On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two power centers of the state — Hollywood and Silicon Valley. In 2019, The Hollywood Reporter noted that almost half of the entertainment industry's key players in its THR 100 list had made donations to Harris' campaign in its early stages. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Representatives for Kamala Harris didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. SEE ALSO: Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's VP pick, comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family. SEE ALSO: Meet Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's pick for vice president Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Kamala Harris have known each other for 30 years. When Harris ran for reelection as California's attorney general in 2014, Benioff cohosted a fundraiser for her campaign, according to a tweet from Recode's Teddy Schleifer. "Kamala is one of the highest-integrity people I've ever met and is a phenomenal prosecutor," Benioff told Recode in February 2019. "She is truly an impressive leader with a strong legal and public service background." However, Benioff is unlikely to publicly support the Harris-Biden ticket in the run-up to the 2020 election: earlier this year, he told Recode that since buying Time Magazine, he will "no longer make political positions or funding." Harris attended Facebook cofounder Sean Parker's wedding in 2013. Harris and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker appear to be longtime friends. When Parker got married in a lavish California ceremony in 2013, Harris was in attendance.  Parker has donated to Harris' campaigns in the past, cohosting her attorney general reelection fundraiser in 2014 and contributing to her senatorial run in 2015.  In late 2019, Parker was slated to host a fundraiser for Harris' presidential campaign at his home in Los Angeles, which was canceled when Harris suspended her campaign in December. Laurene Powell Jobs has already voiced her support for Harris as Biden's vice presidential pick. Shortly after news broke that Biden had selected Harris as his running mate, Jobs, the founder of Emerson Collective and widow of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, tweeted her support. "Joe Biden you made a great choice!" she wrote. Jobs has been a supporter of Harris since at least 2014, and donated to her Senate campaign in 2015. When Jobs was interviewed by journalist Kara Swisher at Recode's Code Conference in 2017, she brought Harris along because she thought "you would find it more interesting," as Recode's Teddy Schleifer noted.  And in 2018, Jobs interviewed Harris at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where they discussed President Donald Trump and Harris' views on a lack of bipartisanship in congress.  Jobs also donated to Harris' campaign for president before Harris left the race last year, according to The Wall Street Journal.   Harris helped Sheryl Sandberg promote her book "Lean In" in 2013. Harris and Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, have been public allies since 2013, when Harris helped Sandberg promote her best-seller, "Lean In." As part of a PR campaign for the book, Sandberg asked Harris to supply a photo of herself and an example of a time she "leaned in." In 2015, Harris participated in a talk with Sandberg on cyberbullying at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, according to Huffington Post.  When Harris ran for Senate in 2016, Sandberg contributed to her campaign, giving the maximum amount legally allowed for an individual donor, Huffington Post reported. When she won, per the report, Sandberg told her by email, "CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! We need you now more than ever." On Tuesday, Sandberg posted on Instagram about Harris' nomination, writing that it's "a huge moment for Black women and girls all over the world – and for all of us." Instagram Embed: //instagram.com/p/CDw5zvvBrRH/embed Width: 540px   A slew of other Silicon Valley bigwigs have supported Harris in the past. Many notable tech CEOs and investors have raised money for Harris in the past, though not all have publicly endorsed the Harris/Biden ticket yet: Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and her husband, Zach Bogue, cohosted a fundraiser for Harris' reelection campaign for attorney general in 2014. Mayer also donated to Harris' Senate campaign in 2015, according to VentureBeat. Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr and his wife, Khan Academy Chairman Ann Doerr, also cohosted the fundraiser and donated to Harris in 2015, as did SV Angels founder Ron Conway. John Doerr also contributed to her presidential campaign, according to Recode.  Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has been a Harris donor in the past, both when she served as attorney general and when she ran for Senate.  