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4 Career Lessons from Janelle Monáe

by Derek Loosvelt | July 01, 2020

There's a lot to learn from the singer, songwriter, actor, performer, producer, and activist Janelle Monáe. Here are four lessons from her successful career.

The Difference Between How Black and White Professionals Rate Their Firms in Diversity

by Derek Loosvelt | June 26, 2020

In the wake of worldwide anti-racist protests, we took a close look at how professionals responded to diversity questions in our banking and accounting surveys.

How to Be an Ally and Fight Racism at Work

by Derek Loosvelt | June 24, 2020

We recently spoke with career coach Kaila Kea-Lewis about what a true "ally" is and does, and what employees can do to help fight racism in the workplace.

Law Firm & Law School Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement

by Vault Law Editors | June 11, 2020

In the aftermath of George Floyd's death and the ensuing protests, some law firms and law schools have joined the conversation. Read on for their responses.

4 Ways Companies Can Hire More Black Professionals, According to Black CEOs

by Derek Loosvelt | June 10, 2020

Here are four actions employers can take to increase the hiring and promoting of black professionals, according to black chief executives.

How to Talk About George Floyd and Racism with Your Team

by Derek Loosvelt | June 03, 2020

If you're finding it hard to know how to speak to your team about George Floyd's death and the anti-racist protests, here are some tips and ideas that can help.

How Top Wall Streets Firms Are Reacting to George Floyd's Death

by Derek Loosvelt | June 01, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death, several top Wall Street employers have issued statements about the incident, other incidents like it, and the protests that have followed.

Diverse Voices: A Black History Month Reading List

by Kaitlin McManus | February 11, 2020

Diverse voices are crucial in all facets of life—from the workplace to the media we consume. In honor of Black History Month, we've compiled a reading list of some of the best contemporary works by black authors.

The Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey Results Are In!

by Vault Law Editors | September 04, 2019

We're pleased to announce the results of the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey. Read on to learn more about the most recent trends in diverse hiring, retention, and promotion in the legal industry.

3 Takeaways from Goldman Sachs' Aggressive Pursuit of Diversity

by Derek Loosvelt | March 27, 2019

Goldman announced plans to drastically improve the diversity of its workforce. Here's how the plans will affect the firm, Wall Street, and the workforce at large.

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