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Why We Advocate

4 ways Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility team advocates for a safer and more sustainable future
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By Tess Hetzel, Corporate Responsibility Manager

Living in Washington, D.C., “advocacy” is a word I hear every single day. Being a good corporate citizen means engaging with public policy, as local, state, and federal laws affect our employees, partners, and customers. Many of our stakeholders care not only about Symantec’s commitment to and track record on issues like climate change and diversity, but also about how we’re speaking out on these issues and mobilizing action.

Global Leaders From Public and Private Sectors Convene to Discuss Gender Equality

By Kiersten Barnet, Global Head of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
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At this week’s Bloomberg Global Business Forum, the world’s most influential leaders from across the public and private sector convened to discuss the theme of restoring global stability. In addition to providing a venue for meaningful conversations on the climate crisis and the importance of collaboration, the event featured a roundtable titled Gender Equality: Close the Gap, Drive Returns that covered the economic impacts of gender equality.

PNC Employees and Community Partners Discuss the Future of Accessibility at Second Annual Summit

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PNC recently held its 2nd Annual Accessibility Summit, a 2-day working session where employees and community partners took a deep dive into the future of accessibility at PNC.

Learn more about PNC's commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Women Who Code Launches Network in Costa Rica

International Nonprofit Dedicated to Women in Tech Establishes Group in San Jose to Provide Local Engineers With Training, Events, and Support
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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - September, 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active organization of women engineers, with the support of VMware, has announced the launch of our newest WWCode Network in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Employees at Merck are Powered by Inclusion

Company celebrates Diversity & Inclusion during 4th Annual Event
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This month marks the fourth annual Global Diversity & Inclusion Experience Month at Merck. Throughout the month employees have the opportunity to celebrate and experience first-hand different aspects of diversity and inclusion. 

Top 10 Semifinalists Announced for 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

Record number of businesses vied for $100,000 to launch Detroit's next 'big' small business
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DETROIT, September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ten of Detroit’s next big business ideas have been ‘hatched’ after being named a semifinalist in the 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. The 10 businesses are competing for $100,000 from Comerica Bank, as well as more than $200,000 in pro bono support from Hatch Detroit and its partners.

When Addressing the Abilities Community, Words Matter and People Come First

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The words we use and why we use them play an essential role in building an inclusive culture. Language (and the questions it forces people to ask and consider) can increase visibility and empathy for groups that have been marginalized or misunderstood in the past.

Nominate Your Company for the 2020 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (Due Oct 16)

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September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2019 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond.

Chicago Artist Amanda Williams Drew on a Lifetime of Inspiration To Create Her Signature Color(Ed) Theory, but Her Activity Since Suggests She Has Much More to Say on the Ideas that Fueled its Creation

Color. Space. Race.
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For many, the infinite ways that these three elements intersect — from where we live to the items we purchase to how we interact with one another — either goes largely unnoticed or, if one does stop to consider the sum effects of such dynamics, seems almost too complex to take on. But these are exactly the sort of questions that Chicago artist Amanda Williams has been asking — and answering — her entire life.

7 Barriers to Girls’ Education Around the World

Child marriage, poverty, and period stigma are stopping girls from realizing their dreams.
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Children living in poverty face many barriers to education, but the stakes are especially high for girls. Globally, there are 130 million girls who are notcurrently enrolled in school. Investing in their futures has the potential to uplift their families and the world.

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