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Celebrating Pride Month

During Pride Month, we're recognizing and celebrating the advances made in the franchise sector for members of the LGBTQ+ community. While we know there is still a ways to go, the Pride Franchise Leadership Council (PFLC) is proud of the strides that have been made and looks forward to what's to... Read More

A Celebration of Allyship: Reflecting on the IFA Pride Leadership Council's Pride Month Webinar

As we continue to commemorate Pride Month, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is delighted to reflect on the recent success of our Pride Leadership Council's webinar: "Leading With Allyship During Pride Month: A Panel With IFA’s Pride Leadership Council." The event was a resounding... Read More

Diversity Institute Participates in 9th Annual Latino Franchise Symposium

On Friday, April 21, the IFA Diversity Institute visited Yum!

IFA Foundation Pathways to Franchising Initiative Highlights Opportunity in Prince George’s County, Maryland

In partnership with the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (PGCEDC) and the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC), the International Franchise Association (IFA) recently co-hosted a “Pathways to Franchising” education program where franchising experts and IFA staff offered... Read More

Volunteer Voice: Felipe Osorio, Area Manager, East Multicultural Sales at Paychex

Q: Who are you? Where are you from? How did you end up in franchising?

Volunteer Voice: Cassandra Hill, Executive Director, Choice Hotels Owners Council

Q1) In honor of National Black Business Month, we would like to profile you and your work with Choice Hotels Owners Council. Could you tell us about your franchising journey?


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