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VIDEO | Insights From Alliance Data's Female Leaders This International Women's Day

In Recognition of International Women's Day Our Leaders Share Why this Day Is Important
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International Women’s Day shines a light on everyone’s talent. The day highlights the strengths and the ability that women have to lead us and help us be more successful. With more than 55% of our associate population comprised of women here at Alliance Data, we are recognizing this day not only for our female associates, but similarly for the 9,000 men who also make Alliance Data a best place to work.

VIDEO | Tackling Climate Change Through the Circular Economy

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In recent months, we’ve seen hurricanes in the United States that caused $300 billion in economic losses, floods in India that caused dozens of deaths and destructive wildfires in Iberia and California. This is what the world looks like after a temperature increase of 1°C - can you imagine what it will look like after 3°C?

The circular economy is one of the solutions, and it’s everyone’s business. Watch Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director at WBCSD, outline the circular economy and the action that business can take in her speech at TEDxDonauinsel.

Destined for Greatness: 5 Places Where Women Made History

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Sure, you can crack open a history book to read about the courageous women who fought for women’s rights over the years. But why just read about them when you can take a walk in these women’s shoes, and visit the places where they took a stand? In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re sharing 5 places we fly where you can get inspired by the powerful women who have paved the way for women today.

Seneca Falls, New York (July 19 – 20, 1848) 

The Future is Female: Break Through Ideas for Women in Foodservice

by Elizabeth Drake
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For the past five years, I’ve worked for an iconic brand where a female is the face of the Company. You know her as Wendy – the young, red headed girl with pigtails and freckles. And it’s refreshing to see Wendy’s face – a female face – every day when I come to work. 

Betsy Duke — A Career of Firsts in Leadership

Amid crises and accomplishments, Wells Fargo Chair Betsy Duke has forged a career of firsts, culminating with being named the first female chair of a major U.S. bank.
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As she relaxed on a Saturday afternoon in 1991, Betsy Duke received a phone call that would change her life. Her mentor and boss at a community bank in Virginia, the Bank of Tidewater, had died from a heart attack. Twenty-four hours later, Duke became one of the state’s first female banking CEOs.

American Express Names Sonia Cargan as Chief Diversity Officer

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express today announced the appointment of Sonia Cargan as the chief diversity officer. In this role, Cargan will be responsible for ensuring American Express remains an employer of choice among top diverse talent and drives collective success through the development of inclusive teams and a collaborative work environment.

Barclays HeForShe Ambassador Srishti Warman on Promoting Gender Equality in India

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On International Women’s Day, we talk to Barclays Business Analyst Srishti Warman about her work promoting gender equality in India – and how her commitment to “making a difference” began as a child.

217 Years to Women’s Equality? Not on Viacom’s Watch

by Lisa Di Venuta
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The World Economic Forum is concerned that, if nothing changes, full global gender parity is likely 217 years away.

Viacom thinks that we should start closing that gap today.

Tata Consultancy Services Spreads Its Message of Democratizing Access at This Year’s International Women’s Day Forum

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On March 7, Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Head of Workforce Effectiveness in North America, joined an esteemed panel of speakers in Washington D.C., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and U.S. Department of State’s eighth International Women's Day Forum, Partner With Purpose: Business for Gender Equality. This year’s forum focused on how private and public stakeholders can combine their resources and skills to achieve gender parity. Balaji discussed the need for gender innovations in education and training and what TCS is doing to impact and prom

VIDEO | Whole Planet Foundation: Powering Her Potential

Celebrating International Women’s Day
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In honor of women around the globe who are lifting up themselves and their families through their own hard work and creativity, happy International Women’s Day! Today Whole Planet Foundation celebrates the achievements of microentrepreneurs like Rupa who are using their voice and their personal power to change their own lives through microbusinesses they lead.

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