TRIUMPH OVER TRAUMA

The six-year old boy with the vivid imagination watched 70s television action crime drama CHIPs and dreamed of one day cruising the freeways of Los Angeles on a motorcycle, solving crimes and helping people. When his imagination wasn’t occupied with crime-solving pursuits, he was engaged in imaginary battles between his Star Wars and GI Joe ...

By: Tai Wright

TRIUMPH OVER TRAUMA

The six-year old boy with the vivid imagination watched 70s television action crime drama CHIPs and dreamed of one day cruising the freeways of Los Angeles on a motorcycle, solving crimes and helping people. When his imagination wasn’t occupied with crime-solving pursuits, he was engaged in imaginary battles between his Star Wars and GI Joe figurines.

One day, the young boy’s days of unblemished child’s play suddenly stopped. An older family member violated his young body and plunged him into a world where innocence is stolen and dark demons are borne. Amphetamines, alcohol and sexual abuse replaced CHIPs and GI Joe. Instead of fake toy battles, he now fought the pain and angst that child sexual trauma inflicted on his young mind and body.

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Diversity Professional (DP) is an interactive national publication complemented with strategic offline engagements that focus on business, career and lifestyle. We deliver essential information for entrepreneurs and professionals related to business strategies, career development, education, economics and social trends.This is a test DP is the magazine for achievers, the voice of modern executives and the ...

Diversity Professional

About Us

Diversity Professional (DP) is an interactive national publication complemented with strategic offline engagements that focus on business, career and lifestyle. We deliver essential information for entrepreneurs and professionals related to business strategies, career development, education, economics and social trends.This is a test

DP is the magazine for achievers, the voice of modern executives and the playbook for business owners, millennials and seasoned professionals. Serving as an ongoing resource throughout one’s professional career, DP understands the value of long-term relationships and what it takes to guide our readers to success. We connect people, possibilities and partners that build businesses and drive the economy.  DP is dedicated to creating positive change in diversity and inclusion initiatives. By raising awareness and sharing expertise across multiple industries.


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Diversity Professional mission is to advance economic inclusion for underrepresented groups by focusing on issues that impact employment, entrepreneurship and business.  We engage, inspire, celebrate, educate and connect diverse professionals and entrepreneurs to opportunities that elevate their careers and businesses.

BUSINESS ETHICS FORM THE BASIS OF A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Do you consider your employees family? Do your employees feel the same? Some small businesses are happy to say that their office is like a family. But is that always a good thing? Normally, the phrase “I really love the family atmosphere at work” seems ideal, but things can go awry quite easily. Are you …

By Michelle Chieks

BUSINESS ETHICS FORM THE BASIS OF A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Do you consider your employees family? Do your employees feel the same? Some small businesses are happy to say that their office is like a family. But is that always a good thing? Normally, the phrase “I really love the family atmosphere at work” seems ideal, but things can go awry quite easily. Are you treating employees as that estranged member of the family who has shown up at the most inopportune time? Take a step back and put yourself in your employee’s shoes. Does working in a family atmosphere mean employees may not get paid on time? Does it mean employees have to lie to customers or cover up the truth?

Business owners are responsible for keeping the business afloat. We cannot put that responsibility on employees (family or not). By putting employees in these awkward types of situations, business owners create a hostile atmosphere and have less productive employees. It’s important to create a business ethics code in order to foster a positive working environment for everyone.

THE BREAKUP: CAREER + IDENTITY

Like many others, I am one of those people who likes to be good at everything, even things that I simply “try.” Yes, it’s a bit unrealistic seeing as how people are rarely good at anything they’ve only just tried. It’s the perfectionist in me—to be a great performer. Many of us have high standards …

By Angel Harmon

THE BREAKUP: CAREER + IDENTITY

Like many others, I am one of those people who likes to be good at everything, even things that I simply “try.” Yes, it’s a bit unrealistic seeing as how people are rarely good at anything they’ve only just tried. It’s the perfectionist in me—to be a great performer.

