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WOMEN RAISE THE GAME TAKES CENTER STAGE DURING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND HONORING DYNAMIC WOMEN BEHIND THE SCENES IN SPORTS

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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Raise the Game, Presented by Boldyn Networks, hosted a memorable honoree experience during Super Bowl weekend recognizing a group of extraordinary women who play pivotal roles behind the scenes in sports.

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  • LAS VEGAS, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Raise the Game, Presented by Boldyn Networks, hosted a memorable honoree experience during Super Bowl weekend recognizing a group of extraordinary women who play pivotal roles behind the scenes in sports.
  • Other notable guests included Grammy Award winning Producer Hit-boy, Actively Black CEO Lanny Smith, and Tech Entrepreneur & Diversity Advocate Marilyn Booker.
  • With heartfelt speeches and tokens of appreciation, these athletes expressed gratitude for the unwavering encouragement, support, and sacrifices made by these dynamic women.
  • Zaileen Janmohamed, President & CEO of the Bay Area Host Committee who received the Woman of the Year Award said, "Women really do raise the game.

Women's Choice Awards Honors Mission Wealth as a 2024 Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Wealth announced that the firm received the 2024 Women's Choice Award for Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials, a testament to the firm's ongoing commitment to creating an empowering and inclusive workplace.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Wealth announced that the firm received the 2024 Women's Choice Award for Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials, a testament to the firm's ongoing commitment to creating an empowering and inclusive workplace.
  • Mission Wealth receives the 2024 Women's Choice Award for Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials.
  • "At Mission Wealth, we are deeply honored to be recognized as a Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials by the Women's Choice Awards.
  • Out of all Mission Wealth employees, 44% of the firm is represented by women and 51% are millennials.

New Vote Run Lead Resource Shows How Women Can Achieve Reflective Representation Within Just 10 Years -- Instead of 100

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NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Women are 51% of the population, but are underrepresented in our state governments, as only 33% of legislators across the U.S. are women. Nonprofit organization Vote Run Lead trains women to run for political office and win. With data-driven methods, Vote Run Lead has developed a visionary strategy for achieving a fair and reflective democracy in every state. This plan is presented in a NEW web-based resource: "Charting Paths to a Women's Majority" (womensmajority.org). This groundbreaking data visualization shows how to accelerate almost every state's path to achieving a women's majority in statehouses nationwide within just 10 years — NOT the 100 years projected at the current pace of change!

Key Points: 
  • Nonprofit organization Vote Run Lead trains women to run for political office and win.
  • With data-driven methods, Vote Run Lead has developed a visionary strategy for achieving a fair and reflective democracy in every state.
  • "Vote Run Lead invites every woman to consider the possibilities that 'Charting Paths to a Women's Majority' presents," said Sabrina Shulman, chief political officer at Vote Run Lead.
  • However, Vote Run Lead is confident that even West Virginia could achieve fair representation in just eight years(!)

A brief history of the diss track – from the Roxanne Wars to Megan Thee Stallion

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Fans and critics have suggested the track takes aim at multiple artists including Tory Lanez, Nicki Minaj and Drake.

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  • Fans and critics have suggested the track takes aim at multiple artists including Tory Lanez, Nicki Minaj and Drake.
  • The relationship between diss records and rap battles was crucial to the expansion of diss records during the 1980s.
  • The Roxanne Wars is the most famous exchange of diss records, with over 50 releases by 35 different artists.

The Roxanne Wars

  • The Roxanne saga was triggered by an “answer-back” record (a song which responds directly to the content in another artist’s song) by rapper Roxanne Shanté, directed at hip hop group U.T.F.O.’s 1984 hit Roxanne, Roxanne.
  • released their own orchestrated answer-back, titled The Real Roxanne.
  • This musical altercation spawned diss records by other artists too, who took on personas such as Roxanne’s Doctor, Rocksann, The Parents Of Roxanne and Little Roxanne.
  • The Roxanne Wars fostered a new paradigm of diss records.

Female pioneers

  • Looking back at the history of the diss track, it is the strength of female emcees that stands out.
  • However, she lost due to judge Kurtis Blow’s alleged bias of not voting for a female rapper.
  • Throughout the 1980s, female rappers were often dismissed due to the patriarchal structure of rap.
  • But the tenacious next wave of female rappers – including MC Lyte, Monie Love, Queen Latifah and Queen Mother Rage – constructed diss songs with deeper metaphorical complexity.


