Irma Olguin’s big idea is to tech-train women and people of color, improve opportunity in struggling communities, and change the face of the tech industry. As she explained at Signal 2020, it’s working.
When Irma Olguin was a child, she rolled raisins alongside her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins in the fruiting fields of Central California, supplier of 30% of the world’s food. “Coming from a place like that, growing up in that way and that’s all you know, that’s all that surrounds you, you don’t see things in front of you like starting a company or becoming a tech CEO or anything but that life that is laid out in front of you,” she says.
Northern Trust is committed to creating more equitable opportunities to achieve long-term financial success for those who too often face unfair hurdles because of their race, ethnicity, gender, geography or socio-economic conditions.
Our approach to corporate philanthropy addresses four key areas: Education, Food, Healthcare and Housing. In the coming weeks and months, we will highlight why we are focused on each vital aspect of enriching our communities.
Return on net operating assets (RONOA) is a core measure of financial sustainability that measures how effectively we use our asset base to generate profit.
In 2017 Sappi North America achieved a 4.7 percent RONOA, down only slightly from the prior year due to very challenging conditions in graphics and release markets. Disciplined cost management and strong performance in our dissolving wood pulp helped to offset the impact of these headwinds.
Internships are a great way to prepare for your future. They can help you discover if the job path you’ve chosen is the right one for you, expose you to the professional world, and equip you with skills, experience and knowledge for a successful career. Since internships are usually one of the first experiences for students in the professional working environment, they can seem a bit daunting. To help ease the nerves, here are five tips I learned during my summer internship to ensure you get the most from your experience.
Mark Carney, whose departure from his role as Governor of the Bank of England was announced yesterday, will leave a vacuum at the top of global policy making around ‘green finance’ and climate disclosure.
Carney, the former head of the Bank of Canada, will step down from the post in 2019.
Eastman Chemical Company is becoming a national “Pacesetter” in the movement to bring more women to careers in information technology and computing.
February 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Eastman has joined a cohort of companies and universities who commit for two years to being part of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Pacesetters collective. Organized by NCWIT, the Pacesetters program is designed to break down barriers and perceptions that prevent more women from choosing careers in IT.
When I look back at my own education, I am grateful to the adults who opened doors of opportunity for me. At the time, I just knew them as people I looked up to; today I understand these inspiring people were my mentors.
OSLO, NORWAY, January 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - From all corners of the world, business leaders echo the same message: societal risks need urgent action. However, some of the most pressing risks – such as youth unemployment and the global food crisis – are also where leaders see the greatest business opportunities. Business also increasingly sees itself as a key global activist and is calling on governments to increase political will to address world risks.
By Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management
What do the studies demonstrating the value of having women in leadership positions mean for those of us in the field of impact investing? For starters, it is helpful data to concretely back up what many of us already know from our experience – women can be strong leaders, communicators, problem-solvers and staff managers who can help a company not only survive, but thrive.