“Ava DuVernay and her team at Array are at the forefront of telling powerful stories about the most pressing issues of our time,” Polgreen said in a statement. “We’re so excited to bring their passion for lifting up forgotten and neglected voices to life in audio.” … [Read more...] about Ava DuVernay and Array will make exclusive audio series for Spotify
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JB: I take a personal interest in advising young women designers to diversify their network and not be afraid to join forces with men who show dignity, respect, and professional guidance in the office. Men still have full access to the avenues of prosperity, long-term success, and relationship capital. When I launched Birk Creative I left behind a network of professionals who would answer the phone if I ever needed help to get a job done. My respect and reverence for these types of quiet relationships are why I have been able to build my business from its humble beginnings of just me to what it is today: a distributed and international workforce of more than 20 creatives who deliver thoughtful and impactful solutions to the best brands in the world. … [Read more...] about Want to succeed in design and business? Support women
“With an RNA vaccine, it’s very easy to switch,” says Drew Weissman, an immunologist at the University of Pennsylvania whose early research helped make mRNA vaccines possible. The vaccines contain the genetic instructions for cells in the body to make the spike protein, the part of the virus that invades human cells, helping trigger an immune response so the body is ready to respond if it encounters the actual virus. (Other vaccines, like the one from Johnson & Johnson that is likely to be approved soon, would also be fairly simple to update, though the process would take a few more steps—and thus more time—than the new shots that use mRNA.) … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
The most interesting finding in the report is when it looked at whether employees had taken on any new responsibilities in the workplace as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It found that, overall, an astonishing 93% of respondents said they took on new responsibilities. Notably, these new responsibilities came even if their companies hired more employees in 2020. … [Read more...] about Taking on additional responsibilities at work? You’re not alone
Bitwise, which runs a diverse and inclusive coding academy in Fresno, California, launched a platform this year to connect displaced workers to training opportunities in six states. ConsejoSano, another California company, helps healthcare providers serve multicultural patients; it partnered with community health centers this year to raise awareness of new care options like telemedicine and drive-through testing. And Everytable, which operates affordable, grab-and-go restaurants in Los Angeles communities that are food deserts, was able to provide healthy meals to foster youth facing emergency food insecurity this year. … [Read more...] about Corporate donations shouldn’t be Band-Aids. Big bets on social enterprises will make more change