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Women comprise abaout half of NC population and only about a quarter of board seats

Gender diversity on corporate boards improves the bottom line

March 25. Women are underrepresented among the board of directors of the 50 largest publicly traded companies in North Carolina, according to research conducted by the University of North Carolina’s School of Law Director Diversity Initiative. Despite making up 51 percent of the total North Carolina population, women only represent 26.4 percent of board members […]

pexels-photo-6518841 holiday party

Embrace diversity: Why holiday celebrations instead of Christmas parties

Dec. 7. By Dan Houston. [Opinion] I’ve been asked why organizations should shift from “Christmas Party” to “Holiday Party.” In today’s diverse and multicultural society, fostering an inclusive workplace is not just a nice-to-have; it’s a strategic imperative for organizations. While some may question the need to move away from the traditional “Christmas Party,” the […]

Hiring veterans is topic of Diversity Luncheon Sept. 14 at Northstone

Aug. 23. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a Diversity Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Northstone Country Club. The topic: “Military Veterans Re-entering the Workforce.” There are several benefits of hiring veterans, according to Bill Russell, CEO of the chamber. “Veterans are goal-driven and used to developing professional goals for themselves, determining […]

NC ranks 24th among most racially equitable state economies

June 15. North Carolina scores right in the middle of a survey of State Economies with the Most Racial Equality, according to a new study from WalletHub. A recent study found that only 7 percent of managerial positions and 4-5 percent of senior managerial positions belong to black Americans, even though that demographic makes up […]

LKN Chamber will host discussion with 3 Asian business leaders May 23

May 16. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special Lunch n’ Learn Tuesday, May 23. The panel discussion, part of the Chamber’s Diversity program will feature three Asian business leaders, including Dr. John Chen, chair of the Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. The […]


Charlotte No. 8 in diversity, according to new study

April 17. A recent report found that Charlotte is the eighth-most diverse city in the nation—more diverse than Los Angeles (No. 10) and Chicago (No. 17). With a significant rise in hate crimes, personal finance website WalletHub.com released its report on 2023′s Most Diverse Cities in America. Click here for the complete report. From a […]


Good for business: Charlotte region ranks in top 15% for diversity

Sept. 7. With the Supreme Court recently blocking some of President Biden’s immigration reform policies, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities. Charlotte came in at No. 75 out of 500 US cities—and the most diverse in North Carolina. To identify the most ethnically diverse places […]


Workplaces recognized for diversity, disability/equality

July 20. Diversity MBA Magazine’s new rankings of Best Places to Work put Atrium and Novant at the top of various categories. Atrium Health was the No. 1 company nationwide for Women and Diverse Managers across all industries. Novant scored eighth place—with both NC-based healthcare providers besting companies like Clorox, Cigna and GE. Disability/equality rankings […]

Forbes, Human Rights Campaign recognize Novant for diversity efforts

April 27. Novant Health has been recognized as a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality by the Human Rights Campaign and one of the nation’s best employers for diversity. “We have consciously worked to embed diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging into our organization,” said Carmen Canales, senior vice president and chief people officer, Novant Health. Among […]

Charlotte Asian Festival's Dragon Boat race. COURTESY OF ANDREA LEE

Asian Festival, complete with Dragon Boat races, returning to Cornelius

March 23. The Asian Festival & Dragon Boat Race, postponed from May 2020 to October and then cancelled entirely for last year, comes back Oct. 16 to Ramsey Creek Park. A long-standing spring tradition in Cornelius, the event brings Dragon Boat races and thousands of foodies together to celebrate Asian cultures, diversity, ethnicity, roots and […]