5 Questions About Race — Asked and Answered by Black Tourism Professionals
Black executives from seven destination marketing organizations across the country call for open dialogue about race and racism.
Risha Grant on Inclusion: ‘Wade Right Into Your BS’
Diversity is not a problem — it’s a strength, says entrepreneur and speaker Risha Grant. “Inclusion,” she said, “is where we suck.”
Tech Tools to Measure and Increase Racial and Gender Diversity
Two nonprofit initiatives have strengthened their focus to fight gendered racial inequities on conference stages and elsewhere — and lead transformation.
National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals’ Virtual Event Uplifts Spirits During Pandemic
The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals recently hosted the Be Inspired Speaker Series: A Night at the Museum, a five-night virtual event that showcased African-American achievements through the lens of five different cultural institutions dedicated to the Black experience in America.
8 Ways to Make Your Conference More Racially Diverse
There has been a lot of talk about why all-male panels are a problem, Ruchika Tulshyan, the founder and CEO of Candour, a diversity consulting company, wrote last fall. “But less attention has been paid to how too many events also lack racial diversity.”
How a Racially Charged Incident Led to a Digital Event for Black Birders
A University of Georgia grad student was motivated to launch a weeklong digital event for Black birders after a video altercation went viral.
National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals Chairman: ‘Our Nation Is at Odds’
Jason Dunn used the current historic moment of social unrest to spotlight how the economic fallout from COVID-19 has pushed off to the side the industry’s diversity efforts.
Being Boz: The Marketing Guru on Being Authentic
Marketing superstar Bozoma Saint John said she has tried being less than her true self at work, but “it was just too hard.”
How Can We Create Workplaces and Events Where Diversity Thrives?
Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the Metropolitan YWCA of Chicago, was the inaugural Ascent Thought Leader at Convening Leaders 2018.