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United Airlines Named a Top Company for Disability Inclusion for Fifth Consecutive Year

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CHICAGO, July 15, 2020 /3BL Media/-- United Airlines was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for disability inclusion with a perfect score of 100 on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The 2020 DEI measured United's inclusion criteria including: culture & leadership; enterprise-wide access; employment practices; community engagement and supplier diversity.

PNC Announces Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, New Members of Executive Committee

Newly created role will be instrumental in executing the bank’s $1 billion commitment to combat systemic racism and support economic empowerment of African Americans and low-and moderate-income communities.
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July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced that Richard K. Bynum has been named Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, a newly created role. In addition, Carole Brown will be Head of PNC’s Asset Management Group (AMG). Both Brown and Bynum join the Executive Committee and will report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer William S. Demchak.

Silence "Not an Option Anymore” - the Industry's Pledge to Diversity

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Our president for EMEA, Teresa Parker shares her insights on diversity and how financial institutions can play their part in making the industry more inclusive.

Read the piece by Perle Battistella from Global Investor Group

NRG Energy Supports Houston Area Urban League Toward Combatting Racial Inequities, Injustice and Related Violence

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July 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ On June 30th, the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) announced that it will be the recipient of a $25,000 donation from NRG Energy, parent company to Reliant and part of a $1 million donation toward organizations and initiatives such as HAUL that combat racial inequalities, injustice and related violence.

Trailblazer Takeaways: Ibram X. Kendi on Being an Antiracist

The bestselling author and director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research joined T-Mobile for its Talking with Trailblazers guest-speaker series.
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More than 7,000 T-Mobile employees recently tuned in to a livestreamed conversation between EVP of Customer Care Callie Field and Professor Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist.

Four Questions with Cleve Jones: Reflecting on the AIDS Memorial Quilt as it Returns Home

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Cleve Jones is a human rights advocate who has long been a champion for people living with HIV and LGBTQ+ equality.

He co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983. Two years later, he conceived of The AIDS Memorial Quilt at an annual candlelight memorial honoring his mentor Harvey Milk, the politician and civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1978. In 1989, The Quilt was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and has become a worldwide symbol of the fight to end the AIDS epidemic.

Disability-Led Organizations, Corporations and Foundations Launch Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration

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What do 633 disability leaders from 29 countries spanning six out of seven continents have in common? 100% believe that organizations led by people with disabilities are left out of disaster relief funding from foundations, corporations and governments.

Diversity of Thought: Building a Dream Team

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What are the real-world benefits of diverse teams – and what does it take to make them work? I had a chance to find out when I was asked to lead product management for the Cisco team that developed App Discovery, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for getting a handle on shadow IT (applications not managed by IT). The 30-person team came from different countries (U.S. Israel, India), different corporate cultures (including Cisco acquisitions CloudLock and OpenDNS), genders, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Recap: Solutions and Support for Women-led Businesses to Navigate COVID-19

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Close to 90 percent of men and women hold some sort of bias against women according to analysis in UNDP’s Gender Social Norm Index (GSNI) released earlier this year – providing clues to the invisible barriers women face when it comes to achieving equality.

Women-led businesses, for instance, are particularly hard hit by the pandemic as they face structural barriers, limited access to finance, and information asymmetry.

Merck EBRGs Receive Diversity Best Practices Awards for Their Impact on the Community and Workplace

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Merck is honored that two of their Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) were recently recognized by Diversity Best Practices for the work they do to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities in which we live and work. The U.S. chapters of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) and the Next Gen Network (NGN) each won a Diversity Best Practices: 2020 Above and Beyond award.

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