Over 300 Corporate Representatives and Experts Gather in Hong Kong to Explore How Diversity and Inclusion Drives Competitive Advantage – Yahoo Finance
She describes a Robin Hood-esque fight against Hollywood corruption, driven as much by race and gender inequality as anything.. I really started gradually, says Alexander of her stance on piracy. I wrote a [blog post] a few months back and I was fairly uneducated about it. Its still a difficult subject because Im not saying everybody should watch films for free, because films are an expensive art. But the issue is that there are bigger crooks on the other side. Why isnt a rich organization like the MPAA funding any sort of diversity or gender-equality program? Theyre going into other countries and collecting 92.5% of the creative money, then going and arresting these kids. I was outraged by that. That was the biggest injustice Id ever heard about. Alexander recently posted a photo of herself holding a Free Peter Sunde sign in support of the co-founder of torrent site Pirate Bay. Just this week, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrick Neij was also arrested in Thailand. They join a U.K.
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The 10 percent plan has also opened the University to poor, working-class and rural white students who had been excluded before. The only reason not to adopt such a plan is to maintain the elitism, and the Universitys prerogative to do whatever they want with no public accountability. As the University has become more privatized and focused on the interests of rich donors over the interests of the students and the character of education, the administration has risen to a new level of arrogance, hypocrisy and utter disregard for the minority, women, immigrant and international students on this campus. This administration has a well-rehearsed routine of saying pious words about diversity, making false promises, creating distractions from the real issues and co-opting and threatening student leaders. The recent statements by University President Mark Schlissel at the Board of Regents meeting about the Universitys diversity plan made clear that nothing has changed on the part of the administration. The Daily reported that Schlissel announced the administration had formed a leadership committee to consider the changes recommended by the provosts faculty-led committee on diversity and inclusion and the committee released a report detailing several potential changes, including the creation of a strategic plan for diversity. Regarding the administrations ongoing meetings with the Black Student Union, Schlissel said These ongoing discussions are resulting in very productive consultations. What?! Every year, the administration creates another committee to work on minority enrollment or campus climate or sexual assault awareness, and they are always the same: Diversity Blueprints, Expect Respect, and now Change It Up and the Inclusive Language Campaign, the committee for student input regarding renovations to the Trotter Multicultural Center and the decade-long search for a more central location for the building. Its time to cut the crap. WE DONT WANT ANY MORE COMMITTEES.
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Viewpoint: Minority enrollment – The Michigan Daily
“We have worked hard to help companies understand that embracing diversity and inclusion is critical to being an employer of choice,” said Mrs. Fern Ngai, CEO of Community Business. “But if we are to engage business leaders and make diversity and inclusion core to business strategy, we have to help companies see the link with achieving competitive advantage in the external market place. That’s what this conference is all about.” For the first time, the Conference has specific tracks for different audiences.The Female Advantage Programme on Day 1 is specially designed for those looking to leverage the competitive advantage that female talent brings to leadership and organizational success in Asia, whilst the Taking the Lead with LGBT Programme on Day 2 is targeted at those passionate about progressing LGBT inclusion in Asia and achieving market differentiation. Besides these two tracks, there are breakout sessions on culture, disability, religion, and generations, as well as a wealth of case studies that will stimulate dialogue and offer practical takeaways for delegates to bring back to their workplaces. Over 300 business leaders, senior human resources and diversity professionals, corporate and public affairs peers, related consultants and representatives of NGOs from Hong Kong, Australia, Europe North America and other Asian countries have registered to join the engaging conversations with globally renowned thought leaders and opinion makers, including: Shubha Chacko, Executive Director, Solidarity Foundation, and Director, Aneka Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong and Macau, EY Gigi Chao, Executive Director, Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd and an advocate for LGBT rights Rosalind Chin, Reporter, Bloomberg Television Susanne Yuk-Ping Choi, Professor of Sociology and Co-director of Gender Research Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Roy Chua, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Tracy Ann Curtis, Founder and Principal Consultant, TAC Global Annemarie Durban, Group Head, Independent Governance; & Workplace, Standard Chartered Bank Simon Feeke, Head of Workplace, Stonewall (UK) Deena Fidas, Director, Workplace Equality Program, Human Rights Campaign Foundation (US) Mark E Fowler, Managing Director of Programs, Tanenbaum Avril Henry, Managing Director, Avril Henry Pty Ltd, and author of books”Leadership Revelations II How Australians Lead in Crises” and “Breaking Down Generational Barriers At Work” Dawn Hough, Director, Pride in Diversity (Australia) Jane Hyun, Founder & President, Hyun & Associates, and author of books “FLEX” and “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling” Ramy Inocencio, Wall Street Journal Deputy Editor, Video, Asia Pacific Christine Ip, Managing Director, CEO Hong Kong, United Overseas Bank and Advisor, Faith and Global Engagement Program for University of Hong Kong Mark Kaplan, internationally renowned thought leader and co-author of the highly acclaimed business book, “The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off” Raj Kumar, Vice President of Global Consulting, UCSI Consulting Shalini Mahtani, MBE, Founder and Board Director, Community Business Keerthana Mohan, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific, Google Shakir Moin, VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Greater China & Korea, Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Apurva Purohit, CEO– Radio City 91.1FM and author of “Lady, You’re Not a Man” Janet Ramey, Vice President, Technical Services, Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China, Cisco Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, The Women’s Foundation Gulnar Vaswani, Principal Consultant, Best Foot Forward International Nadine Vogel, CEO, Springboard Consulting LLC, and author of “DIVE IN, Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce” Since its debut in 2005, the Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Conference, organised by Community Business every 2 years, has become the primary forum for discussion on D&I issues as they relate to Asia– with an established reputation for bringing together the most inspirational and informed speakers on the subject and pushing the boundaries of discussion. The platinum sponsors of the Conference this year are Coca-Cola and Standard Chartered Bank, and gold sponsors are Cisco and Google, all of them champion D&I in Asia and are long-term partners of Community Business. For details about the Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Conference and the speakers, please visit: http://programme.communitybusiness.org/diasiaconf2014/ and https://www.facebook.com/DnIAsia . Follow live feeds of the Conference with the hashtag #DIAsia on Twitter. Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org About Community Business Community Business is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to lead, inspire and support businesses to improve their positive impact on people and communities. As a thought leader in corporate responsibility in Asia, Community Business conducts research, facilitates events and networks, leads campaigns and provides consultancy and training. Its major areas of focus include: Corporate Responsibility Strategy, Diversity & Inclusion, Work-Life Balance and Community Investment. Founded in 2003 and based in Hong Kong, Community Business works with leading organisations across the Asia region. For more information, http://www.communitybusiness.org .
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