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The future of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace

Over the past decade, corporate America has ramped up diversity and inclusion efforts, but there is still a lot of work to be done, especially with the LGBTQ+ community. Every June, thousands of companies make public gestures, pledges and and sponsorship deals during Pride Month, but not all of those companies are putting in the work to ensure safe spaces for their LGBTQ+ employees. Chris Denson caught up with Reddit’s COO, Jen Wong and Marty Chavez, former Goldman Sachs executive and current vice chairman at Sixth Street, who share their personal employment experiences and thoughts on the future of LGBTQ+ inclusion at work.
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How Nike stays ahead of the curve with its socially conscious marketing

It feels like, in recent years, there is no escape from brands speaking out on social and political issues. But amidst the cancel-culture chaos of socially conscious marketing, one brand stands out for its authenticity. So how does a company like Nike, with 60,000 employees, decide what issues it wants to tackle and the best way to go about it? Host Chris Denson spoke with Jarvis Sam, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, and Melanie Auguste, VP, Global Brand Marketing, about their approach.

How Nike stays ahead of the curve with its socially conscious marketing
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The founders of Philadelphia International Records look back at 50 years of Philly Soul

This Black Music Appreciation Month, Fast Company’s KC Ifeanyi spoke with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff—the innovative founders of Philadelphia International Records. As Gamble and Huff celebrate the 50th anniversary of PIR, the two explain the importance of their label and how they created that signature Philly Soul sound. KC also caught up with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, and Philly legend DJ Jazzy Jeff on how PIR has impacted their lives and careers.

The founders of Philadelphia International Records look back at 50 years of Philly Soul
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