The Los Angeles Tribune has taken a stand for inclusivity and equal opportunity in the world of mentorship and funding. Moe Rock, the CEO of the publication, vows to utilize the strength of the paper as a “major contributor” to any efforts aimed at achieving Funding Diversity.
This commitment is especially timely, as the Tribune has been selected as the official media partner for an event on May 1st, organized by Pitch Global. The event, which takes place at the O’Melveny & Meyers offices in Beverly Hills, coincides with the Milken Conference and requires pre-registration.
Pitch Global’s Founding Entrepreneur in Residence, Axel Tillmann, explains that The Los Angeles Tribune was a natural choice for a media partner, given its unwavering dedication to diversity.
The event will feature a keynote address from Trish Halamandaris, Director of UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator, followed by presentations on three key projects: the California Inclusivity Fund, Create Impact, and the National Black Entrepreneurship Project; and presentations on key topics including IBM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program by Samir Mehta, How to Create Impact in Emerging Markets by Former Head of LATAM Newton Paskin, How to Create Impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid by Influential Thought Leader Deepa Prahalad Anhyamkar, and an interview with the Head of NGK Capital Thomas Kluz by OMM Partner Nate Gallon.
A Roundtable Discussion is also on the agenda where attendees will then be invited to engage in a creative discussion of how to best contribute to the Funding Diversity initiative. It promises to be an informative and impactful event.
More information on the event can be found at PitchGlobal.com
More about “Funding Diversity”
Axel Tillman explains “Funding diversity initiatives is an important step towards promoting equity and inclusion, but it is true that without proper checks and balances, the funds may not achieve the intended results”.
Here are some ways Tillman recommends to improve and extend the effectiveness of funding diversity initiatives:
Set clear goals and metrics: It is essential to have clear goals and metrics that define what success looks like for diversity initiatives. This will help to ensure that the funds are being used in a targeted and effective way.
Monitor and evaluate: Regular monitoring and evaluation of the initiatives can help to ensure that they are on track to meet their goals. This will also help to identify any areas where the initiatives may need to be adjusted to achieve the desired results.
Work with diverse stakeholders: It is important to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, including the communities being served by the initiatives, to ensure that the initiatives are meeting their needs and addressing the root causes of inequality.
Foster accountability: Foster accountability by setting up systems to track the impact of the initiatives and report back to donors and stakeholders. This will help to ensure that the funds are being used in the most effective way possible.
Invest in capacity building: Investing in capacity building can help to ensure that the organizations implementing the diversity initiatives have the resources and skills needed to achieve their goals.
Address systemic barriers: In addition to funding diversity initiatives, it is important to address the systemic barriers that contribute to inequality. This may require a more comprehensive approach that goes beyond funding alone.
By taking these steps, Tillman assures funding diversity initiatives can be more effective in achieving their intended results, promoting equity and inclusion, and addressing systemic barriers to equality.
About Pitch Global
Pitch Global is fast becoming the Leading platform for entrepreneurs to present to Corporate Venture Capitalists (CVC’s), VC’s, and Family Offices. They provide exposure to equity funding opportunities for early-stage entrepreneurs and scaling companies that have gone on to eventually raise billions. Founder Kaustav Chaudhuri (KC) and Co-Founder Axel Tillmann have the expertise, leadership, and relationships, to host the Bay Area’s most prestigious CVC’s conferences.
About The Los Angeles Tribune
The Los Angeles Tribune, a name known to Southern California, is providing a refreshing and dynamic perspective in the ever-evolving media landscape.
At The Los Angeles Tribune, we take pride in upholding the fundamental integrity of journalism, free from corporate or partisan influences. Our dedicated team consists of seasoned, diverse journalists, publishers, and passionate community members who are committed to offering an alternative voice in the world of news. Our unwavering commitment to journalistic excellence serves as the cornerstone of our organization’s culture.
About O’Melveny & Meyers
O’Melveny & Myers LLP was named to Newsweek’s list of “America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity.” The publication noted that the rankings list “1,000 companies that employees say really respect and value different kinds of people.” The publication based its scoring on its “review of publicly available data, interviews with HR professionals, and an anonymous online survey of a diverse pool of employees at companies with 1,000 or more employees in the US.” The survey garnered more than 350,000 company reviews.
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