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Celebrating Women Who Make Positive Change in the World

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At General Mills, we are proud to support many female leaders who are making a positive change in the world to nourish those facing hunger and to help nurture the earth. Learn about a sampling of these terrific women-led partner organizations and their impact in this video.

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These Women Found Fulfilling Careers in Energy

For Women's History Month, meet Duke Energy employees who excel in their roles while encouraging the next generation
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Women make up about 20 percent of the country’s utility industry workforce, and at Duke Energy, we're on a mission to increase diversity and strengthen a culture that supports it.

From Program to Possibility: Asha Weekes, Credit Senior Manager at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Asha shares her insights about Gildan’s 11-month Leadership and Development initiative
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Asha Weekes has been with Gildan for over a decade. She started as a Credit Analyst at Gildan’s Barbados office, where she quickly began building her career upon her transition to Supervisor and Manager positions. Now, as a Senior Manager, Asha is sharing her perspectives about the value of supporting women in leadership along with her experience participating in Gildan’s 11-month leadership and development initiative.

From Program to Possibility: Sabrina Teixeira, Director of Financial Operations at Gildan

In light of International Women’s Day, Sabrina shares how some of Gildan’s initiatives have empowered her
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For International Women’s Day, we asked Sabrina Teixeira, Director of Financial Operations at Gildan’s headquarters, to share how some of the Company’s initiatives have empowered her as a woman in the workforce. Sabrina chose to talk about the “Leading the Gildan Way” training program, an initiative that helps turn managers into leaders.

“The Leading the Gildan Way’ program is designed to help us become the best leaders we can be. It focuses on our own development as individuals but also emphasizes the value of guiding, working, and communicating with people.

From Program to Possibility: Ingrid Miranda, Production Chief at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Ingrid reveals how she was impacted by Gildan’s “Wonderful Women” initiative
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Ingrid Miranda joined Gildan in 2010 as a Quality Assurance Auditor in Honduras. She was later promoted to Quality Chief in 2014, and then to Production Chief in 2016. As a woman in leadership, Ingrid shares how she was impacted by Gildan’s “Wonderful Women” initiative and its “Taking the Stage” lectures, where the company hosted a panel discussion about diversity, inclusion, and female empowerment. Hear what she has to say:

Q&A With Leila Stansfield, VP of Global Strategy and Champion for Women in Leadership at Bacardi

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In advance of International Women’s Day this weekend, we spotlight the leader of Global Reflections at family-owned Bacardi. Leila Stansfield, VP of Global Strategy for the world’s largest privately held spirits company in the world, is also responsible for promoting a diverse and inclusive environment, one that reflects the communities the Bacardi operates in. A strategic focus includes Women in Leadership.

Can Snow Clearing Be Sexist?

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In honor of International Women's Day 2020 #IWD (Sunday, March 8), FSG's gender team shares thoughts on gender equity:

Sweden recently realized that their snow clearing routine was typically benefiting men over women. In the winter, snow was cleared first on main roads leading into the city, benefiting commuters—who were mostly men. Foot- and cycle-paths were cleared last—not so good for pedestrians and cyclists, who were very often women traveling with children in pushchairs.

Be a Problem-Solver: On a Journey of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Jinny Jeong, Associate Manager, Company Services, CECP
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Ask yourself: how are you contributing to solving today’s problem? It could be something small, specific to just today, or conceptual and large with a longer time frame. While the answer may sometimes be elusive, CECP is proud to have been a trusted advisor to leading companies for over two decades, helping share best practices and insights to tackle society’s challenging problems. In the past few years, CECP has been advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices for, and with, our companies.

Sanofi US Named Top Company by the National Association for Female Executives

Based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Sanofi US has earned a spot on the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women, Working Mother 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads lists as well as the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index.
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2020 NAFE Top Companies For Executive Women

The pharmaceutical company’s commitment to gender parity is underlined by its ambition of reaching 50/50 in senior leadership by 2025 and evident in its strong female representation in its seniormost ranks in North America. In 2019, all North America business units and the regional R&D hub were led by women.

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