• A Mastercard SVP shares how the company's recent $500 million commitment is helping to close the racial wealth gap in the US

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Mastercard is committing $500 million to help close the racial wealth gap and promote financial inclusion among Black people.
    The investment will be dispersed over the next five years and will help underserved Black Americans access financial tools and support.
    Marla Blow, senior vice president of social impact for Mastercard, told Business Insider that protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd brought added urgency to the firm's work toward racial justice.
    "As a corporate leader, a Black woman and a former small business owner, I see very clearly the...
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  • 3 cannabis execs share how they're positioning their firms to profit as more US states are poised to legalize recreational marijuana

    3 cannabis execs share how they're positioning their firms to profit as more US states are poised to legalize recreational marijuana

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

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    In anticipation that more US states may soon legalize adult-use cannabis, companies are gearing up for a market where national cannabis brands will become increasingly valuable.
    In November, four states - Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota - are set to vote on whether to legalize recreational cannabis.
    Arizona and New Jersey are most likely to legalize, according to Cowen analyst Vivien Azer. She wrote in a September 10 note that the two states "represent by far the biggest revenue opportunity" among states with ballot referendums in November.
    An...
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  • D&I consultants share 6 steps for writing job descriptions that will attract diverse talent to your company

    D&I consultants share 6 steps for writing job descriptions that will attract diverse talent to your company

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

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    As more Americans call for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it's more important now than ever to make sure your company's job postings use inclusive language.
    That's because the words used in a job description can directly or indirectly dissuade certain people from applying, making your pool of candidates skew a particular way.
    From avoiding gender-charged words to elitist language, here's what diversity, equity, and inclusion experts recommend.
    Stay away from words associated with a certain gender
    Avoid language that could be seen as intimidating, as...
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