Leadership

Kaiser VP Shakeya McDow has parlayed a variety of experiences—from IT to banquet sales—into her current role in the upper echelons of the health-care giant’s leadership pyramid. By Janell Hazelwood When Shakeya McDow, vice president of ethics and compliance strategy, intelligence, and operations at Kaiser Permanente, was...

Kiera Please started posting about hair and fashion on Instagram in 2012, with the goal of simply expressing herself online. But as she noticed an uptick in followers, the 24-year-old soon realized her self-expression was a tangible business asset. Having majored in advertising at Virginia Commonwealth University,...

by Katherine Griffin In 2040, African Americans and Latinos will make up nearly 40 percent of the population of the United States. Yet if present trends in the technology workforce continue, they will hold just 5 percent of tech jobs at the top companies. Laura Weidman Powers...

As renowned chef and restaurant entrepreneur Traci Des Jardins has learned, running a restaurant can be a lot like—and at the same time radically different from—running other businesses...

While a psychology student at Kansas State University, Dr. Andrea Hendricks learned about the importance of diversity through participating in student groups and working in the university’s D&I office. From those experiences, “I knew I wanted diversity as part of my plan,” she says. Today Hendricks...

Elise Peters Carey has blazed her own trail—and is poised to take over as CEO of her family’s considerable business holdings by Carolyn M. Brown Growing up, Elise Peters Carey observed her parents in their business endeavors when she would accompany them to work. She has a...

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