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VIDEO | Advice from Alliance Data's Female Leaders on International Women's Day, Part 2

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Alliance Data has been recognized for our commitment to diversity at all levels. We asked a few of our female leaders to share some of the advice they'd give their younger selves, in honor of International Women's Day.

How ‘Hidden Figures’ Inspires Women in STEM Fields

By Joanna Geraghty
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In my role at JetBlue, I see firsthand how important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are to shaping future generations of leaders. Most of the critical functions of JetBlue require STEM, including aircraft flight, repair, and routing.

The JetBlue Foundation and The Nantucket Project Support the Rwanda Girls Initiative

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, JetBlue and The JetBlue Foundation are bringing attention to the great work being done by the Rwandan Girls Initiative (RGI) whose mission is to educate and empower the girls of Rwanda to reach their highest potential.

The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index: Transparency for a New Norm

By Kiersten Barnet, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Bloomberg LP
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Anyone who watched this year’s Academy Awards knows that the real leading lady of the evening was gender equality. There were a lot of strong statements on Sunday, but one that has stuck with me was Jane Fonda’s confident declaration that “what was once considered groundbreaking is now the norm.”

She’s right. There is a new norm for gender equality and it’s based on transparency.

At Bloomberg transparency is one of our founding principles. We are bringing transparency to markets through access to information – and this includes gender equality data.

VIDEO | Whole Foods Market Surprises Downtown Shoppers on International Women's Day

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A flash mob took over the Whole Foods Market on South Lamar for a good cause.

The flash mob was held in honor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, and it caught some lunch time shoppers by surprise.

“I didn't know what I was going to get for lunch, so I was just thinking about that and when I heard the music I thought this was an event for South by [Southwest],” said Gabrielle Orlando, a Whole Foods Market shopper. “I saw everyone surrounding it and got sucked in."

Unlocking the Potential of Women in Global Supply Chains

By Marika McCauley Sine
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Global supply chains are the engine of our economy. They make it possible for teenagers in Virginia to enjoy chocolate with cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire, for fashionistas in New York to wear dresses made in Bangladesh, and for bankers in London to use cell phones made in China. Supply chains bring many of us a great deal of ease, access and flexibility. And yet, many of the women who work in these supply chains aren’t thriving.

Why I’d Love All Women to Be Able to Thrive in a World That Values and Encourages Talent, Irrespective of Gender

By Helen Mills
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The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #pressforprogress, and though we’re undeniably advancing toward gender equality in our workplaces, I think there’s still more to be done. Often, one of the issues that holds many women back begins in childhood, when certain behaviours are labelled.

Women's History Month: Advice for Other Women

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In honor of Women's History Month, Lori Marco, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and General Counsel shares some advice for other women:

"Courage is like a muscle. It strengthens with use. Do something every day that scares you. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish."

Women's History Month: The Best Advice

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In honor of Women's History Month, Deanna Brady, Group Vice President and President of Consumer Product Sales, shares the best advice she's received:

"A board member gave me the advice once that, as a female leader, one thing I must do is remove barriers for women to advance, not just help them overcome the same hurdles I faced."

Women's History Month: What Inspires You?

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Wendy Watkins, Vice President of Corporate Communications, shares what inspires her:

"I have had the mentorship and friendship of some incredible women throughout my career. We often speak of the next generation of emerging leaders and how they inspire us with their passionate commitment to making lasting change in this world."

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