10 notable people who broke barriers in the business world | Nation & World

DEI—diversity, equity, and inclusion—has come a long way in the workplace and has gone from dream to reality, though many still fight for it. The changes in the labor force didn’t happen overnight. In the 1950s, women were relegated to roles that seemed feminine and focused on nurturing, such as nursing and teaching. High school girls were taught to cook, clean, and sew with the hopes of finding a husband. Minorities, including Blacks, Native Americans, and Hispanics, often saw opportunities for which they were qualified handed to others who were less ethnic, less female, and less diverse. The entrepreneurial spirit did not belong solely to white men though.

The gender wage gap has narrowed, due in large part to gender diversity initiatives in the 1980s and 1990s, and inclusion has come to include people of all ethnicities, cultures, and colors. Companies have made great strides to make sure they include

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App Glitches Let People Order Out-of-Stock Items

  • The inventory on Starbucks’ app isn’t always accurate, current and former baristas say.
  • This means sometimes customers can order food or drinks that aren’t in stock, they said.
  • Baristas said that some customers got angry when they couldn’t make their drinks.

If you’ve ever ordered something on the Starbucks app only to be told by a barista when you go to collect your drink that they don’t have the ingredients in stock, then you’re not alone.

Twenty-one current and former Starbucks baristas told Insider that the app sometimes doesn’t update when ingredients run out, meaning people can order food or drinks that can’t be made.

This sometimes made customers angry and disrupted the workflow because they had to process refunds or find substitutes for the out-of-stock ingredients, according to baristas.

Current and former baristas also said they couldn’t communicate with customers through the app. This meant

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Keeping people at the heart of a winning strategy

Willis Towers Watson shares the secret to its successful 40 years of providing world-class advisory, broking services and business solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a torrent of challenges for many businesses, from keeping their own workforces safe from infection to working around the physical restrictions necessary in the new environment.

This was how it was for advisory and broking firm Willis Towers Watson (WTW) Philippines, but it was made much worse when their head James Patrick G. Matti caught the virus as well.

Mr. Matti got infected with a severe case in March last year and was hospitalized for twenty days, five days of which was in intensive care. Looking back at his experiences in an interview, he recounted how much he started to relish the small pleasures he was given, such as the first chocolate bar he had once he finally recovered.

“It was like I was a

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Peloton’s app is getting cheaper for millions of people

The app, which features thousands of instructor-led fitness classes, normally costs $12.99 per month. But in an effort to make its popular digital membership “more inclusive and accessible to a range of professionals and communities,” Peloton is slashing that monthly price for some subscribers.

Students will now pay $6.99 per month. Teachers, healthcare workers and first responders will be charged $9.99 per month, while military members and their families can pay a $9.99 rate that’s locked in for life. Prices depend on verification that’s completed when signing up.

Peloton is offering new pricing tiers for its app.

These digital-only memberships, which offer classes that don’t require Peloton’s hardware, have grown to nearly 900,000 subscribers.

Peloton’s app works on iOS and Android mobile devices, its website and connected video devices. It’s the company’s latest effort to broaden its dedicated user base, especially in light of the recent losses and bad PR related to recalling its treadmills that were tied
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