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Leverage CEO Kyana Beckles will be testifying before the Senate
September 23, 2020
Senator Ann M. Kaplan, Chair of the Senate Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee and Senator James Sanders, Chair of the Senate Democratic Conference MWBE Task Force, will co-host a virtual MWBE Roundtable discussion to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected MWBEs throughout the State and your business in order to brainstorm on what actions can be done to help MWBEs survive the pandemic.
A recent survey by the New York City Comptroller’s Office found of the 500 certified minority-and women-owned business enterprises that were surveyed, 85% of those MWBEs reported they may not be able to be in business in another six months unless they receive assistance either in the form of funding or legislative actions. Your participation in this very important roundtable is
invaluable in understanding the dire needs of all MWBEs in this state to help them survive the pandemic.
Winners announced for the SIOP Anti-racism grant
August 30, 2020
SIOPs first ever anti-racism grant announces the winners on their page.
Kyana Beckles leads the launch of the new Blacks in IO “Law Enforcement Task Force”
August 21, 2020
Who is more qualified than a group of Black Industrial Organizational Psychologists to lead conversations about police reform? Industrial Organizational Psychologist are responsible for the creation of business and Human Resource processes, we solve organizational problems, we select employees, we transform leaders and do so much more! Stay tuned to the happenings of this new movement by checking in to the Blacks in IO website
Leverage CEO, Kyana Beckles addresses the IO community
August 11, 2020
Ben Butina’s Department 12 Podcast is a favorite among inquisitive minds in the Industrial Organizational community. While on the podcast, Kyana answered questions from the IO community.
Join the Leverage team in Action
August 5, 2020
Leverage team members Kyana Beckles and Recia Gomez are collaborating with the newly expanded Blacks in IO group. Join the Movement, and make a difference!
Leverage CEO joins the SIOP Visibility Committee
August 3, 2020
There is always more work to be done to educate the community about the world of Industrial Organizational Psychology and what we do. The SIOP visibility committee is a great start.
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Turn the EIDL Loan into a grant for Minority Owned businesses
July 17, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused racial disparities to become clearer for all to see. Small businesses employ 50% of the workforce in America. Supporting Black-owned businesses will enable a large portion of the workforce to return to work.
Leverage recieves $5k Grant from TruFund Financial Services ‘COVID-19 Re-Opening Grant’
July 20, 2020
Leverage received a $5,000 grant from TruFund, a non-profit CDFI working to invest in small businesses. Learn more about TruFund’s work in the community
Leverage is breaking barriers in NYC
July 06, 2020
Long time journalist Greg Smith reached out to Leverage CEO, Kyana Beckles to get her perspective on his research regarding NYPD spending. Mr. Smith used checkbooknyc.com to do a breakdown of MWBE spending by category and found that Leverage was the only black-owned firm that the NYPD has hired as a prime vendor in the past 10 years.
Police Reform is top of mind for minority communities, and IO Psychologists
June 29, 2020
Calling the police can lead to very different outcomes for ethnic minorities in America. Industrial Organizational Psychologists from the black community have a unique understanding of the disparities in the justice system. Leverage CEO, Kyana Beckles spoke on her personal views to some of the most popular calls to action; to include, the defunding and abolishing of police.
Leverage Goes Remote
June 1, 2020
As a virtual company, Leverage Assessments is no stranger to remote life. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team introduced our clients to new innovative methods for the secured delivery of test solutions. Read more about the transition with our government client; the NYC Human Resource Administration (HRA).
Leverage responds to the deaths of George Floyd and of other citizens
June 3, 2020
The public has questioned the efficacy of psychological assessments as many videos which document incidents of police shootings surface. Leverage published its first white paper which speaks more about Psychological Assessments and how they function in police selection. Leverage Assessments is committed to sharing more research around psychological assessments in an effort to answer questions from the community.
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