15 Archived posts matching:"diversity”

  • women collaborating

    DEI: Building the New Normal with OSC’s Cynthia Billops

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) sounds simple enough, but its implementation into actionable change is still very much a work in progress. According to Cynthia Billops, Vice President of Operations and Memberships and Belonging at One Step Closer (OSC), there’s a long way to go before we reach the new normal. “What I love about […]

    • ForceBrands
    • June 6, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU Elevate

    CPG Accelerator ‘SKU Elevate’ Announces Second Cohort for Diverse Founders

    SKU, the nation’s first consumer packaged goods (CPG) accelerator, has selected the second cohort of SKU Elevate for June 2022. The six companies were chosen from more than 250 applications and were selected from brands across the country. This groundbreaking program was created to foster a more inclusive community in the CPG industry.  SKU Elevate […]

    • ForceBrands
    • May 26, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • people brainstorming

    These Are the 29 Big Ideas That Will Change Our World in 2022

    Each year, professional networking platform LinkedIn releases a list of big ideas that will shape the new year. Last year’s list predicted that 2021 would be the year we returned to the office, focused our leadership style on character, and designated more C-suite seats to women, among other thoughts. So what does 2022 have in […]

    • ForceBrands
    • December 12, 2021
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Be the Change roundtable April 2021

    Watch the ‘Be the Change’ Roundtable “Executive DE&I Insights and Actions”

    Be the Change’s second virtual job fair kicked off on April 22 with a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Executive DE&I Insights and Actions.” Moderated by Be the Change’s Co-Founder Philana Bouvier, changemakers included Robert Hanson, EVP & President, Wine & Spirits Division at Constellation Brands; Dr. Atira Charles, Head of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Moët Hennessy, North […]

    • Beverage
    • April 26, 2021
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • man with backpack opening door

    ‘Be the Change’ to Host Second Virtual Job Fair in Partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund

    Be the Change Job Fair, an initiative led by Cara Bertone, Philana Bouvier, Lia Jones, and Rania Zayyat, in partnership with Diversity in Food & Beverage and Lift Collective announced that registration for beverage alcohol employers is now open for the second virtual job fair. The virtual event will take place on April 22, 2021, […]

    • Beverage
    • March 4, 2021
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • man pouring wine

    9 Black-Owned Alcohol Brands Creating Positive Change

    The alcohol industry has historically lacked diversity, especially when it comes to senior leadership and executive roles. But that doesn’t mean that progress can’t be made, nor does it imply it isn’t being made. The social justice events of 2020 have helped further propel diversity and inclusion efforts within the space. From initiatives like Diversity in […]

  • woman at laptop

    Actionable Ways to Reduce Bias in the Hiring Process

    When you’re trying to build a diverse and inclusive work culture, it’s natural to look to the hiring process as a way to make a measurable impact. After all, successfully hiring for diversity can help you change the whole makeup of your workforce. However, bias in the hiring process can be the one thing that […]

    • ForceBrands
    • February 16, 2021
    • Melanie Haniph
  • office

    How to Sustain Diversity Hiring Throughout the Year

    Diversity hiring is (and should be) important to companies in the CPG space. Many companies talk about it and many even put plans into action to get the process started. The problem becomes, these programs often fail to produce the long-term results that were intended. Like so many New Year’s resolutions, diversity hiring starts with […]

    • ForceBrands
    • January 20, 2021
    • Tim Crean
  • be the change

    Watch Highlights From the ‘Be the Change’ Roundtable Focused On DEI in the Wine Industry

    Be the Change Job Fair, a joint initiative between Diversity in Wine & Spirits, Wonder Women of Wine, and other industry leaders, took place on December 2-3. The two-day event brought together like-minded companies including job technology industry leaders Brazen and ForceBrands’ specialized beverage hiring division BevForce, to enhance and diversify the wine industry. The […]

    • Beverage
    • December 4, 2020
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Project Potluck

    How ‘Project Potluck’ Is Cooking Up a More Diverse CPG Community

    It’s no secret that the teams powering today’s consumer brands do not reflect the diversity of American consumers. This disparity is largely attributed to the inherent bias in hiring, lack of access to capital for diverse founders, and “the networking gap,” just to name a few. Enter Project Potluck, a professional community founded by People of […]

    • Food
    • October 29, 2020
    • Rebecca Fryer