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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E23: Grace Bonney, Collective Wisdom & Design*Sponge

Slowing Down and Finding Fulfillment
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Learn how relationships with people from different cultures and ways of life can have a profound impact on your values, happiness, and success as bestselling author Grace Bonney takes you through her new book, Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women Over 50, where she interviewed over 100 trailblazing women on their purpose, careers, activism, and community work.

5 Higher-Ed Programs Using XR to Transform How College Students Learn

Colleges and universities are using virtual and augmented reality in courses that range from human anatomy to media as a way to make education more immersive and inclusive.
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By Stephanie Walden

Instead of reaching for scalpels, medical school students at Colorado State University’s Clapp Lab reach for virtual reality (VR) headsets, which dangle from the ceiling of the 2,500 square foot facility. Once students don their devices — each of which is connected to a high-powered HP workstation — they begin the day’s “patient examinations.” 

New Program Invests in Hispanic and Latino STEM Students

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation launch scholarship, internship, and mentorship program aims to remove barriers for Hispanic and Latino students.
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Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation are partnering with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to launch a new college program that aims to remove barriers for Hispanic and Latino students studying STEM. Together, they are committing more than $3 million over the next four years for scholarships, internships, and mentorship opportunities for qualified SHPE students.

Abbott Launches New Initiative to Drive Diversity in Medical Research and Improve Care Among Under-Represented Populations

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  • Abbott is addressing a key challenge to health equity by putting a greater focus on breaking down the barriers to clinical trial participation for under-represented groups
  • Company has dedicated $5 million for nearly 300 new scholarships over the next five years at medical schools at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority nursing associations to support future generations of diverse clinical investigators
  • The company has also formed a new Diversity in Research Medical Advisory Board and dedicated funding to increase diversity enrollment within Abbott trials
  • The latest initiative is another step to support the work the company and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are doing to reduce health disparities around the world
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  • Abbott is addressing a key challenge to health equity by putting a greater focus on breaking down the barriers to clinical trial participation for under-represented groups
  • Company has dedicated $5 million for nearly 300 new scholarships over the next five years at medical schools at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority nursing associations to support future generations of diverse clinical investigators
  • The company has also formed a new Diversity in Research Medical Advisory Board and dedicated funding to increase diversity enrollment within Abbott trials
  • The latest initiative is another step to support the work the company and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are doing to reduce health disparities around the world

Engineering Impact: Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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ID&E accelerates our competitiveness, financial strength, talent acquisition, innovation, and social impact. Through steadfast commitment, ownership, and accountability, we gain a strategic advantage to compete and win in the marketplace through smarter teams, higher engagement, and elevated performance. Our unwavering commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E) means we strive toward zero barriers to opportunity within Medtronic.

Gildan Signs the United Nations Development Programme Gender Equality Seal in the Dominican Republic

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Gildan is pleased to share that the Company has signed The Gender Equality Seal commitment, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) coordinated and implemented at the national level by the Ministry of Women in the Dominican Republic. This makes Gildan the first multinational in the free-trade zone manufacturing sector in the Dominican Republic to undertake this commitment. 

GreenMoney Interview Series: Community Impact Investors

Changing the world, one neighborhood at a time
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Welcome to the ongoing GreenMoney Interviews series. This issue features two Women of Color who are emerging leaders in Community Impact Investing:  Kimberly Jones of Self-Help Federal Credit Union interviews Nicole Middleton Holloway of Natural Investments.

Skills for Cities: Common Impact to Connect Corporate and Nonprofit Worlds to Advance Efforts Around Racial and Digital Equity

One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
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NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E21: Melissa Madzel, Koya Partners

Examining the Great Resignation’s Impact on Nonprofits
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Nearly two-thirds of workers are considering leaving their jobs. As the Great Resignation continues with no signs of slowing down, we explore the challenges and opportunities it brings for the nonprofit sector, which was already under significant capacity constraints exacerbated by the pandemic, especially in HR and talent development.

The Michigan Diversity Council Presents the Inaugural National Native American Summit

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November 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) presents the National Native American Summit taking place on Tuesday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. The event, in partnership with the National Diversity Council (NDC) will focus on the theme “Standing Together and Taking Action.”

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