Prejudice and biases play out in our brains, whether we're aware or not. We can overcome these implicit biases by committing to learning and growth.

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Veterans and active military members can be some of the most creative, diligent, natural leaders in the workforce. They already possess many skills that would cost your business thousands of dollars to train. I see the value of my own military background exhibited in my career every day. Here are just a few of the top reasons to hire a veteran or active military member to your team.

Diversity Straight Up Podcast hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington

In the latest episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Suzanne McCormick, U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, about the recent racial tensions in the country, her own experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand and leading through transformational times.

In the latest episode of “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington take the show live for EntreFEST 2020 in Cedar Rapids, with guests Pernell Cezar, Sona Raziabeegum and Jacob Hsu. They talk George Floyd, bias, stepping outside …

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In the latest (remote) episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Suresh Gunasekaran, CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, about caring for diverse communities during a pandemic, leading change …

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In the latest episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with TaJuan Wilson, associate vice president of inclusive excellence and chief diversity officer with Georgia Southern University, about equity and equality in …

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