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Miss Mississippi 2014: Jasmine Murray

By D. Janell Perry     October 15th, 2014

Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray isn’t just using her platform to promote beauty and pageantry, but rather to encourage teens to make positive choices nationwide. The 22-year-old Mississippi State University student originally from Columbus revealed she hopes the Boys and Girls Club of America will one day adopt her platform, “13 Going on 30: Teaching Young [...]

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Investing in Women’s Success at Every Level

By Erika I. Brown     October 10th, 2014

At Bank of America, it’s built into our values that we realize the power of our people. One very important way that we demonstrate that value is our efforts to recruit, develop, retain and promote women. We do so through rigorous talent and succession planning, performance management and individual development programs in place at all [...]

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Harvard Business School Announces Course Examining Beyonce’s Album Success

By D. Janell Perry     September 29th, 2014

Beyoncé’s “visual album” that dropped at the end of last year had such immense success that the Harvard Business School (HBS) has taken notice.    The prestigious institution will be releasing a study next, which will examine the secret release of the album from a large realm of business-related perspectives. Prior to the official release, [...]

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Toyota Delivers Hybrid Vehicles To Twenty-Two Historically Black Colleges And Universities

By Savoy Staff     September 24th, 2014

Toyota will deliver brand new hybrid vehicles to select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to kick-off the fifth-year of the Toyota Green Initiative—an environmental stewardship platform designed to educate HBCU students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. The donation is in conjunction with Toyota’s continued support of HBCU athletic programs [...]

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A Salute to Black Philanthropy in St. Louis

By Savoy Staff     August 12th, 2014

l to r:  Charmaine Chapman and Dr. Donald Suggs Philanthropy in the African American community is not a new concept. It has grown beyond providing a means of survival for loved ones to allowing African Americans to generously give to causes that benefit others. One of the most successful examples is in St. Louis, which [...]

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Allstate and Chef G. Garvin Team Up to Encourage Everyone to “Give It Up For Good” This Summer

By Savoy Staff     August 1st, 2014

This summer, Allstate is proud to announce its second year of the “Give It Up For Good” campaign, and celebrate the remarkable stories and acts of good within our local communities. Launched in 2013, the national campaign shines a spotlight on the heartwarming stories of good – giving back to the community, unexpected good deeds, [...]

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Is it worth finding diverse leaders for your organization?

By Dwain Celistan     July 10th, 2014

In most organizations, the senior leadership is typically not diverse (meaning ethnic minorities or women).  In fact, the Fortune 500 has fewer than 10% diverse CEOs, and the number of diverse leaders in the senior most levels in most large organizations, across all industries, is also in the single digits.  As an executive recruiter who [...]

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3M Shines A Light On a Small Village in Southern Ethiopia

By Savoy Staff     June 13th, 2014

3M is leveraging innovation, diversity and technology to improve lives. Dedicated to making lives better through its more than 50,000 products ranging from personal safety, automotive and office products to brightness enhancement film for electronic displays, 3M is not just a company that creates; it is also a company that cares.  Through its strategic philanthropic arm, [...]


The White House Hosts First Talent Show in Support of Education

By D. Janell Perry     May 21st, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the first annual White House Turn Around Arts Talent Show. Funding from foundations supported the program created by the The National Endowment for the Arts and The Presidents’ Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The program uses arts and entertainments to assist struggling schools through a mentorship; professional artists, [...]

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Robin Roberts to Deliver Keynote at 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

By Savoy Staff     May 15th, 2014

The 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced that Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor of Good Morning America, will deliver a keynote address at the event on October 16, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Since becoming co-anchor in 2005, Roberts has helped Good Morning America win three consecutive Emmy Awards. She has also inspired millions of [...]

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