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Compassion as a Management Tool in the Future of Work

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See the original post here by Duncan Hewett, Sr. Vice President & GM, Asia Pacific & Japan at VMWare

The COVID pandemic has affected us all, but not equally. Several studies emerging show more women have been economically impacted in the last year than we could have imagined. 

Celebrating Read Across America Day

Guest blog courtesy of the Washington Football Charitable Foundation
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The Washington Reads Program partnered with Scholastic Book Fairs on National Read Across America Day to provide one hundred Washington Reads schools in the DMV region with two book packages containing books on diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The theme of the books was chosen to continue the Washington Read's program initiative of providing diverse books to schools in the program.

Franklin Templeton Celebrates Black History Month

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Franklin Templeton employees joined its Black Empowerment Network (BEN) business resource group (BRG) and specialist investment organizations for the firm’s first all-virtual Black History Month (BHM).

“This year’s BHM focus was the Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity, and we featured events that would educate others on these areas and, most importantly, be fun,” said Karen Lewis, VP, FT Technologies, and BEN Global Co-Lead. “We are very proud of our successful BHM this year and thank everyone for their engagement and support.”​

P&G Echoes Call To #StopAsianHate

In a message of solidarity to North America employees, executive leaders reiterate P&G’s commitment to equality and inclusion.
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It’s concerning to see a disturbing wave of anti-Asian violence in recent weeks, including burglaries and assaults targeting Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals. These incidents come more than a year after many began experiencing coronavirus-related racism.

These unfortunate events are examples of ongoing bias, racism, and instances of brutality that too many of our communities are experiencing.

Can Technology Help Bring Women Back to the Workforce?

As women face unprecedented job losses across a range of industries, an emerging crop of software platforms, tools, and interventions could reshape workplace norms.
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Visual artist Ashley Cecil’s professional life was upended when schools closed. The 39-year-old mother of two, who earns less than her husband, says it was clear she’d be the one to scale back. Cecil dropped teaching engagements and began renting out her Pittsburgh studio. “When push came to shove,” she says, “there was just no question that I was going to be ... the default parent until we could figure out some solution.” 

Can Technology Help Bring Women Back to the Workforce?

As women face unprecedented job losses across a range of industries, an emerging crop of software platforms, tools, and interventions could reshape workplace norms.
Blog

Visual artist Ashley Cecil’s professional life was upended when schools closed. The 39-year-old mother of two, who earns less than her husband, says it was clear she’d be the one to scale back. Cecil dropped teaching engagements and began renting out her Pittsburgh studio. “When push came to shove,” she says, “there was just no question that I was going to be ... the default parent until we could figure out some solution.” 

Beyond Malaysia and Back Again With Principal CEO of Asset Management Berhad: Munirah Khairuddin

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Like any working parent, Munirah Khairuddin juggles—a lot. As CEO of Principal Asset Management Berhad in Malaysia, there’s a global investment team to manage and colleagues across the company to consult. As a mom of four young sons, there are schedules and schools and sports, all coordinated with the help of her husband and mother. And as a woman of color and practicing Muslim, there are opportunities to change the narrative of who can and should be a leader.

Gilead Sciences: Solidarity With Our Asian-American and Pacific Islander Employees

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"We stand in solidarity with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander employees. The recent attacks in Atlanta and the Bay Area are deplorable, and we condemn racism of any kind." Read more from Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day:

Message to our Employees on Violence Against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

Daniel O’Day - March 18, 2021

To all employees, 

Fifth Third Foundation Announces Recipients of $1.2 Million in Grants for Black, Woman-owned Businesses

Grants Made Available Through Innovation Meets Main Street Program
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CINCINNATI, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Fifth Third Foundation today announced the recipients of $1.2 million in grants for Black, woman-owned businesses and the organizations that serve them through the Innovation Meets Main Street: Boosting Black, Woman-owned Businesses program, which was announced in September 2020.

A Shared Past, a Common Purpose

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These three employees, alums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, are helping the firm support the next generation of Black students through our new Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars Program.

For Alita Wingfield, Leon Henderson, Jr., and Malick Diop, it’s not enough to have just one diploma in the family from a Historically Black College or University.

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