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Charles Schwab Executive Christian Rodriguez Found Stability Just in Time

The current president and COO, and former Texas A&M and Indianapolis Colts linebacker, was adopted by his high school football coach after his sophomore year. It changed everything.
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How Dana White Overcame a Racism-Filled Upbringing to Achieve Business Success

The first Black woman to launch a national franchise campaign for a hair salon brand says: "Had it not been for my parents teaching me how to process it without being a victim and without being angry, I wouldn't be where I am now."
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Rolando Blackman Gets Real About Overcoming the Challenges of His Past

From a physically abusive home to deep depression in the ninth grade, Blackman turned his pain into a decorated basketball career and a leadership role in the Dallas Mavericks' front office.
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How UPS Leader Brandit Campbell Learned to Push Through Challenges

Failure is not an option, it's a choice—and I chose to be successful," she says.
By Suzanne Crow
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How Sarah Zubiate’s Adoption Experience Taught Her to Advocate for Others

The self-made entrepreneur pays tribute to her parents and to her biological mother through her salsa and dip company, Zubi’s.
By Catherine Rosas

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Tanya Sanders Shares the Importance of Being a Voice for Diverse Perspectives

“I think leaders have to get close to the issues. I think it's not enough to read and know that they exist; I think you have to go into those communities," the head of Wells Fargo Auto says.
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Dr. Jessica Gomez on the Value of Leaders Who Have Walked the Walk

“It’s different talking about DEI when you have had the first hand experience of living through these issues,” says the executive director of Momentous Institute.
By Catherine Rosas
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Krishna Peapully on Encouraging Adaption and Fostering Confidence to Advance DEI

“Wherever you are, you become a cultural ambassador for where you come from. You have a responsibility to be part of positive stereotypes,” says the AECOM VP.  
By Catherine Rosas
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Andrea Glispie Shares How Open Conversations Have Brought Comfort

“In many ways, it has made me feel less of a need to codeswitch with my White coworkers," says the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas senior director of career pathways.
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Kenya Woodruff on Leaning In to Conversations About Difference

“Embrace the challenge, embrace your diversity, and be strategic about how you utilize both,” the Katten attorney says.
By Lauren Stone