Data from hundreds of workplace giving programs shows surprising set of causes supported on International Women’s Day
In alignment with the recently past International Women’s Day theme, #PressforProgress, many companies broughtgender equality issues to the forefront through employee resource groups (ERGs), internal events that showcased female entrepreneurs, skills-based volunteering and bringing gender equality into the D&I discussion.
Companies must affect positive change early on to continue to retain talented women and clear the path to leadership.
Fiona Dawson, Global President of Mars Food, Drinks and Multisales at Mars, Incorporated
Women occupy just 15 percent of board seats worldwide. In the US, women account for just five percent of all CEOs among S&P 500 companies. In the UK the situation is worse: in 2016 there were more male CEOs named David (eight) than women CEOs (six) in the FTSE 100.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, JetBlue and Marie Claire magazine are excited to share their Women On The Fly video series. The two brands recently sat down for “A Quick Q&A With…” three women business leaders from very different industries to gather their top career tips. These three power players shared advice on being a good leader, sparking passion in their teams and leading by example.
Sarah “Bogi” Latiener is the founder and owner of 180 Automotive in Phoenix, AZ. As a woman in a male dominated industry, she’s used her skill and expertise to educate more women about car maintenance and entice others like her to embrace their passion for cars.
NEW YORK, March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Unleashing the full potential of women and girls by empowering them to be equal members of society has a multiplier effect on families, businesses, communities, and nations and is essential to achieving sustainable development.
In 2016, IFF and Unilever, in collaboration with Oxfam Great Britain, Heifer International and the Ford Foundation, launched Vetiver Together, a two-year pilot program aimed to improve the livelihoods of the vetiver farming communities, strengthen IFF’s vetiver supply chain and increase environmental conservation.
“Tying into our mission of inspiring humanity, we have a responsibility to help educate young girls about the wonders of aviation and what we do. It was really fun seeing the girls’ eyes light up and for them to see the possibilities that they can make this their career as well,” shared Rachel McCarthy, SVP Talent & Learning, JetBlue.
By Amber Boyle, VMware Diversity and Inclusion Director
This year, the conversation around diversity has been amplified. While progress is being made in the area of diversity and inclusion (D&I) from Hollywood to the C-suite, company diversity report releases alone won’t move the needle in our communities. Conversation – and action – need to take place every day.