I knew that I’d eventually leave corporate America and one day begin an academic career. Becoming a college business professor has been one of my most rewarding career experiences. The PhD Project is the reason I have been afforded this opportunity. Without a doubt, it is the most impactful resource ever created for minorities (Black, Hispanic, Native…

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“The benefits of racial diversity have been well-documented, and it’s time for the technology to pivot on this issue.” The summer of 2006 is when my formal journey into the technology industry began. After years of studying computer engineering and gaining internship experience at various companies, I landed my first gig at IBM’s Systems and Technology…

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“In order to eliminate racism in America, we need all hands on deck.” I can’t recall a time in my life where conversations about race have been as prevalent as they are now. The O. J. Simpson and Rodney King incidents were close, but those felt like a brief moment in time. Besides the pandemic,…

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“Greatness is achieved in the trenches, when nothing but the will to be an icon is your creative fuel. The greats are all the same-Beyoncé, Serena Williams, LeBron, and the like: they’re never satisfied with where they are now. They’re always looking ahead, always looking to improve, always looking to break new ground. The will…

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The current discourse in America around race has captured the hearts and minds of many individuals and institutions.…

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We are living in the era of the Black woman, and it’s about damn time! Throughout my nearly four decades of living, I’ve watched Black women perform magic. I watched my mother, a Ghanaian immigrant, do the unimaginable. According to her, she stood on her feet sewing jeans in a Levi’s factory until the day…

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Dear Mr. Scharf, I’ve read various articles on your statement about diverse talent pipelines. I’m sure by now you’ve come to understand why your statement ruffled the feathers of many. Instead of adding to the plethora of voices that have expressed disdain for your statement, I seek to present a solution to the problem you…

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Gye Nyame. Through God, anything is possible. It sounds cliche, but it’s the truth. I started my PhD journey in August 2010. Yesterday, I successfully defended my dissertation. So much happened along the way, and I’m thankful for every experience. They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it takes an army to…

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