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We often highlight the great strides that veterans make in franchising, and their success is deserved and good for the country. We also like to take the opportunity to highlight what franchising can do for minorities.

The IFA has employed Miriam Brewer to be the IFA's Senior Director of Education and Diversity. Ms Brewer is a successful woman who came to the IFA after her job in a non-profit was eliminated in 2006,

“This is what I’ve been doing all along—educating diverse groups about opportunities that exist. After all, the skill sets [that you learn in the diversity profession] are transferable.”

Ms Brewer's job will involve coordinating the MinorityFran program and the Professional Athlete Franchise Iniative.

“Although it will be interesting to see the numbers in the next Census,” says Brewer, “a franchise has a much better chance of success in a recession because you have a support system. A good franchisor is going to do everything it can to keep you in business.”

It's always great to see minorities thriving in franchising and we hope that Ms. Brewer can do great things in her position.

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