We have a plan and a calendar of events for the new year, built on the foundation of a super active 2020 which, despite Covid-19, concluded with a very strong close in December. Our experiences and accomplishments these past 10 months further bolstered the foundation for our work in the future, especially helping small businesses recover from the health and economic disruptions of the pandemic.Read More
COVID-19 + the George Floyd Killing Amplify Our Need to Come Together
COVID-19 has amplified the needs of so many for help and compassion, and the lack of Internet access in undeserved communities. The George Floyd killing further exacerbated the anguish over injustice in the Black community. On Black Tuesday, I blogged to ask for calm and peaceful demonstrations.
I serve on the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Digital and Diversity Empowerment (ACDDE). We have prepared a statement on Civil Rights Demonstrations and the Racial Divide. The FCC released it today in a Public Notice, and I thought you might be interested to know and/or share it with your circle of influence.
Here are some photos of USPAACC Southeast Regional Chapter delivering 3,000 meals last weekend to healthcare workers and security personnel at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The meals were prepared by minority restaurants - Asian, Black and Hispanic - who had to close their doors for over two months because of COVID-19. They were paid for by contributions or funds raised from the Chapter Board of Directors. It was very hot that weekend, but the smiles, the optimism and the joy they brought to the Hospital refreshed the soul.
Susan Au Allen
National President & CEO
“How are CIOs/CTOs coping with the challenges of their evolving roles,”The role of the CTO and CIO has evolved to engage the entire business and organization, no longer working in silos.Read More
As the cost of living continues to rise, more people are exploring new ways to start to reach financial independence — and it’s easy to understand why. A huge gap exists between the amount of money most professionals make and the amount they need to lead comfortable lives. And this makes it imperative for them to either work longer hours, work two jobs, or in some cases seek greater financial freedom through their own business ventures.Read More