David Fredricks, previously a supplier-diversity program manager for the Indianapolis Airport Authority, has been named director of the Office of Minority and Women Business Development.
Cook Medical builds Indy factory using only contractors with diverse owners
Hiring 100% diverse contractors to build a $15 million medical-device manufacturing facility was considered difficult, if not impossible, by many in the construction industry.Read More
Thousands of new city trees to go where data shows they’re needed most
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, which plants 3,000 to 4,000 trees in the city each year, is digging even deeper into data and working more closely with local government to make sure its tree-planting plans benefit all areas of the city in a more equitable way.Read More
Indy Library CEO to step down after months of controversy
The announcement of Jackie Nytes’ impending departure comes after allegations of racial discrimination within the library system and claims of a negative work environment.Read More
Youth-focused minority leadership group launches $33M campaign
The Center for Leadership Development’s campaign aims to raise funding for a series of new satellite locations and a 20,000-square-foot building expansion to support a planned 63% increase in program capacity.Read More
The principal at Pendleton Heights had barred the group from advertising on school bulletin boards or anywhere else on school property, according to the group’s lawsuit.
A judge will begin hearing evidence Wednesday that could undo the law credited with giving more women seats in boardrooms traditionally dominated by men. The California law has spurred other states to adopt or consider similar laws.
For Rosemond, the first African American woman to make equity partner at Barnes & Thornburg, success hasn’t been an easy road. Dawn tells podcast host Angela B. Freeman about her experiences blazing a trail for Black women in law, her journey to finding herself and how she’s changed since the death of George Floyd.
The tournament is expanding beginning with the current season, giving it an equal number of participants as the men’s tournament as part of a concerted effort at gender parity.
The report from the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety says the new shelter should offer a high level of access and feature a concentration of services meant to help homeless people get back on their feet.
A new report, released Tuesday, says major gaps in education and employment affect the lives of Black Indianapolis residents long-term, but businesses could help improve the situation.
Marion County’s IndyRent program has begun accepting applications for up to 12 months of rental assistance, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration announced Wednesday. The long-awaited move adds nine months of help to the program, which previously maxed out at three months.
In this week’s podcast, host Angela B. Freeman talks with Jessica Gendron, CEO of The Center for Leadership Excellence, about the challenges that women face in life and their careers.
An external review of Indiana’s state police agencies found they need to bolster the recruitment and promotion of minority and female officers and increase training about racial bias.
Indianapolis is making preparations for its first Black-led Community Development Financial Institution, which will aim to offer businesses in economically disadvantaged communities access to capital and other help.
Most of of the funding will will go to improve mortgage access, capital access for small businesses and other education resources in the northeast-side neighborhood.
Host Angela B. Freeman talks with two central Indiana women who started their own companies in the male-dominated fields of technology and construction.
The City-County Council on Monday evening approved rezoning for a mixed-use, affordable housing project set for Fall Creek Place, overturning a Metropolitan Development Commission denial and ending months of pushback from some residents.
Two new supplier-diversity programs are launching in Indianapolis as local companies and other organizations try to make good on their equity promises from last year.
Some demographers pointed out that the white population was not shrinking as much as shifting to multiracial identities. The number of people who identified as belonging to two or more races more than tripled from 2010 to 2020.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced Monday it will withhold funds from the Indianapolis Public Library system until it completes a planned climate survey and makes “significant, meaningful and measurable” changes.
Tauhric Brown, 50, became Lawrence-based CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions’ first Black CEO in January 2020. He’s brokering research partnerships with Stanford University, Eskenazi Health and other organizations to create new efficiencies.