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A Proven Case: Championing Diversity Enables Innovation

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The importance of innovation in business is undisputed. Tapping into diversity as a driver of innovation is a newer concept — but it is already proving its worth. Dubie Cunningham, vice-president of innovation at the Digital Factory at Scotiabank, shares why and how diversity has been a key driver of success.

By Shelley White

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The importance of innovation in business is undisputed. Tapping into diversity as a driver of innovation is a newer concept — but it is already proving its worth. Dubie Cunningham, vice-president of innovation at the Digital Factory at Scotiabank, shares why and how diversity has been a key driver of success.

By Shelley White

Women in Capital Markets Recognized Scotiabank’s Marian Lawson

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Women in Capital Markets recognized Scotiabank’s Marian Lawson with a leadership award.

Three Sales Professionals Honored at National Women in Sales Awards

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KCP secures more winners than any other company at the National Women in Sales Awards

On June 23, 2016, three of KCP’s sales professionals took home top honors at the National Women in Sales Awards. Andy Clement, Vice President of Sales, was eager to share in the moment saying, “It was an honor to be in the audience and see our sales leaders be recognized among the best of the best. The fact that we had 6 nominees and 3 award winners this year is an indication of the incredible sales team we have. I couldn’t be more proud of our organization.”

Leading Women in Tech Get Real to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 at Booz Allen’s new DC Innovation Center

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From the United Nations to comedian John Oliver, influencers across the globe spoke up in support of global action for gender equality, this year’s International Women’s Day theme. And when it comes to women in technology, we have a long way to go.

Barclays Empowering Women in Business and Health in Zambia

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we meet Elesia, one of the many women Barclays is helping to empower.

“I’m putting more money in my pocket while saving people’s lives,” says Elesia, one of the new Live Well agents in the Chadiza district of Zambia’s Eastern Province. It’s a very neat summary of the new social enterprise being developed by Barclays in collaboration with GSK and humanitarian and development organisation, CARE International.

Food For Thought: Our Inaugural BlueBud Mentee – Hot Bread Kitchen

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Earlier this summer we announced our BlueBud business mentoring program and our inaugural mentee Hot Bread Kitchen, a social enterprise bakery that empowers women to build economic security.

Hot Bread Kitchen, founded by Jessamyn Rodriguez, builds lasting economic security for foreign-born and low-income women by introducing them to professional opportunities in the male-dominated culinary industry. The bakery also offers a unique food business incubator, HBK Incubates, which provides the necessary support to develop start-ups. 

National Grid's Mary Ellen Paravalos Named To Board Of New England Women In Energy And Environment

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WALTHAM, Mass., November 20, 2015 / 3BL Media/  – Mary Ellen Paravalos, director, Strategy and Performance for National Grid’s federally regulated businesses, has been elected to the board of directors of New England Women in Energy and Environment, or NEWIEE.

Unleashing the Greatest Period of Economic Growth with Gender Equality

by Kelly Eisenhardt
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Ten years of research on gender diversity suggests that providing more opportunities for women increases a company’s market performance and unleashes untapped economic value. Aligning global gender equality initiatives with private sector goals has the potential to advance the position of women in business. 

How Can Companies Attract and Retain Female Talent?

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There is significant data demonstrating the business case for investing in women in the workplace.

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