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Education Is Key to Effectively Financing Small Business Growth, Finds Scotiabank Survey

The Scotiabank Women Initiative report finds 65 per cent of women small business owners in Canada would like to learn more about sources of financing
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TORONTO, March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, The Scotiabank Women InitiativeTM released a detailed research report – Financial Knowledge & Financial Confidence, Closing Gender Gaps in Financing Canadian Small Businesses – that outlines unique insig

The X Factor: How Johnson & Johnson Has Helped Ignite the Power of Women Since 1886

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For International Women's Day, we’re taking a look at some of the ways the company has shown its commitment to women—from industry-leading employee benefits to life-changing innovations.

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For International Women's Day, we’re taking a look at some of the ways the company has shown its commitment to women—from industry-leading employee benefits to life-changing innovations.

The Story of Vivian Chua, the Female Leader Shaping HP’s Strategy in Singapore

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Channel Asia documents the rise of Vivian Chua, managing director of Singapore at HP
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James Henderson (Channel Asia)

When Vivian Chua started at HP, then Hewlett-Packard, the year was 1999 and the technology industry was gearing up for an era of profound change.

Spotlight: Women in the Paper and Wood Products Industry from International Paper

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This month is Women's History Month, and our industry employs many inspiring women who develop, manufacture, design and market the products we rely on. Women are an invaluable piece of the paper and wood products industry, and we are excited to share with you their stories.

From 19-Year-Old Receptionist to CEO: Ramona Hood's Promotion Makes FedEx History

by Max Garland
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Before Ramona Hood became CEO of a FedEx company, she was a 19-year-old single mother looking for a regular day job while taking night classes.

"I just wanted a schedule that would be consistent," she recalled.

Hood landed an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift in 1991 as a receptionist for Roberts Express, which later became FedEx Custom Critical. It didn't take long for her to develop that short-term win into a long-term pursuit of leadership, culminating in her latest promotion.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E5: Cecily Joseph, Net Impact

How to Embrace DEI in the Tech Sector and Beyond
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This week on Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly welcomes to the show Cecily Joseph, a CSR powerhouse with a rich career across the private and social sectors. Cecily is Chair of the Board of Directors at Net Impact and was formerly Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec and the head of its foundation. At Symantec, Cecily oversaw ESG program development and implemented initiatives focused on bringing underrepresented groups - including women and people of color - into the technology sector.

Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Initiatives Elevating Women Leaders

A holistic approach to building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace for women
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In 2018, Mariana Cestau, a Medtronic senior business unit manager, led a successful effort to close a gender pay equity gap in Chile. Today, women working at Medtronic in Chile earn the same as their male counterparts for equal work.

To Give Back Is Ingrained in Our Culture

By Vicki Batka, Managing Director, Partner Organization, Asia Pacific and Japan
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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s time to take stock of what we are most passionate about as professional women. For me, as the leader of Cisco’s Partner Organization in APJC (Asia, Pacific, Japan and China), I am most passionate about Partners and the unique ways they bring Cisco’s technology to life for our customers.

From Program to Possibility: Favia Marisol Consoro, Knitting Mechanic at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Favia shares how Gildan’s professional development initiatives have supported her career growth and empowered her as a woman working in Mechanics
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Favia has worked at Gildan in the Dominican Republic for over 15 years, and during that time, she participated in a variety of Company programs for professional development. In honor of International Women’s Day, she reveals how her experiences in these initiatives have supported her career-development while empowering her as the only woman working in Mechanics at her facility.

Meet the Inspirational Leader of UN Women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has spent her career expanding opportunities for women, and in 2020 is promoting education and digital literacy as a way to drive gender equality.
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By Angela Matusik

When Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was a young girl in South Africa, she saw firsthand what fearless women could do. “The women in my community were leading in the times of apartheid, in very risky situations,” she recalls. “They were the ones that went out when the police were repressing people, and the men were running to hide.”

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