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Pilita’s Story: How ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Help Each Other in Times of Need

Associate Support Fund raised $82,000 in 2018
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It started with a phone call

A phone call from Pilita’s son changed both their lives in 2015. He was serving in the U.S. Air Force overseas and was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was rushed back to the States to his home base in Idaho in order to begin cancer treatments immediately.

Pilita wanted to be with her son, but she was 2,000 miles away. “A plane ticket to Idaho is a big, unexpected expense,” she says. “I was worried about the cost, but I just had to get there.”

She received a helping hand

Viacom Scores Perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

With inclusive benefits packages, strong workplace protections, and a supportive internal culture, Viacom is working to stitch equality into its company fabric.
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By Stuart Winchester

Walking among the 2 million revelers at last year’s New York City Pride Parade was a yellow-clad contingent of 350 marchers clustered around floats sponsored by VH1 and Comedy Central. These employees, media members and corporate partners marching on behalf of Viacom underscored the company’s dedication to supporting, promoting and delivering equality to the LGBTQ community.

Bloomberg Joins Global Campaign Driving Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

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April 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ At its 2nd annual Equality Summit in New York in March 2019, Bloomberg announced it is the latest company to commit to The Valuable 500, a global campaign which strives to ensure businesses recognise the importance of the world’s one billion people living with disabilities.

Schneider Electric Accelerates Its Practices of Gender Equality and Inclusion Forward with 100% Leadership Commitment to UN Women's Empowerment Principles

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Schneider Electric is the first multi-national company to achieve unanimous commitment by its country presidents to the UN's guidelines on gender equality and empowerment- Commitment exemplifies Schneider Electric's practices of inclusion and furthers the company's goals of advancing gender equality across its global footprint

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Schneider Electric is the first multi-national company to achieve unanimous commitment by its country presidents to the UN's guidelines on gender equality and empowerment- Commitment exemplifies Schneider Electric's practices of inclusion and furthers the company's goals of advancing gender equality across its global footprint

Bloomberg Is Named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for Third Straight Year

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Bloomberg has been named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, receiving a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality across the United States. Bloomberg joins the ranks of more than 560 major U.S. businesses that earned top marks this year. Notably, this is the third year in a row that Bloomberg has earned top marks in this annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality.

Empower Series, Inc. in Partnership with Comerica Bank and the Houston Area Urban League Launches in Houston

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The EMPOWER Series, a free financial education and self-development coaching and counseling program, in partnership with Comerica Bank and the Houston Area Urban League, is expanding to the Greater Houston area beginning Saturday, April 13. The seminars will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Houston Area Urban League – Palm Center location.

Forward-Thinking Women Show What It Takes to Be a Leader at Chicago Bacardi Spirit Forward Women Empowerment Event

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The second annual Bacardi Spirit Forward Women Empowerment Series started out strong in Chicago earlier this month. A diverse crowd of attendees—from all walks of the hospitality trade and bar community— were treated to inspiring stories, engaging workshops, networking opportunities and in-depth discussions. Spirit Forward was created by the Bacardi Women in Leadership initiative, in partnership with PUNCH, to champion the outstanding individuals that make up the hospitality community, and to elevate them to their highest potential.

Slam Dunk: How Women at Johnson & Johnson Pioneered Company Basketball

With college basketball tournaments in full swing, we're passing on company hoops history that dates back more than a century.
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Q: Is it true there was once a women’s basketball team at Johnson & Johnson?
 
A: Margaret Gurowitz, Chief Historian: There's a long history of employee sports teams at Johnson & Johnson, beginning with a men’s baseball team in 1895. The first women's basketball team was formed in 1907 by members of the Laurel Club, which was founded the same year.

These Women Are Growing Their Businesses — and Their Confidence

Latin American entrepreneurs build business management skills, financial capability, and digital literacy using new platform Ovante
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By Elizabeth Stokely

Sandra Taborda owns a small catering business in Manizales, Colombia. Ten years ago, after the birth of her son, and with six members of her extended family living under one roof, she decided to try her hand at selling homemade empanadas. Her door-to-door baked goods were a hit, and her brand, San-tehago (“Sandra makes it for you”), was born.

Johnson & Johnson Named a LinkedIn Top Company for 2019

The LinkedIn list recognizes companies in the U.S. where people most want to work. And this year, Johnson & Johnson is also featured on the Brazil, Japan and UK lists.
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Johnson & Johnson not only strives to provide its employees with industry-leading benefits—such as global parental leave and military leave

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