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Employee Spotlight: “AAPI Heritage Month Is Important To Me Because I Believe Representation Matters”

By Jason Adams
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In recognition of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) in May, we asked Communications & Community Engagement senior specialist Melissa Jividan to tell us why her personal experience of being an Asian American at T‑Mobile is one of the many reasons she loves promoting the brand on the company’s Careers social channels.

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In recognition of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) in May, we asked Communications & Community Engagement senior specialist Melissa Jividan to tell us why her personal experience of being an Asian American at T‑Mobile is one of the many reasons she loves promoting the brand on the company’s Careers social channels.

Yum! Brands and the University of Louisville Announce First-of-its-Kind Education and Research Center to Unlock Opportunities in Franchising for Underrepresented People of Color and Women

Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence to create globally scalable program to educate and support entrepreneurs and advance franchising industry
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the University of Louisville today announced the launch of the Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence. The Center will feature the first business program of its kind at a public university to provide existing and potential franchisees multiple levels of online education focused on the franchising model across industries. In addition, the Yum!

How Speaking up, Listening Well and Reaching Out Is Creating Opportunities for AAPI Community

Martha Ha and Jon de Csepel explain how Medtronic is supporting the AAPI community
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In this episode of the MedtronicTalks podcast, Martha Ha, chief privacy officer and chief counsel of corporate governance, and Jon de Csepel, CMO, vice president, medical affairs of the Americas, explain how the company is reaching out to employees of Asia and Pacific Island and helping them to understand how to better work within the corporate culture.

United Airlines Helped This Trans Flight Attendant Find Her Voice

"My ultimate goal was to be able to come out and do it safely and comfortably and confidently."
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“I was familiar with United’s policies and how inclusive they are, and United’s business resource group for LGBTQ+ employees, EQUAL,” Scott acknowledges. “Flight attendants are loving and caring and so there for each other, and it was at that point I knew if I’m going to come out I’m going to do it as a flight attendant for United.”

 

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Diversity in Sustainability Launches Advisory Panel

by Chloë Hunt
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Last week, Diversity in Sustainability (DiS)announced its Advisory Panel; a distinguished and diverse group of sustainability practitioners and leaders, all united by their shared passion and commitment for advancing equity in the sector.

Fifth Third Business Resource Groups Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Fifth Third Bank actively promotes inclusion and diversity through 64 regional business resource groups overseen by inclusion councils in each of the Bank’s 13 regions and through eight virtual Enterprise business resource groups led by Enterprise committee executives. More than 3,700 employees take part in the in-person regional BRGs.

Connecting, Speaking Out, Taking Action: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Booz Allen

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The nonprofit group Stop AAPI Hate received 6,603 reports of incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities from March 2020 to March 2021. This is an 78% increase over the previous 12 months of events ranging from verbal harassment and shunning to civil rights violations and acts of violence like the killing of eight people in Atlanta in March. 

When Passion Meets Profession: Product Diversity Office Spotlight With Ada Lopez

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Created in 2020, the Lenovo Product Diversity Office (PDO) seeks to implement a Diversity by Design review board and introduce checkpoints to Lenovo’s product planning, development and execution phases, which certifies that our solutions are both inclusive and accessible. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, meet the innovators behind the PDO and learn what drives their ambitions to ensure that our products work for everyone – regardless of physical attributes or abilities.

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Created in 2020, the Lenovo Product Diversity Office (PDO) seeks to implement a Diversity by Design review board and introduce checkpoints to Lenovo’s product planning, development and execution phases, which certifies that our solutions are both inclusive and accessible. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, meet the innovators behind the PDO and learn what drives their ambitions to ensure that our products work for everyone – regardless of physical attributes or abilities.

Concrete Plans and Current Momentum Fuel Intel's Commitments to Equity

By Dr. Randhir Thakur
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Randhir Thakur is Intel senior vice president, president of Intel Foundry Services, and Intel’s chief supply chain officer.

AI for Disability Inclusion

Enabling change with advanced technology
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More than one billion people globally are living with some form of disability. Collectively, people with disabilities cross every age, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. In the United States, 26% of adults (one in four) have a disability. Yet 50% of this community in the US are more likely to be unemployed than nondisabled people of working age.

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