She's a Bad Ass Boz!

Bozoma Saint John isn’t afraid to call the shots and tell it like it is as The Chief Brand Officer at Uber which is the most valuable privately held startup in the world at $70 billion. Uber’s employee demographic stats don’t however hold as much weight as their revenue line, with only 36% being female 9% Black and 2.3% Black Leadership. Making Bozoma the minority in a very male dominated field, but that doesn’t stop her from holding back. So Just What Makes her a Bad Ass? Well, simply because she tells it like it is that these stats are “terrible, and companies are doing a poor job at addressing these issues as the number of African Americans in Silicon Valley is dismal.” Saint John believ

What is an Inclusion Rider?

“There is an unbelievable amount of talent being passed over with the idea that there is a talent crisis when, actually, there is an opportunity crisis” Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative was started at The University of Southern California Annenberg's School for Communication and Journalism by founder Stacy Smith alongside lawyer Kalpana Kotagal and actor-producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. An inclusion rider as they coined the term refers to a provision added to actors’ contracts to ensure that casting on productions is more representative. It stipulates that in small and supporting roles, characters should reflect the world we live in. That i

Thank You Inc. Magazine!

Circle of Opportunities was recently included in a great article written by Lisa Abeyta for INC Magazine's Website 'How Startups Are Using Facebook to Find More Diverse Job Candidates' It's a must read for those in the technology community as it speaks to a very real and important issue facing most large companies and even smaller start ups; How to hire more diverse job applicants. Tech Inclusion is a thriving and successful Facebook group with over 2200 members founded by Wayne Sutton and Melinda Briana Epler. Tech Inclusion works to improve diversity and inclusion in the tech industry by focusing on five major impact areas: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship, Policy and Ecosys

Diversity in Tech, The Struggle is Real....

Google has it, Facebook’s got it, Amazon has it too, Apple, Microsoft and even Twitter's got it! They are all faced with the same problem, Lack of Diversity and Inclusion in the Technology Workforce, the struggle is real but we know how they can start to fix it. So why the struggle and what’s causing all this drama in Tech? According to the U.S Bureau of Statistics, the estimated size of the STEM workforce in the U.S by 2018 is projected to reach 8,650,000 jobs but there is a huge lack of employees of color within technology based companies. When we take an in-depth look at the demographics data of these companies we see that there is typically only about 10% or less people of color on most

YAY! We're a Top Recruiter!

Congratulations! You've reached Top Recruiter status! We're impressed with the candidates you've referred, and your positive interactions! ~Indeed Team~ Why we love Indeed? It's the number 1 job recruiting website in the world, with over 200 million visitors to their site every month from over 60 different countries. Now that's reach, Indeed has been able to literally put the world to work. But just how do they do it? They have a passion for helping people to find the right jobs and careers to fit their lives. They connect recruiters with eligible job seekers while also helping companies, organizations, hospitals and educational institutions to hire the best talent. So how do you find the be

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