An upcoming baseball game between the soaring Tampa Bay Rays and the slumping Baltimore Orioles most likely will be a blip in the standings for one of the division rivals — akin to a yawn among baseball fanatics.
But pay attention: the real show for that game is elsewhere in the ball yard.
While few eyes may be attuned to the field, many ears will be tuned in to the broadcast. For the first time, an all-women team will handle the full broadcast for a major league baseball game.
For the first time, it’s a call of their own.
Why does July 19, 1848, matter to us today?
It’s the day the Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances was signed. We might say that was the beginning of the end. . .the end of women as second-class citizens.
Talking it through
It started — 173 years ago — with a pot of tea. Five women got together in Seneca Falls, New York, to sip fresh brew, talk through their rights as women, and map roads to a new way of thinking.
Words turned quickly into deeds. The group agreed to host a conference the following week to expand…
Tomorrow can come quickly and then be gone before we feel the sun. The COVID curveball thrown at the economy cleared the bases for many, and now it’s time for the boys and girls of summer to regain the economic field.
Some things have to change, including the harsh reality that funds for investments and support for female entrepreneurs, political hopefuls, and social leaders lag far behind those for males. Just like before COVID.
We no longer have the bandwidth to shun so many who stand ready to invest in our nation to make it thrive again. …
You can no longer ignore the fact that racism truly has an impact on our health.
The pandemic has shed light to healthcare inequalities in access and quality of care between communities. It is imperative to address these issues to improve patient outcomes.
There has been a lot of discussion on this issue and the social determinants of health amongst communities. It has been established that healthcare organizations need to shift from volume-based to value-based care. Despite these realizations, the dial on increasing and improving diversity at the board or C-suite levels has not really moved.
This type of change…
I wrote a white paper about compensation considerations for foundation insiders. It is a topic that should not be overlooked while working with foundation insiders, such as family members. If the member’s compensation does not correlate with the IRS’ regulations, heavy penalties ensue, and in the long run, leads to a loss of money. This is why it is important to consider the risk and rewards of compensating an insider. If you decide to move forward with an insider, pay close attention to the rules and regulations.
Many foundations have family members serve on their board, however sometimes foundations have…
“There’s a difference between existing in a community, and being part of one. At the core of that difference is a question: How well do you listen?”
As the Vice President of Community Engagement and Support at Walmart, I make sure to listen to my Walmart communities. When racial injustices were being brought to light last summer, I took action to better understand the needs of the community. Where was Walmart falling short and how could we better serve our people?
“Today, we opened two new Walmart Health locations, adjacent to two newly-remodeled Walmart Supercenters, in the Chicago neighborhoods of…
More than a century ago (1919), W. E. B. Du Bois wrote,
… there are a great many people who wish to help good causes in the world, and who with equal frankness decline to contribute to our work. They say plainly, “we are not interested in giving black boys college training. We think that the class of Negroes who have reached the plane where they can profit by such higher training have also reached the plane where they do not need outside aid. Such people, white or black, can be left to themselves to make their own way in…
Since the invention of bitcoin, China and bitcoin have had a tumultuous relationship. Their goals are fundamentally at odds with one another: Bitcoin represents a decentralized community of libertarians while the Chinese government desires to command and control everything from the center. The Chinese government’s ban on cryptocurrencies is a natural and continuing reaction to this basic conflict between the Yin and the Yang.
The original conflict started with bitcoin being a way for Chinese citizens to by-pass the state’s capital controls. Bitcoin allowed people to move assets outside of China undetectable by Chinese authorities. …
I recently attended the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience Festival. It was one of my first times attending a public event post-covid.
This event sparked a lot of excitement and hope from the crowd:
“With howls of joy from stages and smiles on mask-less faces filling crowded dance floors, Aspen marked a milestone in its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic Friday night as concert-goers flocked to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience.
“The music festival, running through Sunday, hosted multiple concerts in five downtown Aspen venues on Friday and celebrated its first night of public shows, the return of indoor…
The real estate market in 2020 and now 2021 has been an economic anomaly. It has exceeded all expectations and pulled record-breaking performance in the secondary and tertiary markets all over the U.S. Since the onset of the pandemic, the housing market has led the nation out of the K-shape recession. No one predicted this magnitude of a rebound, and there are so many factors to consider.
We are in conversation with Jay Moss, a highly experienced real estate, who is sharing his views on the current state of the real estate market and what the future holds.
A point of view is the angle of considering things. It’s a platform for people with a vision and a story to tell.