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Meet Joy Mason, the keynote speaker for BEI’s event ‘Standing for Change: Clearing the Path Forward’

A Scientist’s Odyssey to Equity   Joy Mason is a scientist, through and through, and in many ways, science has been a guiding light throughout her professional journey—blending her insatiable curiosity and her fervent desire for transformative change. Born and raised in the heartland of Indiana, Joy’s upbringing was steeped in the rich tapestry of […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility: You’re Invited to Join Business Equity for Indy to Stand for Change

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a strategic imperative. Research conducted by Gallup found that companies with highly engaged employees experience 59% lower turnover rates. Engaged employees are more likely to feel connected to the organization’s mission and values, which are often aligned with CSR initiatives; highlighting the significant impact CSR efforts can

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Driving Diversity: Inside Business Equity for Indy’s People Community of Practice (PcP)

When it comes to accessing well-paid, family-sustaining career opportunities in the tech sector, high-potential, Black candidates are left sitting on the sidelines. Research published by TechPoint shows that when an employer requires a bachelor’s degree screen for a job, they screen out 70 percent of Black workers. In fact, nonessential degree requirements exclude two-thirds of

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Indiana’s Journey Towards Higher Education Attainment

Indiana has long been committed to the pursuit of higher education, but recent data from the Lumina Foundation reveals that there’s still work to be done to meet the state’s ambitious goals. In an annual report titled “A Stronger Nation,” the foundation sheds light on Indiana’s progress and challenges in achieving postsecondary degree and credential

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Celebrating Culinary Excellence: Recap of the February BEI Procurement Roundtable

Business Equity for Indy (BEI) hosted its much-anticipated Procurement Roundtable in February, sponsored by Salesforce and EatHere with support from Regions Bank. This event, held quarterly, serves as a cornerstone in BEI’s mission to bolster the launch, growth, and success rates of Black-owned enterprises in Central Indiana—and this month, our procurement and supplier diversity partners

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