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Five Questions With: Jenny Bautista

Late last year, Jenny Bautista was named diversity, equity and inclusion manager at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She came to...

The wide computer science divide among races

When it comes to the digital divide, often the focus is on how lack of internet service and basic technology will hurt students’ academic...
AN INCLUSIVE GROUP: Panelists take part in the virtual Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Dec. 10. Clockwise from top left are Kevin Matta, director of client engagement and inclusion for Advancing Workplace Excellence; Kevin Nerney, executive director of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council; Lisa Ranglin, founder, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Steve Sublett, senior vice president of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc.

Summit panel: Diversity, inclusion efforts have been lacking

Progress toward more diversity and inclusion in the workplace has been slow in Rhode Island, with more of it confined to plans on paper...

Diversity and inclusion

Does your company offer any formal diversity and inclusion programs? No: 57% Yes: 43% What programs does your business offer its employees? (Select any that apply) Professional-development workshops:...
Neil D. Steinberg

A call to take rhetoric to action

Be positive, look forward and take rhetoric to action. For several years I have asked many to embrace this mantra. Given the uncertainty and...
GROWING UP: National Marker Co. employees are happy about breaking sales records for the last three months at the North Smithfield-based manufacturer. 
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National Marker Co.

PBN Best Places to Work 2020 MIDSIZE COMPANIES 17. National Marker Co. Employees in R.I.: 84 CEO Michael Black Questions answered by:Michael Black How would you describe the culture...
BALANCING ACT: Valerie Maier Speredelozzi, an associate professor of engineering at the University of Rhode Island, at her home in South Kingstown. She has had to juggle child care with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. / 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Female engineers fear setbacks amid pandemic

University of Rhode Island professor Valerie Maier Speredelozzi and her children place sticky notes on their closed bedroom doors with the words “exam in...
Lisa A. Ranglin is vice president – program manager at Providence-based Citizens Bank. She’s also the founder, CEO and president of the nonprofit Rhode Island Black Business Association and its charitable arm, the Institute for Economic Empowerment and Development.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commit to real workforce diversity

Lisa A. Ranglin | Rhode Island Black Business Association CEO and president Historically, diversity and inclusion efforts have failed to produce significant changes and companies...

Ending SATs may not add diversity to schools

When the University of California decided earlier this year to stop using the ACT and SAT in admissions by 2025, the decision sparked new...

Theresa Moore named to Rhode Island Foundation Board of Directors

Theresa Moore has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the...

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