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Do You Know the Key Moments to Wash Your Hands?

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 is Sunday, October 15th. Our theme is "Get your hands dirty for hand hygiene".

Getting your hands dirty means you’re not afraid to get involved. It demonstrates a commitment to a goal and is a sign of character. In order to make strides towards a better future, we need to dig in and work hard, and Essity is celebrating the people who do so on Global Handwashing Day and every day.

Barclays | Leading Questions: Anna Kessel

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Anna Kessel is a sports journalist and the Chair and Co-founder of Women in Football, a network dedicated to supporting and championing women within the sport and lobbying against sexism. Last year she was awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women’s sport.

What are your memories of football as a child?

Barclays LifeSkills Gave Me the Confidence I Needed

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A year ago, the award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah teamed up with LifeSkills created with Barclays to launch the ‘work experience of a lifetime’ competition, giving ambitious young people a step onto the career ladder. We talk to one of the winners, Liam Rabone, about how the competition gave him direction and confidence – and helped him find full-time work.

VIDEO | One Year Later: What HP Learned from Our Diversity Challenge

by Antonio Lucio, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, HP Inc.
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A year ago, HP announced a quest with our agencies to transform the advertising industry. We challenged partners to significantly increase the number of women and U.S. minorities in top creative and strategic roles on our accounts.

Xylem Korea Cleans Up Tae An Beach as Part of First-Ever Watermark Activity

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On September 22, 2017, all 39 employees from Xylem Korea participated in a beach clean-up at Tae An beach as part of their first-ever Watermark activity.

Tae An is one of South Korea’s most beautiful and popular beaches. During the Xylem Watermark clean-up, volunteers collected more than 10 bags of waste, including plastic bottles, paper and buoys from the beach. The activity was a chance for the Xylem employees to bond over voluntary work, while also reminding themselves about the priceless value of water and nature. 

How This Woman Spread Her Wings Through Volunteering

Owl you need is love — and volunteers.
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This article and images were contributed by Kristen Clark, communications and business planner with HP’s Americas Personal Systems organization.

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This article and images were contributed by Kristen Clark, communications and business planner with HP’s Americas Personal Systems organization.

Xylem Watermark Volunteers Participate in Little Miami River Kleen Sweep

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On September 30, Xylem Watermark volunteers from Yellow Springs joined Little Miami River Kleeners in the annual Fall Little Miami River Kleen Sweep. Little Miami River Kleeners works to enhance the quality of life along the Little Miami River by promoting the protection of, stimulating the public interest in, and encouraging the preservation of the Little Miami River in Ohio.  

De Beers Mine Sets up Business Incubator

A ‘business incubator’ has been launched by De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa to boost budding entrepreneurs and enterprises in mining communities.
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The programme, run by the specialist mentoring and training company TrioPlus, will provide support to 40 businesses or entrepreneurs – 20 each from Blouberg and Musina. It kicked off in August with two workshops targeting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Classroom training, run monthly, will cover topics such as market research, financial management and operational management, ultimately leading to a bankable business plan. One-to-one sessions with entrepreneurs will help mentors evaluate their progress and provide coaching and support.

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