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Equity in Action

Meet Shao Balat

Meet Shao Balat

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander month, 9Paths has chosen to showcase current AAPI leaders we have had the privilege to work alongside.  9P stands in solidarity, community, and celebration with our AAPI community.   I asked our AAPI leaders to share who influenced their careers and wisdom in standing in solidarity and community […]

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This year the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month theme is “Stop AAPI Hate: Solidarity, Community, and Celebration.” The month of May provides us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of AAPI’s impact in our communities. 9Paths will be featuring several people during May and invite you to join us in acknowledging their […]

How Does Equity In Action Work?

How Does Equity In Action Work?

The Equity in Action Program – Overview & How To Participate High potential employees are a rare find. You must invest in them to retain them. Equity in Action helps you do just that—our program is geared towards investing in high potential African-American talent and small business owners. Through this program, an organization identifies participants […]

Meet Sadie Bell

Meet Sadie Bell

In celebration of Women’s history month, 9Paths has chosen to showcase current Black female leaders we have had the privilege to work alongside.  Our present is always being influenced by our past.  And for these stellar Black leaders, they share who have influenced their work, why they believe in Inclusion, and how to find visibility […]

Shalonda’s Advice

Shalonda’s Advice

I asked Shalonda what her best advice was for Black female professionals whose work is unseen, their heart is not heard, or intellect recognized. Shalonda was ridiculed and mocked for her black speak/small town dialect as a young black female in Corporate America. She was told her pronunciation of words was incorrect, and she needed […]

Meet Shalonda Walker

Meet Shalonda Walker

In celebration of Women’s history month, 9Paths has chosen to showcase current Black female leaders we have had the privilege to work alongside.  Our present is always being influenced by our past.  And for these stellar Black leaders, they share who have influenced their work, why they believe in Inclusion, and how to find visibility […]

D’Andrea’s Advice

D’Andrea’s Advice

I asked D’Andrea what her best advice was for Black professionals whose work is unseen, their heart is not heard, or intellect recognized. After receiving her master’s degree in Human Resources Management, D’Andrea accepted a San Francisco position.  She had never lived outside Houston, and moving away from her family and friends was a life-changing […]

Meet D’Andrea Virgil

Meet D’Andrea Virgil

In celebration of Women’s history month, 9Paths has chosen to showcase current Black leaders we have had the privilege to work alongside. Our present is always being influenced by our past. And for these stellar Black female leaders, they share who have influenced their work, why they believe in Inclusion, and how to find visibility […]

Alicia’s Advice

Alicia’s Advice

I asked Alicia what her best advice was for Black professionals whose work is unseen, their heart is not heard, or intellect recognized. Alicia shares the story of her grandmother and mother, who both loved music. Her grandmother was a music teacher and pianist, and Alicia’s mom loved to sing. In Alicia’s hometown, the best […]

Meet Alicia Washington

Meet Alicia Washington

In celebration of Black history month 9Paths has chosen to showcase current Black leaders we have had the privilege to work alongside. Our past is always influencing our present. And for these stellar Black leaders, they share who have influenced their work, why they believe in inclusion, and how to find visibility in a world […]