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This Week’s Top Stories - May 13th, 2022

This Week’s Top Stories - May 13th, 2022

Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first Black and out LGBTQ person in the role

'I am still processing it because, as Jen said, at the top this is a historic moment and it's not lost on me. I understand how important it is for so many people out there. So many different communities that I stand on their shoulders,' Jean-Pierre said.

Looking for support as a Black woman or an LGBTQ+ individual? Attend Ellevate’s Holding Space Community Circles for Black Women and the LGBTQ+ Community.

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When Your Efforts to Be Inclusive Misfire

As an HR leader and a DEI expert, I know that words matter — especially in high-stakes moments. I also know how hard it is to always get them right. You won’t always, but how you respond when you harm others is crucial.

Want to fortify your company’s commitment to inclusivity? Attend Ellevate’s Rising Leaders Roundtable: How to Build a Team Culture that Encourages Allyship.

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NYC's first Asian-American woman owned bookstore opens in Chinatown

'The goal is to showcase a wide range of immigrant stories, voices of color, writers of color, stories of color,' said Yu. 'I think that lack of representation was something that really drove me to open up a space like this and have just so much inventory that showcases people that look like me and having experiences similar to mine.'

Want to move your own business forward? Attend Ellevate's Entrepreneurs Roundtable Mastermind: Your Vision for the Second Half of 2022.

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How Employee Experience Impacts Your Bottom Line

If an average store could move from the bottom quartile to the top quartile in each of the employee experience metrics we studied, they would increase their revenue by more than 50%, and profits by nearly as much.

Want to improve your company’s employee experience? Attend Ellevate's Rising Leaders Roundtable: Three Communication Tools to Improve Employee Satisfaction.

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All My Environmental Heroes Are Black Women

At times, when I was the only Black student in an environmental class or the only Black employee at an environmental organization, it was easy to feel like I didn’t belong. But as I discovered the stories of Black women who had come before me in this space, I began to feel empowered. I developed a deeper understanding that my ancestors were also environmental heroes who cared for the earth in their own way. Today, Black women are reshaping the future of environmentalism in every field, from ecology to fashion and beyond.

Want to make a change? Attend Ellevate's Executive Roundtable: I've Been Asked to Join a Nonprofit Board, Now what?

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