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Angela Yee Buys 30-Unit Building In Midtown Detroit To House Formerly Incarcerated Women

When considering a more equitable future, remember Black women.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 11, 2023

Rachel Noerdlinger Makes History as the First Black Woman to be Named Partner at Mercury

Mercury just appointed its first Black female partner! Social justice specialist Rachel Noerdlinger has been the managing director of the public affairs firm’s New York office since 2015 and now she’s taking her talents to the partner level, reports PRovoke. Noerdlinger — who’s making history at Mercury — has excelled in third-party coalition building, strengthening relationships between corporations politicians and high-profile stakeholders, and communities of color, plus DE&I. “Rachel Noerdlinger is an unflappable force on the front lines of social justice. Her versatility and acumen for a host of issues give her distinguished credibility amid a frenetic news cycle in the hard-changing world of politics,” said Kieran Mahoney, Mercury CEO, according to PRovoke. “Our firm watched with pride as, on a pro bono basis, she managed all press for George Floyd’s funeral with poise and professionalism, showing millions why she is an invaluable asset to Mercury and our culture.” Prior to...

Shanique Yates

Feb 5, 2021

Starbucks Exec Roz Brewer to Join Walgreens As Its New CEO

Walgreens joins various companies in its latest effort to diversify their board. Starbucks Corp. operating chief Roz Brewer is set to be named Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s new chief executive officer, according to inside sources, reports The Wall Street Journal. Once set in stone, the new appointment will reportedly make Brewer the only Black female leading a Fortune 500 company today. Brewer will replace CEO Stefano Pessina who mentioned that he would step down as the drugstore company’s CEO once they found a new leader. As regulators, investors and activists continue to push for more diversity in Corporate America, Brewer’s appointment comes just on the heels of Nasdaq’s prediction that proposed changes will continue to push for greater gender and racial diversity on the boards of publicly-traded companies listed on its exchange. Upon joining Starbucks’ board in 2017, Brewer became its chief operating officer later that year after she served as CEO of Sam’s Club, owned by...

Shanique Yates

Jan 27, 2021

Michelle Taylor-Jones Named VP of Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Financial Services Group Manulife

Manulife just appointed Michelle Taylor-Jones to vice president of global diversity, equity, and inclusion. For many years the financial sector has been called out for not promoting diversity within its corporate ranking, particularly within executive leadership. Amid the recent Black Lives Matter protests that began in June, many companies have switched the narrative when it comes to diversifying their workforce. Canadian multinational insurance and finance giant, Manulife is taking the necessary steps to create change through their new appointment of Michelle Taylor-Jones. According to Black Enterprise , the Toronto-based company announced that Taylor-Jones will now lead a number of initiatives with the company as a component of its DEI strategy. She will be utilizing over 20 years of experience as an executive leader who has specialized in executive recruiting, small business banking, and talent management, for various Fortune 500 companies including Dell Technologies. “We are...

Shanique Yates

Oct 29, 2020