How To Support Diversity And Inclusion Beyond Just Words

Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder and CEO of The Leadership Agency, North America’s sales and executive recruitment partner of choice for startups.

You hear it everywhere right now — the conversation about diversity, inclusion and equity seems to be taking place in business meetings, personal interactions and all over the news. However, it seems to me like we have had these discussions before, and inevitably we moved on to talk about other things without ever taking action.

The desired change, the necessary progress that we all say that we support, hasn’t happened yet or at least not enough. In the past, we spoke about a lack of women on boards and panels, and there has been an improvement in female representation over the years. That’s a start. It demonstrates that change can happen when we come together and commit to it. Insist on it. 

Large enterprises can launch splashy media

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Africa: Mastercard Partners With Samsung, Airtel and Asante to Drive Digital Inclusion in Africa

Pay-on-Demand platform enables safe, secure and convenient consumer financing via Samsung devices with embedded Knox security platform, through Airtel Africa’s network. This partnership will facilitate usage-based payments and will build creditworthiness. It will be piloting in Uganda, this is part of a broader digital transformation partnership between Mastercard and Airtel Africa across 14 markets in Africa.

Mastercard today announced a partnership with Samsung, Airtel Africa and Asante Financial Services Group (“Asante”) to launch a Pay-on-Demand payments platform and drive the digital economy across Africa. Mastercard’s strategy is based on collaboration and partnerships that drive innovation and this is another example. By enabling digital access to everyday products and services for under-served consumers and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the payments platform will aim at driving digital and financial inclusion and can lead to improved economic possibilities for people and businesses.

The platform, built by Mastercard Labs, aims to bring

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AFB Consulting Joins Forces with Asset Based Consulting to Enhance Organizational Accessibility and Inclusion Services

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AFB Consulting, the consulting arm of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and Asset Based Consulting, a leader in building capacity for disability inclusion programs, today jointly announced a partnership that will benefit both organizations’ clients. The partnership seeks to enhance both organizational disability inclusion initiatives as well as accessibility and digital inclusion measures. 

Now more than ever, businesses and organizations are working to improve their diversity and inclusion programs– areas in which both AFB Consulting and Asset Based Consulting excel. Through this partnership, clients will be able to leverage expertise from both organizations to create a robustly inclusive work environment for all employees by combining organizational and cultural disability diversity training services of Asset Based Consulting with expert digital accessibility training and workplace solutions from AFB Consulting.

“We strongly believe disability is an asset, and this partnership will allow Asset Based

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