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Op-Ed: Employers’ diversity and equity efforts often overlook people with disabilities

2020 brought forward a crucial national conversation centered on the need for companies — from Main Street to Wall Street — to look inward at hiring practices, employment policies, recruitment and other aspects of the employment process to expand opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion. It seems every company in the United States, from Google… Read More »

Houston mayor Sylvester Turner addresses diversity and inclusion efforts in COVID-19 fight

Loading the player… Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said cities need to do more to change systemic inequities that have become exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and pointed to his city’s COVID-19 relief programs for businesses that target historically underresourced areas.  Speaking at one of UC Berkeley’s events featuring Black mayors on Tuesday, Turner called the… Read More »

UnitedHealth Group’s Andrew Witty to join WHO vaccine efforts

Sir Andrew Witty, president of UnitedHealth Group and CEO of Optum, is taking a leave of absence to co-lead a global effort of the World Health Organization to accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Witty’s appointment to the position with WHO is effective April 20. During Witty’s temporary assignment, UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann… Read More »