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The Marketplace Is No Longer Overlooking Indigenous Peoples

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“2022 will mark the beginning of a decade of reconciliation with, and progress for, Indigenous peoples across the continent,” shared Stephanie Craig of Kith and Tessa Danelesko of Yulu PR. “What needs to be done to address historic wrongs and modern hurdles cannot be accomplished in one year, but significant headway in 2022 is our hope and responsibility."

Texas Diversity Council to Recognize Woman of the Year at the 18th Annual Women in Leadership Symposium

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HOUSTON, January 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Texas Diversity Council (TXDC) will celebrate Women’s History Month at the 18th Annual Women in Leadership Symposium, “Paragon of Womanhood: Restoration, Reintegration, Reemergence” honoring the 2022 Woman of the Year on Tuesday, March 15, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom. The Women in Leadership Symposium, which started in San Antonio, Texas in 2004, will surpass the two million attendees milestone this year.

The Importance of Understanding Cultural Awareness and Diversity in Global Business

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Many of today’s large corporations span across diverse locations around the world to do business globally or to operate within global supply chains. With this global mindset of doing business, we need to remember that we do not all share the same instincts nor approach, but in fact we are operating in many nuanced specific geographic regions and countries that are unique in the way they do business.

Pro Bono Perspectives Season 3 Finale: 3 Ways You Can Be a Force for Good in 2022

With Host Danielle Holly
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2021 was a year of transformation, defined by society’s continued reckoning with racism, the pandemic, climate change, and the Great Resignation. These issues underscored how pervasive inequity is and why centering the voices of those impacted by social challenges unlocks the most effective, sustainable solutions. In the Season 3 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly highlights three ways you can be a force for good in the new year.

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Recent SEC Staff Interpretation Bodes Well for Gender Lens Investor Advocacy

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by Beth-ann Roth of RK Invest Law 

The newest SEC staff interpretation relating to shareholder proposals is poised to make it easier for ESG issues to get onto the ballot at company annual meetings. Investors should take steps to put issues of gender and diversity front and center. While terms like “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “gender lens investing” are becoming part of corporate and investing vocabulary, implementation of the values for which those concepts stand is far from complete.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E24: Teresa Pelletier, Fidelity Investments & Wendy Matheny, Ichor Strategies

How to Build True, Transformative Corporate-Community Partnerships
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Get an inside look at the tactics top companies are using to build more inclusive, equitable culture and support the fight against racism in their communities. Find out how your organization can move from transactional to transformative change and strengthen employee and customer loyalty in the process. Plus, as we approach the end of year giving season, learn what equity-minded philanthropy and service look like and how they drive stronger results for nonprofits and their causes.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E23: Grace Bonney, Collective Wisdom & Design*Sponge

Slowing Down and Finding Fulfillment
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Learn how relationships with people from different cultures and ways of life can have a profound impact on your values, happiness, and success as bestselling author Grace Bonney takes you through her new book, Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women Over 50, where she interviewed over 100 trailblazing women on their purpose, careers, activism, and community work.

5 Higher-Ed Programs Using XR to Transform How College Students Learn

Colleges and universities are using virtual and augmented reality in courses that range from human anatomy to media as a way to make education more immersive and inclusive.
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By Stephanie Walden

Instead of reaching for scalpels, medical school students at Colorado State University’s Clapp Lab reach for virtual reality (VR) headsets, which dangle from the ceiling of the 2,500 square foot facility. Once students don their devices — each of which is connected to a high-powered HP workstation — they begin the day’s “patient examinations.” 

New Program Invests in Hispanic and Latino STEM Students

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation launch scholarship, internship, and mentorship program aims to remove barriers for Hispanic and Latino students.
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Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation are partnering with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to launch a new college program that aims to remove barriers for Hispanic and Latino students studying STEM. Together, they are committing more than $3 million over the next four years for scholarships, internships, and mentorship opportunities for qualified SHPE students.

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