Rainbow PUSH Coalition Expose Lack of Diversity PDF Print E-mail

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition survey shows that there are just 3 Blacks and 1 Hispanic among the 189 total board members of the 20 technology companies surveyed. Eleven of the companies have no people of color on their boards, including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, eBay, Google among others.

Just three companies; Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce have a Black or Latino on their Board. There are just 36 women among the 189 total board members of the 20 companies surveyed. This data reveals a bold and audacious pattern of exclusion.

“Rainbow PUSH has successfully PUSHed the technology to reveal their workforce diversity and inclusion data. The data documents the virtual exclusion of Blacks and Latinos from the industry in both tech and non-tech jobs.  This dearth of diversity is replicated on the corporate boards of directors.  It’s time for a change.  Technology companies must transform themselves from the corporate boards to the workforce, to mirror the communities and customers it relies upon for its growth and success.”

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Strengthen your finances: Start Budgeting for Emergencies Now PDF Print E-mail

By Kiesha Easley

Saving money for an emergency fund is not a foreign concept to most people.  I knew that it was something I needed get my personal finances in order, but the part I struggled with was actually saving the money.

After all, every time I got paid, after paying all of the bills, I barely had anything left to buy food and gas, let alone, save for some far off (or not so far) emergency.  I was barely making ends meet, there wasn’t anything left to save.

When emergencies hit, they always threw us into a mad scramble – and it seemed like they always hit us when we were already down.  All it took was one thing to go wrong and next thing we knew, everything was out of whack.  Disconnection notices would pile up.  Every day we had to pray that when we flipped the light switch, it would still work.  Can you relate to this?

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