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It's well established that corporate America, including the financial services industry, lacks diversity in management. People of Color are hired less frequently, experience lower promotion rates and voluntarily leave at higher rates in most financial institutions. And, when organizations do engage in diversity initiatives, they often focus on “fixing People of Color” as if they are the primary problem. The Hartford has long had a distinct culture that supports employees at all levels. Here's how their EMPOWER program helps.
The Hartford’s innovative leadership development program helps both participants and managers enhance their leadership skills and create an inclusive environment for all. It's well established that corporate America, including the financial services industry, lacks diversity in management. Learn here one thing The Hartford is doing to address the problem.
At a time when Black-owned banks are disappearing through closure or consolidation, digital banking startup Greenwood Financial, which launched in October 2020, is showing Black banking’s resiliency with its Black- and Latinx-focused offerings. Learn more about the initiative and what systemic issues the neobank got launched to address.
Studies prove that, in most American homes, women still do most of the household management tasks. Increasingly, this includes handling finances. Research shows that, in nine in 10 American households, saving and spending decisions involve women, while 31% of partnered women are the primary managers of their household’s finances. Partnered or not, perhaps you’re a woman who’s decided it’s time to change your or your family’s financial picture. Let these seven women help you.
Your condo insurance policy covers only what happens within your walls. And “a master policy protects the building,” explains Scott Holeman, director of the Insurance Information Institute, a trade group. “An individual policy covers your liability, personal property and structural elements that are not covered by the master policy.” That's why you may need loss assessment coverage. Here's what it is and how to get the coverage.
Successful small business owners recognize how essential it is to commit to ongoing marketing efforts for their products or services. Marketing management isn’t just a seasonal event. It’s a business activity you constantly conduct, setting year-round objectives to achieve specific marketing goals. Here's how to do it well.
Auto and home insurance companies look at your past claims when setting rates for you. But how do they know about your insurance past? A database called C.L.U.E. serves up your insurance history in report form. What is it, what's in yours, what does an insurer see, and how do you fix mistakes on the report?
Career development is a process and is comprised of multiple steps. But there are two tactics that can be deal-breakers; if not done well, they could undermine the success of other efforts. They include nurturing your professional network and learning constantly.
Below are specific actions you can add to your career development plan related to those two tactics. Whether you’re angling for your first job or the corner office, these two tactics will help you thrive in your career..
Organizational skills and career planning go hand-in-hand. Together they help you achieve the outcomes you want in your career. Being organized also gives you a sense of control and accomplishment, which can enhance your emotional well-being. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your career plan, it could be that you’re just suffering from disorganization. Use the methods here to help you monitor, track, document and revise your career development plan.
If you’re ready to move ahead in your professional life, it might be time to revisit your career development plan. Your manager may be able to offer some amount of help. However, you are ultimately responsible for positioning yourself for success . Let this guide help you start and continue on your path to career achievement.
Car accidents, even just fender benders, are an unfortunate fact of life. Even though fewer cars are on the road during the pandemic—16% fewer according to Zendrive, a smartphone-based driving analytics app provider—drivers might be more distracted. Phone use while driving was up 38% after lockdowns started. So, it's essential to know what to do after an car accident.
Being a part of the sandwich generation means you are the caregiver of kids and aging parents, or a “sandwich caregiver.” It’s the toughest job you may ever have. The role of caring for two generations of loved ones comes with many challenges. Frequently, the weight of this point in your life can feel crushing. You are not alone, though. Here are 13 tips to help you manage this role.
Have you been thinking that you want to start a business? So much planning goes into following your dream, and we know it can be a struggle to finance its startup and daily operations. We also know that finding funding opportunities for your enterprise can be harder during a global pandemic. You may not be eligible for small business loans. You also may not be open to additional loan debt to manage or want to max out your credit cards because you may want to conserve cash. That's why you need grant money. Here's how to get yours.
Frequently, questions about diversity in fintech center on gender diversity, and that gender diversity means “white women.” When any organization is predominantly white, it tends to focus on attracting customers who look like its employees and leadership—white ones, though that’s often not deliberate. Here's what Betterment is doing to change that.