Department of Energy Launches $2.5 Million Prize to Support Diversity in Innovation: A new Inclusive Energy Innovation prize will award up to $2.5 million to groups and organizations that support entrepreneurship and innovation in communities historically underserved in climate and energy technology funding. The Department of Energy's prize is part of the Biden Administration's "Justice40" initiative, putting environmental and economic justice at the heart of the administration's plans to transition the U.S. economy to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
(Source: U.S. Department of Energy)
Supporting the Mental Health Needs of National Guard and Reserve Members: A new bipartisan bill is trying to address the gap in care that active-duty servicemembers receive that National Guard and reserve members do not.
Approaches and Obstacles to Promoting Media Literacy Education in U.S. Schools: A survey of 1,514 K-12 teachers through the American Teacher Panel provided insight into the successes, barriers, and inequity in providing media literacy education.
Why the CEO ‘leadership jersey’ demands fearlessness on diversity, inclusion: Howard Schultz, now chairman emeritus of Starbucks: “I’ve come to believe that the rules of engagement for a company today and its leaders — private or public — are very, very different than in the past. And as a result of that, I really believe it is the role and responsibility of the company to be engaged in a positive way — [a way] that is apolitical on social issues that affect your employees and your customers.”
(Source: Startland News)
But ... the Business DEI Dichotomy - In a Survey, Entry Level Workers Viewed DEI Critical to Business Success, Half of White Execs Didn't: In a survey of more than 6,000 professionals, Momentive found that 72 percent of entry-level workers at corporations view DEI initiatives as important to a company's success, but 51 percent of white executives see them as "distraction[s] from the company's real work." In light of this, Inc. gives tips to entry- and junior-level workers about how they can push for diversity, equity and inclusion from the ground up, instead of waiting for a top-down approach.