Black business leaders in Columbus see progress, want more inclusion in business sector

To that end, Nationwide partnered with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and financial services firms to form the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity, or FARE. The alliance focuses on recruiting African Americans for internships and jobs, as well as investing in their development to keep them in the industry.

Nationwide’s efforts are part of a larger trend of collaboration between Ohio corporations and HBCUs to tackle racial disparities in the workplace.

FARE schools currently include Hampton University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, Winston-Salem State University and Lincoln University in Missouri. Other members of the alliance are Morgan Stanley, M Financial Group, Franklin Templeton Investments, NFP, Employee Benefit Research Institute, Miami Life / National Brokerage Atlantic and Huntington Bancshares. 

Aaron Ervin, a 2021 graduate of Hampton University, was hired at Nationwide after completing a virtual internship with the company last year.

“I was able to talk with several people and ask them not only what they did for their jobs, but what makes Nationwide so special,” said Ervin, 22, who has a degree in business management and works on Nationwide’s retirement solutions internal sales team. “(I saw) how diligent Nationwide was in responding to the pandemic and how they've done such a good job to not only get people of color into positions, but actually allow them to have a voice.”

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As a FARE beneficiary, the New Albany resident has access to mentors and other training to prepare him for success in the field. Hoe hopes to purse an MBA at Ohio State University and give back to his community.

“I want to use the opportunity that I have being in the financial services industry to go and educate African Americans not just about job opportunities, but what all really can be done with finances, just because I believe that's something that isn't talked about enough within our community,” he said. “It’s just making sure that those doors are open because, for a long time, those opportunities haven't been open to African American people.”

FARE also is considering those larger issues of inequity, according to Martin Rodriguez, a Hampton grad and leader of the alliance.

“How are we thinking about changing the trajectory of these communities that have traditionally been underserved?” she said. “Are we designing products that are meeting the needs of the Black community, which has been unbanked or underbanked?”

Nationwide has partnered with HBCUs for over 30 years. Among other efforts, the company has contributed millions of dollars to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association scholarship fund and sponsorships with the group.

Nationwide also announced scholarship investment for Winston-Salem and Central State University in Ohio over the next four years in support of their computer science programs.

In addition to being a member of FARE, Huntington Bancshares formed an internal HBCU Consortium in 2018. It includes Central State University, Wilberforce University, Howard University, Morgan State University, Hampton University, Kentucky State University, West Virginia State University and Virginia State University.

"It’s a mechanism for connecting with HBCUs to help them understand how they can plug into our internship program and early career opportunities," said Chief Diversity Officer Donald Dennis.

Huntington is a key sponsor of the Classic for Columbus, a week of education programs and other events, including a football match between Central State University and Kentucky State University, which will be played at the Shoe on Aug. 28.

As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Classic for Columbus raises funds for scholarships and universities. 

More:Huntington Bancshares makes $40 billion commitment to underserved communities

Battelle has formed its own HBCU Consortium, and over the next two years, the company will invest $200,000 to provide externships to students from Bowie State University and Morgan State University.

“We wanted to diversify our future workforce,” said Wes Hall, vice president of education and philanthropy. “A lot of our philanthropic mission is centered around helping K-12 students get exposure in STEM. (But) we've got to do something to help get students into really successful programs in college that give them experiences to become Battelle employees in the future.”

Battelle plans to add more schools in the future and build partnerships with faculty for future research opportunities.

This is Battelle’s way of helping increase diverse representation in STEM careers, said Storm Woods, director of diversity, equity and inclusion.

“There are some robust programs for STEM education in these HBCUs and, frankly, it's an untapped resource,” she added. “We're gaining a lot of amazing insights from these intern populations around what it means to be a Black scientist (and) what we need to do as an employer to ensure that employees not just want to come to Battelle, but want to stay. We're not going to keep doing what we did yesterday, hoping that that's going to make things better tomorrow.”

One of those interns is Kim Newbie, a 2021 graduate of Bowie State University.

“It's been an excellent experience,” said Newbie, 25, who has a degree in computer science. “It’s just been broadening my horizon in programming languages. And my supervisor is amazing. It’s feels cohesive here, like a family to me.”

Newbie hopes to lead her own team of software developers in the future. She praised the importance of Battelle’s partnership with HBCUs.

