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Finalists Named for Key4women and SCORE Women-Owned Business Pitch Contest

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Key4Women and SCORE Cleveland announced 10 finalists have been selected to compete in a business pitch contest for women-owned businesses (WOBs) located in Northeast Ohio.

Selected from a pool of 243 applicants and judged by a panel of SCORE representatives, the finalists will compete in one of two categories, start-up business or existing business, with cash awards totaling $22,000. The grand prize winner will earn $10,000. Finalists include:

WSP USA's Deborah Brown Wins ARTBA's Ethel S. Birchland Award

Lifetime achievement honor recognizes Brown for her leadership encouraging women in transportation; Capital District Leader Rolando Amaya earns Leadership Impact Award.
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PINEHURST, N.C., September 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Honoring her leadership advocating for women in transportation, Deborah Brown, vice president and national director of alternative delivery at WSP USA, received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

ARTBA also presented its Leadership Impact Award to Rolando Amaya, senior vice president and Capital District leader for WSP, for his contributions to the transportation industry.

Alba Vivar Talks About Her Heritage and Giving Back to the Community

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In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, FedEx Ground team member Alba Vivar shares her story about her family, career, and why giving back to her community is important.  

Alba was born in Trenton, New Jersey, to parents who emigrated from Ecuador. Although her parents spoke no English, they worked hard in their new home to create a good life for Alba and her brother.  “They have provided me with guidance, support, and all the resources I need so that I can be successful in life. My parents worked with their hands, so I did not have to,” Vivar said.

P&G Presents: 8:46 Films

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8:46 Is the Time It Took to Take a Black Man’s Life. It’s Time to Reclaim This Number and Take the Time Back. To Turn Pain into Progress. 8:46 Is the Time We Will Take to Tell a Better Story, Reclaim Our Joy, And Reimagine Our Stories, 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds at a Time.

Tribeca Film Festival, SATURDAY MORNING, and P&G have joined forces to produce, finance, and promote films that are 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length in the hopes of turning a time associated with hate into a genuine reason for hope.

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Understanding Stakeholder Value

The Evolution of Value Series - Part 3, by Wayne Visser
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The dominance of shareholder value grew through the 1970s and into the ‘greed is good’ Wall Street boom-and-bust 1980s, with deregulation ushering in a new era of creative financial products like derivatives. This in turn fuelled the growth of the casino economy – which economist John Maynard Keynes had warned about decades previously, saying:

Oportun Extends a $2 Million Low-Interest Loan to Help Other Community Development Financial Institutions Advance Financial Inclusion

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SAN CARLOS, Calif., September 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Oportun Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: OPRT), an A.I.-driven financial services and technology company that provides hardworking people with access to responsible and affordable credit, today announced it is extending a $2 million low-interest loan to the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the proceeds of which will be used to make loans to other Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) serving low- and moderate-income communities. This loan replaces the $1 million low-interest loan that Oportun previously extended to OFN.

Arrow Electronics Expands Resources for the Disabled Community Through No Barriers Summit Sponsorship

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Centennial, CO, September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics sponsored the 2021 No Barriers Summit, a celebration of accessibility, inclusion and empowerment, held virtually and in-person Aug. 28-30 in Keystone, Colo. The event, which featured 30 speakers and a variety of adaptive activities, drew more than 6,000 registrants.

The Home Depot Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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The contributions of our Hispanic associates help to strengthen our company and grow our culture every day. Follow along from September 15 to October 15 as we celebrate their voices, perspectives, and accomplishments. HispanicHeritageMonth

Bold Chances, Brave Changes

Gabriel Ferraz de Oliveira Ogama, Systems Analyst, Kohler, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
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Gabriel Ogama is a “yes” man, in the best way possible. He’s always up for a new challenge, ready to see where it takes him. So far, it’s taken him to a new country, a new hobby (or 10!), and a new career—and we think he’s just getting started.

So just how did the former music teacher from Brazil find himself as a Systems Analyst at Kohler Co. in Wisconsin? His path is as unique as he is.

Leveling up Girl's Tech Skills Today to Become Tomorrow's Leaders

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Want to change the world? The tech world, that is. Support the skills and interests of middle and high school girls!

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