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Medtronic Receives Its Highest-Ever Ranking on DiversityInc Top 50 List

Medtronic jumped to # 11 on this year’s list, the company’s highest-ever ranking from DiversityInc

Medtronic jumped to # 11 on this year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, the company’s highest-ever ranking on the list. And it ranked # 3 on the Top Companies for Supplier Diversity list, also a highest-ever ranking for the company. Medtronic’s move from # 33 in 2020 to # 11 in 2021 on the overall list is one of the largest jumps of any company in the Top 50.

Groundbreaking New Fund Launches to Support Women in Global Value Chains

An innovative funding model will lift up local solutions and build long-term resilience for women workers and communities.
Press Release

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A first-of-its-kind collaborative funding initiative, the Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains, launches today, bringing together corporate investors, foundations, and NGO partners to invest in the health, safety, and economic resilience of the women who form the backbone of global value chains.

Purnima Padmanabhan: Passion Principle


Title: VP and general manager, cloud automation, VMware
Base of operations: Palo Alto, Calif.
Time at VMware: 5 years
How has your career journey evolved over the years?
I have been in the technology game pretty much right from the beginning. I actually started in the chip industry back in the 90s. I was doing chip design and then worked for a startup company. That's when I got very interested in entrepreneurship and building companies, so I went back to business school.

The Voice of Leadership: Women in Wildlife in Zambia

Supporting women’s involvement in community governance structures and natural resource management decision making

Tetra Tech’s Patricia Malasha shares how establishing community resource boards to manage natural resources can increase women’s participation and create opportunities for leadership. In honor of International Women’s Day 2021, Patricia notes that women are underrepresented in decision-making but don’t need to be.

This post originally ran on LandLinks.

Jason Conyard — Chief Information Officer Talks PRIDE & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at VMware


At VMware, we celebrate people from a wide variety of dynamic backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We deliver transformative IT solutions by harnessing the power of human difference and building a community that is inclusive and diverse. Recently, we sat down (virtually) with Jason Conyard, Chief Information Officer and Executive Sponsor of the Pride@VMware POD (Power of Difference) at VMware. Read on to get to know Jason.

Bacardi in Canada Celebrates Great Place to Work-Certified™ Achievement

  • Bacardi in Canada ranks #13 on Great Place to Work® list of small companies.
  • Named among Best Workplaces for Women™ in Canada and Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality.
Press Release
  • Bacardi in Canada ranks #13 on Great Place to Work® list of small companies.
  • Named among Best Workplaces for Women™ in Canada and Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality.

Progress Together for an Equitable Future


In a year defined by change, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) remains a key business priority at VMware. Similar to our transformation as a customer-centric subscription and SaaS company, VMware’s executive leadership team recognize our DEI work as important and necessary in the broader evolution of our company.

Oportun Joins the Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for the Equality Act

Press Release

SAN CARLOS, CALIF., April 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT), a financial services company that leverages its digital platform to provide hardworking people with responsible, affordable, and credit-building alternatives to payday and auto title loans, today announced that it has joined the Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for the Equality Act (H.R.5).

PNC Bank Celebrates 11th Annual Women In Business Week

Virtual events aim to enlighten, engage and inform female financial decision makers
Press Release

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - PNC Bank is proud to announce its 11th annual Women in Business Week, which will be held virtually May 10 – 14, 2021.

Through this annual event, PNC provides female financial decision makers – from business owners and executives to women who may be managing their finances for the first time – with an opportunity to glean valuable insights for themselves, their families and businesses. The events will be all virtual, allowing women to participate regardless of their location.

Fifth Third Bank Assists in Development, Growth of Women Business Owners


As part of Fifth Third Bank’s commitment to supplier diversity, its executives collaborate with several organizations that focus on enhancing the capacity, expertise and business acumen of diverse suppliers.  


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