The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program (DFEI) at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is proud to announce Meshach Rhoades, managing partner at Crowell & Moring LLP and Co-Founder of the Latinas First Foundation, as the 2024 Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year.
The award recognizes leaders whose work and accomplishments mirror cable television pioneer Bill Daniels’ strong commitment to ethics. Read more
Almost 2,000 CU Denver students are veterans, active duty, or military-connected. Transitioning from service to civilian life can present challenges, and the steps can be unclear. Fortunately, the CIBERVets panel provided a platform for veterans Tyler Sullivan and Jaciel Suarez-Figueroa to provide insight into how military skills can transfer to civilian employment and advice on easing the transition from the military world to civilian life. Read more
Money talks. Diverse companies see a cash flow that is 2.5 times higher than their non-diverse counterparts. When leadership is diverse, companies can outperform their competitors and experience revenue increases. Committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) requires buy-in and, for some organizations, breaking the status quo. Community leaders Sabah Cambrelen, Ron Arguello, Michelle Campbell, and Shannon Jones shed some light on how to incorporate DEI practices into the hiring process during the latest event in CU Denver’s Multicultural Business Series. Read more
“10% of people are ‘natural-born’ leaders,”[Gallup 2022]. But does birth define one’s ability to lead? Not according to Correy Ciocchetti, the Bill Daniels Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver, who believes that no one is born a leader. Cioccehetti believes that, just as people learn to lie and cheat, good leadership is a learned skill, though alternatively rooted in ethics. Read more
Research shows that companies with diverse employees are more profitable and have higher customer numbers than their less-diverse counterparts, making CU Denver’s first annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Symposium both timely and essential. Several DEI practices can help create more inclusive companies within the business context. The Symposium’s keynote speaker, Captain Royce James, highlighted the framework for creating and sustaining diverse workforces. Read more
On Tuesday, October 17th, the CU Denver Information Systems department held the 17th annual Business Leaders with an Edge event. Panelists David Kohler, Mike Pedrick, Christian Winward, Micheal Mercer, Darius Alavi, and moderator Cynthia Wright provided CU Denver Business School students with a comprehensive introduction to the world of tech and information systems. Read more
Let’s face it, approaching your manager can be scary. Everyone has had a boss or manager they wish they could have given feedback to, but those who are higher up can feel untouchable. Bring in, “managing up”, a concept that embraces new corporate norms. The CU Denver Business School Alumni Association (BSAN) hosted Pattie Money, Owner & CEO of Pinnacle Leadership to present “The Art of Managing Up” to explain the concept and provide insight on how to successfully implement it. Read more