LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
Announcing Business Equality Excellence for 2022-23: Congratulations to the 245 Honorees By BEQ Pride Editorial Team   The Business Equality Network announces our sixth annual LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award Recipients for 2022-23. The Business Equality Network and the BEQ Pride magazine editorial team are committed to the success of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer plus (LGBTQ+) business community.  We emphasize and acknowledge support for organizations and major employers that have made diverse and inclusive workplaces, multicultural engagement and supply ..read more
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A New Era, A New Ecosystem: Leveling Up to the New Now
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
By Lynn C. Reyes and Robin Dillard Then and Now… and the New Now In BEQ Pride magazine’s winter 2018 issue, Decoding the Diverse Supplier Ecosystem: A New Era, A New System1 discussed the diverse supplier-talent ecosystem, its brief history (“then”), and the changes in context that have exacerbated the complexities of the ecosystem (“now” at 2018). A lot has happened in the four years since that article was published. During that “now”—despite technological advances, global connectivity and flows, increased income levels and opportunities, and more—the broad visibility required to navigate and ..read more
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Equity In Business And The Public Square
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
This map reveals a powerful narrative at play in business and the public square in this country. First, let’s address the obvious. Why are there empty grey-colored states on this map of the United States? We wanted to create a quick and easy way to activate our community in the interest of equality in business and in the public square. A number of major employers and organizations for various reasons have decided to weigh in publicly in matters of diversity, equity and inclusion. In fact, many business leaders and public figures have emerged on a soapbox posing as authorities on diversity, equ ..read more
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Nichelle Grant: “Inclusive business is inevitable”
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
By Melissa Lowery Nichelle Grant sees inclusive business as “inevitable”. The Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Siemens USA, Grant has a long-term view of her work and its purpose – attracting the best talent who can be their authentic selves – and achieving that requires taking action now to ensure an inclusive workplace in the future. “Right now, we’re having discussions about updating our policies and the language in our guidebooks to be more inclusive. I think in maybe five but definitely 10 years, we won’t even be thinking about this, because it’s inevitable. It’s going to happen ..read more
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2021 LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award Recipients
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
By BEQ Pride Editorial Team The Business Equality Network announces our sixth annual Business Equality Excellence Award. The Business Equality Network and the BEQ Pride editorial team are committed to the development and success of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer business community. We place special emphasis and acknowledge support for organizations and major employers that have made diverse and inclusive workplace, multicultural engagement and supply chain diversity not just a matter of policy, but a matter of practice. Once a year, we honor organizations that are fostering ..read more
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Nationwide: Casting a Wide Net
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
By Jackie Fallis | Photos by Shellee Fisher Photography & Design Charles “Chuck” White, vice president of procurement for Nationwide, is leading by example when it comes to building an inclusive supplier ecosystem. The Navy veteran and long-time procurement professional believes that helping small and diverse businesses become successful is a win for everyone. “I want everyone to be successful,” he said. “Nationwide benefits from the creativity and innovation of their products, services and solutions. We also benefit from their loyalty to the Nationwide brand when they buy financial and in ..read more
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JPMorgan Chase: Leading with Inclusion
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
By Melissa Lowery JPMorgan Chase has a history of recognizing the value of inclusion and putting it into practice, from hiring to business products to the supply chain and beyond. The firm recently created a new role, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, and appointed Brian Lamb to fill the position. Lamb’s approach is holistic, leaning into intersectionality and building a culture where all employees and customers are treated equally and feel welcome. In 2017 JPMorgan Chase created the LGBT+ Executive Council, evidence of the maturation of the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion effor ..read more
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Jake E. Riley: A Natural Leader
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
By BEQ Staff We initially introduced you to Jake E. Riley (He, Him) as one of our Class of 2020 BEQ Pride LGBTQ+ Leaders Under 40. Jake Riley is an award-winning director of corporate operations at Univar Solutions, a global specialty chemical, ingredient, and solutions provider. At the core, Jake’s passion has been focused on helping individuals, teams and organizations become more productive and efficient to drive results with quantifiable impact. When asked to look into the future, he predicted, “by 2030, social stigmas in the workplace will have been eradicated as a result of the business ..read more
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Eminence Award Postponed
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
A Special Message: Since we launched BEQ Pride in the Summer of 2016, our Corporate Eminence Award has been a coveted designation of distinction conferred on a corporation for outstanding efforts to include the LGBTQ business community. As we engaged in the application and review process for 2020, it quickly became clear that maintaining the integrity of this distinction, our approach to Corporate Eminence Award had to evolve. After much discussion, we have decided to postpone the BEQ Pride Corporate Eminence Award until next year. In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we would like y ..read more
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Merck Builds on Supplier Diversity Legacy with Innovative Programs
Business Equality Magazine » Corporate
by BEQPride Magazine
1y ago
By Melissa Lowery Merck celebrates 35 years of supplier diversity at a time when reliable, inclusive supply chains have never been more crucial. As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the globe, supply chains have been disrupted and companies are turning to alternative sourcing, including diverse suppliers. “It’s our goal to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company,” said Susanna Webber, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer. “Diversity is a mission, critical for innovation and scientific excellence, as well as for better decision making and cultural agility ..read more
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