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Why You Should Change Your Mind about Inclusion

Posted by: Nika White on Friday, December 8, 2017
There’s a hidden obstacle tripping up many of us working in the diversity and inclusion space. When I speak with people in industries across the country who are looking to make real progress toward diversity and inclusion, there’s often ...

Minority Business Accelerator Spotlight: Uniquely Virtual Owner Kenzie Biggins

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, April 20, 2017
“I love what I am doing for my business and really enjoy it,” said Kenzie Biggins, Uniquely Virtual owner. Her company provides virtual executive assistant services to help retiring executives, small businesses, and nonprofit ...

Minority Business Accelerator Spotlight: MIX Salon Studios Owner Doris Haley

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Doris Haley, who has been a president and owner at Professional Healthcare Services, LLC since 1998, never stops to develop her business ideas. This year, she created a brand new chapter in a different business venture, MIX Salon Studios. ...

Why you should consider applying for Leadership Greenville

Posted by: Nika White on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

For my dissertation research, I conducted a qualitative case study to evaluate the efficacy of Leadership Greenville...

The Intentional Inclusionist™ Movement

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Top 5 Pillars for Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, January 16, 2017
Recognizing that diversity and inclusion is more than a moral challenge, but a business imperative requires linking D&I to the organization’s mission and explicitly assessing and identifying the value of diversity for the ...

Post-Election Opportunity for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Minority Business Accelerator Highlights

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, October 6, 2016

See what's new with the MBA program

Debunking the Myths and Illuminating the Excuses

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Don’t let a myth or excuse keep your company from...

Minority Business Accelerator Highlights

Posted by: Nika White on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Spotlighting some participating companies and their success stories.

Phillis Wheatley Teens Entrepreneurship Experience Reflections

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, August 1, 2016

Key take-aways from an impactful week with Phillis Wheatley youth...

The Impact of Economic Inclusion

Tags: Inclusion
Posted by: Nika White on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Recently I had the opportunity to serve as keynote speaker for the Florence Chamber of Commerce Diversity Leadership Summit Luncheon. The topic I was asked to address was the economic impact of diversity and inclusion. Any time I’m given the ...

MBA Program Gets Best in Show Recognition

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. The Global Vision ...

Minority Business Enterprise Spotlight: WH Trucking, LLC

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, May 23, 2016
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we ...

Let's Play Ball

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, April 7, 2016

I believe in supporting organizations that put forth a...

Great Leaders Recognize the Value of Leadership Diversity

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Greenville Chamber’s ACE Leadership Symposium is around the corner ...

Behind Every Great Company is a Great CEO: Jordon Construction Company Recognized as Small Business of the Month

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, September 28, 2015
A few years ago while at the Talented Tenth Conference, I had the opportunity to sit next to a gentleman by the name of James Jordon (Jordon with an “o” as he likes to point out). James was quiet, yet confident and certainly on the cusp ...

ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award Nominations Available

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, July 20, 2015
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award® to be presented at the third annual ATHENA Leadership Symposium November 17, 2015. The ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award® is ...

Viewing Inclusion as an Authentic Leadership Practice

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The face of the future is radically changing in America. The time is now to respond to the changing demographics. The demographics we currently most often consider “majority” will shift to “minority.” Preparing for this ...

Doing Things That Matter

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, April 2, 2015
As an organization, everyday our staff is challenged to do something that matters. Something that will help create prosperity for our community. Something that will have lasting impact. Something that will get to the crux of the matter and create ...

A Clear and Present Opportunity: Engaging the Latino Community

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, March 30, 2015
A clear and present opportunity exists in our community to engage more effectively the Latino community in efforts of commerce and leadership. The face of the future is radically changing in America. The time is now to respond with authentic ...

Collaboration Works, If You Work It

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, September 4, 2014
Serving as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Greenville Chamber is a privilege because it’s an opportunity to assist with a vision I carry alongside so many others in our community. There are many likeminded individuals and ...

Throw Out the Excuses

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend my first American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Convention, where I co-facilitated a session on growing diverse business. The entire convention experience provided great perspective on the work we ...

Leading Diverse Communities – A New Leadership Greenville Lab

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Leadership development training continues to be a popular solution for grooming professionals to become more effective leaders. Offering robust leadership development programs that can prove to increase leadership effectiveness helps justify the ...

#HashtagLunchBagGreenvilleSC – A Nontraditional Chamber Initiative

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, August 18, 2014
Taking a risk never felt so good. #HashtagLunchBagGreenvilleSC was only a risk because of the unconventional nature of this concept being executed by a chamber of commerce. While many asked why, I asked why not? After all, we certainly have a large ...

Buying Black – The Empowerment Experiment

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, August 11, 2014
Recently I had the privilege of introducing the keynote speaker, Margarita (“Maggie”) Anderson, for the Black Expo kick off breakfast event. Prior to this experience, I was not aware of Maggie Anderson, but having met her, my ...
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