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THE INCLUSION Newsletter - August, 2023

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New Issue Out Now!

Early in John Leguizamo’s career, there was something he always seemed to notice. “I was always the only Latino in the room,” said the actor, producer, writer, director and activist.

Leguizamo has made it his mission to hold the door for the Latinos coming in after him while blazing a path in front him. He has appeared in more than 120 films and produced more than 20 films and documentaries.

No credit card needed. Read his fascinating story and browse employment and entrepreneur opportunities today!


In the News

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MBE Certified Business Owner Profile: Clifton Albright

"Our MBE status has allowed us to bid and

be seriously considered for assignments we

would otherwise not be eligible for."

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Consider Construction: Careers to Support Your Lifestyle

Construction is a fantastic career choice as it utilizes a variety of skills such as adaptability, leadership and quality assurance of projects.

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Need to Save Money to Start a Business? Here’s the Best Approach

Studies show the majority of small businesses are funded by the founder’s savings. And you don’t need a ton, relatively speaking, of money.

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8 Strategies for Hiring Great Employees

5 Things to Remember About Being an Effective Leader

So, You Want to Reach a More Diverse Audience?

Hot Job Opportunity!

American Institute for Research (AIR)

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We seek to include people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives in pursuit of our mission. Our staff differ not only in their racial and ethnic backgrounds but also in age, work style, gender identity, education, area of expertise and much more.


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Hot Business Opportunity!

Wells Fargo

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Recognizing and promoting diversity means having an appreciation for difference. At Wells Fargo, we welcome and value the insights and perspectives drawn from unique life experiences.


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Hot Education Opportunity!

MENTORNET: Great Minds in STEM

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Students pursuing STEM or health science degrees with professionals in careers they aspire to for guided, online one-to-one mentoring.


X-STEM All Access

Virtual Conference is Back!

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Did you hear that X-STEM All Access is back from summer break? X-STEM All Access is a FREE virtual conference series for middle and high schoolers designed to get students excited about STEM

Students will get an inside look into the exciting careers and inspiring personal journeys of diverse STEM role models through a lively Q&A session with a fellow STEM professional! There are NGSS & CASEL aligned lessons that go with each episode for educators to incorporate into their classroom. New episodes will be released in September. Register for X-STEM All Access TODAY with the link below!

Sign-up for the free series HERE

Don't want to wait until September? Visit our extensive library of on-demand episodes and NGSS & CASEL lesson plans HERE.

Register for X-STEM All Access TODAY!

Conference & Events Calendar

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Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) Annual Conference

San Antonio, TX

August 20-24, 2023

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Blacks in Government (BIG) Annual National Training

Oxon Hill, MD

August 28-31, 2023

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20th Annual WBEC West Conference & Awards

Tucson, AZ

September 6-8, 2023

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Advancing Minorities in Engineering (AMIE) Conference

Washington, D.C.

September 10-12, 2023

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NBMBAA Conference

National Black MBA (NBMBAA) Conference

Philadelphia, PA

September 12-16, 2023

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Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S) West Coast Conference

Laguna, CA

September 12-14, 2023

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Tapia Conference

Dallas, TX

September 13-15, 2023

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Utah Stem Fest

Sandy, UT

September 19-20, 2023

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CHCI Leadership Conference and Awards Gala

Washington, D.C.

September 19-21, 2023

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Conference & Event Wrap-Ups:

Check Out the Highlights!

2023 Disability:IN Global Conference Celebrates #DisabilityPride With 4,500 in Attendance

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Disability:IN, the global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business, held its 2023 global conference this year July 10-13, 2023, at the JW Marriott Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

“As we reflect on the 2023 global conference, our hearts are filled with gratitude for our community."

This year's conference was filled with impactful conversations, lifetime (re)connections made and so much #DisabilityPride! And it is all because of you,” the organization stated in a conference recap email to attendees. “Thank you to each and every one of you who helped make this year's conference one to remember." Read more...

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The Arc: Building Strong Leaders in the Disability Field

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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) need robust support and rights in order to live the lives they choose and have a good quality of life.

None of that is possible without the passion and power of service professionals and advocates. In late July, The Arc brought together over 250 people in the IDD field in sunny Las Vegas for our Summer Leadership Institute (SLI).


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