International Women's Day

Finding My Balance: An Unvarnished Perspective from A Working Mother, with A Dual Career Home and Young Family

By Kate Wylie, Global VP Sustainability
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Bookshops and blogs are full of stories of working mums who have it all, sharing tips on how to maximize your career and family life, without sacrificing either. However the recent Guardian article, 

Sysco Celebrates International Women's Day 2019

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Advancing gender equality in the workplace is an important part of Inclusiveness, one of our Sysco Values. It is also a key business imperative that helps us better reflect our customers and communities.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Recognized first in 1911 in Europe, International Women’s Day is now observed around the globe in support of advancing gender equality.

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Meet the Lockheed Martin Women of the F-35

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In 1942, Mary G. Ross, changed the course of history by becoming the first female engineer at Lockheed Martin – paving the way for the next generation of female engineers. At the time, working as an engineer within the aerospace industry was a near-impossible achievement for women. Yet through determination, tenacity and undeniable talent Ross quickly made her indelible mark, making especial contributions to the P-38 Lightning.

Now, over 75 years later, thousands of women at Lockheed Martin continue her legacy as engineers, scientist and mathematicians.

Better the Balance, Better the World

Symantec supports TechWomen and a gender-balanced tech industry
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By Eileen Brewer, Director in Product Development, Symantec

Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme #BalanceforBetter focuses on how gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

FedEx Helps Oprah Winfrey Deliver Possibilities to Girls in South Africa

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is changing lives for the better
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“I lost it.  I mean, I couldn’t believe it.” That’s how 24 year-old Slee (short for Slindokuhle Accurate Mathebula) says she felt the moment she got the news that she had been accepted into the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG).  Competition is keen for admission to the prestigious school which opened its doors in 2007 and offers an enviable academic curriculum to students from nearby communities in South Africa.

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Marie-Chantal Vallée, Business Analyst IT at Gildan

Finding her Fit at Gildan
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Marie-Chantal shares her story from losing her job during her maternity leave to finding her fit at Gildan. Here is her story:

Q: Tell us about a challenge you overcame during your career?

Shortly after I began my maternity leave with my second child, the company I was working for at the time restructured and I lost my job. It was hard for me to process the information when I got the phone call as I was in full-time mommy mode - taking care of a new born and completely absorbed by his wellbeing. 

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Lourdes Caballero, Senior Manager of Product Performance at Gildan

Growing with Gildan
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Gildan caught up with Lourdes Caballero, Senior Manager of Product Performance to hear about her career journey. From witnessing the company’s sudden growth to adapting to a larger team, Lourdes shares some of her cherished moments at Gildan.

Q: Tell us about your job:

I’m currently responsible for managing the development of new products.

I started 9 years ago as a product coordinator, already having 11 years of experience in the apparel industry; I was able to transfer a lot of that knowledge to my new position.

Trailblazing for A Purpose: Unsung Women in History Who Persevered and 4 Lessons for Future Torchbearers

By Susan Penfield and Betty Thompson
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Though women throughout history have contributed greatly to invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, their stories have largely been excluded from the popular narrative. Today, women remain undervalued and underrepresented in science and entrepreneurship, but studies show that giving due credit to female luminaries can help to advance more women into leadership.

Women, Energy, and Economic Prosperity: The Linkage Between Sustainability and Equality

by Amy Haddon
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Globally, women play a powerful role in sustainability.  Across countries, organizations and communities, women make a substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation, while also impacting environmental and social crises. This still-emerging and significant influence is one reason the United Nations prioritizes gender equality and women’s empowerment as one of its 17 interrelated Sustainable Development Goals.

Equality through sustainable development benefits all

She Started at the Bottom. Now, This Store Manager is at the Top of Her Game.

By Matt Smith and Kyle Jones, Walmart Corporate Affairs
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When I met Amanda Whitehurst this January, she had just been promoted to manager of a Walmart supercenter in Crossett, Arkansas.

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