Magnolia Boutique—known for its bohemian style built around casual, trendy clothing, shoes and accessories—is an online-only business on track to hit $10.5 million in sales this year, up from $7.9 million in 2019.
City gets serious about enforcing minority contracting goals
But not everyone agrees the change will make a significant difference in ensuring the city’s bidding process is more inclusive, and they argue more work needs to be done.Read More
Groundbreaking well-being app targets Black women’s stressors
Entrepreneur Katara McCarty says the Exhale app she developed “speaks to the path of women of color.”Read More
Venture firm opening Indy office to target the overlooked
Cincinnati-based Lightship Capital is opening an Indianapolis-area office within three months to provide underrepresented entrepreneurs here access to a $50 million investment fund.Read More
Justice center project hitting minority-contracting targets, but are they too low?
Roughly $162 million has been committed so far to minority-owned businesses helping to build the city’s $575 million criminal justice center complex in the Twin Aire neighborhood.Read More
Attorney Angela Freeman, who has spent six years on the board of Women & Hi Tech, recommends using diverse committees—rather than leaving the job to one individual—for hiring and then assigning new employees, especially minority hires, to mentors who are invested in their success.
During her six years on the board of Women & Hi Tech—the last year as its president—Angela Freeman has focused as much on up-and-coming young women and schoolgirls as on supporting the not-for-profit’s members.
Democrat Woody Myers is the state’s first Black gubernatorial nominee from either major political party, but Black community leaders say his campaign is getting lost in the barrage of news about COVID-19 and protests over police brutality and racial inequity.
ActUp Consulting founder’s classes focus on principles of improvisational theater—celebrating failure, adapting to the moment, and making your fellow performers look good.
The council committed to addressing the problem throughout city-county government by passing a special resolution outlining steps that will be taken to move the needle on the issue.
The city of Indianapolis released a study Thursday that looks at disparities minority-owned businesses face as part of the city’s business-contracting processes.
The caucus has crafted a 2020 agenda that includes bills that mandate lead testing of water in schools; reducing insulin prices; cutting the number of people facing misdemeanor charges that must wait in jail for hearings; and university reporting on efforts to hire black-, women- and veteran-owned businesses.
Host Mason King talks with the Center for Leadership Development’s president, Dennis Bland, about how a Lilly Endowment grant will expand the group’s programs to help minority students achieve in school and in life.
LaToya Johnson launched AwayZone, which she describes as a kind of digital Green Book, in Indianapolis in late 2017. She already has commitments from dozens of corporations to pay for monthly subscriptions to be a part of the app and has a plan to boost revenue to $4.1 million by 2022.
Genesys launched a companywide gender-diversity-and-inclusion campaign early this year and has made measurable, albeit small, progress since.