“It gives young Black women and men the opportunity to see us doing something with our degrees and doing something that we actually enjoy,” she said. “It's not just for other people. If you really want to do this, just set your mind to do it and accomplish it.”

To tackle disparities in the medical industry, Procter & Gamble’s Tampax brand launched the Flow it Forward Scholarship Program to support, in particular, Black women, who account for less than 3% of all U.S. doctors, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Through a partnership with the United Negro College Fund, Tampax will contribute $200,000 each year for four years to Black students in medicine. Nine students in the within the Xavier University of Louisiana Medical School Prep Program have been selected for the first cohort of recipients.

The second cohort is open to all other partner HBCUs within UNCF network for students pursuing any degree in the healthcare field. The application deadline is Aug. 19. More information can be found at tampax.com/en-us/flow-forward.

P&G has partnered with UNCF for over 75 years and was given UNCF’s Keeper of the Flame Legacy Award in 2019. And Ohio students have had access to internship and employment opportunities at P&G through the HBCU Center of Excellence at Central State.  

The Flow it Forward Scholarship Program is an extension of Tampax’s work in the Black community, which included efforts to provide women with period resources and education about their bodies, said Stefani Valkonen, P&G global feminine care communications vice president.

“There is still much to be done to advance systemic change,” she said. “That’s why P&G and Tampax are committed to actively drive racial equality within our walls and beyond with ongoing support.”

Dispatch reporter Mark Ferenchik contributed to this story.

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发布于2021年7月15日

为了更好地理解为什么非裔美国人在金融服务业中的代表性不足,在最近的一项研究中,全美大学生和专业人士参与了这项研究。

近90%的黑人学生认为,他们将面临基于种族的挑战。对于黑人顾问和其他业内人士来说,这一比例为87%。

全国退休协会高级副主席克里斯蒂·马丁·罗德里格斯(Kristi Martin Rodriguez)说:“这太令人心碎了。”。“全国范围内仅仅包含这些数据是不明智的,但我们如何才能想出改变我们行业的方法?”

更多:哥伦布的黑人商界领袖看到了进步,希望更多地融入商界

为此,Nationwide与历史上的黑人学院和大学(HBCUs)以及金融服务公司结成了种族平等金融联盟(FARE)。该联盟的重点是招募非洲裔美国人来实习和工作,并投资于他们的发展,使他们留在这个行业。

Nationwide的努力是俄亥俄州公司与HBCUs合作解决工作场所种族差异这一更大趋势的一部分。

FARE学校目前包括汉普顿大学、弗吉尼亚州立大学、弗吉尼亚联合大学、温斯顿塞勒姆州立大学和密苏里州林肯大学。联盟的其他成员包括摩根士丹利、M金融集团、富兰克林邓普顿投资公司、NFP、员工福利研究所、迈阿密人寿/国家经纪公司大西洋和亨廷顿银行股份公司。

艾伦·埃尔文(Aaron Ervin)是汉普顿大学(Hampton University)2021年毕业生,去年在该公司完成虚拟实习后,被聘为Nationwide。

22岁的欧文拥有企业管理学位,在Nationwide的退休解决方案内部销售团队工作。他说:“我能够和几个人交谈,不仅问他们为工作做了什么,还问他们是什么让Nationwide如此特别。”。(我看到)全国人民在应对流感大流行方面是多么努力,他们是如何做得如此出色,不仅让有色人种占据了位置,而且实际上让他们有了发言权。”

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作为车费受益人,新奥尔巴尼居民可以获得导师和其他培训,为他在该领域的成功做好准备。Hoe希望在俄亥俄州立大学获得MBA学位,并回馈社区。

他说:“我想利用我在金融服务业的机会,去教育非裔美国人,不仅仅是关于就业机会,而是关于金融真正可以做些什么,因为我认为在我们的社区里,这是一个没有被充分谈论的话题。”。“这只是确保这些机会是敞开的,因为长期以来,这些机会对非裔美国人并不开放。”

据汉普顿大学毕业生、联盟领导人马丁·罗德里格斯(Martin Rodriguez)说,FARE也在考虑这些更大的不平等问题。

“我们如何考虑改变这些传统上服务不足的社区的发展轨迹?”她说。“我们设计的产品是否满足黑人社区的需求,而黑人社区一直没有银行或银行不足?”

