Author: Susie Fagan

How Can Your Business Help Create a More Inclusive Economy? (Interview with Ovenly)

This article originally appeared on B The Change. Ovenly, a New York City retail and wholesale bakery business was founded in 2010 by two female entrepreneurs. The company “scales profit and business to create progressive social change,” putting a high premium on social responsibility, such as through its open-hiring policy. Customers come to Ovenly for the salted chocolate chip cookie and a Brooklyn blackout cake. They may not be aware that they are also supporting a revolutionary way to employ people who might not otherwise have a chance at a job. Employees at Ovenly’s locations are brought on through...

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5 Strategies to Help Improve LGBTQ Equality in The Workplace

This article was written by Caitlin Copple Masingill and appeared on B The Change. It’s probably the best time in history to be LGBTQ at work. As of 2010, nearly 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies included sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in non-discrimination policies. Now that marriage equality is a reality in all 50 states, more employees in same-sex relationships feel comfortable bringing a spouse or partner to the office holiday party or awards gala. Yet despite all the progress, the stats remain chilling when it comes to the obstacles that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people...

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