Many of us have high standards for just about anything, especially things that we give time and attention to. In most cases, this has benefited us. It’s been the reason we’ve been president of student organizations, bought the cars of our dreams, been successful in amazing jobs, and made lifestyle advances in other areas that make us feel “we’ve made it.” Yet, lines may become blurred between our identity and what we know to be success.

PROPER PREPARATION IS KEY TO A GREAT CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

Chemistry is the goal, and preparedness will get you there. Conferences are an amazing way to learn about your industry, nurture relationships, meet with people you’ve only communicated with online and, perhaps, become business partners or collaborators in new ventures. There are many articles on how to prepare to meet the right people, research your …

By Dawn Fitch-Mitchell

PROPER PREPARATION IS KEY TO A GREAT CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

Chemistry is the goal, and preparedness will get you there. Conferences are an amazing way to learn about your industry, nurture relationships, meet with people you’ve only communicated with online and, perhaps, become business partners or collaborators in new ventures. There are many articles on how to prepare to meet the right people, research your keynote speakers and make sure your social game is on point, but I want your personal approach to be flawless.

I’ve been doing this for more than 15 years, in multiple industries and, trust me, business preparation is important, but personal preparation decreases stress and makes an impact. If you’re new to the business conference world, events can feel overwhelming, awkward and downright nail biting. Don’t worry.

THE SECRETS TO WINNING BUY-IN

Let’s face the facts: diversity and inclusion (D&I) practitioners need other people’s active support in order to have lasting impact. But, sometimes we forget just how much we need others to get our work done. We must create strategic partnerships among a variety of stakeholders if we’re going to make meaningful change. Success requires buy-in …

By Nika White

THE SECRETS TO WINNING BUY-IN

Let’s face the facts: diversity and inclusion (D&I) practitioners need other people’s active support in order to have lasting impact. But, sometimes we forget just how much we need others to get our work done. We must create strategic partnerships among a variety of stakeholders if we’re going to make meaningful change. Success requires buy-in from the following groups:

Leadership—C-suite, high-level managers, and organizational boards—are crucial for creating cultural shifts within organizations. These might not be the first people you engage, but they are the most important. You’ll need enthusiastic official endorsement of D&I activities and the designation of appropriate resources to see them through.

DIVERSIFY YOUR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO

Much of my best career performances occurred when I worked for managers I did not want to disappoint. Coincidence? Not even close. I’ve had managers who took an interest in my development and I’ve had managers who threw furniture across the room. While you learn from both (how NOT to do something can be a …

By Jamie Crump

DIVERSIFY YOUR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO

Much of my best career performances occurred when I worked for managers I did not want to disappoint. Coincidence? Not even close. I’ve had managers who took an interest in my development and I’ve had managers who threw furniture across the room. While you learn from both (how NOT to do something can be a powerful lesson), let’s assume none of us aspire to be furniture throwers. People tend to care more about (and work harder for) people who think they are worth investing in.

So much has been written about being a good leader, manager, motivator, etc., etc., etc. Where does one even begin to hone leadership skills? The good news is that you can make a real impact and it costs little to nothing to kick it off.

THE SEVEN TOP RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CEO TO ENSURE SUCCESS

This year has proven to be quite turbulent for some of our most infamous CEOs. Clearly, the many highly publicized ethical lapses have caused some new entrepreneurs to rethink their own roles within the companies that they have founded. With confusion and dismay, we watched how Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, was ordered to testify before …

By: Aurorah Dey

THE SEVEN TOP RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CEO TO ENSURE SUCCESS

This year has proven to be quite turbulent for some of our most infamous CEOs. Clearly, the many highly publicized ethical lapses have caused some new entrepreneurs to rethink their own roles within the companies that they have founded.

With confusion and dismay, we watched how Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, was ordered to testify before the U.S. Senate after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign, gained access to information of about 50 million Facebook users, which violated Facebook policies. We were left wondering and questioning the integrity of Zuckerberg and his company as a whole.

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