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Transform Your Talent Strategy through the Modern Apprenticeship Program

  Talent attraction and workforce development have always been critical to cultivating vibrant communities with strong economic impact; however, in the wake of the pandemic, the quest for talent attraction has never been more competitive. Across Indiana, businesses are grappling with significant talent and workforce changes amidst an evolving economic landscape. According to recent data, […]

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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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Modern Apprenticeship: A Key Strategy to Fill In-Demand Jobs

Now more than ever, employers need diverse, skilled talent to fill in-demand jobs. As demand grows, companies of all sizes across a range of industries are utilizing apprenticeships as an effective way to amplify and modernize their recruitment strategy and workforce.  The Modern Apprenticeship (MAP) program, led by EmployIndy and in partnership with Ascend Indiana,

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Juneteenth: Indianapolis Events, Festivals, and Celebrations

On June 19, 1865, U.S. troops entered Galveston, Texas to announce that freedom had arrived for all enslaved people in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued January 1, 1863, technically freed all enslaved peoples, but it was not until that first Juneteenth that the news had reached all Americans and was enforced throughout the

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Equity in Supplier Diversity: 3 Tips for Expanding Your Programs

A 2006 study by the Hackett Group found that companies focused on supplier diversity saw a 33 percent return on the cost of operations, resulting in a more effective supply chain than those who did not have a supplier diversity program. 17 years out from that study, supplier diversity initiatives are catching on across the

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Diverse Team of Professional Businesspeople Meeting in the Office Conference Room. Creative Team Around Table, Black Businesswoman, African-American Digital Entrepreneur and Hispanic CEO Talking.

A Seat at the Table: My Journey as a Minority Business Owner 

I’ve always had a passion for marketing and communications work, and though I had always worked for someone, one day I decided to take the plunge into self-employment. I started Herd Strategies in 2011, and since then the business has grown—both in headcount and clientele. As a Black, woman-owned business, our 12-year journey has included

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Five Minutes with Daryle L. Johnson, Interim CEO & President, Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council

Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) is a cherished partner of Business Equity for Indy (BEI), most commonly working alongside the Procurement & Participation Taskforce to support awareness, education, and relationship-building between corporations and Black- and minority-owned businesses. As interim CEO & President of Mid-States MSDC, Daryle, often better known as The Idea Guy, has

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How the Best Airport in North America Sustains A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce and Suppliers

At the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), our overarching mission is to deliver public value for our community, and one way we accomplish this is by intentionally cultivating a self-sustaining culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business. We work strategically to make the IAA a place where ALL employees, passengers,

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