Diversity and Inclusion
Do you have a diversity and inclusion policy for your business? We didn’t, but we whole heartedly agree with the principals. Fortunately, Venus Liles of Liles Law created a Diversity and Inclusion Policy for us, and has agreed to let us share it. If you would like your very own copy to put in your handbook, please click the button below and let us know!
2021 Diversity Awards for Companies The Triangle
Business Journal is accepting nominations for their annual Leaders in Diversity Awards. These awards will honor companies in four different categories for showing exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity in the workplace and in business leadership. If you know of a company that deserves to be recognized – Please Vote! Click Here to Nominate!
Federal Health Care Opportunity for Employees
At the beginning of the month President Biden signed an Executive Order that will allow individuals an additional opportunity to enroll in health insurance for this year. No immediate action needs to be taken, but this does mean the Federal Exchange will be re-opened from February 15th-May 15th, which will give your employees another opportunity to enroll in a new insurance plan. For more information on this executive order, click here.
Go Forth and Support!
If you want to support black and minority owned businesses here are a few resources:
Coworks is a growing SaaS business that works within the Coworking and Flexible workspace industry. DeShawn Brown and his team have built a software platform that provides Coworking managers with the tools and processes they need to better manage and grow their individual spaces. Click here to read more…
On the Books Recommendations (Books, Podcasts, and More!
February Podcast: Investing in Overlooked Businesses
Join the founder and managing partner of Graham Allen Partners as he tells us what drives his own business values, how to use data to increase profitability with your business, and how he believes companies in tertiary markets are undervalued. Listen here.
February Book: The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires
Dennis Kimbro evaluates the carefully cultivated group of individuals who have climbed the economic ladder and how you can emulate them. A 7 year study of over 1,000 of the wealthiest African Americans helps to provide advice on how to beat the odds when they seem stacked against you. Get this book here.
Upcoming Virtual Events: 2021
Urban Land Institute Carolinas Meeting – March 2nd-3rd – This virtual event will attract over 750 attendees. The only event that brings together every sector of the real estate industry. Developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, etc.
AMA Triangle DEI Workshop Multicultural Marketing Strategies – March 2nd @ 4:00-6:00pm – Come and learn strategies for hiring, recruiting, and managing diverse talent by engaging with diverse audiences. Learn tips to create your own strategy.
Talent Network: Unique Ways to fill your Talent Pipeline – March 9th @ 9:00-10:00am – If you are looking for unique ways to fill your talent pipeline -internships, apprenticeships, etc., listen in as NC TECH hosts a panel discussion on resources and ideas for filling that pipeline.
Mountain BizWorks PPP 2.0 Information Update – March 9th @ 3:00-4:00pm -Join to get the latest information on the new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funding approved as part of the new Stimulus Package passed by Congress at the end of 2020.
Equity Matters Virtual Symposium – March 18th @ 12:00pm – March 19th @ 1:30pm – Less than 1% of venture capital goes to Black entrepreneurs. Investors need information and resources to invest more equitably – join the discussion that will help gather information on the challenges facing Black and underrepresented founders.