Global Detroit Blog
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“Innovation cannot exist without the right talent,” says Ronia Kruse, president and CEO of OpTech, an award-winning talent solutions and technology firm specializing in enhancing Fortune 1000 and government organizations by providing innovative tailored solutions and elite industry talent. Early in OpTech’s infancy as a [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBkj-_IA7iQ Arjun Venugopal moved to the United States from his native India in 2015. Like many international students, Arjun, a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering graduate from Wayne State University, was experiencing what most of us would consider a frustrating employment search. “I had secured interviews [...]
What would you like the power to do? That is Bank of America’s rallying call and Tiffany Douglas and her colleagues take it seriously. As the company’s Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Michigan, Tiffany supports the Bank’s lines of business to deliver and [...]
A passionate public servant with more than 23 years of service, newly retired Deputy County Executive of Macomb County Pam Lavers always wanted to work for the government. Hand-picked in 2011 by newly elected Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Lavers helped to set up his [...]
Situated in an office on the second floor of an old bank building that dates back to the 1930s are the headquarters of Latino Press, the newspaper Elias Gutierrez launched in 1993. “I came from Chile in 1991. Just like everyone else, I was looking [...]
The tragedies last weekend in El Paso and Dayton go beyond simply our debates about immigration or politics. They are so horrific that they beg us to question who we are as a people and our own humanity. As an organization devoted to building inclusive [...]
On July 15, we celebrated the graduation of 11 international students from our inaugural Global Talent Accelerator. These hardworking students, with degrees (or soon-to-be completed degrees) from bachelor’s to Ph.D, spent the summer attending interactive workshops on pitching, resume writing, networking, business etiquette and other [...]
Over several weeks last fall, more than 30 women and girls gathered around red onion skins, dried eucalyptus leaves and buckets of indigo dye to create beautifully printed silk scarves and vibrant blue canvas tote bags. The collective art project, called Common Bond, was hosted in [...]
Rezaul Karim came to America to create a better life for his family–twice. Although he worked as a bank officer in Bangladesh, he knew there were more opportunities for his four young daughters in the U.S. So he moved his family to New York and [...]
When Mayra Torres received a letter from her new landlord, it was her first notice that her house had been sold. Worried, she reached out to Raquel Garcia. As Global Detroit’s director of housing and special projects, Raquel serves as an invaluable resource to her [...]
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