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The Roles We All Play in Economic Inclusion

If you look closely at economic inclusion, you can find some shocking numbers. Take, for instance, my own growing community of Greenville, South Carolina.…

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How to See and Support “Invisible” Diversity

Fresh on the heels of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I recall how the recent suicides of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain…

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Who Will Stand on Your Foundation?

It’s always good to practice what you preach, but it’s a blessing to be able to do so as part of a community. That’s…

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Why the Business World is Embracing Intersectionality

This month, Ellene V. Miles will join Sony Pictures’ marketing team as their Senior Vice President of Intersectional Marketing. This newly created position reflects…

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The Dangers of Ignoring Diversity and Inclusion on Your Board

The traditional picture of a board of directors is a group of like-minded persons who will support the plans of the CEO and ensure…

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The Hidden Anxiety Issue with Diversity & Inclusion

Early in 2015, Apple committed over $40 million to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a non-profit that supports students enrolled in historically black colleges…

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Great Expectations: Generation Z

If you think all the research and media dissecting Millennials (Generation Y) has prepared you for Generation Z, you might need to think again.…

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What’s So Unfair About Equality? Making a Case for Equity

America was just given a perfect example of the crucial difference between equity and equality. Earlier this month, Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois…

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The Many Faces of Success and Leadership

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of hosting an event with my business partner and husband, Carlo White. He is the owner of…

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Five Ways Small Companies Can Think Big about Affinity Groups

Affinity groups can be a great tool for diversity and inclusion (D&I), but what if your organization is too small to support a group…

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Why Impact Beats Activity Every Time

It’s an awful feeling to look back on the body of your diversity and inclusion work only to discover that your efforts are not…

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Four Sexual Harassment Lessons to Learn Right Now

There is no denying our country is in a pivotal moment when it comes to sexual harassment. While details vary from one scandal to…

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Why You Should Change Your Mind about Inclusion

There’s a hidden obstacle tripping up many of us working in the diversity and inclusion space. When I speak with people in industries across…

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When to Swerve Outside Your Lane

It’s been just over a year since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee during the national anthem before game…

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Do Some Addicts Matter More Than Others?

Opioid addiction is being called the deadliest drug crisis in American history. But is it really? Or is it just getting an intense level…

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Leveraging Human Difference: A Strategic Priority for Business Success and Community Prosperity

By Dr. Nika White President and CEO, Nika White Consulting and Amazon Best Selling Author of “The Intentional Inclusionist™.” In the wake of what’s…

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The Big Question Missing from the Google Diversity Debate

You would probably need a Google Alert to try and keep up with this story, but here’s a quick summary:  Google engineer James Damore recently…

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Model the Inclusion You Wish to See

Intention can be the greatest motivation to start a new initiative and achieve a goal. But sometimes plans fail to reach implementation because of…

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10 Principles of Personal Strategic Planning

After presenting recently on the topic of personal strategic planning to a diverse group of about 200 ambitious women, I realized the need to…

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Post-Election Opportunity for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

By Dr. Nika White, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Greenville Chamber The current political climate has many questioning the future for those who are often…

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3 Rules of Engagement for Effective Mentorships: How to be a Highly Appreciated Mentor/Mentee

Leadership today is all about connecting. Building relationships is a way to gain influence. Relationships may be the single most powerful weapon a person…

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Debunking the Myths and Illuminating the Excuses

By Nika White, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Greenville Chamber Well intentions can be the greatest motivation to start a new initiative. But, sometimes…

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The Impact of Economic Inclusion

The Impact of Economic Inclusion Recently I had the opportunity to serve as keynote speaker for the Florence Chamber of Commerce Diversity Leadership Summit…

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I Take This Personal – Women’s Leadership – Part 3

The topic of advancing women’s leadership is personal to me. I’ve spent a lot of time studying the topic and created a three part…

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Buying Black – The Empowerment Experiment

I had the privilege of introducing the keynote speaker, Margarita (“Maggie”) Anderson, for the Black Expo kick off breakfast event.  Prior to this experience,…

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I Take This Personal – Women’s Leadership – Part 2

The topic of advancing women’s leadership is personal to me. I’ve spent a lot of time studying the topic and created a three part…

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A Lesson from Kiara Kabukuru

I as many others in our community had the distinct pleasure of hearing Kiara Kabukuru give the keynote address at the 10th Annual Upstate…

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The Ideal Village

It Takes A Village I had the pleasure of serving as keynote speaker for an organization called Diaper Bank of the Carolinas.  The theme…

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Throw Out the Excuses

Last year I had the opportunity to attend my first American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Convention, where I co-facilitated a session on growing…

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I Take This Personal – Women’s Leadership

I’ve always found myself drawn to advocacy of groups that are often under-represented so it was no surprise that I ended up in the…

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Principle of Possibility

You have a better chance of accomplishing the possible than the impossible Gen 18:14 Is there anything too hard for the Lord? The Principle of…

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Principle of Perspective

Your quality of life is based on how you interpret the events of life. Prov 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart, so…

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