Former Apple design chief Jony Ive supported Harris' bid for reelection as attorney general. Former eBay CEO and current Nike CEO John Donahoe contributed to Harris' Senate campaign in 2015. David Drummond, Google's former chief legal officer, donated to Harris in 2015. LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman raised money for Harris' presidential bid, according to The Wall Street Journal. Twitter board member Omid Kordestani and his wife, Gisel, both contributed the maximum individual amount of Harris' presidential campaign, according to the Journal.  Zynga founder Marc Pincus is a longtime supporter, hosting a fundraiser for her Senate campaign in 2016, the Journal reports.  JJ Abrams, a filmmaker best known for his involvement with the recent "Star Wars" trilogy, called her "the real deal" and "a powerhouse" in a 2013 Vanity Fair article. Abrams has written for Vanity Fair that he and his wife, Katie McGrath, first met Harris when she was the district attorney of San Francisco and they became friends.  "What struck me upon hearing her speak was that we had stumbled upon the most unusual of creatures: an authentically inspiring human being who happened to be in politics," he said.  Abrams and McGrath hosted a fundraiser for Harris at their home in March 2019. Shonda Rhimes was a co-chair. Each co-chair donated $10,000 and the tickets were priced at $2,800, which is the primary election maximum. Harris once called Universal Pictures Chairwoman Donna Langley "an advocate for vital voices" at a 2014 Vanity Fair event. At Vanity Fair's Power of Women event, Harris introduced Donna Langley on stage with praise for her advocacy work and her successful career as a studio executive.  After Biden announced his pick, Langley told Variety, "Kamala demonstrates a level of passion, grace and grit, that separated her from the pack. I've always believed in her leadership and she is the right VP candidate to face the challenges our country has ahead of us." Vanity Fair reported that Langley has supported Harris since around the time of her bid for attorney general in 2010.  Other top NBC executives such as Jeffrey Katzenberg and Jeff Shell have put their support behind Harris. The LA Times reported that Katzenberg, the former DreamWorks Animation top dog, donated $2,800 to Harris' presidential campaign in 2o19. He also donated to her competition in the initially crowded field of contenders for the Democratic nomination.  Shell, the CEO of NBCUniversal, opened the doors to his Beverly Hills home for a Harris fundraiser in February 2019. The guest list included Katzenberg, Eva Longoria, and Scooter Braun. Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, contributed $2,800. Harris has been an associate of the Getty family for several decades, even attending the wedding of Billy, George and Ann Getty's son, in 1999. According to a 2019 Politico story, Harris had Sunday dinners with the Getty family, heirs to one of America's great oil fortunes, from early on in her political career in the late 1990s, when she was deputy district attorney for Alameda County. The same story reported that Harris was seen at social events at the time with Gavin Newsom, who was then a city supervisor and is now the governor of the state. It has been widely reported that Newsom was a friend and business partner of the Gettys. (The Los Angeles Times reported in 2018 that eight prominent and wealthy San Francisco families supported Newsom's political career, including the Gettys.) George and Ann Getty contributed to Harris' presidential campaign. However, as Forbes reported, in keeping with the Biden campaign's promise to not receive any donations from executives with ties with the oil industry, it's unlikely that a Biden-Harris ticket will see any future contributions from the Getty family. Harris has enjoyed support from other Hollywood A-listers stretching all the way back to her bid for district attorney in 2004. Spike Lee hosted a sold-out fundraiser for Harris' presidential campaign at his house in Massachusetts and the tickets were priced between $100 and $2,800. David Robb reported for Deadline that before Biden entered the presidential race, Harris was the clear favorite among the Hollywood set as A-listers such as including George Lucas, Chris Rock, and Shonda Rhimes were some of those who contributed the maximum amount allowed in a primary election, $2,800.  "This Is Us" creator Dan Fogelman gave Harris' campaign $5,600, split between the primary and the general election. Harris also got upwards of $5,000 from Eva Longoria and Elizabeth Banks.  Other key players in Hollywood have supported Harris in past election efforts. For instance, actor Jamie Foxx, supermodel and TV host Tyra Banks, and filmmakers Aaron Sorkin and Steven Spielberg supported Harris' bid for attorney general in 2010, Gene Maddaus reported for Variety. 
