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Entries tagged with: Diversity

10 February 2011

Allison referenced her go-to article about diversity, "Rethinking Political Correctness," by Robin J. Ely, Debra E. Meyerson and Martin N. Davidson from the September 2006 issue of the Harvard Business Review



30 March 2011

Allison is glad that a Virginia Festival of the Book event prompted her to reread The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Sometimes books can challenge our thinking in important ways.



26 May 2011

Allison watched the last Oprah show and reflected on 25 years of good life lessons and the things she’ll always remember from Oprah’s final love letter to her viewers.



What Walter* Said: the Awareness of a Muppet

28 November 2011

As a long-time fan of Kermit and his friends, Rachel appreciated nearly everything about the recent theatrical release of The Muppets. In between the singing and dancing and having fun, these fuzzy creatures give us something to think about.



Business Empowerment Through Connections

11 September 2012

Allison read the Chamber Minority Business Council Conference Web Site and paused to celebrate that Allison Partners is sponsoring this important event in our community on 18 September 2012. The theme is Business Empowerment Through Connections and our team would like to invite you to be our guest.



Tell Me a Story

15 January 2013

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Allison read some of her favorite excerpts from Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table by Julian Bond and Andrew Lewis and paused to celebrate the power of persuasive speech (as well as a beautifully curated history of the African American Civil Rights movement).



The Chamber Minority Business Conference is for ALL Business People

13 August 2013

Allison read the Chamber Minority Business Conference Website and started to get excited for 17 September 2013. She thinks all business people could benefit from this great day of programming and knows they would be warmly welcomed.



“His Day is Done” (But Ours is Not)

10 December 2013

Allison watched and read His Day is Done – a tribute poem for Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou and struggled to find some way to pay tribute to a hero.



Inspiration and Education in Forward / Adelante

14 January 2014

Allison read Forward / Adelante and enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Spanish-speaking businesses as well as a wonderful dose of inspiration from local entrepreneurs.



P-Rod’s Last Lecture

13 May 2014

Allison watched Professor Peter Rodriguez’s Last Lecture at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and contemplated how to get you to watch it, too.



Inspiration for ALL

2 September 2014

Allison read the Chamber Minority Business Conference Web Site and started to get excited for another dose of inspiration from an outstanding day of programming including two of her favorite speakers, Professor Gregory Fairchild and Dr. Pamela Ross, on 16 September 2014. This conference is sure to deliver inspiration for ALL of us!



Graphic Lessons from Congressman John Lewis

30 June 2015

Allison read March: Book One, a graphic novel by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell before sending it to her 11-year old nephew at summer camp and wondered what he would think of this glimpse into the Civil Rights Movement.



What Should We Do?

4 August 2015

Allison watched James Taylor and the Lowcountry Voices from Charleston, SC, pay tribute to the nine people shot and killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on 17 June 2015. Then she read March: Book Two, a graphic novel about the Civil Rights Movement by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, and wondered, “What should we do?”



In Remembrance of Julian Bond

18 August 2015

Allison read many tributes to Julian Bond in the days after his death on 15 August 2015 and pondered what she could do in an effort to celebrate his life and continue to build on the things he taught her.



Hidden Figures

6 February 2017

George Linney IV watched Hidden Figures for the second time and was grateful to learn an untold story about an important time in our country’s history.



Why Does Black History Matter?

7 February 2017

Allison read her nephew’s blog post about Hidden Figures and reflected on what five African American women had to say about the movie.



Can We Overcome Bias?

22 August 2017

Allison read Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman and thought sharing their book would be helpful to people who are wondering what to do about Charlottesville.



The Boring Discipline of Self-Care

24 July 2018

Allison read Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline. by Tami Forman in Forbes and appreciated the author’s assertion that we need to do some boring, regimented things if we really want to be our best selves.



Inspiration for Working on Your Biases

21 August 2018

Eden read Mother to Son by Langston Hughes and felt encouraged knowing that even though the work of overcoming bias can be slow and complicated, it is always, always worth it.



Choosing Balance and Leadership is More Difficult for LGBTQ+ Employees

28 August 2018

Allison read How Companies Make It Harder for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Employees to Achieve Work-Life Balance on HBR.org and was grateful to the authors for compelling research and practical tips.



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