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NBC Chicago highlighted the story of how Best Roberts Motel and Hyatt Hotels assisted in breaking down racial roadblocks and served as trailblazers for the hotel industry. Herman Roberts built a 50 room motel with entertainment and a large room for anyone to watch. When the Pritzker family bought the Hyatt hotels, Herman and Pritzker worked together to break down racial barriers.

Tyronne Stoudemire, a global DEI thought leader and champion of purpose-driven strategy and culture, works today through the inspiration of Herman Roberts.

“Tyronne Stoudemire is the global vice president of diversity for the Hyatt hotel chain. …


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“You have to find or create places where you’re accepted as yourself.”

Susan Chapman-Hughes, the Executive Vice President, Global Head of Digital Capabilities, Transformation and Operations at American Express did not get to where she was today without some bumps in the road.

As a Black woman trailblazing her industry, she experienced adversity at every step in her educational and professional journey. Susan used stereotypes that were thrown onto her as fuel to her fire to succeed. Her experiences shaped her and lead her to be the leader she is today. …


Yolanda Caraway, often described as a change catalyst, has over 30 years of experience with policy-making, public affairs, as well as with national and international political matters. Often sought after to coordinate major activities for the Democratic Party, as well as private organizations, her list of professional achievements showcases years of organizational ability and management expertise.

Yolanda co-authored a book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considerd Politics and recently discussed the beginnings of the book along with her co-authors.

“When we started, we went to New York and spoke with a few editors. They introduced us to Veronica, who…


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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.” - Nelson Mandela

It only takes one person to make a difference; one person to stand up and fight for the change that they wish to see in the world. Others will eventually see that one and follow along.

Nate Miles, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Eli Lilly and Company, is a vibrant leader capitalizing on the power of one. He discussed the impacts one can have, using a historic example about Nelson Mandela…


I was selected to a list of 100 board-ready candidates. Those named on the list of 100 were confirmed by the well-respected board directors and other governance experts to have the leadership and strategic skills necessary to add value to a board. - Tonie Leatherberry

Please find below the PDF: The Agenda Diversity 100.

The past year has seen unprecedented demand for directors from underrepresented communities. Boards have recognized that a full spectrum of voices in leadership is necessary to remain competitive in today’s demanding marketplace. Meanwhile, investors, proxy advisors and regulators are also pushing boards to diversify themselves.


Patricia Golden Webb

Patricia Golden Webb, collaborative leader and board member, recently sat down to discuss her point of view on leadership and what it takes to become a great leader in the workplace. As a Black woman she has faced many prejudices throughout her career, but she never allowed unfair biases to hinder her success. To get to the top and become a great leader, it all boils down to two things: high level self-performance and meaningful interpersonal relationships.

“If I think about the genesis of my leadership it really started while I was growing up. The foundation that my parents provided…


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Creditflux reported a Global CLO volume of $176.6 billion in 2021, a sizeable increase from the previous year.

The strong growth in CLO’s post-pandemic creates a need to add resources to CLO manager teams. At Sage Search Advisors, we actively recruit in the CLO space; this includes CLO portfolio managers, analysts, structurers, and traders, as well as other structured credit investors.

As featured in Credtiflux’s ‘CLO Bananza’ article:

“‘There has been a lot of hiring in an effort to expand resources for CLO managers and the sell-side firms who support their efforts,’ says Lisa Quackenbush, Partner at Greenwich-based Executive Search…


Innovative technologies and shifting homebuyer mindsets have shaken up the real estate industry in recent years. Various factors have transformed aspects of traditional real estate transactions, ranging from how buyers choose properties to the method of signing contracts.

We are in conversation with Jay L. Moss — an experienced homebuilding executive and progressive thinker. Jay shares with us how new real estate trends are combining themselves with the old, to create a wonderful hybrid of rich experience and innovation.

We talked about your passion for the Homebuilding Industry and also about the fact that there is a new generation of…


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Photo by Stephen Kraakmo on Unsplash
Photo by Stephen Kraakmo on Unsplash

Allison Young, a CEO with strategic acumen and excellent leadership skills, is a creative problem solver and dynamic leader. When facing challenges, obstacles, or setbacks, Allison seeks a creative approach to develop innovative solutions. With her combination of operational expertise and IT background, she relies on her willingness to take risks and always finds multifaceted approach’s.

Allison’s combined professional background makes her an expert on the power of perspective.

Allison, as a leader, how must one skew their perspective in order to take into consideration the thoughts, feelings and actions of all stakeholders?

“As leaders, our perspective has a significant…

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