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Exploring Black History Month with Alexis Kochanski

Alexis Kochanski is the Director of Strategy for UnitedHealthcare’s commercial market overseeing Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Prior to her role at UnitedHealthcare, she served as the Director of Member Engagement at Medical Alley Association. She has also held roles within Minnesota State Government as the Legislative Director at the Minnesota Department of Labor […]

Exploring Black History Month with Ebony Travis Tichenor of Boston Scientific

Ebony J. (Travis) Tichenor, MBA, is a strategic leader and Subject Matter Expert in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, compliance, legal, and Human Resource policies. She is currently the Director, Global HR & EEO Policy, Programs & Audit at Boston Scientific, where she has worked for over 24 years. What does Black History Month mean to […]

For the Record with James Burroughs, VP, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Children’s Minnesota

James Burroughs joined Children’s Minnesota as the first chief equity and inclusion officer in January 2019, and is now vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer, responsible for advancing equity and inclusion in all parts of the organization. James’ key focus areas include patient quality initiatives, employee recruitment and retention strategies, and organizational culture. His […]

How Children’s Minnesota Makes DEI Efforts a Priority

Article courtesy of AHA Trustee Services Health care organizations across the nation are investing time, attention and dollars in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Some hospitals and health systems are deep into their DEI journey while others are just beginning to understand the DEI challenges of the organization and the communities they serve. Wherever they […]

Ecolab Recognized as a Top Company for Inclusive Pandemic Support of Working Parents and Caregivers

Article courtesy of Ecolab Ecolab Inc., has been named one of Seramount’s (formerly Working Mother Media) 100 Best Companies of 2021 for its commitment to inclusive benefits for families, including paid gender-neutral parental leave, backup childcare and providing associates with critical support during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s survey showcased organizations that successfully pivoted to […]

Halma Group Chief Executive Andrew Williams Recognized for Championing Inclusion and Women in Business

Halma is pleased to announce that Andrew Williams has been listed in the 2021 HERoes Advocate Executives Role Model top 20 list. This is the second year Andrew has been recognized for his commitment towards increasing gender diversity at Halma.    The HERoes Women Role Model List recognises the top 50 global business leaders who are driving change for gender diversity in the workplace and inspiring the next generation of […]

MMA Promotes Kira Kimball as Firm’s First Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Article courtesy of Fair Play Talks Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) has named Kira Kimball as the firm’s first Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (DE&I). In this newly created position, Kimball will provide strategic and tactical leadership to advance efforts to attract and celebrate diverse perspectives while promoting and protecting a level playing field for […]

Representation Matters: How to Build Member Relationships Through Shared Identity

Article via Reema Health As a social worker, recognizing the identities of the members that you serve is more important than you think. It’s more than it being for the sake of respecting the members you serve; it is also because the members you serve recognize your identity as well. Examples of social identities include […]

TE Connectivity Offers African Heritage Scholarship, Internship Program

Article courtesy of The Mercury TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has committed $3.5 million toward a new scholarship and internship program for students who identify as Black or African-American. The African Heritage Scholarship program is an effort for TE Connectivity to further diversify is workforce and bring new opportunities in the […]

Best Buy to invest up to $10 million with Brown Venture Group

Article courtesy Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best Buy Co. Inc. will invest up to $10 million with Brown Venture Group, the Twin Cities venture capital firm that exclusively funds Black, Latino and Native American-owned technology startups. Best Buy is making the investment to “break down the systemic barriers often faced by Black, Indigenous and people […]

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