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Tetra Tech Recognizes the Power of Girls and Women to Change the World

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child 2017
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On October 11, Tetra Tech joins organizations around the world in celebrating the role of girls and women in building a better world.

The United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child has focused the world’s attention on “the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. […] Girls have the potential to change the world—both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders.”

Smarter Investments: Integrating Women Into the Energy Value Chain

Helping Mexico’s clean energy industry close its employee gender gap and improve performance
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Tetra Tech’s Sandra Chavez, a senior clean energy associate, discusses her experience examining the role of gender in her work in Mexico’s clean energy industry. This blog was both inspired by and prepared with input from Graciela Calvo, gender specialist for Tetra Tech’s clean energy work in Mexico.

FCA US “Women of Color” Gain Recognition at Annual STEM Event

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  • Seventeen FCA US women earn awards for excellence in managerial and technical leadership
  • Awards underscore Company’s commitment to develop diverse employees and to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
  • The Women of Color Conference is the only multicultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in STEM
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  • Seventeen FCA US women earn awards for excellence in managerial and technical leadership
  • Awards underscore Company’s commitment to develop diverse employees and to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
  • The Women of Color Conference is the only multicultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in STEM

How CSR Can Advance Gender Equity

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In recent years, companies have increasingly focused their CSR efforts on creating opportunities for women and girls. CSR gender efforts often start with a focus on bringing women “up to speed” through trainings, hiring quotas, and scholarships. For example, in the financial services sector, a significant number of companies have some portion of their CSR portfolio dedicated to financial literacy for women around the world. These investments focus on issues ranging from household finances to entrepreneurial business skills to salary negotiations.

De Beers' Evelyn Mervine Thinks It Is Time for the Climate to Change for Women in Diamond Mining

Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.
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Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.

How long have you been with De Beers Group, and what were you doing before you joined?

I grew up in rural New Hampshire in the US, and I spent much of my childhood exploring the outdoors. I was particularly fond of outdoor sports such as rock climbing, hiking and paddling. I’ve been racing kayaks and canoes since I was 12 years old, and I continue to participate in the sport.

UN and De Beers Join Forces to Open Doors for Women

De Beers Group has announced a US$3 million partnership with UN Women to improve the prospects of women and girls in its producer countries.
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The company will also seek to accelerate the advancement of women in its organisation and ensure its consumer brands are a positive force for supporting gender equality through its marketing campaigns.

In recognition of De Beers Group’s commitment to women’s equality, CEO Bruce Cleaver has been named one of eight UN Women ‘HeForShe’ Thematic Champions, an appointment announced by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

In the World: The Mentor Helping Girls Reach Their Potential

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Rachel Scandling, Strategy and Optimisation Lead, left a career in the Royal Navy to join Barclays two years ago. She tells us about volunteering as a mentor to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds – and why she’s passionate about helping people achieve “incredible transformations”.

I joined Barclays two years ago, after a career in the Royal Navy, and I now work as a Strategy and Optimisation Lead for the bank. My role is to make all processes across the business more organised and efficient.

From Pledge to Action: Diversity & Inclusion in Our Workplace

by Mirian Graddick-Weir, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
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September is always a poignant time as children return to school, and we cling to the fond memories of our recent holidays with family and friends.

Women Need to Be Confident in Their Ability, Says De Beers' Esther Oberbeck

There’s never been a better time to be a woman at De Beers Group, says Head of Strategy Esther Oberbeck, but don’t shy away from making your ambitions clear.
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Tell us a bit about your life and career before you joined De Beers Group

I always wanted to work in an international environment. I first trained as a lawyer in São Paulo, Brazil (where I grew up) and in Washington DC, hoping to join the diplomatic service. After giving up on this idea, I came to London to complete an MBA at London Business School, then joined the US consulting firm Booz & Co, where I worked for about six years.

What attracted you to De Beers Group and which roles have you undertaken?

Whirlpool Signs Manifesto Valore D and Commits to Support Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace

Sep 12, 2017 | Latest news in EMEA
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Today in Rome Whirlpool has signed the “Valore DManifesto for Women’s Empowerment, an agreement consisting of 9 points which define concrete tools, in line with the Global Reporting Initiative standards (GRI), to enhance female talent in the corporate world.

Valore D is the first Italian association of companies to promote diversity, talent and female leadership.

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