With COVID-19 has come a lot of uncertainty. We are still trying to understand the long-term impacts of the virus. Different populations around the world are attempting to navigate and recalibrate.
The financial devastation that many employees and businesses are facing is unimaginable. Given these unique and unprecedented circumstances that are being experienced by many, resources and relief are desperately needed. The Small Business Administration is now reporting that the $349 billion Payment Protection Program that was being awarded on a first-come first-serve basis to financially impacted small business owners, has reached its limit and there is no more money left. Diverse populations are undergoing some of the worst impacts of COVID-19, reports indicate, with lower-income people of color getting hit the hardest. There are several small and large companies that recognize this growing need for help. Below is a list of seven organizations that are providing aid for women and diverse populations impacted by COVID-19.
Today In: Diversity & Inclusion
“My biggest mistake is not recognizing the power of compounding and the ability for it to build wealth, and therefore, not investing early enough,” she says. “To me, if there is one thing that can change our society, our economy, and the world, it is getting more money in the hands of women.
Indigenous Americans make up less than 1% of board members for major, publicly traded businesses, according to DiversIQ analysis. Only five people among the 5,537 board members for the S&P 500 identify as fully or partially American Indian or Alaska Native.
These three questions can not only play a pivotal role in strengthening an organization’s DEI culture; they can also serve as team-building exercise. The process of evaluating one’s understanding of DEI principles promotes open discussions, knowledge sharing, and alignment within the team.