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By Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject, BSR

The products and services that keep our societies advancing depend on interconnected economies and global supply chains. Often, if you follow these chains to their very end, you will find women in factories or on farms: Approximately 200 million women work in global supply chains. From Bangladesh and China to Kenya and Ethiopia, women are at the heart of the production of many of the clothes we wear and much of the food we consume.

The UPS Foundation Awards Over $10M in Grants to Advance Diversity & Inclusion Around the World

Creates network of partners to launch the UPS Women Exporter Program which will provide capacity, expertise and funding to women entrepreneurs
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ATLANTA, July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS), announced it will award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion programs this year. The grants will be awarded to 44 different organizations. They will help support programs focused on economic empowerment, education/scholarships, work training, and social and gender equality.

Texas Diversity Council Announces 2018 Dallas Power 50 Awardees

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DALLAS,  July 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Texas Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2018 Dallas Power 50 Awardees, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting various industries in Corporate America.

“The 2018 Power 50 Award highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the Dallas area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such distinguished women who exemplify business excellence and prove that women deserve a seat at the table.”

Expanding Access to Social Investing Opportunities

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Innovative thinking is helping BNY Mellon harness the power of investment to create positive, lasting change. The key is social investing strategies, which are designed to generate returns while advancing gender equality, sustainable development, access for disabled persons or to address other social and environmental concerns.

Charting a Path to Inclusive Smart Cities

Speaking with today’s female leaders about the technology and infrastructure that will power tomorrow’s cities.
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By: Melissa Glidden Tye, Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon

The continual integration of digital technology into our communities is prompting leaders at all levels of government to place a premium on identifying and mobilizing technology that can make their constituents safer, use tax dollars more efficiently, and ensure that all residents reap the benefits of technology.

Eastman Celebrates Women in Athletics

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Eastman recognizes that sports can be a powerful platform to foster gender equality, empower young girls and women, and build leaders today and in the future. For us, this isn’t a new concept.

Yes, Women Can Have It All: Viacom and The Girls Lounge on Thriving in the Workplace

By Lisa Di Venuta
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On a recent Friday, more than 600 Viacom employees, clients, and partners joined Viacom executives, as well as speakers from JP Morgan ChaseColorCommRefinery29 and WIE Network for The Girls’ Lounge.

Taking Action Toward Gender Equality in the Energy Sector

Promoting gender equality has numerous benefits for business if done deliberately
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Tetra Tech International Development Services Energy Advisors Jeannelle Blanchard and Sandra Chavez and Gender Expert Karen Stefiszyn explore a mix of tools and approaches that can be replicated to integrate women into the energy sector. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

Royal Mail Group Publishes Its 2017-18 Corporate Responsibility Report

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Royal Mail’s vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. In an increasingly challenging and competitive marketplace, Royal Mail has continued to put the principles of corporate responsibility at the centre of our business strategy. Royal Mail believes that this holds the key to delivering sustainable value for our shareholders, now and in the future.

Highlights from the Report include:

Realizing Women’s Full Financial Potential

Gender equality unlocks economic growth
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Globally, women influence or control more than 25 percent of wealth, but a lack of access to affordable financial products and services can hold them back. BNY Mellon helps increase women’s financial inclusion to improve their lives, communities and society.

Once women establish a financial footprint by opening checking or savings accounts, they can build their financial empowerment through the use of payment systems and loans, which help women achieve financial health and enable them to mitigate risk and plan and save for the future.

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