Author name: Davis Impact

Celebrating Earth Month

As Earth Month draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on our commitment to environmental stewardship and  continue leading the charge toward a greener, more sustainable future. Just as we honored changemakers during Women’s History Month, it’s time to spotlight initiatives making significant strides in environmental conservation and sustainability. Caltrans Stormwater “Let’s Change This […]

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Embracing the Power of “&”

Over the past year, the D&A brand has experienced a refresh, much like the brand development we have executed for countless clients—from SFMTA to the Port of Oakland. To do this, we thought deeply about who we are and what we represent. When Darolyn Davis founded D&A nearly 30 years ago, her goal was to

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A Look Back at Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month may have just concluded, but our commitment to empowering women never stops. As a women-led firm, we are proud to shine a light on the women who have fought tirelessly to strengthen our community, including these amazing partners: Shreya Ramachandran, Founder Grey Water Project Shreya Ramachandran’s leadership in environmental stewardship is a

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Reflecting on Black History Month

With Black History Month in the rearview, we’re reflecting on the profound legacies and struggles that define the African diaspora. Throughout February, we’ve had the privilege of immersing ourselves in narratives of resilience, empowerment, and the ongoing pursuit of justice within the Black community. We’ve been reminded of the indelible mark left by pioneers, leaders,

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Beyond Juneteenth

Last year, when President Joe Biden signed the bill into law making Juneteenth a federal holiday, it was considered a huge victory in recognizing and celebrating the freedom from slavery for Black Americans. The U.S. government and at least 24 states have recognized Juneteenth, which falls on June 19. Nevertheless, not all states and cities

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This Was Our Town

In 1890, Sir Edwin Arnold wrote in the London Daily Telegraph about his visit to San Francisco. He describes it as a place of “exuberant prosperity” full of “splendid palaces of commerce or pleasure” but that “in her midst nestles the hideous and uncleanly Chinese quarter… where they wallow like pigs and burrow like rats.”

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Workplace Equity

Introduction Ensuring inclusivity, equity, and diversity in the workplace and our communities has only recently begun to reveal its true benefits. But that hasn’t always been the case.  It was only in 1980 that gender equity in the workplace came with federal protections via the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which issued regulations defining sexual

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My Mother, Our Truth

Last month, my mother turned 90 years old. I’ve been thinking a lot about her lately, not just because she is my mother or that she is nearly a century old. “Keep your eyes up high, focus on what’s right, on what’s good,” she would say. “Make truth your compass”. My mother was a broadcast

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