***Coming This November: US Black Engineer magazine's 2008 Diversity edition will spotlight the careers of some of the most prominent blacks in Information Technology in Q&A profiles.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The 2006 Top Black Technology Entrepreneurs: Helping America Lead the Way

If technology is the engine that drives the American economy, Black entrepreneurs in technology are increasingly providing the horse power for that engine. This year’s roster of the 2006 Top Black Technology Entrepreneurs illustrates not only the growing numbers of African-American business owners in technology, but it also reflects the expanding scope of those businesses.


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Who’s Who in Supplier Diversity: Spotlight on Supplier Diversity

The globalization of markets, the integration of the work force, and the need for leaner commercial operations has fueled a corporate and governmental drive to expand the breadth of the nation’s contracting base to pull in minority- and women-owned vendors and the perspectives and expertise they bring.


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Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program: "Joint Pathways to Success"

Recently, USBE & IT magazine spoke to businesses that are sharing knowledge and experience with some high-technology entrepreneurs under the U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program, which has built traction in the corporate world.


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Running Wild and Road Tripping: In the Dodge Caliber

What do you suppose a liaison between the low riding, aggressive, panther-like Dodge Magnum and the powerful, aggressive, fast-moving, Dodge Charger might produce? Well, if you held Dodge’s automotive crayons and could imagine a rambunctious, gadget-toting teenager on wheels, you might come up with something like the Dodge Caliber. The Caliber is a spunky, compact SUV with all the comforts a spoiled kid could want, including the attitude.


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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Young Women Bring New Value to High-Tech Workplace

For Daisy Jenkins, working in human resources means getting the right people in the right jobs at the right time. As vice president of Human Resources and Security for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona, she works to fill the employee pipeline with women and men who can lead the organization to the next level of defense technology.


To know more about the Black Entrepreneurs, visit http://www.blackengineer.com/.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ron Watson wins seat in Prince George’s County race

Ron Watson, Ph D. has won a seat on Prince George's County Board Of Education as an at-large member. Observers say Dr. Watson, 40, who received a bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering at Morgan State University in 1991, ran a solid race to emerge as one of 19 nominees for the school board in the September primary, and had a strong showing in the countywide elections held Tuesday for four at-large seats.


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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Growing Your Business

Recently, several industry leaders got together to discuss ways for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.Their discussion centered on innovation, and they remarked that innovation today is not what it was yesterday...Innovation “is no longer an individual toiling in a laboratory, coming up with some great invention. … It is multidisciplinary, it is global, and it is collaborative.”


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Most Admired Companies: Minority Professional Choice Survey Offers Insight into Diversity Planning

Today, changing demographics make achieving workforce diversity relatively easy. However, nurturing productivity, innovation, and harmony in that workforce is another matter. We wanted another look at the work experiences, values, and dreams of minority employees themselves, so we asked them a few questions: Are they pleased with their employers’ diversity programs? How have these programs impacted the minority professional in the workplace? What are their views on diversity efforts?


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In Search of the Balanced Life

One woman who knows the challenges of this balancing act very well is Diana Bing, director of Enterprise Learning at IBM. It’s her job to come up with the career development strategy for the company. Women of Color magazine recently asked her to share some of what she has learned during her 29-year career with IBM. The first thing she told us is that perfect balance is an unrealistic goal.


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