Time off for Election Day

Early weekend voting makes it easier for many people to exercise their rights to vote. But we can make it simpler still by giving staff paid time off to go to the polls on Election Day or even engage in other Election Day activities. (Some states already have outlines...

Tribute to Cokie Roberts

Back when I was just starting my career, Cokie Roberts was my icon. I was working in government affairs and media relations and I loved listening to her reporting on the Congress I was working with every day. Photo by Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio I revered...

Live your vision and nobody else’s

We love the idea of potential and possibility. And if we're good at what we do, we may have people telling us to aim higher. Encouraging or even pressuring us to do more, be more, achieve more.Those are expectations others have for you, their vision of your life. But...

CEO Activism: Pride Month

A lot of businesses leverage Pride Month to slap rainbows on their stuff and ride the feel-good wave. That's the corporate equivalent of slacktivism if you ask me. Yeah, I like a rainbow image as much as the next CEO (like the short vid I shot in the Castro BART...

MLKJr Day Pledge

It's no secret I'm an activist CEO. From my work against North Carolina's Amendment One and HR 2 to my advocacy for affordable healthcare and people living with HIV and AIDS — my causes are my company's. That's why I sat down on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and pledged...