What does it mean to be black in America? I faced this question early in life as a child of African immigrants. First days of school were the worst days. As teachers and peers faced difficulty pronouncing my long West African name, I struggled to understand who I was.
Take a retired banker, a farmworker organizer, a children's advocate and an economist. It's not a joke, it's a description of some of the people who help me figure out how to create an Ohio economy that works for all.
There's a reason why Blacks, Latinos, Asians, gays, immigrants and other groups overwhelmingly voted with the Democrats during the last election -- mainly that we vote with those who fight for greater equality.
The demographics of Capitol Hill are changing with the times. Thanks to hiring initiatives, Latinos are arriving and advancing in significant congressional staffer positions. Here are eleven Latinos staffers on Capitol Hill who are leading the way.
What has been lost in this conversation about "balance" and the pressures of managing life and work and family is some unapologetic, bold insistence that we have more women in visible positions of power and influence.
John Griffith wanted to write a book that would inspire kids, particularly minority kids from urban settings, to get interested in endangered species and environmental activism. The result was a fantasy book for young readers that focuses on a hidden world of Totem Mages.
What an employee does outside of the office both reflects on the company and signals how he or she will behave on the job. Which is why, after years of insisting that corporate social responsibility must be all about a company's core business, I began to think differently.
The Poor Porker beignet cart reflects that thrifter's sensibility. It's a curated trove of weird found objects and quirky personal passions, so genuinely strange that it's hard for people not to fall in love with Masse and Wilson's vision of the world.
Do you remember when female leaders at the top of Silicon Valley companies were hard to find? Well, they still are. But at least now, there are a few more than there were. Only 14 years ago Carly Fiorina was the first.
The next time orchestras are taken to task for being too European, too Caucasian, and too male-dominated, one might reference the new and growing generation of music directors who bring an inclusive sensibility and dimension to artistic leadership.
The 10 leaders profiled below represent different industries, different disciplines, and even a few different countries, but they all share one thing in common - they're all CEO ready. Meet my predictions (in no particular order) for the next crop of chief executives...
As Black History Month comes to a close, I thought I would share some resources for talking to kids about racism, in terms of both the historical context of our country and the present-day issues of prejudice.
If we can't talk about differences that puzzle us, or things we're curious about, without fear of giving offense, then how can we ever overcome our ignorance about cultures and races -- or even the opposite sex?
I generally take the longer view and think Supreme Court nominations are the most significant actions U.S. presidents take, but besides anything Obama has already done or will do in the future, the election itself made democracy better -- maybe.