Tag Archives: DEI

A Message from CASE on Racial Justice in America

Dear CASE Community, Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Whiteness weaponized against Christian Cooper. Disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color. A global health pandemic layered on top of the pandemic of racism that has scourged our country for …

Bridging Structural Inequities to Build Business & Community Resilience

There are many things that routinely worry Courtney Smith and Erika Smith-Punches about owning Piri, an Afro-southern fusion family-run catering business in Durham, North Carolina. They worry about having enough customers. They worry about pricing their food affordably, while also …

A Year of Learning and New Projects

End of Year Blog

It never ceases to amaze us how fast a year goes by. In early May, we watched as another cohort of CASE and CASE i3 fellows graduated along with hundreds of new MBAs.  This annual event always triggers CASE’s “end …

Feeling Uncomfortable: First Reflections on our DEI Journey

At CASE, we believe in the power of individuals and organizations to create positive social change.  And there has been much progress (I often revisit the 2017 Gates Foundation annual letter when I need some reminding about all the progress …

Announcing CASE’s Senior Fellow for DEI  

When we announced in March that we were hiring a Senior Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (DEI) at CASE, we were not sure what to expect. In the weeks that followed we were humbled by the number of applications …