ONLY 3 WEEKS until Dr. Leeno Karumanchery is presenting at Connect19, the PRSA Employee Communications Section Conference in Phoenix. Join us and learn to build better communication between diverse employees. #inclusion#metrics#diversityintelligence#diversity
We are honored to be named one of America’s Best Employers by @forbes for the third consecutive year. We are committed to valuing and developing our 29,000 employees who are helping us build the future of energy. #diversity#employer#SouthernCompany (Link in bio)
Don’t forget to come to our Movie Night TOMORROW (4/26)! Admission is FREE, and snacks will be sold. Be there or be square!✔️💥
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The decision to get a 15 or 30 year mortgage is not as black and white for residential homeowners. If you are buying a home to live in yourself, the optimal loan term depends on factors unique to your own circumstances.
The main perk of having a shorter loan term, like a 15-year mortgage, is that your interest rate is lower AND the time on which you pay interest is shorter. Both of these factors save you lots of money in interest over the life of the loan.
However, in order to pay the loan in 15 years, you have to pay the bank a much higher monthly payment. The higher your monthly payment, the less money you have for other things like retirement account contributions and student loan debt pay down.
Thus, you have to weigh the pros and cons of a 15 vs 30 year mortgage yourself.
You can read the full blog on my website, link in bio to start thinking through the advantages and disadvantages.
514 minutes ago
BE STILL • About to nestle myself in a cocoon today at home... goal is to write 30 pages for the book. Getting very close to the finish line now and can’t wait to share!
Hold me to it, please!!! Writer’s-block-be-gone. 🤣
(And to clarify: that’s 30 word doc-sized pages in 11pt font single-spaced. 😉)
115 minutes ago
I love my #CannabisCommunity , and feel obligated to continue to make this point as loudly as possible. This is an area of diversity and inclusion that is all too often left out of the conversation. The disabled community as casualties of the prohibition on cannabis, their illness, disease or disability left untreated or even progressing, some to the extent of death, have been forgotten. The cost to these victims and their families has been, and continues to be extensive, yet this whole segment of our community lacks a seat at the table. Cannabis markets, events, professional organizations and equity programs have written us off. The community rarely includes captions and often fails when it comes to inclusive accessible environments or professional opportunities for the disabled. The #CannabisIndustry has the ability to in fact be leaders when it comes to disability in the discussions surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. The cannabis movement has a genuinely compassionate history although, using the disability community to legitimize cannabis with no plan on including us going forward into the future, as customers as well as professionals, would just be exploitation. This community has built its character on the fight for safe and legal access to cannabis, yet has ironically become one of the most inaccessible industrys to the disability community.
Be inclusive! Be accessible! Be diverse! Be an ally!
Hire more disabled employees, promote more disabled leaders, seek out more disabled business owners and service providers, support more disabled artists, invite more disabled people, listen to disabled voices, plan accessible events!
If your diversity program or social equity program lacks the specificity of disability, it is NOT diverse.
‘Trail By Life: The Role Diversity and Inclusion In the Practice of Law’ Event was an amazing experience for our students. Listening to these successful individuals tell their stories and how important diversity and inclusion was the best way to spend this afternoon! Thank you to our panelists again. #diversity#inclusion
We have an amazing lineup of animated content, including the hilarious adventures of The Deerskins! Join the antics as the Deerskins are forced off their reserve and into the nearby town of Cheddarville.
Thank you for all the love 🥰 Here’s the second half of my routine from the NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS... I hope you like it 💗
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Sounds weird to say but I just did a #podcast episode on how people say all these #positive things such as “Don’t hold on to the past, Don’t hold grudges” but YET these things might involve holding on to useless people or #negative people. Be real with yourself!
Yesterday, I had the great privilege of speaking on a panel alongside Vandana Das and Jackeline Stewart where we covered a wide range of topics such as the pay gap, salary negotiation, unconscious biases, how to hire diversely and how to create an inclusive workplace.
I can't explain how empowering it felt to be in a room filled with such accomplished, ambitious and driven women. Thank you @hiredinc X @ladiesgetpaid for inviting me speak on a topic I am so passionate about.
_______ "It's important to not just know your worth, but also being able to articulate your worth and the value you bring to an organization is key." #diversity#inclusion#equality#payequity
This poem is very dear to my heart, I hope this poem touches all, so that secret of diversity is understood. Poem “diversity” from poetry book “rejoice I am you”.
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This past Friday we welcomed two new employees to the Ventures ATL team, Fredrick and Matt ☺️
We celebrated Good Friday, Passover, and Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt around the office, sugar cookies, a chocolate bunny, and Coconut and Almond Rave Macaroons. 💐🥥
To start the day, our current employees shared pieces of advice they would tell themselves if they were starting anew. Here are a few of their nuggets of wisdom:
▪️ Patience, expect a lot of yourself, but not all at once.
▪️ Find your rhythm, pace yourself.
▪️ Bring a big umbrella.
▪️ Don't be afraid to ask questions, you don't have to do it alone.
▪️ Keep plugging, effort, persistence, and determination are key.
▪️ If you're nervous about if you're good enough or if you're going to fit in - relax, everyone is different and has their own personality, you'll find your place here.
▪️ Don't try to be a super computer from the get go, there is a learning curve to figure things out.
▪️ You're fine, you're going to be fine, just don't stress yourself out to much.
▪️ I was so afraid of making mistakes and then not making the cut, but that's not the case here. This is a supportive, encouraging, and amazing place.