Workplace Inclusion CSR News

Aflac’s Catherine Hernandez-Blades: Make People Feel Good About Themselves; It’s Not That Difficult

By Yitzi Weiner
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As a part of my series about strong female leaders, I had the distinct pleasure to interview Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Chief ESG and Communications Officer at Aflac.

Thank you so much for joining us Catherine! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Meet the Women Leading the Future of Science and Engineering at Koch

Blog

If Dawn Wurst had listened to a well-meaning teacher in high school who told her she shouldn't pursue a career in engineering because of her difficulty with math, her future might have looked very different. 

“But because of my personality, when he told me that I shouldn't do something, I decided to do it,” said Wurst, who today is vice president of process and asset safety at Georgia-Pacific.

Support for Working Mothers Strengthens Families, Businesses and the Economy

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It’s been a busy year for all of us at IWBI – one year has passed since the release of WELL v2 and in almost the same amount of time, we’ve welcomed more than a half-dozen newborn members to the IWBI family. These new babies are among our greatest joys, and are a daily reminder of the importance of the work we do.

Smithfield Foods Awarded “Best for Vets” 2019 Employer Ranking

National Publication Recognizes Smithfield For Its Commitment to Providing Veterans with Job Opportunities
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 31, 2019 — Smithfield Foods, Inc., a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, announced today its recognition by Military Times in the publication’s Best for Vets Employers 2019 rankings. The rankings, awarded during National Military Month, recognize companies for their efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans, and military families.

Vodafone Group Plc Sustainable Business Report 2019

Vodafone Group Plc has published its Sustainable Business Report 2019
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June 6, 2019 - Vodafone’s sustainable business strategy is embedded within and helps to drive its purpose – to connect for a better future – and is accompanied by a commitment to act responsibly and with integrity wherever it operates.

Through its business, Vodafone aims to help build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet. That is why it has committed to improve one billion lives and halve its environmental impact by 2025.

Building A More Inclusive Michigan Workforce

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Earning Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion Programs 

  • Recognized by Forbes® Magazine as Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan, best large employer in Michigan, and as the third best energy provider in the U.S.
     
  • Received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018.
     
  • Recognized again by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for being a Gold Level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer and received the third-ever Rising Star Award for being a premier Veteran organization in Michigan.
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Earning Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion Programs 

  • Recognized by Forbes® Magazine as Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan, best large employer in Michigan, and as the third best energy provider in the U.S.
     
  • Received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018.
     
  • Recognized again by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for being a Gold Level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer and received the third-ever Rising Star Award for being a premier Veteran organization in Michigan.

Culture Spotlight with Cass Averill: Sometimes Being Excluded Has Lifelong Effects

By Cass Averill, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager
Blog

The Culture Spotlight series illuminates what culture means to us as individuals so we can collectively create the culture that supports us all.

We've all been excluded and made to feel less-than. And, we've all had someone stick up for us and make us feel like we belong. We've all had opportunities to step out of our comfort zone and be an ally for people who need our support. Culture doesn't happen to us; we create culture. 

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