Articles by tag: diversity

Beyond the Acronym: Exploring the Depth of DEI

Antonio Saunders talks about DEI

The world is increasingly driven by the quest for equality and understanding, and the realms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become more than just buzzwords; they have emerged as pivotal elements in shaping the future of education. Yet, as these concepts gain prominence, they also encounter resistance and misinterpretation, leading to polarized…

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Dallas Mavericks Executive Discusses Organization’s Push for Sports Diversity

Sports are loved by people from all walks of life and played by people of diverse backgrounds. Despite this fact, oftentimes the big players behind these scenes are not as diverse. Data shows that the diversity of executives in sports is actually lagging behind. However, some sports leagues fare better than others, and when it…

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Addressing Educational Disparities in STEM for Underserved Youth

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology and innovation, careers in STEM fields have become more in demand. However, there remains a significant educational gap for underserved youth in pursuing STEM careers due to institutional biases and lack of access to resources. The efforts of two chemists, Dr. Kenneth Gibbs Jr. and Dr. Ciara…

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Diversity, Grit, & Falling Forward: Diverse Women Inspire

The Power Up with Manal podcast recently had the honor of interviewing Janitra Taylor, Chief Product Officer and a Philadelphia native. Taylor shared her inspiring story of growing up in a single parent household and having grandparents encouraged her that she could excel in anything that she endeavored, so long as she put the…

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A Look Behind the Names of the 2023 United States Artists’ Architecture and Design Fellows

Each year, the United States Artists awards $50,000 to selected artists for their cultural contributions; these artists are from a variety of industries, including design, architecture, writing, social activism, and more. This year, 45 artists received Fellow titles, four of which were from the Architecture and Design Discipline. Who are these architecture and design…

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High Turnover in Diversity Roles is a Reflection of Unrealistic Expectations

Diversity roles, specifically diversity and inclusion managers, have been the second fastest growing job title in the last five years according to LinkedIn. Yet, these positions are also experiencing a high turnover as many small- and high-profile businesses can attest to. Nike, one of the most visible in this trend of diversity roles jumping ship,…

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Dig Your Heels In - Season 2
Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with YiDing Yu

YiDing Yu is the CMO at Olive, a practicing physician, published researcher, and serial entrepreneur. As a female in the healthcare and tech industries, she’s excited about the growth of women in healthcare. Yu said she grew up with a ton of interests. She knew she wanted to be a doctor when she was little….

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Rentex Welcomes the Powerful Panasonic PT-RQ18 Laser Projectors!
June 23, 2024

More Panasonic PT-RQ18 laser projectors with cages have just arrived at Rentex. As the exclusive subrental provider of the RQ18, Rentex offers this state-of-the-art projector, known for its 16,000 lumens at 208v and 15,000 lumens at 110v. The PT-RQ18 is the smallest and lightest 16,000 lm 3-Chip DLP™ 4K projector in its class, delivering unparalleled…

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Rentex Unveils Jands DMX Controllers and Cases for Rental!
June 23, 2024

Rentex has just added the cutting-edge Jands DMX controllers and sturdy cases to their rental lineup. These high-performance controllers deliver precise lighting control, perfect for making any event unforgettable. The durable cases ensure your gear stays protected, ready to perform wherever your gig takes you. Rentex continues to provide top-tier AV equipment for all professional…

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Panasonic TH-55EQ2 4K Monitor Gets the Royal Treatment!
June 22, 2024

One of the Panasonic TH-55EQ2 4K monitors is currently undergoing a meticulous quality check at Rentex. This 55″ professional display features 4K Ultra HD resolution, ensuring stunning image clarity and color accuracy. The Rentex team ensures the monitor meets all performance standards and is in perfect condition for its next rental. This process underscores Rentex’s…

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Panasonic UC4000 4K ENG Camera: QC, Process, and Storage
June 22, 2024

The Rentex team is conducting a thorough quality check on the Panasonic UC4000 4K ENG Camera, ensuring it meets our high standards. This comprehensive process includes checking for any necessary repairs and optimizing the camera’s performance. Once maintenance is complete, the camera will be meticulously stored, ready for its next rental. Rentex’s commitment to quality…

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Experiential Experts: Why Representation Matters in the Workforce – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
May 9, 2022

While the pandemic may have put a pause on travel over the last two years, things are gearing back up, with different industries hosting a splurge of in-person, hybrid, and virtual events. ImpactXM is proud to be servicing over 25 clients at the ICSC Las Vegas event from May 22-24th. In the meantime, hosts…

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Diversity Blooms into Creativity in the AV Industry
March 29, 2022

During women’s history month, Pro AV Today podcast host Ben Thomas welcomed Kelly Perkins, Marketing Director at Kinly, to discuss the lack of diversity in the AV industry and investigate ways in which the industry can expand its reach. One significant challenge the industry faces is the lack of awareness within the general population. This…

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Women Breaking The Glass Ceiling In Energy
February 1, 2022

In this episode of E2B, Energy to Business, Daniel Litwin sat down with three prominent women within the energy industry to discuss diversity in the workforce with a focus on career opportunities in the energy industry. Directors Katie-Rose Herd and Maggie Caldwell, and Principal Byrony Coan, all with energy consulting business Opportune, had a vibrant…

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Breaking Glass with Nancy Novak: Confronting Implicit Bias in the Workplace
October 18, 2021

“Implicit bias isn’t always visible. It’s not always as concrete as bringing in people with differences.” Implicit bias is subconscious and not recognized by those impacted by it. So, how can companies confront and address it in the workplace? Taking on this topic today, Breaking Glass host Nancy Novak spoke with D&I expert Janese Murray….

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Conversations from the Edge: The Women Powering the Future of HVAC
May 27, 2021

While the HVAC industry is largely dominated by men, women are seeing their numbers grow in the sector. To talk about diversity and inclusion in HVAC, host Hilary Kennedy welcomed Gwen Smothers, Business Systems and Implementation Manager for Piedmont Service Group, and Ali McGee, Business Systems Assistant for Piedmont Service Group. Women currently account for…

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How a Year of Disruption Bred Unprecedented Innovation in Education
April 23, 2021

How do you extrapolate insights on pandemic leadership, the role of women in EdTech, and the dynamics of Zoom in just over 20 minutes? Listen to Kelli Campbell, President of Discovery Education as she imparts on how Discovery Education continues to reinvent products and services during COVID, how gender disparities in education need to be…

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Cultivating Diverse Perspectives in Space Exploration
February 17, 2021

On the Space to Grow podcast, Astroscale’s Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden bring their compelling experience and expertise to map out the technology, international policy, and scalability that will define the next generation of space exploration.   To dive into diversity in space, hosts Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden of Astroscale welcomed former NASA administrator, retired Marine Corps Major…

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Apple Announces Racial Equity Investments
January 20, 2021

Tech giant Apple is responding to a year full of racial unrest with a focus on racial equity, backed up by an investment of $100 million last June, as reported by The Verge. The investment, said CEO Tim Cook, addresses an opportunity for Apple to “challenge the systemic barriers to opportunity and dignity that exist…

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Connecting Workers in Construction with New Opportunities
November 18, 2020

Racism and bias still impact most industries. The construction industry is no different, but many leaders in the industry are taking a stand. Di-Ann Eisnor, Co-founder and CEO of Core, a technology platform that supports the construction workforce, shared what’s happening right now to combat racism and bias in construction. What does racism look like…

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