In a field study, economists Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan found that job applicants with white-sounding names received 50% more calls for interviews than candidates with African-American names. Forty-five percent of American workers surveyed by Gallup experienced workplace discrimination and/or harassment over a one-year period. These numbers speak a truth about racial inequality that continues to permeate American society.
Julie Bernhard is the Director of Lead Management & Referrals for Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA). NIA is a group of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide a stable source of reasonably priced liability insurance coverages to more than 22,000 other nonprofits in 32 states and the District of Columbia. For over 18 years, Julie has worked with nonprofits to educate and empower them in navigating the nonprofit insurance marketplace. She has also built a nationwide network of broker relationships that are equally invested in supporting the nonprofit sector. Julie is passionate about the partnership collaborations she has developed, and is always looking for new outreach opportunities to share information that will benefit nonprofits. She received her Master’s in Social Work in 2009 and is a licensed Insurance Broker. Julie is also the Webinar Manager for Blue Avocado, a free online magazine offering practical & provocative food for thought for nonprofits, which is published by NIA.