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Acting Locally to Help Achieve Global Sustainable Development Goals

Press Release

September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Saturday, September 21, kicked off the 2019 Global Goals Week, which brings together governments, businesses, international organizations and others during the UN General Assembly to help accelerate action around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative Commits $3 Billion in Capital over Its First Three Years to Support Women-Led Businesses

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ORONTO, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ today announced its commitment to allocate $3 billion in funding to women-led business in Canada over its first three years. The investment was announced at its fourth Un-Mentorship Boot Camp for women entrepreneurs held today in Toronto.

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections From the Equity, Talent, and Tech Community

by Kamau Bobb, Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech
Blog

Over the last year, the CECP Systemic Investment in Equity, Talent, and Tech (ETT) Accelerate Community has grappled with issues at the heart of diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. The lack of significant collective progress coupled with the current national tenor suggests this is an appropriate moment of reckoning. The nature of the problem is so embedded in the social challenges of the country that the only way to achieve meaningful impact is to move collectively and with careful reflection.

Women in Manufacturing Starts with a Diverse Candidate Pool at Domtar

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Optimizing the operational lines at Windsor

With dreams of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) since high school, Marie Cyr graduated as a mechanical engineer from L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, joined Domtar in 1995 as a project engineer and soon transitioned to maintenance engineer. “I was the first female engineer at Windsor and the stakes were high,” Cyr recalled. “I realized very quickly I wanted to lead a team, and no challenge was too great for me to tackle in order to reach that goal.” 

"What a Magical Thing, to Be Able to Fly"

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Claudia Zapata-Cardone was recently promoted to Captain at United, an achievement she says is the direct result of a career where she mirrored the hard work, determination and perseverance of her parents who migrated to the U.S. from Colombia in the 1970s.

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UN Women Strengthens Partnership With HP to Expand Digital Learning Opportunities for Women and Girls

Press Release

NEW YORK CITY – September 24, 2019 - /3BL Media/ – On September 23, 2019, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and HP Vice President and Managing Director for Africa Elisabeth Moreno signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in five priority countries: Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco.

Donna Brazile and Michael Steele Discuss Diversity, Inclusion, and Gumbo During Viacom’s Inclusion Week

Two former national political party chairs on the keys to an inclusive workplace.
Article

By Tara Weiss

Donna Brazile, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, likens successful workplace diversity and inclusion to making a good gumbo.

PepsiCo Releases 2018 Sustainability Report Highlighting Progress and a Renewed Focus to Help Build a More Sustainable Food System

Press Release

PURCHASE, NY, September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) today published its 2018 Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress against its sustainability goals and announcing a new purpose behind its sustainability agenda: to help build a more sustainable food system.

American Express Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Press Release

NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have honored American Express as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Women. To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.6 million employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. Employees responded to more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

Legg Mason Supports CEO Action’s Check Your Blind Spots Mobile Tour

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BALTIMORE, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) has partnered with CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ to support its Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour, which helps people explore ways to mitigate unconscious bias in their everyday lives.

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