4 ways Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility team advocates for a safer and more sustainable future
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.
By Kiersten Barnet, Global Head of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
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.
International Nonprofit Dedicated to Women in Tech Establishes Group in San Jose to Provide Local Engineers With Training, Events, and Support
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.
Company celebrates Diversity & Inclusion during 4th Annual Event
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.
Record number of businesses vied for $100,000 to launch Detroit's next 'big' small business
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 ComericaHatch 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.
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.
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.
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.
Child marriage, poverty, and period stigma are stopping girls from realizing their dreams.
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.