Prominent businesses such as Eli Lilly and Co., Cummins Inc., Roche Diagnostics and Salesforce are among the Indiana companies that signed the letter urging passage of the Equality Act.
IBJ Podcast: Black drag racing champion Antron Brown on his move into team ownership
A three-time world champion, Brown soon will become one of the few Black team owners ever in the 70-year-old NHRA— and one of the few Black majority team owners in any motorsports series.Read More
3-time NHRA Top Fuel champion breaking barriers, starting his own team
Antron Brown announced this year he is leaving the comfy confines of drag racing superpower Don Schumacher Racing after this season to roll out AB Motorsports in 2022.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Newfields’ new board chair is leading inclusion effort
Newfields Board Chair Darrianne Christian, the first Black woman to serve in the role, talks about the museum’s efforts to become more diverse and inclusive.Read More
Indianapolis Public Schools struggles to recruit racially diverse staff, review shows
IPS is not alone in the struggle to hire and retain staff of color. School districts in Indianapolis, throughout the state, and nationwide also have labored over trying to recruit teachers and other staff of color.Read More
Angel Henry, the author of “Dents in the Ceiling: Tools Women & Allies Need to Breakthrough,” told an audience at a Coffee & Connect event sponsored by Eleven Fifty Academy that minority groups aren’t always open to outreach about economic opportunities because they don’t trust the people making the pitch.
Our supportive and locally elected school boards charged us to determine how we could address equity and equality not only in the classroom but also in our operation.
The number of employees dedicated solely to diversity, equity and inclusion work has been growing for years in the United States, but has taken off since a racial-equity movement escalated in spring 2020 with the police murder of George Floyd.
IBJ Publisher Nate Feltman said the podcast is an effort to contribute to a larger community conversation about diversity.
Dozens of Indianapolis community organizations based in districts experiencing high levels of violent crime will receive grants aimed at addressing root causes of crime and violence.
Companies that lack diversity are being called out publicly, falling behind in recruiting, and likely losing business. But the power is with the people, and the people are calling for change.
During a 2015 lunch with the bank’s president and CEO, Cindy Konich, and its then-human resources director, Lottie told them how much she enjoyed working on human resources and employment-law issues. She thought it was a casual conversation, but her colleagues had something else in mind.
Chris Handberg, executive director of Indy Pride Inc. for the past four years, cited “developments in his professional career” for the decision, Indy Pride said.
Many U.S. companies have rushed to appoint Black members to their boards of directors since racial justice protests swept the country last year. But, in the two preceding years, progress on increasing racial diversity on boards stagnated, a new study revealed Tuesday.
Bilingual volunteers will staff the nine-language hotline starting Saturday, as health disparities by race and ethnicity linger in local case counts and inoculation rates.
For more than a century, Eli Lilly and Co. has pushed for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. But six years ago, the drugmaker had to admit it was less than innovative in its own workforce.
Shaken by protests and social unrest in cities across the country in 2020, employers in particular ramped up diversity commitments within their organizations.
Tamara Cypress—of Black Onyx Management, Indy Black Businesses Matter and Indy Accomplice—discussed with IBJ the progress that’s been made on equity and inclusion problems and the challenges that still exist.
Blair Milo, who in 2017 was named the state’s first secretary of career connections and talent, will step down June 7, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday.
Much like NASCAR dealt with its own racial reckoning last year, IndyCar is moving to create a more diverse workforce throughout all levels of a series that has had just two Black drivers race in the Indy 500, its showcase annual event that dates to 1911.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday brought back a program that aims to aid minority and disadvantaged people by ensuring local hiring for public works construction projects, reversing a decision by the Trump administration.
President Joe Biden plans to sign a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to restore key functions of the closed Access to Justice Office and to reestablish the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable.
A conservative legal outfit claims the prioritization of restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities is pushing white men “to the back of the line” for aid for their eateries.