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Troy Dixon’s Blog

707, 2017

Why Is Golf An Elitist Sport?

By | July 7th, 2017|Blog, Diversity, Opportunity, Sports, Troy Dixon|

Long referred to as “the gentleman’s game,” golf carries with it many upper-class connotations. The stereotypical golfer has too much time on their hands and too much money to care. While not completely true, there [...]

1702, 2017

How to Use STEM to Empower Today’s Minority Youth

By | February 17th, 2017|Community, Diversity, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|

Though historically a leader in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the United States has fallen behind other industrialized countries in producing students who want to pursue a career in STEM-related fields. [...]

802, 2017

Using Storytelling as a Means to Mentor

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog, Community, Diversity, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s one of the tropes used by high school English teachers across the country to explain to students that sharing a story full of specifics is more effective than simply stating facts. [...]

3101, 2017

Troy Dixon: Unique Challenges, Positive Outcomes: Mentoring Young Men of Color

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Community, Diversity, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|

In America, African Americans have the highest poverty rate at 27.4 percent, followed closely by Hispanics, who have a 26.6 percent poverty rate. Research has shown that poverty is a major threat to a child’s [...]

1612, 2016

Troy Dixon: The Importance of Internships (in and out of finance)

By | December 16th, 2016|Blog, Community, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|

College is a busy time. Between lectures, homework, extracurricular involvement, and sports, students may at times feel overwhelmed and struggle with managing all the pieces of their lives. But while lectures and coursework must remain [...]

912, 2016

Troy Dixon: Playing the Game: Sports As a Way to Get Exposure Around Social Classes

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog, Community, Sports, Troy Dixon|

As a former college football player, I’ve found that lessons learned on the playing field transfer very easily to the boardroom. The decisiveness and focus required to be successful at sports have paved the way [...]

As a self-made man with over 20 years of experience in the world of finance, Troy Dixon understands the important role of mentorship, personal development, and community in a volatile, ever-changing world.