Let me start with a quick reminder that May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Allure’s cover this month features “three game-changing Asian models.” Editor in Chief Michelle Lee talks about the importance of this issue here. Michelle is someone I follow closely because as Rebecca Sun says “She is why representation matters not just on the covers but on the mastheads as well. Happy #APAHM!!”
A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a sharp reporter who had graduated from my alma mater and was interning at the Wall Street Journal, Cassandra Jaramillo. She is now working at the Dallas Morning News and I’ve included her coverage here before. In other words, you too should you follow her. Here is her most recent work that is part of the publication’s series “Questions of Color” and titled “How Texas couples navigate race, culture — and resistance.”
I’ll be writing more on AI at a later time but this from Robert LoCascio titled “Thousands of Sexist AI Bots Could Be Coming. Here’s How We Can Stop Them,” is an important read. As he reminds us “The AI of today was developed by predominantly white male engineers in too much of a hurry to challenge their own chauvinism or consider the harm their work could do.”
This week I am following Amazon’s commitment to increasing board diversity, also this from BlackRock’s Diversity Chief Jonathan McBride and this on Nike’s new diversity initiative On the board diversity point, here is this great piece from the Harvard Business Review.
ICYMI Queen Latifah narrates Girl Scouts’ new star-studded leadership PSA, watch it here.
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