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  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Celebrates 99 Years of Service – inducts Wynona Kidd, founder’s daughter

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Celebrates 99 Years of Service – inducts Wynona Kidd, founder’s daughter

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a leading women’s service organization, concluded its international executive board meeting at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas on Jan. 12, 2019 with the induction of Wynona Kidd as an honorary member. Kidd is the daughter of Viola Tyler Goings and niece of Myrtle Tyler Faithful, two of the sorority’s founding members. At 95 years young, Kidd is the oldest living descendant of the organization’s five founding members. “As we celebrate 99 years of service today, and prepare for our Centennial in […]

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  • Number of Fortune 500 Boards With Over 40 Percent Diversity Doubled Since 2012

    Number of Fortune 500 Boards With Over 40 Percent Diversity Doubled Since 2012

    Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) and Deloitte study shows women and minorities comprise an all-time high of 34 percent of board seats among Fortune 500 companies, up from 30.8 percent in 2016 The number of Fortune 500 companies with greater than 40 percent diversity has more than doubled from 69 to 145 since 2012, according to the “Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards,” a multiyear study published by the Alliance for Board […]

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  • Tonie Leatherberry Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Tonie Leatherberry Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Tonie Leatherberry, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and President of the Deloitte Foundation, has been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent global organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies; top-tier entrepreneurs; and global thought leaders. The focus of the organization is the development of a pipeline of global black executives for C-suites, corporate boards and global enterprises to leverage the full power of diversity […]

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  • YMCA of Greater Seattle Announces Historic CEO Appointment

    YMCA of Greater Seattle Announces Historic CEO Appointment

    The Y is proud to announce the appointment of Loria Yeadon as the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Loria is an accomplished corporate and nonprofit leader with 30 years of experience and demonstrated commitment to serving the community. She was selected after a five-month nationwide search and will succeed current President and CEO Bob Gilbertson who previously announced plans to retire later this year. With this appointment, Loria Yeadon will be the first woman as well as the first person of color to […]

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  • The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations releases its year-end report:

    The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations releases its year-end report:

    Chairman Charles Blatcher III, notes that 2018 has been an interesting year. In 2019, the organization maintains its mandate to elevate public awareness about the contributions of Black servicemen and servicewomen in the defense of the nation.  “Our contributions in the defense of the nation is the cornerstone to our claim for civil rights and equal opportunity,” he said. The subject deserves greater thought and visibility within the context of American History — with recognition of Colonel Charles Young and […]

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  • KORN FERRY IDENTIFIES EMERGING GLOBAL TALENT TRENDS FOR 2019

    KORN FERRY IDENTIFIES EMERGING GLOBAL TALENT TRENDS FOR 2019

    Based on input from talent acquisition, development and compensation experts from across the globe, Korn Ferry  has identified emerging global talent trends for 2019. “Several factors, including an incredibly tight labor market and the massive influx of data are impacting the way HR professionals and talent acquisition leaders are doing their jobs,” said Jeanne MacDonald, Global Co-Operating Executive and President of Global Talent Solutions for Korn Ferry’s RPO and Professional Search Business. “The issues are becoming more and more complex, from […]

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  • Dionne Warwick, Donny Hathaway & More to Receive Special Merit Awards

    Dionne Warwick, Donny Hathaway & More to Receive Special Merit Awards

    The Recording Academy has announced this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical GRAMMY Award recipients This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Ashford & Simpson and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held on May 11,2019, in Los Angeles. A special thanks to Angelo Ellerbe.

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  • ESSENCE Beauty Carnival Hits the Road in 2019 — World’s Largest Beauty Experience for Black Women

    ESSENCE Beauty Carnival Hits the Road in 2019 — World’s Largest Beauty Experience for Black Women

    Tickets On-Sale Now for Kick-Off in New York City April 27-28, 2019 The ESSENCE® Beauty Carnival ™, recognized as the world’s largest beauty experience for Black women, is hitting the road in 2019—newly reimagined as an expanded, multi-city tour.  Tickets are on-sale now for this epic celebration of Black beauty—convening a community of enthusiasts, experts and influencers at New York City’s Pier 36 on April 27-28, 2019. “As the leading global destination for Black women, ESSENCE® celebrates diverse beauty and inspires inclusivity in a way that only […]

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  • 50+ CEOs Outpace Their Global Peers in Advancing Women For Second Consecutive Year

    50+ CEOs Outpace Their Global Peers in Advancing Women For Second Consecutive Year

    For the second year in a row, Catalyst CEO Champion For Change companies collectively have a higher representation of women in leadership positions at every level than their global peers—more women board directors, executives, senior managers, and managers. Since March 2017, the Catalyst CEO Champions—more than 50 top industry leaders—are demonstrating that progress is possible. We are still far from gender equality in the workforce and society, but as the Catalyst CEO Champions have proven, commitment that leads to action can effect change. The Catalyst […]

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