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Paula Chou, Mechanical Designer: How Her Passions Shaped Her Career

Designing mechanical systems that have a positive impact on the environment
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Paula Chou is a mechanical designer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. She works on the sustainable design of HVAC projects for architects and owners of building construction. Paula has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. We talked with Paula as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

What inspired you to go into your field of study?

Men Still Outnumber Women in STEM Fields. The Girl Scouts is Trying to Change That.

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Maggie, Carys and about two dozen other Girl Scouts were participating in a workshop at Northern Trust’s Loop office on a Saturday morning earlier this month to earn their cybersecurity badges. Girl Scouts earn badges or other awards once they’ve explored a topic or learned a new skill. The cybersecurity badges, introduced for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade earlier this year, are part of an effort from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America to increase participation in STEM fields, which have long been dominated by men.

As JetBlue For Good Month Wraps, Airline Encourages Its Customers and Crewmembers to Keep Up the Good Work throughout the Year

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NEW YORK, November 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) celebrated November as JetBlue For Good Month. Aligned with the airline’s mission of Inspiring Humanity®, JetBlue gave back in many meaningful ways in the air, on the ground and in the community. Throughout this third annual month-long celebration of volunteerism, JetBlue encouraged its customers and crewmembers to participate in good deeds and acts of service both big and small.

The Vinetta Project: A Conversation With Entrepreneur Danya Sherman and Booz Allen VP Dee Dee Helfenstein

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“Startups founded by women are 20 percent more likely to be revenue-generating. Investors make 35 percent higher ROI when they finance female founders. Yet they are underrepresented in positions of power in the innovation and investment ecosystem. Vinetta is focused on changing this distribution of knowledge, power, and capital.”

– The Vinetta Project

Tonya Berry Named VP of Operations Performance at Consumers Energy

by Selena Hill
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Consumers Energy, a public utility that provides natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million people in Michigan, named Tonya Berry as its new vice president of operations performance. Starting on Nov. 16, 2018, Berry will be responsible for improving work management processes within the gas and electric groups.

Berry has 20 years of experience deploying Lean methodologies in several industries. 

Univision Wants Everyone to Be Seen, Heard and Counted

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
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What can a media company that owns a combined 126 television and radio stations do so that all citizens feel they have a voice in the future of the United States, even as the country continues its transformation into a far more diverse society?

Between None and Many, There’s a Bridge

Three women board members at Cisco named to WomenInc.’s 2018 list of the Most Influential Corporate Directors
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When we are surrounded by difference, we are better. We know diversity amongst board members, leaders, and teams has impact at scale. California recently became the first state to require public companies to have women on their board.

At Cisco, we were co-founded by a woman and have had women on our board for more than 22 years. Currently, we have three women serving on our board.

The Key to Life in a Small Town: Collaboration and Inclusion

By Steve Stouffer, Group President, Tyson Fresh Meats
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Collaboration and inclusion. They’re important in many aspects of life, and vital if you’re a large employer in a small town.

That’s why we’re pleased and humbled by a recent report by the Center for American Progress that mentions Tyson Fresh Meats’ part in helping two small Nebraska communities successfully manage immigration and demographic change.

Veterans Helping Veterans in a Civilian Workforce

Wells Fargo team member and U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Durazo knows what it’s like to transition from military to civilian life, and he enjoys sharing his experience — and support — with fellow veterans.
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When Wells Fargo team member Mark Durazo was 18 years old and growing up in the small, mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, he wasn’t sure what to do with his life, but he knew he needed to find some kind of purpose. His dad had been a cook for the U.S. Army, and his uncle had retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving for more than 25 years, so he decided to follow in their footsteps. 

“Those two inspired me to want to serve my country,” Durazo said. “I wanted to give back what they had given.”

Brands Taking Stands on ESG Issues Is a Movement, Not a Moment, Say 82 Percent of Corporate Leaders Surveyed by 3BL Media and GlobeScan

Recruiting, Retaining Employees is Top Driver of Corporate Advocacy
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eight-out-of-10 corporate leaders believe companies now have an obligation to speak out on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to new research on brand advocacy conducted by GlobeScan and 3BL Media.

The tightening labor market, specifically competitive pressure for companies to recruit and retain talent, is a key driver of the Brands Taking Stands movement, followed by efforts to protect and enhance corporate reputation.

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