Consumer products are a staple among influencers, and often signal the next step in a growing business. But launching a company as an extension of a personal brand can be tricky. United Talent Agency has a division, called UTA Ventures, that works directly with influencer clients like Emma Chamberlain on developing brands. Sam Wick, the head of UTA Ventures, spoke with Business Insider about the division and the trends he's noticed recently in the industry. Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: Influencer Dashboard. The 19-year-old YouTube star Emma Chamberlain is known by her 9 million followers as a coffee lover, and some of her fans can recite her exact order.  So last year, when Chamberlain and her agents at United Talent Agency were thinking about the next step of her influencer business, they thought developing a coffee product would make sense. Chamberlain launched two products in late 2019 in collaboration with Bixby Roasting Co.: instant coffee bags and mugs. To facilitate the launch and development of the products, Chamberlain turned to UTA Ventures, the agency's in-house team of VCs. UTA Ventures invests both off its balance sheet and with outside limited partners. It also has an investment banking practice that helps clients and portfolio companies raise capital, as well as sell their companies. For Chamberlain Coffee, the basic idea was to have those first two products be a test run for a wider brand. "The first route of product was limited as a drop," Sam Wick, the head of UTA Ventures, told Business Insider. "It went well as a proof of concept. This allowed us to close a round of funding, which is being used to rebrand and push for a wider range of SKUs/products for the September launch." UTA declined to comment on what products will be included in the September launch. For influencers, owning a company often signals the next step in a growing business. "To build a brand is a different thing than, let's say, building a merch business or building a drop," Wick said. "It's much more nuanced. It's much more complicated than most people think. Brands are really built to last."  Influencers have launched brands in areas from fragrance (The Dolan Twins' Wakeheart brand) to makeup (Jeffree Star's cosmetic line) and clothing (Julia Engel's Gal Meets Glam collection). 'They really need to be passionate about the business that they are going to be entering into' UTA Ventures conducts surveys and focus groups to help make sure a specific product is right for the client to sell and if the client has "brand permission," Wick said.   The concept of brand permission is similar to brand trust. Essentially, it is whether an audience would be willing to accept a brand from a celebrity or influencer. "You can create brand permission by spending the time to communicate with your audience the things that you truly care about," Wick said.  For instance, Chamberlain created brand permission by introducing her passion for coffee to her followers and having that become a large part of her brand and image. "They really need to be passionate about the business that they are going to be entering into," Wick said.  UTA Ventures has built businesses for traditional celeb clients like Jessica Alba, Tia Mowry, and Post Malone with his French rosé Maison No. 9. The company has also helped build businesses for other digital talent besides Chamberlain, like the popular kids YouTuber Blippi (9 million subscribers) on his products which are sold at retailers like Walmart and Target. UTA Ventures said it had closed over 17 licensing deals for Blippi spanning apparel, publishing, toys, and crafts. Overall, UTA Ventures said it had built, advised, and invested in a portfolio of over 40 businesses. Categories like subscription-based services and food are growing in popularity Wick said throughout his four years at UTA, podcasting had seen "dramatic growth," and over the years the traditional talent and digital sectors have grown closer together.  Wick said that recently, the categories that have stood out and grown over the last few months in response to the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders include subscription media, education tech, wellness, virtual events, and food delivery. "It's pretty hard to find talent who don't like travel and food as a category and I think we're going to see a general acceleration in food and I think the first place we are going to see this in is virtual restaurants," Wick said.  For more on the influencer industry, check out these Business Insider posts:  The top 19 talent managers and agents for TikTok influencers who are helping build the careers of a new generation of digital stars 14 investors and VC firms funding innovative startups built around YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators and the influencer industry Inside UTA's deal with TikTok star Charli D'Amelio and how the talent agency plans to expand her influencer business SEE ALSO: 14 investors and VC firms funding innovative startups built around YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators and the influencer industry Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
Sixty-nine local students recently gathered through a virtual ceremony, via Zoom, to celebrate their accomplishment of receiving a scholarship from the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation.The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation was founded by Dr. Prem Reddy, Prime Healthcare Chairman, President and CEO, and his family in 1994.Ultimately, Nabil would like to be a neurosurgeon and volunteer with organizations such as Doctors Without Borders.“I am an example of someone who was never expected to amount to anything, but through hard work, I am the first person in my family to go to college,” said Nabil.During the virtual ceremony Sunitha Reddy, daughter of Drs.“There is a common thread that should be celebrated; a relentless commitment to healthcare and a sincere desire to help others.In the midst of this unprecedented global pandemic, healthcare workers are on the front line selflessly caring for patients all around the world,” said Reddy.“Those receiving awards have a passion to put others before themselves and a sincere desire to make lives better.” Reddy, who also serves as Vice President of Operations for Prime Healthcare, had the opportunity to review every applicant’s personal story, and added she was honored to support their dreams and future in medicine.During the virtual ceremony, keynote speakers included Dr. Venkamma Reddy, co-founder of the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, and Fred Hunter, CEO of Desert Valley Hospital and Desert Valley Medical Group.
