But brands have made many declarations of support in the wake of the pandemic and recent anti-racism protests, and statements are not the same as action. When asked about holding corporations accountable for their dedication to these promises, Mayekar admits there needs to be a sustained cultural change within those corporations, and he envisions an increase in shareholder activism to bring that about. Still, he realizes that the majority of the leadership and accountability burden rests on the city, which will be holding quarterly progress meetings with the task force to discuss updates and strategize on the implementation of the goals. … [Read more...] about Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to go beyond the crisis to correct historical inequities
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Leverage your passion Thirdly, a very natural way to expand your business and to convince the people you’re selling to—whether those people are prospective customers or investors—is to let your passion shine through. Hutson’s business idea stems from his personal experience, and he has learned that sharing that story is key to helping the company grow. He came up with the idea for Pigeonly’s platform when he was incarcerated. Hutson witnessed how difficult it was for people in prison to connect with their loved ones, and he realized the people who could afford to stay in touch with friends and family were less likely to become incarcerated again. Over the years, Hutson has learned that embracing and sharing that backstory has helped Pigeonly win the support of investors. … [Read more...] about The most important startup rule: Play the long game
Until April 2020, one month into the COVID-19 pandemic, the index saw deviation in certain groups and some indication of increased work stress. In April 2020, however, the index showed a sharp drop compared to the benchmark, highlighting a serious decline in the quality of Americans’ mental health. May brought only a modest improvement, in spite of about half of all the states beginning the reopening process. As a result of the added COVID-19 stress, the mental health of the average worker is now similar to those most seriously distressed before the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Employers need to address their workers’ mental health. Here are 3 ways to start
Tapan Patel, Senior Analyst (Commodities) at HDFC Securities said, crude oil prices traded under pressure on demand growth concerns and supply pressure due to surge in weekly inventories. The fear of restoring lockdown measures due to record virus cases has pressured oil prices with worries over fuel demand growth. The lack of clarity over an extension of output cut deal from OPEC plus nations has also kept investors in dilemma over future trends. … [Read more...] about Crude oil futures decline 2.28%, WTI trades below $39 a barrel
I chose to live where the schools had the most slices in the pie chart for diversity. I understand the value of thought diversity and being exposed to differences at a young age. And I’ve seen the positive impact from this choice as my children navigated college and entered the working world. They were able to have a broader perspective, are more open to diverse ideas and add more value to conversations. … [Read more...] about Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?