Nationwide与HBCUs合作已超过30年。除其他努力外,该公司还向中央校际体育协会奖学金基金和该组织的赞助捐款数百万美元。

Nationwide还宣布在未来四年为温斯顿·塞勒姆(Winston Salem)和俄亥俄州中央州立大学(Central State University)提供奖学金,以支持他们的计算机科学项目。

除了作为FARE的成员,亨廷顿银行股份公司于2018年成立了HBCU内部财团。它包括中央州立大学、威尔伯福斯大学、霍华德大学、摩根州立大学、汉普顿大学、肯塔基州立大学、西弗吉尼亚州立大学和弗吉尼亚州立大学。

首席多元化官唐纳德·丹尼斯(Donald Dennis)说:“这是一种与哈佛商学院联系的机制,帮助他们了解如何融入我们的实习计划和早期职业机会。”。

亨廷顿是该项目的主要赞助商哥伦布的经典之作,为期一周的教育计划和其他活动,包括中央州立大学和肯塔基州立大学之间的足球比赛,这场比赛将于8月28日在该校举行。

作为对多样性和包容性承诺的一部分,哥伦布经典为奖学金和大学筹集资金。

更多:亨廷顿Bancshares向服务不足的社区承诺了400亿美元

巴特尔已经成立了自己的哈佛商学院财团,在未来两年内,该公司将投资20万美元,为鲍伊州立大学和摩根州立大学的学生提供校外实习。

“我们想让未来的劳动力多样化,”教育和慈善事业副总裁韦斯·霍尔(Wes Hall)说。“我们的许多慈善使命都集中在帮助K-12学生在STEM中获得曝光。(但是)我们必须做些事情,帮助学生进入真正成功的大学课程,让他们在未来成为巴特尔的员工。”

巴特尔计划在未来增加更多的学校,并与教师建立合作关系,以获得未来的研究机会。

多样性、公平性和包容性主管斯托姆·伍兹(Storm Woods)表示,这是巴特尔帮助增加STEM职业中多样性代表性的方法。亚搏在线登录入口

她补充道:“在这些哈佛商学院,有一些强有力的STEM教育项目,坦率地说,这是一个尚未开发的资源。”。“我们从这些实习生群体中获得了很多惊人的见解,了解了作为一名黑人科学家意味着什么,以及作为一名雇主我们需要做些什么,以确保员工不仅想来到巴特尔,而且想留下来。我们不会继续做我们昨天做的事情,希望这能让明天变得更好。”

其中一名实习生是Kim Newbie,他于2021年毕业于鲍伊州立大学。

“这是一次极好的经历,”25岁的新手说,他拥有计算机科学学位。“这拓宽了我在编程语言方面的视野。我的主管也很了不起。在这里,我感到有凝聚力,就像一个家庭。”

新手希望在未来领导自己的软件开发团队。她赞扬了巴特尔与HBCUs合作的重要性。

她说:“这让年轻的黑人女性和男性有机会看到我们用学位做一些事情,做一些我们真正喜欢做的事情。”。“这不仅仅是为了其他人。如果你真的想这样做,只要下定决心去做并完成它。”

为了解决医疗行业的差距,宝洁公司的Tampax品牌启动了“向前流动”奖学金计划,以支持黑人女性,尤其是占美国医生总数不到3%的黑人女性,根据美国医学院协会.

通过与联合黑人学院基金的合作,坦帕克斯将在四年内每年向医学界的黑人学生捐款20万美元。泽维尔大学医学院预科课程中的九名学生被选为第一组受试者。

第二组向联合国赔偿基金网络内的所有其他合作伙伴HBCU开放,供攻读保健领域任何学位的学生使用。申请截止日期为8月19日。有关更多信息,请访问tampax.com/en-us/flow-forward.

宝洁公司与联合国赔偿基金会合作超过75年,并于2019年获得联合国赔偿基金会火焰遗产保管人奖。俄亥俄州的学生通过位于中央州立大学的哈佛商学院卓越中心获得了在宝洁的实习和就业机会。

宝洁全球女性护理传播副总裁Stefani Valkonen表示,Flow it Forward奖学金计划是Tampax在黑人社区工作的延伸,其中包括努力为女性提供周期资源和关于她们身体的教育。

“推进系统性变革仍有许多工作要做,”她说。“这就是为什么宝洁和坦帕克斯致力于在我们的支持下,积极推动墙内外的种族平等。”

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