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Three Practical Reasons to Build More Inclusive IT Organizations

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Diversity and inclusion—how diversity is embraced and leveraged—are just as good for IT as it is for businesses and employees.

Building a more inclusive IT organization requires systemic, cultural change. But it’s the same muscle IT flexes to help organizations adapt to new technologies and digital processes.

Adults With Autism Finding Jobs in Houston

The non-profit Social Motion Skills has placed 20 workers with the FedEx facility in Cypress
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by Grace White

A program through the non-profit Social Motion Skills help land them the job.

"I think we all wake up in the morning and want to have a purpose," said Stacy Anderson, Transition Director.

Her passion, finding jobs for people with social and cognitive disabilities.

"The majority of our adults with autism are either unemployed or under-employed," Anderson said.

To help them navigate the ins and outs of this massive warehouse, the employees each have a job coach that works alongside them every day.

eBay Store Provides Independence for the Blind and Visually Impaired

By: Chenda Ngak, eBay News Team
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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

Comerica Committed to Helping Veterans Find Jobs

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Comerica has an active veteran’s recruitment strategy, which is communicated regularly to human resources professionals, hiring managers and executives. Several veteran-specific strategies and practices to attract veteran talent include connecting with the Veteran Leadership Network ERNG and the Veteran Market Segmentation Initiative (MSI) team for veteran referrals, implementation of veteran-friendly job qualifications, and specific relationships with local and regional veteran representatives.

Advancing Women in Technology by Focusing on Gender Parity at Comerica

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Comerica remains committed to the advancement of women within our organization and particularly within our departments working in technology. The technology sector has traditionally been a male-dominated sector, so we have created a focus on gender parity to help ensure women not only have equal opportunities but also to help ensure the realization of truly innovative products and services that gender diversity delivers.

Martin Voke Champions the Spirit of Diversity

Bacardi’s Martin Voke on fostering diversity in a male-dominated industry and making legal another arm of the business
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By Billy Yost

Interview With Shannon Brattebo, Environmental Engineer

Understanding the importance of mentors and teamwork to create successful engineers
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Shannon Brattebo has worked at Tetra Tech since 1999 as an environmental engineer specializing in lake and reservoir restoration and management, water quality monitoring, modeling, and assessment. Shannon holds a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Seattle University and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. Among many accomplishments, Shannon and her team were nominated for the Best Paper of the Year Award by the Lake and Reservoir Management journal for the Lake Ketchum Restoration project in Western Washington.

Interview With Raina Dwivedi, Water Resources Engineer

Addressing new and emerging issues and solutions in engineering
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As a water resources engineer, Raina Dwivedi specializes in integrated water resources management and watershed planning. Raina has a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. We spoke with Raina as part of our #INWED19 campaign to not only celebrate our brilliant women engineers but also to raise their profiles and encourage those who aspire to become engineers and work in STEM. Follow #WomeninSTEM on social media for more stories.

Viacom's Marva Smalls on Leading With Diversity

“The business case for diversity is this: You can't survive without it.”
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Our In the Office With ... series gives Viacom executives the opportunity to reveal a little bit about who they are, how they lead, and what drives them in the day-to-day.

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Our In the Office With ... series gives Viacom executives the opportunity to reveal a little bit about who they are, how they lead, and what drives them in the day-to-day.

Sappi Mentorship Program Offers Growth Opportunities to Young Foresters

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Lucas (Luke) Lamond grew up in the forestry business working in the woods with his father, a consulting forester who taught him everything about forest management. Luke is a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in Forest Operations, Bioproducts and Bioenergy. In 2014 he was awarded the College of Forest Resources’ Dwight B. Demeritt Forestry Award, which is issued to recognize the top students in forest resources and wildlife.

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