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Housing and the economy

Do you feel more housing can boost the local economy? Yes: 75% No: 25% Do you feel additional housing could positively impact your business? Yes: 75% No: 25% In what...

City a leader on diversity, inclusion

The work awaiting Providence’s newly elected mayor and city councilors as the city emerges from a multiyear pandemic is daunting. But they and the city...

Five Questions With: Christin Zollicoffer

Christin Zollicoffer is the new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Lifespan Corp. In this role, she leads Lifespan’s strategy for a “diverse,...

Study: R.I. 4th-worst state in nation to hire workers

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the fourth-worst state in the nation to hire workers, according to a study by Career Cloud.  The job-posting website ranked...
Ellie Brown
DESIGNxRI executive director 
Ellie Brown was named executive director of DESIGNxRI in July. An artist and design educator, she’s worked as a grants manager and also for the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island as director of development and operations.

Diversify by expanding

Ellie Brown | DESIGNxRI executive director I want to explore where we are headed as an organization and why. This is going to start with an invitation:...

Equal opportunity

Does your company offer any formal diversity and inclusion programs? No: 50% Yes: 50% No, but implementing such programs are in discussion: 0% What programs does your business...
COMMITTING TO CHANGE: CVS Health Corp., through its diversity management department, has invested close to $600 million to build on its commitment to diversity, including mentoring, sponsorship, development and advancement of diverse employees by 
the end of 2025. 

CVS Health Corp. prescribes an equal work culture

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Health Care – Enterprise Company: CVS Health Corp. A DIVERSE WORKFORCE is something that CVS Health Corp. considers...

Why Diversity Matters

Diversity widens viewpoints and takes different ideas and perspectives into account. This can translate into creating richer solutions, obtaining better results and maximizing productivity, innovation...
CRYStal Williams

18th RISD president is practiced in art of social equity and...

Crystal Williams ­describes herself as a “faculty activist,” so it’s no surprise that Williams envisions the start of her tenure at the Rhode Island...

Report: R.I. ranks No. 20 for tech workers in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – A recent report by BestColleges ranked Rhode Island as the 20th-best state for workers in the technology sector. BestColleges based the rankings on...
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