The Responsible Business Summit, hosted by London-based Ethical Corporation, is among the most well attended events by leaders from all sectors, providing a space for strategic discussions on business’ role in addressing our most important systemic challenges. In March, RBS New York convened 400 CEOs, along with mayors, investors, and nonprofit leaders to share insights and map out strategies for a sustainable future—one that the private sector will play a major part in shaping.
by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds
When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.
From successes to challenges, read the stories for these women
In light of International Women’s Day 2019, Gildan launched a campaign to recognize some of their 23,000 female employees.
Thirteen employees from seven different countries where the Company operates were invited to share their professional and personal stories. These women explored topics including passions, motivation, family, resilience and growth. Read their stories:
Pledge signed by Steve Edwards enables a workplace that reflects “our clients and the world around us”
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Diverse and inclusive workplaces promote better decision making, economic growth and professional development. That’s why Black & Veatch announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Edwards has joined the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Congratulations to Jacki Robinson-Ivy, recipient of the Women's History Month Outstanding Service in Business Award. Jacki is an active member in Chicago Children's Advocacy Ctr, the Northern Trust United Way Leadership Team, and Chicago United Leaders Circle, just to name a few.
Unlocking the benefits starts with leaders adopting an inclusive mindset
In 2018, Northern Trust Asset Management acted to increase equity security trading commissions with minority brokers, setting and achieving targeted commission amounts in our largest fund range. We broadened the scope of our engagement with minority brokers toward utilization of sell-side research.
Melissa Charlery shares her journey from her beginnings at Gildan three years ago as an intern, to securing a full-time position in the company’s IT department. Here is the story of this young’s woman’s personal and professional growth after university:
With over 13 years of experience at Gildan and over 7 positions later, Ilca is a fighter who has always been up for the next challenge. Here is the story of a woman who has always said “yes” to the unknown and never been afraid to speak her mind.
Q: Can you tell us about your career journey at Gildan?