DEI

Deloitte’s New DEI Institute Announced at Westlake’s Deloitte University

by | May 17, 2022
Deloitte University—the financial services and consulting giant's 'cultural home' in the Fort Worth suburb of Westlake—will be a key site for impactful events of Deloitte's new DEI Institute.

Launched with a goal of pursuing "sustained equity and belonging for all," the institute will "convene and collaborate with organizations and thought leaders to share resources and accelerate impact," says Dan Berner, Deloitte's North Texas managing partner.
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Executive Director of DFW’s Urban Land Institute: How CRE Professionals Can Help Build ‘Sustainable, Thriving Communities’
by | Apr 7, 2022

As the relatively new executive director of the Urban Land Institute Dallas-Fort Worth, Tamela Thornton promotes dialogues and actions in commercial real estate that lead to transformed communities. ...

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Powerhouse Academic Panel Kicks off 3-Part DEI Discussion Series
by | Jan 11, 2022

What does diversity, equity, and inclusion look like in real life? How can organizations become diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and make it work? How can they make it last?...

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Fort Worth GM Financial DEI Leader Named Automotive Champion of Diversity
by | Jan 6, 2022
Shunda Robinson is described as "the catalyst for growing and evolving GM Financial into a DE&I innovator and leader in the automotive industry."
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Her Goal? ‘Changing the Face of DEI, So That We Can All Work Where We Belong’

Price and her team at Kanarys, a platform that fosters collaboration between companies and employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), had a landmark year in 2020.
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DEI Tech Startup Kanarys Raises $3M Seed Round, Bringing Total Funding to $4.6M
by | Jan 7, 2021
The "historic" funding round means that Co-Founders Mandy Price (CEO) and Star Carter (COO) are among 25 Black female founders to have raised at least $4.6 million in venture capital.
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ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell
Capital Factory Announces $100K Investment Challenge for Annual Black in Tech Summit
by | Dec 16, 2020
Past Investment Challenge winners include McKinney-based ShearShare, Houston-based GroupRaise, and Austin-based Journey Foods. Applications are open now until Jan. 22.
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