEO is pushing the bank to make the US economy more equitable. Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan is pressuring large businesses it works with to boost spending with minority-owned vendors. Brian Lamb, a JPMorgan exec, shared the details of the program exclusively with Insider. Small-business leaders and professors say the move could affect the US economy. Hundreds of companies across the US depend on their contracts with JPMorgan. From tech and law firms that consul...
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Every month is Hispanic Heritage Month for this Google exec. Here's how one Latina is making the tech giant more inclusive.

Perla Campos, the head of global marketing for Google Doodles, is the proud daughter of a Mexican immigrant to the US. Perla Campos/Google Perla Campos leads marketing for Google Doodles, which changes Google's logo for special occasions. Campos is also a proud Latina who describes her job as "making people feel seen and heard." For Hispanic Heritage Month, Campos shared her background and her inclusive mission. During the early years of Perla Campos' life, her mother, a Mexican im...
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Black and Hispanic mothers face dangerous hurdles during pregnancy - the CEO of a $1 billion startup is on a mission to change that

Samantha Lee/Insider Maven CEO and founder Kate Ryder built a healthcare startup valued at over $1 billion. Maven In an Equity Talk, Maven CEO Kate Ryder shared a vision for a more equitable women's health system. Maven recently secured $110 million in funding, bringing the company's valuation to $1 billion. Ryder is focused on expanding health services for women of color and women who receive Medicaid. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2012, Kate Ryde...
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Citi's head of diversity says the company is on track for 40% female leadership by the end of the year

Citi's head of DEI Erika Irish Brown was hired in June. Courtesy of Citi In June, Citi hired Erika Irish Brown to lead diversity and inclusion at the firm. Her initial goal is to increase Black and female representation in leadership. Brown is working closely with Citi CEO Jane Fraser, the first woman to lead a major US bank. See more stories on Insider's business page. Erika Irish Brown, Citi's recently hired head of diversity and inclusion, has one key goal for the $142 bil...
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Citi's new head of diversity wants to shake up Wall Street: 'What gets measured gets achieved'

Samantha Lee/Insider Erika Irish Brown, Citi's head of DEI, wants every manager at the firm to embrace inclusion. Bloomberg Insider presents the first installment of The Equity Talk, a new series with executives on DEI. Citi hired former Goldman executive Erika Irish Brown to lead its diversity and inclusion strategy. Brown shared how she wants to change the financial giant and her goals for the next three months. See more stories on Insider's business page. For over a ...
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The Equity Talk: Insider launches new series focused on how CEOs are advancing racial and social justice

Samantha Lee/Insider George Floyd's murder was a watershed moment in America, forcing CEOs to commit to racial justice. In The Equity Talk, Insider's Marguerite Ward will press execs on diversity and inclusion. The series launches on Wednesday and will feature leaders from Citi, TD, AT&T, Maven, and more. See more stories on Insider's business page. It was the summer of 2020, and George Floyd had just been murdered by the police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. The bla...
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Goldman Sachs announces the latest part of its $10 billion racial justice investment ⁠- this time supporting Black women in STEM

Asahi Pompey shared a public letter to her 11-year-old son in a Goldman Sachs town hall that spurred the massive investment. Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs is rolling out a new initiative that's part of its $10 billion investment in Black women. The firm's CEO David Solomon has tasked Black female execs with leading the investment. The investment came after a virtual town hall in the wake of George Floyd's death. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, Gold...
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A former Kamala Harris campaign exec plans to reinvent how CEOs approach diversity in corporate America with a new consulting firm

Jon Henes, CEO of C Street Advisory Group, draws on over a decade of experience advising CEOs. Matthew Starr Jon Henes served as the former campaign finance manager for Vice President Kamala Harris' presidential bid. The experience changed his worldview and opened his eyes to the importance of diversity. Henes launched C Street Advisory Group to help CEOs advance diversity and inclusion. See more stories on Insider's business page. For most people, working as the nat...
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Kamala Harris' former campaign finance chair plans to reinvent how CEOs approach diversity in corporate America with a new consulting firm

Jon Henes, the CEO of C Street Advisory Group, draws on over a decade of experience advising CEOs. Matthew Starr Jon Henes served as the national finance chair for Kamala Harris' presidential bid. The experience changed his worldview and opened his eyes to the importance of diversity. Henes launched C Street Advisory Group to help CEOs advance diversity and inclusion. See more stories on Insider's business page. For most people, serving as the national finance chair f...
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10 free online courses on diversity, equity, and inclusion to sign up for right now that will make you a better leader

More companies are hiring leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion. mediaphotos/Getty Images Leaders are reckoning with racial injustice in the workplace. Here are several free online courses you can take on DEI. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have been buzzwords in business for years, with few results. That is, until the summer of 2020 when the killing of George Floyd and a pandemic awoke leaders to massive racial injustic...
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ADVANCING DIVERSITY: Execs from top US companies share how they're championing inclusion in the workforce

Top companies and their foundations have spent over $50 billion on diversity and inclusion initiatives since the murder of George Floyd. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images Insider compiled top articles aimed at helping executives and managers advance diversity and inclusion. The articles contain insight from execs at JPMorgan, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other large companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. The racial reckoning of 2020 forced CEOs and executives to not only speak...
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Apple just announced a $30 million investment in racial equity with a special focus on Hispanic inclusion

In January, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he wanted to match his words with action on diversity and inclusion. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple announced on Tuesday a $30 million commitment to advance racial equity in the US. There will be special focus on advancing educational and career opportunities for Hispanic people. This investment builds on Apple's $100 million commitment from January. See more stories on Insider's business page. A day befor...
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L'Oréal USA becomes the first company to complete rigorous 3rd-party pay-equity audit for all 11,000 workers

L'Oréal USA announced Thursday it had been certified for its pay-equity standards by a global third party. An anonymous current L'Oreal employee Many companies began their journey toward pay equity over the past 18 months. Execs at L'Oréal USA have been working on pay equity since 2011. On Thursday, L'Oréal USA announced its pay-equity measurements were certified by a third party. See more stories on Insider's business page. The racial reckoning of 2020 sparked many exe...
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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy shares how his childhood and love of tennis shaped his demanding leadership style

In July, Andy Jassy replaced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as CEO. Amazon In a recent fireside chat, Jassy sat down with an Amazon colleague for a wide-ranging discussion. The Amazon CEO shared how playing tennis taught him the value of personal accountability. He also shared how his dad helped him embrace the value of hard work. See more stories on Insider's business page. If Andy Jassy's childhood dream had come true, he'd be training for the next Wimbledon.Fortunately, his actu...
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg speaks out on Afghanistan crisis: 'It goes against what I and so many people believe in'

Sheryl Sandberg has visited multiple refugee camps with various nonprofits. Eric Risberg/AP Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, said she fears for Afghan women and girls under Taliban rule. She launched a fundraiser and is starting another one for nonprofits helping Afghans. Other prominent figures are sharing stories about Afghan women to raise awareness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sheryl Sandberg knew the Taliban's takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan, last week was...
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The role of the CEO is changing and many Americans approve, new survey finds

Martin Whittaker, CEO of Just Capital, conducted research into how Americans feel about corporate America's leaders. Martin Whittaker In August 2019, 181 CEOs said the goal of a company wasn't just to make profit, but to help society. Two years later, JUST Capital polled Americans on how they view CEOs. The survey found most Americans think CEOs are helping society. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two years ago, the business world's view on capitalism took a de...
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