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Untapped Unicorns: Scaling Up Female Entrepreneurship

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Originally posted on Barclays

The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) established The Female Founders Forum with Barclays in early 2016. The Forum brings together some of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs, to address a specific problem informed by academic evidence: why too few women-led businesses reach the same economic scale as that achieved by male-led companies.

The Importance of Global LGBT Inclusive Initiatives

By: Catalyst
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees constitute a sizeable global workforce population, and more than ever, leading companies are acknowledging their contributions. With many global organizations now focused on building inclusive cultures in which all employees feel engaged and valued, LGBT issues are becoming a critical priority in workplaces around the world.

Fox Announces 13 Finalists for the Fox Writers Lab, a Fellowship Program for Screenwriters with Diverse Voices and Backgrounds

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For the sixth consecutive year, Fox has sought out some of Hollywood’s most exciting new voices to participate in the Fox Writers Lab, a fellowship program hosted by Fox Inclusion for young screenwriters with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences.

UN Global Compact Launches the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool

By identifying gaps in gender equality, the UN Global Compact works with C-suite business leaders to break gender bias and unlock growth
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NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/  Today, the United Nations Global Compact has launched the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) “Gender Gap Analysis Tool”, an online platform which helps global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve. The tool offers an assessment of a company’s progress in advancing gender equality, profiling companies as “Beginner”, “Improver,” “Achiever” or “Leader”.

Barclays CEO, Jes Staley, Tells MPs Why Inclusion is a “Huge” Issue

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley has spoken about the bank’s mission to tackle gender diversity to an audience of MPs, colleagues, business leaders and Barclays’ partners from the charitable sector.

Timed to coincide with the build-up to International Women’s Day (8 March), Staley, along with Labour peer Baroness McDonagh, hosted a breakfast at the Palace of Westminster for 100 people, before taking questions from the audience and being interviewed by Barclays’ Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion Mark McLane.

How the University Environment Affects a Changing Demographic

By: Rohini Anand
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College students’ social encounters on campus shape their college experience. Therefore, it is imperative that campuses foster inclusive environments where all students feel valued, respected and celebrated. This in mind, the need for a sense of belonging is more pressing than ever. Our society’s tendency to display racial intolerance, cultural disengagement and lack of understanding across differences calls for more culturally aware campuses.

Advancing Women in Energy

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Weatherford is committed to diversity, in all the forms that that may take. This commitment is based on a genuine belief that a diverse workforce engenders diverse perspectives that are additive to our business culture. All of our programs are designed to promote access, inclusion, and equity with the ultimate aim of building a sustainably diverse organization at all levels.

Confessions of an Aspiring Work-Life Ninja

How new leave-sharing policies are helping my family navigate parenthood
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By Benevity lawyer Jen Singhal

#BeBoldForChange: Empowering Women in the Workplace, Marketplace and Community

By: Karen Cox
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During March we observe Women’s History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  Today, March 8th, marks a focal point during this commemorative month — International Women’s Day (IWD).  IWD is a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Both occasions mark a moment-in-time to reflect on how far women have come in the workforce.

UN Global Compact Calls Upon Business Leaders to Consciously Champion Gender Equality

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, the UN Global Compact Reaffirms Commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and Unites Business Community with Month-Long Initiatives
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NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations Global Compact announced its plans for International Women’s Day and affirmed its commitment to uniting the business community to champion gender equality. The UN Global Compact will put its Women’s Empowerment Principles to work through a month-long series of initiatives to enable business leaders to consciously commit to decisions supporting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

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