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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Smithfield Foods' Megan Supan Recognized at 8th Annual STEP Ahead Awards for Excellence in Manufacturing

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SMITHFIELD, Va., September 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to announce that Megan Supan, operations development manager, in its Wichita, Kansas facility, has been named an emerging leader as part of The Manufacturing Institute's annual STEP Ahead Awards. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.

Merck Joins Groundbreaking Gender and Diversity KPI Alliance

New alliance supports growing push for corporate diversity
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Merck has joined the groundbreaking Gender and Diversity KPI Alliance (GDKA) to support the adoption and use of a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure gender and diversity in their companies and organizations.

Celebrating and Cultivating the Next Generation: Booz Allen and Women In Defense

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Women in Defense (WID) represents members from defense organizations of every size, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, government agencies, academia, think tanks, associations, and professional services. Each year, the WID Scholar program awards scholarships to women pursuing degrees in areas ranging from STEM, law and public policy—each with the potential to carve a career path in the defense industry.

More Than 250 Companies Take Action to Advance Women's Leadership and Equality

UN Global Compact’s Target Gender Equality programme is off to a strong start in 19 countries around the world
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact announced today the participation of more than 250 companies in Target Gender Equality, one of its flagship Global Impact Initiatives, signaling a significant commitment from companies to a key Sustainable Development Goal during the 75th United Nations General Assembly. 

Gold Medalist Aly Raisman on Courage and Self‑Compassion

The World Champion Gymnast and Wellness Advocate spoke at T-Mobile’s Women’s Summit about mental health and tips for succeeding under pressure.
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By Shawna Ryan

Your Vote, Your Choice: Commemorating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote

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Stanley Black & Decker and The New Britain Museum of American Art hosted a panel discussion focused on the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage as part of their collaborative 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative.

The panel was moderated by award-winning journalist and anchor for Fox 61 News, Amanda Raus and featured local leaders:

This is My Voice: Empowering an Inclusive Future for All

Vinaya Springer, Manager Systems Engineer, Sales, Cisco
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Growing up, I was always fascinated with gadgets. I oftentimes found myself following in my father’s footsteps, always tinkering with science kits, robotics kits, computers, etc. This love and affinity for technology was the reason I chose to a pursue an engineering degree as an undergraduate – a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. 

Race and Insurance: What Insurance Commissioners Are Saying About It

With racial injustice at the forefront of the American conversation, Aflac CEO Dan Amos joined a group of insurance regulators to discuss how the industry can become more diverse and inclusive.
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by  Jared Shelly

Dan Amos, CEO of Aflac, said that fair insurance practices start with diverse insurance organizations.

“There should never be unfair discrimination,” said Amos. “But the culture of the company can make sure it doesn’t happen — or at least they stop it if they see it happen.”

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