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#DardenDigest: Girl Power


Recently I had the honor of joining more than 3,000 industry colleagues, including about 50 co-workers from Darden, at the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Annual Leadership Development Conference in Dallas. WFF is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, marking a quarter century of empowering, developing and advancing female leaders in the foodservice industry. The annual conference celebrates the accomplishments of women in our industry and provides numerous resources for our own professional development. 

Safety Program Recognized with Local Awards

Press Release

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) was recently recognized for safety performance. Baxter China’s Guangzhou manufacturing plant is one of 12 recipients of the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District’s (GETDD) 2013 Excellent Safety Culture Company Award for dedication to creating a safe manufacturing environment and culture. The 400 companies that participated in the competition were graded on 10 safety criteria including commitment, continuous improvement, policy and vision.

Determined to Succeed

Inclusive Employment

Joe is a young man who is focused and determined on doing the best job that he can do. In late 2010, Joe set forth to find a job where he could showcase his abilities and demonstrate what he is capable of doing.  Joe, who is visually impaired and on the Autism Spectrum, knew that he could be a valuable asset to a company that would give him a chance to prove himself. With the full support and encouragement from his family and support staff, Joe began the process of finding the right job for himself.

Throw It On The Wall And See What Sticks


Throw it on the wall and see what sticks - that has always been my motto! The concept that no idea is a bad idea, that you need to explore all possibilities and opportunities, that you need to throw ideas up on the wall and run them down to determine which one you want to make happen. 

This year was my second year attending the corporate track of the Global Pro Bono Summit. I was one of very few East Coasters there, and I questioned whether the fever for skills based volunteerism would be the same on the West Coast. 

National LGBT Bar Association, BNY Mellon and White & Case Announce New Resource To Help Same-Sex Couples Navigate State Tax Laws

Resource Provides Comprehensive List of Regulations for Preparers and Tax Payers
Press Release

April 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The National LGBT Bar Association, BNY Mellon and White & Case LLP, announced a first of its kind Online LGBT Tax Resource today, at, to help same-sex couples and their tax advisors navigate state tax laws. The resource is a unique tool for both tax preparers and payers, providing a comprehensive, state-by-state list of reporting regulations for LGBT couples.

Cisco Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day

by Alexis Raymond

Women earn 57% of all U.S. undergraduate degrees but only 18% of undergraduate computer and information sciences degrees, according to the National Center for Women in Technology. Yet according to U.S. Department of Labor estimates, more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings will exist by 2020, with only enough computer degree graduates to fill 30% of them.

Big Companies Say It's Good Business to Hire People with Autism

The world’s third-largest software firm says people with autism will comprise 1 percent of its global workforce by 2020

Patrick Viesti, 28, has Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum. It is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction along with repetitive patterns of behavior or interests. And yet on a Tuesday afternoon in March at SAP’s office in Newtown Square, Pa., he is making a presentation to a roomful of managers.

The North Face Opens Explore Fund Grant Applications

2014 Explore Fund grants will award $250,000 to non-profit organizations focused on outdoor exploration
Press Release

The North Face today announced the opening of the 2014 Explore Fund™ grant-giving program, which will provide $250,000 in grants to non-profit organizations committed to inspiring the next generation of youth with a passion and stewardship for the outdoors.


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