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JUDICIOUS EXPERIENCE: Dorca M. Paulino, left, diversity director at the R.I. judiciary, talks with her recent recruit, University of Rhode Island graduate Sharon Santiago. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Knocking loud
 for opportunity

GOVERNMENT RI. judiciary Young people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in judicial and law careers are getting an early introduction to the possibilities of work in...
EQUAL REPRESENTATION: Social Enterprise Greenhouse CEO Kelly Ramirez said the organization is working to ensure those of all races, genders, abilities, classes, religions and immigration status are represented, both on its board of directors as well as within its network of volunteers, in an effort to better serve local communities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Social Enterprise Greenhouse channels diversity into public good incubation

NONPROFIT/SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY Social Enterprise Greenhouse Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s mission is to grow and support social enterprises – such as the Capital Good Fund, a...
OPENING the door: Cheryl Burrell, associate director of the R.I. Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, has been working to open state government job opportunities to a wider scope of the state’s population since 1993.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Burrell champions diversity in R.I. government over 25 years

OVERALL DIVERSITY CHAMPION Cheryl Burrell has spent a quarter-century increasing diversity in state government, starting as director of personnel for then-Attorney General Jeffrey Pine in...
SOCIALLY ENTERPRISING: Sarah Boyajian speaks to students about biology at the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College. The students, from left, back row, are Julia Gomes and Xavier Medina, and, front row, are Zhaneja Johnson and Ashley Paolo. / courtesy/RHODE ISLAND NURSES INSTITUTE MIDDLE COLLEGE

Nurses’ Institute Middle College shapes, trains nursing workforce

EDUCATION Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College charter high school, founded in 2011 to prepare a diverse group...
INCLUSIVE DISCUSSION: Shawmut Design and Construction Chief People Officer Marianne Monte, center, leads a discussion on diversity efforts with company employees. From left, clockwise are: Sarah Irving, project manager; Felicia Ingram, project administrator; Joubin Hassanein, director, interproject delivery; Morena Gomes, senior project accountant; Monte; Kirsten Woodbury, assistant project manager; Chris Maury, project executive; and Larry Adigun, assistant project manager. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shawmut strives toward diversity in opportunities, training, partnerships

ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION Shawmut Design and Construction As an employee-owned, profit-sharing company, Shawmut Design and Construction offers opportunities for diverse candidates to break...
WEIGHING IN: Leaders of Bank of America’s many diversity resource groups meet at the company’s East Providence Call Center on Pawtucket Avenue. From left are: Aaron J. Brown, co-chair, Disability Advocacy Network; Jessica Hutchinson, community volunteers chair; Amanda Fournier, of the Disability Advocacy Network; Ashley Sanchez, chair, Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement; David Tobin, of the Inter-Generational Employee Network; Zankhana Bateman, of Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development for Women; Alexander Pirri, of the Inter-Generational Employee Network and financial center manager of the Bristol office; Ana C. Mendez, of the Black Professional Group; Sean Dagesse, senior vice president, Rhoden Island market manager, enterprise business and engagement; and Anny Robert, of the Asian Leadership Network. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Myriad sources, perspectives build Bank of America’s workforce

FINANCIAL SERVICES Bank of America Corp. Bank of America CORP. recognizes that the diversity of its employees and an inclusive workspace are the keys to...
PANELSTS AT PBN's Diversity & Inclusion Summit address attendees at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. From left to right, Greg Almieda, Guillaume Bagal, Kim Barker Lee, Juan Lopera and Randy Martinez. / PBN PHOTO/ PAMELA BHATIA

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Summit discusses respect, morality, benefits of D&I

WARWICK — Panelists at the second Providence Business News Diversity & Inclusion Summit, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Wednesday, agreed that diversity and...
THREE RHODE ISLAND companies were named to the Wall Street Journal's Management Top 250 list this year. Hasbro was the highest of the three at No. 77. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

3 R.I. companies make WSJ’s Management 250 list

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island headquartered companies were named to the Wall Street Journal and the Drucker Institute’s 2018 Management Top 250 list released Friday. Hasbro...

Workers trapped by noncompetes

Why have wages been so slow to rise at a time when demand for workers has pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest...

A good ‘resource’

Do you feel your human resources department is effective? Yes: 80% No: 20% What kind of HR system does your company have? In-house: 90% Outsourced: 10% Other: 0% Our company does...
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