In an effort to push the boundaries of what defines exploration, the National Geographic Channel this week announced Expedition Granted, a nationwide competition in the U.S. to find and fund the next generation of explorers. The contest will accept project proposals from a range of disciplines, and the winner will receive a $50,000 grant toward his/her dream expedition.
An Enactus team from India saw a way to revitalize a folk craft by modernizing the messages and finding new audiences for traditional puppetry. They increased revenue for the puppeteers and helped preserve their culture. What became of the folk craft? Find out at here.
Today’s guest blog comes from Ling Shi “Tom” Xiao, a senior research scientist for Lilly’s Product and Process Performance team, and a member of Lilly’s Chinese Culture Network.
After years of busy planning and preparation, last week the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis held a grand opening ceremony for their display of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors from China. This is the only display of these iconic figures in the United States this year.
The inclusiveness of Darden’s culture is engrained throughout the organization, so much so that we continuously try to see how our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can do more for our employees and the diverse networks we all represent. Like the five other ERGs at Darden, members of Darden’s Pride Alliance ERG are not only active within the organization but also in the community to champion an environment that recognizes and leverages the contributions of the LGBT community.
We’re proud of our diverse and inclusive culture at Darden and welcome opportunities to share the uniqueness of our employees. As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re featuring stories from some of our African-American employees and taking a look at how each individual person makes the Darden culture what it is. Today we hear from Teresa Sebastian, Darden’s Chief Legal Officer.
Even as Darden Restaurants faced challenging business conditions in FY2013, our company’s commitment to being a reliable, solutions-oriented corporate citizen remained strong. Indeed, we are more convinced than ever that the investments we make in citizenship today are integral to our continued success tomorrow. That’s because we are operating in a New Era for our industry and for business generally, one characterized by increased expectations among guests, employees and other stakeholders. And one of the areas where we see these heightened expectations is citizenship.
Last week, I came across an interview Woody Allen gave to Esquire magazine for a series entitled “What I’ve Learned.” In it, he talked about his mother’s worldview and the fact that according to her, the world is a horrible, horrible place. That everybody and everything on the planet is going to die, our friends are going to disappear and the earth is going to be consumed by the sun. Her response to this reality was to keep herself incredibly busy. Growing up with this parental role model, Mr.
Just over four years ago, the 1,300 men and women who support all our North American restaurants were located in 12 separate buildings spread over a two-mile radius in Orlando, Fla. Collaboration had to occur over the phone, or employees needed to walk or drive from building to building. In 2009, after a three-year planning process, all of Darden’s Restaurant Support Center (RSC) employees moved to a new corporate campus in Orlando, sparking a new era that would lead to greater support for our restaurants and increased face-to-face collaboration.