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FedEx Announces the FedEx E-commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration With Accion Opportunity Fund

$1 million grant will be used to fund program to help businesses owned by women and people of color expand e-commerce operations
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – FedEx today announced the launch of the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab, a new program developed in collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), a leading nonprofit organization providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching.

Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains: Partners

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Women are the backbone of global value chains and have been particularly impacted by COVID-19, from job and income loss to increases in gender-based violence to diminished access to health services. To address these concerns, investors, foundations, and NGO partners came together to create The Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains.

Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains: Impact

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A first-of-its-kind collaborative funding initiative, the Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains brings 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.

Comcast NBCUniversal Named a Top 10 Company on DiversityInc's Top 50 List

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We are pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, Comcast NBCUniversal has been honored as a top 10 company on DiversityInc’s Top 50 list as one of the nation’s most inclusive companies, placing #6 overall.

In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal was honored on 11 of DiversityInc’s 2021 Specialty Lists, including being honored as the #1 Company for Talent Acquisition for Women of Color:

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.
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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.

Looking Ahead at the Dow Leadership Academy

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The Dow Leadership Academy supports under-represented high school students through mentorship and training in communication, social skills, leadership, and financial literacy, as well as STEM career exploration. This program will be expanding in 2021.

Black & Veatch Names Patty Corcoran Chief Human Resources Officer

Selected for her deep experience in professional development and innovation, Corcoran will align talent and strategy to position engineering/construction leader for the future
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch announces that Patty Corcoran, executive sponsor of the company’s growth accelerator and a catalyst in driving positive change across the company, has been named Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). As a member of the executive leadership team, Corcoran will be responsible for leading all elements of Human Resources and managing talent and organizational capability for the company.

Purnima Padmanabhan: Passion Principle

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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
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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.

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