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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Jimmy Odom, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Intersect Illinois
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We all have an idea of how we think government works (and everything we think is wrong with it). And then you meet someone like Jimmy Odom and everything you thought you knew changes. A vibrant, visionary, technology-loving entrepreneur, father of three and Chicago insider to the core, Odom served as Senior Advisor of Minority Business Development ...
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When Championing Diversity, Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Diversity, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
In all likelihood, you’ve heard the saying “actions speak louder than words.” My parents raised me on this motto, and it’s a gift that has shaped both the person and the professional I am today. One of the best examples of its life-shaping influence on me is my response to the challenge of increasing gender diversity across the tech sector. ...
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Diversity: Another Reason Commodity Thinking Is a Recruiting Problem
Category: #4TechDiversity, Career Advice, Company Culture, Diversity, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
The enduring notion in some areas of the recruitment industry that it’s good business to treat contract-based employees as commodities has always been a problem for me. Actually, it’s not really a problem. I think it’s absurd, and it stands in stark contrast to the importance and incalculable value of diversity in employment today. ...
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Summer Job Searches: Wasteful or Worthwhile?
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Summer Vacation Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
August is here and an eerie quiet across Chicago, in your neighborhood or workplace, will confirm it. It may be serious vacation season, but is it time to take a vacation from job searching? Many professionals ask me this question as they enjoy the lighter workloads and shorter work hours that mid and late summer sometimes offers. ...
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#4TechDiversity & Why Sharing Shortcomings Matters
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I have been humbled several times during the process of exploring diversity and inclusion since McCann Partners launched the #4TechDiversity blog series in January. Even the title of the series, which uses only diversity, is a reminder of how much I have learned from the thought and business leaders who shared their ideas here over the last six mon ...
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