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Tell us about your role at TELUS International?I’ve built my career on implementing technology services, especially developing public and private cloud solutions for retail, government, technology and finance verticals.At TELUS International, I’m able to hone in to my passion to lead large-scale technology implementations to support clients all over the globe.Since joining the team over a decade ago, I’ve had the opportunity to introduce a number of solutions including our managed IT services and expanded TELUS hosted contact center solutions.I am responsible for all of our TELUS International’s technology solutions such as application development, global infrastructure physical and IT security.I have also been acting CIO for our parent company, TELUS, for the past eight months.In my previous role at TELUS International as VP of IT, I also had the opportunity to restructure the IT organization from separate, regional IT organizations into a shared services organization.2.Can you tell us about your journey into this market?Prior to joining TELUS International in 2012, I was VP of Global Infrastructure at TeleTech, and before that, a Network Consultant for IBM Global Services.
It originally signified an individual who had achieved a comprehensive general education in the fundamental issues of the present world.Some institutions also offer the opportunity to ‘upgrade’ or ‘fast-track’ your master’s degree to a PhD, provided you are deemed to possess the necessary grades, knowledge, skills and research abilities.Traditionally, a PhD involves three to four years of full-time study in which the student completes a substantial piece of original research presented as a thesis or dissertation.You can either provide the results of an approved standardized language exam or show evidence of having completed undergraduate or postgraduate study in the relevant language.Employment/academic referencesSome institutions may also ask for a record of your employment such as a résumé, and/or all your academic transcripts, including details of course modules and module content as part of your PhD application.These references must have a particular focus on your academic performance, coursework and research abilities, your research potential and your interest in your chosen field of study.Personal statementsMany institutions ask for a personal statement - a short essay which you can use to demonstrate your passion for your chosen subject.If you need help, many institutions have a guide to personal statements on their website, which can also help you tailor your personal statement to each institution.PhD research proposalsFinally, in order to be considered for a place on a PhD program, applicants are expected to submit a PhD research proposal.A research proposal:Outlines your proposed research topics in the context of previous work,Highlights your awareness of current debates within the field,Demonstrates a suitable level of analysis,Identifies relevant gaps in current knowledge,Suggests a relevant research hypothesis to fill some of these gaps,Explains your intended research methodology in sufficient detail,Discusses the implications to real-world policy that your PhD proposal may invite.This will help admissions tutors to assess your aptitude for PhD research, and also to determine whether your research interests align with their own research priorities and available facilities.