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Adam de Paor-Evans does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

DiversityComm Magazine Names First Horizon as a 2024 Top Black Employer

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- First Horizon Corporation, (NYSE: FHN or "First Horizon") has been recognized by DiversityComm Magazine as a 2024 Top Black Employer.

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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- First Horizon Corporation, (NYSE: FHN or "First Horizon") has been recognized by DiversityComm Magazine as a 2024 Top Black Employer.
  • Each year, DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI) conducts select evaluations of the nation's employers, supplier diversity programs, industry leaders, law enforcement & government agencies and schools.
  • These non-biased studies are a valuable resource for the publication's readers, jobseekers, business owners, students, senior management, and consumers.
  • "First Horizon strives to elevate equity in all facets of our business.

CARLA TULLY APPOINTED TO NIKOLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, via the HYLA brand, today announced the appointment of energy and infrastructure expert Carla Tully, to its Board of Directors. Over more than two decades, Tully has built a successful track record leading and scaling energy organizations across Fortune 150, private equity, startup, and government entities. Tully serves as the Vice Chair of Earthrise Energy's Board of Directors, a Board Director for Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum and as an Advisor to several energy transition startups.

Key Points: 
  • PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, via the HYLA brand , today announced the appointment of energy and infrastructure expert Carla Tully, to its Board of Directors .
  • Tully serves as the Vice Chair of Earthrise Energy's Board of Directors, a Board Director for Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum and as an Advisor to several energy transition startups.
  • "As Nikola scales its energy infrastructure business, especially in the hydrogen ecosystem, the addition of Carla to Nikola's Board of Directors will greatly benefit our company, employees and shareholders," said Steve Shindler, Chairman of Nikola's Board of Directors.
  • I've dedicated my career to similar missions, and I am delighted to join Nikola's Board of Directors and support Nikola in 2024 and beyond."

SPARROW Founder's Unique Career Offers Lessons in Mindful Mentoring Podcast

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Dalton recently sat down with Martin for an episode of his Mindful Mentoring podcast to discuss the importance of mentoring relationships in her life and how they helped lead her to her current role as an aviation company founder and president.

Key Points: 
  • Dalton recently sat down with Martin for an episode of his Mindful Mentoring podcast to discuss the importance of mentoring relationships in her life and how they helped lead her to her current role as an aviation company founder and president.
  • She also offered insights to listeners on how to approach the roles of mentor and mentee more effectively.
  • Mentoring others is a way for her to accomplish this and give back to the next generation of young professionals.
  • For more of Dalton's insights on mentoring, and to hear more about her career journey, listen to the full podcast: Episode Three of Mindful Mentoring With Tom Martin .

First In-Depth Assessment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Provides Insight on Veterans' Post-Secondary Enrollment, Degree Completion, and Earnings

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That increases to 62% when counting veterans who transferred their GI Bill to their spouse or dependent and benefit use outside of higher education.

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  • That increases to 62% when counting veterans who transferred their GI Bill to their spouse or dependent and benefit use outside of higher education.
  • Additionally, more veterans may use the GI Bill at a later date, given the 2017 ‘ Forever GI Bill ’ that removed the 15-year window for veterans to use the benefit.
  • Of those who used the benefits after leaving the military, about 47% completed an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree within six years.
  • Black veterans’ earnings were significantly lower than other veterans, and American Indian/Alaska Native earnings were also lower.

InsureMyTrip Names Suzanne Morrow as Chief Executive Officer

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Toronto, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InsureMyTrip , Canada's rapidly growing travel insurance comparison website, announces Suzanne Morrow as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • Toronto, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InsureMyTrip , Canada's rapidly growing travel insurance comparison website, announces Suzanne Morrow as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
  • Since joining InsureMyTrip in 2016, Morrow has played a crucial role in the company's overall growth and international expansion.
  • "I'm honoured for this opportunity to lead InsureMyTrip into the next phase of its history," said Morrow.
  • Before coming to InsureMyTrip, Morrow held several leadership positions and is a retired Captain from the United States Air Force.

InsureMyTrip Names Suzanne Morrow As Chief Executive Officer

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WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- InsureMyTrip , the nation's leading travel insurance comparison site, announces Suzanne Morrow as the company's Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- InsureMyTrip , the nation's leading travel insurance comparison site, announces Suzanne Morrow as the company's Chief Executive Officer.
  • Since joining InsureMyTrip in 2016, Morrow has played a crucial role in the company's overall growth and international expansion.
  • "I'm honored for this opportunity to lead InsureMyTrip into the next phase of its history," said Morrow.
  • Before coming to InsureMyTrip, Morrow held several leadership positions and is a retired Captain from the United States Air Force.