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Aug 11, 2023

Rochester Chamber announces finalists for DEI Leadership Award

Launched in 2022, the 2023 Colors of Success DEI Leadership Award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the community with clear, positive impacts as a result of their efforts.

Participants in the AWS Impact Accelerator Latino Founders Cohort gathered in Seattle, including the founders of Rochester-based Sign-Speak (photo provided).
May 22, 2023

Sign-Speak selected for AWS Latino Founders Cohort

Operated by Amazon Web Services Inc., the $30 million in business and technical mentorship program provides support to underrepresented tech founders.

May 17, 2023

Partners + Napier expands eligibility for NeighborGood program

Launched in 2020 in the wake of national conversations about race and inequality, NeighborGood provides Partners + Napier with a focus on Black, Indigenous and People of Color Caucus (BIPOC)-owned businesses in the Greater Rochester Area.

Apr 27, 2023

Youth Summit explores ways to build a better Rochester  

The summit will feature a keynote address from Frank Williams, vice president for Strategic Enrollment Management at Nazareth, a closing panel discussion with local author Jesse A. Cruz, live performances and discussion groups specifically curated to high school-aged youth.

Apr 25, 2023

WFGV launches grant writing program for women of color

The program begins on July 13. There will be 10 sessions over a six-month period, with a mix of virtual and in-person sessions.

Apr 17, 2023

City, county to provide progress report on RASE efforts

Rochester, Monroe County and community members will provide the annual update on work by the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) next week.

Mar 31, 2023

Grant aims to help close Rochester’s racial gaps

The city of Rochester is receiving roughly $550,000 to help close racial gaps in income and wealth. 

Mar 24, 2023

Fisher joins national coalition to advance DEI efforts  

Belong offers a suite of professional development resources for faculty and staff to support student belonging in the classroom and campus wide.  

Mar 24, 2023

RBJ committed to expanding DEI coverage

The Rochester Business Journal started hosting the annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit in 2019 to educate business leaders on the importance of adopting diverse practices and creating a diverse company culture. This year’s event, held March 15, drew more than 200 attendees to hear insights from keynote speaker Julio Jordan, Director of Diversity, Equity, […]

Mar 21, 2023

Advancing workplace DEI initiatives strengthens employee engagement, retention

Efforts focused on DEI initiatives in the workplace can bring about a range of positive changes.

Mar 21, 2023

Allyship and making room for historically marginalized employees

Nikisha Ridgeway believes some of the best allies she has encountered have disrupted the oppression she has faced in her career, even when she was unaware it was happening to her.

Mar 10, 2023

Survey reveals women’s views on financial security and employment trends 

According to the newly released survey, 84 percent of women feel apprehensive about staying on track with their financial goals due to the current economic environment.