/Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrating Women’s history (and present and future…)

2019-03-18T23:24:56+00:00March 18th, 2019|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

I kicked off a very busy Women's History Month preparing for a talk I'm giving today to help women elevate their professional presence.  As I pulled together the information, I had the good fortune of a calendar packed full of events celebrating women business owners. I surrounded myself with dynamic leaders and listened to their [...]

Money and the New Majority Entrepreneurs

2019-02-12T19:44:20+00:00February 12th, 2019|Diversity and Inclusion|

Above. (L-R) Meher Rehman, herDomain, Lemaire Stewart and Kyle Miller, Goodfynd discuss traction at Seed Spot's Impact Accelerator. Credit: Seed Spot. As I pulled together what I've been up to over the past couple of weeks since my last post, the through line was money. In the past few weeks I've been a teach and [...]

Women-Owned Wrap Up: 2018

2018-12-12T22:02:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|12PointFive News, Certification, Diversity and Inclusion|

As we close out the year, I've been busy with clients ramping up for 2019. In reflecting on what I've been able to accomplish this year, I'm proud of a few goals I've achieved and am setting some new goals for 2019 myself. One of my WBE clients has closed business with a new corporate [...]

You Had a Matchmaker. Now What? Tips for Women-Owned Businesses

2018-11-08T20:31:48+00:00November 8th, 2018|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdLEkAxHxk Last month, I joined up with Cass Bailey of Slice Communications for a webinar titled You Had a Matchmaker. Now What?  A matchmaker is a one-on-one meeting between a certified women's business enterprise (WBE) and corporate representative at a national WBENC event or a regional event from one of WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations [...]

Introducing: A Blueprint for Diversity and Inclusion

2018-10-25T21:24:11+00:00September 11th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion|

The vision of 12PointFive is to help companies transform their workplaces and achieve diversity and inclusion goals for greater business outcomes. Diversity is correlated with a happier workforce and higher profits. There is a clear business case for diversity as a business imperative, not just a social one.  And yet, many companies are not driving [...]

Maximize Certification: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

2018-10-25T21:24:17+00:00April 24th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

This post is part 2 of 2 posts on the Beacon report.  I recently wrote about attending the release of Beacon DC's Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality report.  I was happy but not surprised to see that certification was highlighted as a major resource for women business owners which is underutilized by area businesses. In [...]

Beacon DC: Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality

2018-10-25T21:24:18+00:00April 23rd, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion|

This post is part 1 of 2 posts on the Beacon DC report. Last week I went to the release of Beacon DC's report "Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality: A Strategy to Support DC's Women Founders" held at Google Headquarters in downtown DC. You may know Beacon as the organization that supports women entrepreneurs in [...]

Black Panther and What We’ve Been Missing

2018-10-25T21:24:19+00:00March 8th, 2018|Diversity and Inclusion|

The best thing I've done so far to celebrate Women's History Month was seeing Black Panther in the theater. As soon as it started I became one of the scores of people thrilled by what I saw on screen - a terrific superhero movie, a showcase of black excellence, and an army of black women [...]

FAQs: Is certification just a U.S. thing?

2018-10-25T21:24:21+00:00November 13th, 2017|Diversity and Inclusion|

This is the second in a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about certification. To see the first post on U.S. certifications, click here. Is certification just a U.S. thing? The answer to this question, like so many others, is "it depends."  If you are certified through NGLCC, NMSDC, and/or WBENC, there are options for [...]