As we embark on Black History Month and reflect on the achievements of African Americans, I want to share my own story and share three pieces of advice with the next generation of change makers.
My name is Georgette "Gigi" Dixon, and I've had the pleasure of working with a company for the last 25 years that I dearly admire, Wells Fargo. I am grateful to be a part of this organization, and for their commitment to the African American community and trust in my vision for community engagement and collaboration to support critical work in diverse communities.
Business ready to scale efforts to close the economic gender gap
NEW YORK, February 12, 2020 – The United Nations Global Compact Network today launched Target Gender Equality, a new initiative to mobilize and support companies in setting and meeting ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership in business.
Engaging Global Compact participants across the globe, Target Gender Equality will drive business action in support of Sustainable Development Goal 5.5, which calls for women’s full participation and equal opportunities for leadership, including in economic life, by 2030.
Making a living from tasting chocolate and helping to create exciting new flavors for products all over the globe may sound like a fantasy for many, but for Lisa Saxon Reed, Global Director of Sensory at Mars Wrigley, it’s what she does every day. “By far my favorite thing,” she said, “is really living eight-year-old Lisa’s dream of getting paid to try chocolate, and make it a little bit better.”
February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) named FCA North America Head of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Scott Thiele as Chairman of the Board for the next two years, leading the group’s efforts to advance opportunities for minority-owned businesses. He replaces DTE Chief Procurement Officer Tony Tomczak.
14th Annual Black History Month Celebration Unites Community and Showcases the Importance of STEM Education
The General Motors African Ancestry Network celebrated the importance of culture and innovation during its 14th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year’s theme, “Driven by Culture, Defined by Innovation,” highlighted the historical achievements of African Americans in STEM and design while also shining a spotlight on current innovators.
An open letter from the six women of the American Express Executive Committee reflects on the company’s progress, shares new commitments and programs and calls on leaders everywhere to proudly back women’s ambition.
February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Over the past two days, the six of us hosted our fourth Global Women’s Conference. Through a variety of fireside chats, workshops and networking events, we united nearly 250 of the company’s top executives around a common goal – to find meaningful ways to continue advocating for women’s advancement.
Beyond this, the conference was a time to celebrate the incredible strides women and men have made together at American Express.