By Jewelle Saunders “Everyone deserves to have equal opportunities, rights, and benefits,” says María Suriano, 2018 YLAI Fellow. “It is time for everyone to fight for what is right and fair.” María, who was born and raised in El Salvador, is the founder of Masshii. She dedicates herself to creating wearable art and ethical jewelry … Read More »
By Jewelle Saunders Having an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace has many benefits. Some of the common best practices to keep in mind when building an inclusive workplace, according to Ideal, include fair treatment and equal access to opportunities; a focus on teamwork and collaboration; representation at all levels; diversity, equity and inclusion training, and … Read More »
The YLAI Alumni Advisory Board is excited to invite you to an upcoming virtual event entitled “Challenging Gender Bias in Entrepreneurship.”
The words “equality” and “equity” look similar, sound similar, and even point to the same concept of fairness. So it is understandable if, at first, you think they mean the same thing. Understanding the difference between equality and equity is a great way to start thinking about treatment of others in your community and in … Read More »
Comprender la diferencia entre igualdad y equidad es una forma maravillosa de empezar a pensar sobre el trato que reciben otras personas en tu comunidad y en tu negocio.
The best way you can help end exclusion and isolation for marginalized groups is to work on being a strong ally. Here’s where to start.
La mejor manera de ayudar a acabar con la exclusión y el aislamiento es trabajar para ser un fuerte aliado.
“Anyone can get lost,” says entrepreneur René Espinoza. “We all could use a guide sometimes.” René isn’t just talking about his app, Lazarillo, which helps make the world more accessible to people with low vision, but his own personal journey as well.
“Cualquiera se puede perder,” dice el emprendedor René Espinoza. “A veces a todos nos vendría bien tener una guía.”
Businesses have a healthier workforce, higher productivity and greater profitability when focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion. Factors such as unconscious bias can be a prominent barrier to this growth.