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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,...
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...

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...
Robert G. Driscoll Jr.

Big East Conference names Driscoll 2022 John Thompson Jr. Award winner

ROBERT G. DRISCOLL JR., former Providence College vice president and director of athletics, was recently named by the Big East Conference as the 2022...

Five Questions With: Talia Brookshire

Talia Brookshire, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s first-ever chief diversity officer, joined the organization in March. Brookshire, who was offered the position after a...

Five Questions With: Silas Pinto

Silas Pinto | Director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the city of Providence 1. Diversity can mean different things to different people. How would...

R.I. Foundation awards 3 nonprofits for collaboration, inclusion

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced May 2 that it honored three local nonprofits with the foundation’s annual Best Practice Awards. The Norman Bird...
Andrea Ray

Ray named diversity director at CCRI

ANDREA RAY, a former senior human resources business partner for CVS Health Corp.’s MinuteClinic division, was recently named the Community College of Rhode Island’s...
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