This story is part of Black Ballad’s takeover of HuffPost UK, a week-long series by Black women on parenting, family, and our post-Covid future. Sitting in her car, with her nine-year-old son Roman in the passenger seat, Sharmadean Reid is refreshingly honest about parenting during a pandemic. “I had a massive breakdown in the beginning, because Roman was going to private school. It had lockdown a week before all of the other schools, because posh people like to travel and there were two cases in the school, even before they announced that schools needed to close,” says the beauty entrepreneur.“I am a Black mum who wants her child to do well and be amazing and I was freaking out that he wasn’t learning anything.”Related... Why Black Ballad Is Taking Over HuffPost UK Many parents felt the same pangs of panic when the government announced school closures in March. Yet, like other families dealing with homeschooling, Reid made the best of a situation that none of us had ever experienced.  “After a couple of weeks, I had to really organise,” she says. ”One of the critical things for us was when I went to my office and got a desk for him. I got loads of stationery and re-organised his bedroom, so it was more like a workspace and then we settled down into a really nice rhythm.”  If you know anything about Sharmadean Reid, you’ll know that this 36-year-old is on a relentless mission to empower women through the beauty industry – and to provide working mums with opportunities to succeed beyond measure. This passion to ensure working mums can fulfil their career ambitions started back in 2009, when she founded her first business, Wah Nails.Not only did Reid achieve her quest of creating the coolest nail shop in London – with stores in Dalston, east London and in Topshop’s flagship branch at Oxford Circus – Wah Nails also built pop-up nail bars for brands including British Airways, Marc Jacobs and Nike. And it was through these innovative ventures that she was able to employ numerous single mums. “There are not many jobs you can do when you are a mum that are flexible but beauty is one of them,” she says – adding that many of the jobs that do have flexibility ”tend to not be as gratifying”.“The thing about working in a salon is that it is really satisfying. You are tapping into your creative brain that you might not get to do when you are running around being mum and there is the social interaction element. I’ve always thought that beauty was a really important part of the future of work and the future of work for women – as it’s paid, flexible, creative and social work.”  She adds: “The way that it happened with Wah, we just endorsed them. A lot of women who were very enterprising were like: ‘I am going to learn how to do nails because I’ve got a kid and I need to pick him up from school when I want.’“It kinda turned out that they choose me. We all know what it is like when your babysitter cancels or your child is ill. I think to employ working mothers you have to be empathetic to their experience and that can be hard if you have never been a caregiver before.” Now, after a decade of revolutionising the beauty industry, Reid has closed all her stores to focus on her current venture, Beautystack, an app that acts as a marketplace for next-generation beauty professionals to sell their services and take bookings directly from clients, all through the power of their imagery.Founding the app in 2017 while still running WAH, Reid knew, again, that she wanted to make flexible working and her staff’s childcare needs a priority. The tem had moved into a much larger office where it could run events. But Reid saw potential in the space beyond another ping-pong table or games room.I thought: wouldn’t it be far more economical to employ a nanny then lose a team member at such a critical juncture of our startup?“My co-founder had just had a baby, one of my founding team members just had a baby. I had Roman and I thought: wouldn’t it be far more economical to employ a nanny to help with the childcare then lose a team member at such a critical juncture of our startup? It wasn’t expensive.“I went to Ikea and got a tent, toys and stuff and hired someone who could be with the kids.“Some of the biggest companies in the world like Nike had a crèche. It means you can drop the kids off at the office and you work knowing that your child is cared for. Part of the stress as a parent is thinking: ‘Is my child being looked after very well?’”While doing her part to help parents in the workforce, the Wolverhampton native strongly believes the government’s approach – or non-existent approach – to supporting new parents is one of the biggest social problems that we face.“This country has targets and mandates for productivity and economic growth without considering for the first three years of a child’s life, there is no financial support for women – therefore eradicating a huge proportion of the population who could be contributing to the economy if they wanted to,” says Reid.“They are removing from the workforce the opportunity for productivity, innovation, research, new entrepreneurs, as a lot of women will eventually give other people jobs.