Understanding the Roots of Racism: Career Building – Recap and Resources

Nearly 60 years have passed since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to racially discriminate in the workplace. However, data clearly shows how racism continues to impact the career development and advancement for Black Americans in today’s workforce. Thank you for joining our panel of community leaders to discuss the intersections of personal and cultural identities with professional growth and career opportunities. Together we found out how Central Indiana employers are promoting real advances in diversity, equity and inclusion and address who carries the primary responsibility for making these changes.

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Resources & Links:


The Changing Meaning of Affirmative Action
Working While Black: Stories from black corporate America
National Women’s Law Center – Resources for Equal Pay for Black Women
Why Diversity Champions Are More Important Mid-Career
The number of black CEOs in the Fortune 500 remains very low
Black Workers Still Earn Less than Their White Counterparts
Number of working black business owners falls 40 percent, far more than other groups amid coronavirus
Black Entrepreneurship: The Opportunity Gap Explained


Camille Blunt – Director of Public Affairs, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP – Connect on LinkedIn
Rev. Rodney Francis – Chief Programs Officer, EmployIndy – Connect on LinkedIn
Dr. Sean Huddleston – President, Martin University – Connect on LinkedIn
Dr. Leon Jackson – Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Byrum School of Business at Marian University – Connect on LinkedIn
Carolyn Mosby – President and CEO, Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council – Connect on LinkedIn
Doneisha Posey – Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Belonging, Ivy Tech – Connect on LinkedIn
Moderator: Sam Odle – Senior Policy Advisor, Bose Public Affairs Group; Board of Directors, United Way of Central Indiana – Connect on LinkedIn