City of Memphis Partners with Operation Hope to Help Launch 1 Million Black Businesses by 2030

MEMPHIS, February 18, 2021 - Mayor Jim Strickland and the City of Memphis joins forces with Operation HOPE in support of its 1 Million Black Business and Entrepreneur Initiative (1MBB) aimed at launching 1 Million Black Owned Businesses nationwide by 2030. Mayor..

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How Turner Makes Diversity and Inclusion a Priority

This has been a challenging year for our country. Amidst the already unprecedented pandemic and stress of an election year, racial injustice and unrest culminating in protests and riots over the summer shined a spotlight on longtime disparities in our society.

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Chamber Launches Strategies on Equity Webinar Series

The Greater Memphis Chamber is excited to announce the launch of a new webinar series dedicated to equipping business owners and leaders with strategies on implementing more equitable processes and opportunities within their companies. Sponsored by Independent Bank,

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Resource Guide To Building an Equitable and Inclusive Work Culture

As citizens across the nation voice their frustration and anger in the wake of civil unrest, we have heard from Memphis Business Leaders who want to create safe spaces for meaningful dialogue inside their organizations. In response, the Greater Memphis Chamber has..

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Could UNCONSCIOUS Bias Impact your Business?

On Wednesday, June 5th, Sephora closed its stores nationwide to provide diversity training for all 16,000 of the company’s employees. The temporary closure and training protocol were implemented after singer SZA publicly shared an experience in which she reported..

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Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, Author of Biased

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on racial bias. She is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “genius” grant. Dr. Eberhardt has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the..

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Considerations in Creating a Diverse Workplace

It is almost axiomatic in the 21st Century that workplace diversity is not merely a good thing but that it is nearly a mandatory component of running a successful business. That said, what does “diversity” mean? For some employers, it’s ensuring that a workplace is..

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