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Women in Technology Accept the Challenge


Choose to challenge is this year’s International Women’s Day theme. Women in the technology industry have been doing this for decades. Today, in this highlight reel of stories, we celebrate the exceptional difference women make to tech, business and our world.

1. Voice of Transformation: Amy Hysell

Leaders From Kroger, Albertsons, Lowe's Join Network of Executive Women Board

By Marian Zboraj

The Network of Executive Women (NEW), a group focused on women's leadership in retail, consumer goods and other industries, has named three new members to its board of directors, effective early 2021: … Mike Theilmann, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Albertsons Cos….

NEW is the largest U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving gender equality in the workplace and advancing women into leadership roles.

Women of Invesco “Choose To Challenge”


In celebration of International Women’s Day, themed #ChooseToChallenge, the Invesco Women’s Network (IWN) invited women from across Invesco to share their thoughts on the importance of celebrating women’s achievements and speaking up against gender bias and inequity.

Listen to women across the company share what #ChooseToChallenge means to them.

From Young Immigrant To Intel VP: Xochitl Monteon Extends Her Hand To Help Women in STEM


Xochitl Monteon has lived most her life as an “only.” The only immigrant. The only Mexican. The only woman. Now, as a leader at Intel, she works to create an environment where diverse mindsets foster innovation.

A universal language

Born in Mexico, Xochitl (pronounced SOH-chee) was 4 years old when her family immigrated to San Jose, California. Her parents were migrant farm and tannery workers with an incredible work ethic and self-starter attitude, something they made sure to instill in their children.

Tokyo 2020 First Ever Gender-Balanced Olympic Games in History, Record Number of Female Competitors at Paralympic Games

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On International Women’s Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) reiterated their commitment to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer a landmark in gender equality on and off the field of play, paving the way for a more equal and inclusive society.

At the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: “Never Forget To Lift Others up as You Climb”


On International Women’s Day, the IOC speaks to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who became the first female Deputy President of South Africa and is now the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women.

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NortonLifeLock celebrates Women’s History Month through action

By Kim Allman | Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs

Astia Is Transforming the Way We Fund Businesses


Astia is transforming how businesses are funded–providing capital, connections, and guidance that fuel the growth of highly innovative, women-led ventures worldwide. Astia recently launched a $100M early-stage venture fund to address the extraordinary disparity in funding for companies that include women in founding or executive roles.

Key Insights From BlackRock's Annual Letter to CEOs

WSP USA climate leaders explain why justice, equity, diversity and inclusion should take greater prominence in long-term business strategies addressing resilience.

The first few months of 2021 have been active with climate announcements by the White House, corporations and investors.

Alkermes Celebrates Female Oncology Pioneer in Honor of Women’s History Month

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During Womens History Month we honor Dr. Mary-Claire King, who forever changed oncology by discovering mutations to BRCA could cause genetically inherited breast cancer.


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