“Without making it economically viable for women to return to work easily, they are taking women out of the workforce for three years and it’s incredibly hard to return to work. It is very, very short-sighted to think tax breaks are the issue – just give full time childcare from age one for anyone who wants it.”Related... It's Getting Worse For Working Parents In The Pandemic – Not Better For her part, Reid admits that parenting during Covid-19 had made her a much more “relaxed” mum. “I would say I’ve gone from micromanaging and feeling very, very guilty to now being: ‘It is what it is – let’s just have some adventures,’” she tells me. But despite her self-assuredness, this confident businesswoman struggled with finding her identity after giving birth to her son.“In the year he was born, I didn’t know what clothes I should be wearing. I was only 26. I also lost my sexual identity. I wasn’t sure the right way to be, as your body changes so much, but unfortunately as women – and this a horrible fact of the socialisation and sexualisation of women – much of your identity is defined by your physicality.“So I was like, if I’ve lost my physical body as I’ve known it, then who am I?”Related... What Happens To Your Sense Of Self In Motherhood? Listen To Our Podcast “In that first year, I was cooking, baking and doing so much mum crafting shit, you won’t believe it. I was turning into Martha Stewart,” she says with a laugh.“What did I do to combat this? I took a full time consultancy role at Nike when Roman was one and that forced me to get my identity back and when I mean identity, I mean I got my work ethnic back.” As our interview continues, it’s clear Reid is juggling work and motherhood right in front of me – driving around London with Roman by her side, picking up packages for Beautystack, while continuing to interact with her son throughout. Looking from the outside in, it’s easy to assume she has this work-life balance thing nailed, but she is quick to reject any praise that suggests she’s a mum who manages everything with ease. I hate when people say you’re superwoman because you have a kid and got a business. Like no, no, I only have my child half of the week.“The biggest challenge is energy management. I’m obviously and clearly more tired when I have my son, not because he requires my energy, but because you are double-thinking. You are thinking for yourself and you are thinking for somebody else.“I hate the idea when people say you’re superwoman because you have a kid, you got a business. Like no, I only have my child half of the week. Don’t look at me and think that what I do is comparable or achievable, because on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, I don’t have anyone to look after apart from myself. Imagine if you had all of that time, what you could achieve. Imagine your clarity of thought?” Reid shares custody of Roman with his father Greg. “I love and think about my son all the time but when it comes to Wednesday to Saturday I am not in mother mode whatsoever. I fully rate people who just have their kids full time – because if I’m honest, I’m not even sure how I would manage.”Key to the co-parenting relationship is routine, she says. “By hook or by crook, Greg always has Roman at Wednesday one o’clock to Saturday one o’clock. We are obviously flexible, but I wouldn’t book a holiday on those days. Think how passive aggressive it would be,” she says. “These are the games that people play and all it is is a bid for power.” She also values keeping things more civil and courteous. “If there is a triangle of a relationship between mother, father and child, you absolutely have to sever that connection between mother and father emotionally and don’t let any positive or negative feelings you have towards your former partner affect the consistency of their relationship between their dad or mum.“The child to parent relationship always stays intact even if the mother and father one doesn’t; the single thing that has made it successful has been consistency – that is what children need.”  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Sharmadean Reid (@sharmadeanreid) on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:38am PDTReid is just as transparent when reflecting on how her own childhood and becoming a mum inspired her to empower other women economically. “When I was younger, we couldn’t really afford anything I wanted. I remember always thinking when I was a kid I’m going to earn money to buy the things I want,” she tells me.“At the time I was separating from Roman’s dad, I couldn’t actually afford to move out for ages. I remember thinking I needed to do a couple of styling jobs to get money for a deposit on my flat. Luckily, I could do that and it was big chunks of money I would be paid. That is not typical.“In the world we live in today, the freedom of choice, while it is very mental – you mentally have to choose the life you want to live – it is accelerated by having an income and being economically independent to choose the type of life that you want.”As we edge nearer to the end of our 45-minute call, I’m curious to find out are the things Reid most enjoys doing with Roman. She laughs again.“What I like to do with him (whether he likes to do it is another story) is to go to the Science Museum.” She turns to Roman and asks him the same question I’ve just asked her. “What do we enjoy doing together the most?” Roman answers: “Going to the park.”