Two years ago I sat down for a Veterans Day breakfast with about 100 National Grid employees who had served in the US Armed Forces. I was struck by two insights that morning that spoke to the wisdom of hiring veterans.
The first was that an employee from Buffalo drove halfway through the night to attend the 8AM breakfast in Boston – and was one of the first to arrive. She said there was no way she’d miss getting together with her fellow veterans.
The Humana Foundation is investing $1.16 million to address social determinants of health in two Florida communities – Tampa Bay and Broward County. This is in addition to a $820,000 Humana Foundation grant in Jacksonville, funding a University of Florida program to promote social connections and food security in local seniors.
NEW YORK, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced a collaboration with Princess Awesome, a clothing company whose mission is to give girls options that reflect their full range of interests. Princess Awesome teamed up with JetBlue for the special aviation-themed “Airplanes Collection,” featuring blue jets as the focal point of the line. This capsule collection highlights both JetBlue’s and Princess Awesome’s commitment to providing access for girls to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Company’s financial education program reached 1 million service members and families
SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In honor of Veterans Day, Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) announced the company has donated a total of more than $130 million since 2012 to support military- and veteran-related nonprofits focused on housing initiatives, career transition and financial education.
Donated more than 350 mortgage-free homes, valued at more than $55 million, to veterans in all 50 states.
CLEVELAND, November 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) provided Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) $6.9 million in combined construction-to-permanent loan financing for the development of Elizabeth Place Apartments, along with $5.8 million in LIHTC equity. Elizabeth Place Apartments will be a mixed-use project in downtown Anchorage, AK with commercial space and 38 units of affordable housing for those earning between 50 – 60% area median income (AMI). The project will also have 12 market rate units.
During the Women’s World Banking Summit in October 2017, Sylvia Chahonyo, General Manager for Moody’s Investors Service in South Africa, presented Moody’s research on mobile money and banks that provide microfinance banking for women who own businesses in East Africa. We asked Sylvia to share her broader perspective on financial inclusion for women in the region.
Q: Why is it important to cultivate financial inclusion for women in Africa?