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The funds aim to increase representation, opportunities and retention for underrepresented groups in the profession, particularly for Black and Hispanic students.
Burns said the focus on her race and gender was a "ridiculous way to make history."
Generational poverty in Connecticut continues “irrespective of race or ZIP code," Shawn Wooden says.
The new fund will function as a "sponsoring investor."
The working group will consider issues including access to capital and markets.
Morgan seeks to have the university classroom offer a more accurate reflection of the wider society.
Ridgefield plans to join the International Charter for Compassion in May.
The initiative is also examining ways to increase investments and partnerships with minority-owned businesses and provide capital and educational investments into nonwhite communities.
"It's important that our employees have a sense of belonging," said Jacobs.
We live in a diverse world in which our society is composed of multiple races, genders, cultures, religions and so on. Yet, it seems...
Shelton was the lowest ranked Fairfield County school district, coming in 84th place.
"The psychology of the relationship between the employer and employee is changing – that has never happened," said Mark Carey.
“Racial and economic isolation exists throughout the country, and Connecticut is no different,” said the Democrat in presenting his Strength in Diversity Act.
Matthew J. Schwartz of MJS Executive Search stressed the importance of "an inclusive slate of candidates for a CEO’s position."
“The strength of our nation is in its diversity,” said Black Enterprise’s President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr.
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