2021 D&I Symposium: Meet Sesha Yalamanchili, Featured Speaker

The BNP is pleased to welcome Sesha Yalamanchili, President, On the Mark Consulting as a featured speaker at our 2021 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work. We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 4th Annual D&I Symposium on

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Q&A with Sesha Yalamanchili – D&I Consultant

By Claire Petrie, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series is coming up! As you saw in my recent blog post, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series event is coming up! I decided to interview Sesha Yalamanchili, who will be hosting the third event of the

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Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series

By Claire Petrie, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series is coming up!   I’m so excited that The Partnership pivoted to virtual events and added this important event to the lineup this year – especially since the 2020 D&I Symposium had to be rescheduled

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What More Can We Do to Advance Racial Equity in Buffalo Niagara?

Since March, my thoughts and actions have revolved almost entirely around the impact of COVID-19 on our region, our employers and citizens. And while the state of our new reality has felt overwhelming at times, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has stepped up to assist in a meaningful way. Our goal

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Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

If you are a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, you get it. Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace continues to grow in importance for every type of employer. Managers increasingly realize that diversity and inclusion are essential in recruiting employees as well as retaining them once they are hired.

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Four ways to improve small group dynamics

“Generating a diverse set of possible solutions is not enough. The group must be able to distinguish good solutions from the bad.” That’s how Marc Burt of Inspired Global Resources, the Expert in Residence for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, began the Council’s most recent meeting. The

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Goals and Strategies in Diversity & Inclusion

It was the last meeting of the year for the Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, but this was no wrap-up session. Instead, the focus was on what’s next for the Council in 2019. A lively group participation exercise lead by Marc Burt – Team Leader at Inspired Global Resources and

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Mary Owusu BNP Athena Award Recipient

Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: How to Move Forward

Each year, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is given to an emerging leader who demonstrates excellence in their career and devotion to improving the community through serving as role models for other young women. This year’s recipient is Mary Owusu, vice president (partner), director of digital strategy and analytics

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Harmac’s Bailey Green Initiative Boosts Buffalo’s East Side

Harmac Medical Products, a contract manufacturer of single-use medical devices, employs over 400 people in a neighborhood on Buffalo’s east side. Harmac is a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and CEO John Somers sits on our board of directors. Recently, John spoke at our Maximizing the Value of Diversity & Inclusion event about the importance of community in attracting and

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