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Organic India is Powering Her Potential through Whole Planet Foundation

Making a Difference for Women Farmers and Women Entrepreneurs
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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to salute Organic India for renewing its commitment to global poverty alleviation and joining our annual $50,000 giving level.

Changing the Story of Women in the Workplace

By Kelly McGrail
Blog

Can ignoring gender bias make it go away? Of course not.

Barbara Rusinko: A Career Solving Problems in Engineering

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Rusinko was elected to the 2018 class of the National Academy of Engineering in February 2018. Barbara is the first female Bechtel employee to receive the honor and the 17th in the company’s 120-year history.

Tetra Tech Welcomes 2018 Leadership Academy Participants

Teaching our future leaders to exercise their operational, financial, and interpersonal skills
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In March 2018 30 professionals from across Tetra Tech attended their first session of Tetra Tech’s annual Leadership Academy in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s Leadership Academy includes future leaders from Tetra Tech’s operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Chile.

Encouraging Women in STEM: PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers Kick-Off Annual Student Engineering Challenge

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PURCHASE, NY, April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Encouraging female students and professionals to pursue STEM education and opportunities is more important than ever. To help strengthen interest and participation in STEM fields, PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) have proudly kicked off their annual PepsiCo/SWE Student Engineering Challenge.

Female Founders Forum: Barclays' Julia Rogan on Why Mentoring Really Matters

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This week saw the launch of the latest report from the Female Founders Forum, a group of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs, established by Barclays and The Entrepreneurs Network in 2016.

Get-IT Girls Go Hands-on with Technology

One of the most effective ways to inspire girls to pursue a STEM education and careers is to introduce them to professionals in the field
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A partnership between North American automaker FCA US LLC and the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWT) is making sure that young women ‘GET-IT’, which stands for Girls Exploring Together Information Technology, an after-school team activity designed to encourage young girls to consider and ultimately pursue a career in information technology.

How to Inspire Girls to Become Scientists

Natural aptitude, family support and a remarkable program are shaping the female scientists of tomorrow
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Jessica Rodriquez first wanted to be a zoologist. Then, an engineer and later, a veterinarian. Now, she’s pretty sure she wants to be a landscape architect.

Jessica isn’t an indecisive college sophomore. She’s 11 and a student at Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Her mom, Monique, credits Project Scientist with Jessica’s wide-ranging career interests. “Project Scientist introduces girls to all these different careers,” said Monique Rodriquez. “It shows them they have options.”

Ailie MacAdam and the Biggest Construction Project in Europe

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“When you have such a big infrastructure project, you have the opportunity, certainly, but I’d say more the responsibility to invest those public funds in a way that lifts the sector up, and really move the dial on the diversity of engineering teams,” stated Bechtel’s Ailie MacAdam on the reasoning behind creating a more diverse team for London’s Crossrail project.

Donor Data Shows Companies Can (and Should!) Do More to Prioritize Women's Causes

Data from hundreds of workplace giving programs shows surprising set of causes supported on International Women’s Day
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In alignment with the recently past International Women’s Day theme, #PressforProgress, many companies brought gender equality issues to the forefront through employee resource groups (ERGs), internal events that showcased female entrepreneurs, skills-based volunteering and bringing gender equality into the D&I discussion.

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