“Yes, long walks and I love travelling by ourselves,” she responds. “Staying at new hotels – he loves a hotel. We used to go cinema nearly every Saturday, that was our thing. We watch a movie almost every night, so basically we can be home and just watch a film. Roman adds: “I can only remember a few days where I didn’t watch an entire movie with my mum.”Soon after this, Reid drops Roman off, leaving just the two of us in conversation. With the interview coming to a close, I want to know how she stays motivated to keep building businesses that put women – and by extension, mothers – at the centre? Her answer is quite simple.“I really want to prove the point that it’s good business. I think that people bang on and on about the charitable part, the social impact part, but it’s just obvious that it is good to do, that it’s just good business.”This article was commissioned for HuffPost UK by Black Ballad, the lifestyle platform that tells stories of human experience through the eyes of Black British women and elevates their voices. If you would like to read more, become a Black Ballad member to get unlimited access to content, events and discounts, and to connect to its community of like-minded women.More from The Black Ballad Takeover Black Women In The UK Discuss The Challenges And Joys Of Parenting Homeschooling My Child Taught Me What I Already Knew. We Need Change Labelling Black Women As BAME Is Literally Costing Us Our Lives
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What we encountered instead was that the Administration paid no attention to facts, dictated terms of an agreement without going through standard legal processes, and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses. "We made clear our intentions to work with the appropriate officials to devise a solution to benefit our users, creators, partners, employees, and the broader community in the United States. There has been, and continues to be, no due process or adherence to the law. The text of the decision makes it plain that there has been a reliance on unnamed "reports" with no citations, fears that the app "may be" used for misinformation campaigns with no substantiation of such fears, and concerns about the collection of data that is industry standard for thousands of mobile apps around the world. We have made clear that TikTok has never shared user data with the Chinese government, nor censored content at its request. 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But its streaming audience has continued to grow, reaching in March new heights of 6.8 million subscriber in the US and 10.6 million globally, including its international version StarzPlay. Subscription-analytics firm Antenna also found that, while Starz's US rate of conversion from free trials to subscriptions was lower than some other major streaming services, people who paid to subscribe were more likely stick with Starz than its direct competitors. Starz had the lowest pace of cancellations, or churn, among premium-TV rivals including HBO and Showtime from April to June, according to the July report. Starz also told Business Insider that cancellations were down year-over-year in recent months, and users were watching for longer. Part of Starz's growth is due to the pandemic, which has people spending more time at home and streaming video. But two top Starz execs also told Business Insider that the company has been partnering with new streaming entrants to nab more subscribers. 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The new course costs $300, but Slack is also offering a scholarship to those who can't afford it.  Click here to read more BI Prime stories.  Slack continues to sign on larger customers, even as it becomes a critical tool to keep businesses running amid the pandemic. That growth has created a new job title — Slack administrator — as Fortune 500 companies like Verizon, IBM, and Oracle now require dedicated manpower to managing their use of the work chat app.  Now, Slack, the company, is ramping up its existing efforts to train those administrators. Slack started offering in-person administrator training late last year; the sudden boom in interest thanks to the remote work boom is seeing the introduction of an online course to reach even more people, with plans for more to come.  The ultimate goal is to build an online academy to help administrators and developers alike make the most of Slack, said Christina Kosmowski, VP of customer success. 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Consulting firm Latitude is hiring a Slack Enterprise Service Manager.  While all the job titles are a bit different, all of them want people who can set information sharing and privacy preferences for Slack users, build integrations between Slack and other productivity apps the company uses, and generally make sure people are using the product to the fullest extent, which is what the course teaches.  As much as Slack expects to see a boom in demand for administrators, the job market doesn't seem to have caught up quite yet. As of July 6th, Glassdoor listed 11 open roles with the word "Slack" in the job title — which doesn't seem like much, but is still double the number of listings as recently as January. As the company grows, however, you can expect to see more Slack-specific roles start to pop up. 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