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You Don’t Have to Wait to Be Successful: How Astellas Supported my Professional Growth as a Working Mother

Heidi McCabe, Professional Sales Representative at Astellas
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After being out of the workforce for a decade to raise my five children, I re-joined the professional world at Astellas as a Professional Sales Representative. Worried that I had been out of the workplace rhythm too long, I was consumed with self-doubt about my professional performance capabilities. I felt guilt that my re-entry into the professional world would take time and attention away from my family. I was confident that I had mastered the mom role, but I was apprehensive about how my skills of running a busy household would translate to a professional job.

Celebrate With Your Community This Small Business Saturday®

American Express, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Etsy, The Wing, Record Store Day, and the American Booksellers Association are among the Thousands of Individuals, Businesses and Organizations That Plan to Back the Shop Small® Movement on November 24
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NEW YORK, November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Are you ready to shop, eat and celebrate with the small businesses in your neighborhood this holiday season? Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) revealed its lineup of community programs for the ninth annual Small Business Saturday, taking place nationwide on November 24. Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to shop at independently-owned businesses online and at storefronts across the country.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

David Schwimmer, David Gelles, Asher Jay, and More to Speak at BSR18

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BSR has announced a new set of keynote speakers and other new program information for the BSR Conference 2018, taking place November 6-8 in New York:

P&G and Always Stand in Support of Girls Education and Equality on International Day of the Girl

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At P&G, we're committed to creating a world where women and girls have equal opportunity and an equal voice. In honor of International Day of the Girl, a day focused on bringing attention, action, and enthusiasm to helping girls reach their full potential, we shared our support of two new programs that drive positive change towards gender equality.

Merck Named Number 4 on Equileap's List of World's Top Companies for Gender Equality

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Merck has been ranked in the 2018 Gender Equality Global Ranking by Equileap, making us one of the leading companies globally making progress towards gender equality in the workplace! 

To view Equipleap's full report, click here or learn more about Merck's commitment to diversity.

Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education Launch National Initiative to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

Addressing Gender Equity in STEM, ‘Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist’ to Encourage the Next Generation of Leaders in STEM
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Silver Spring, Md., Monday, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist – a national initiative to spark girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Excite, Inspire, Certify and Train

Four strategies to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals
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Today, hundreds of thousands of cyber security positions remain vacant around the world. Research estimates that by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security professionals (an increase of 20% from the 1.5 million shortfall forecasted in 2015).[I] At the same time, consumer demand for automated, connected and intelligent products is growing, as are the risks and resulting realities of increased cyber attacks.

VIDEO | It’s International Day of the Girl: Let’s Celebrate Progress (and Make Some More)

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by Tamara Tardy

When I think about International Day of the Girl, I remember how my college basketball coach asked me to speak in front of a group of Fortune 500 executives. I had never spoken to top execs before, let alone a room full of them! I had my self-doubts, but ultimately, I chose to be bold. I shared my story of how at 5’5, I landed myself in a D-1 basketball program. Afterward, many offered their business cards and encouraged me to pursue an IT career.

“Wonder Women” in STEM Continue to Thrive, Redefine the Traditional Career Path for the Next Generation

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Although STEM employers spend billions of dollars to improve gender equality in their fields, women still face huge obstacles. Many highly-qualified women feel stuck in their careers, and more than half quit their jobs over time, according to Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) research.

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