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Merck Earns Top Score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the 8th year in a row

Company designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality every year since 2002
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For the eighth year in a row, Merck has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the United States. The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees. 

Gilead Earns 100% Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index for Third Consecutive Year

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We’re proud to share that, for the third consecutive year, we’ve earned a 100% score on the @HRC Corporate Equality Index.

Learn more about the annual survey, which aims to advance best practices for LGBTQ workplace inclusion: http://hrc.org/cei

VMware named to Forbes' America's Best Employers for Diversity in 2020

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VMware was named as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2020 by Forbes on its third annual edition of the list, which is based on anonymous employee feedback on the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+ and general diversity.

Blackbaud Employees are Committed to Being Change Agents for Social Good

Blackbaud Matching Gifts Participation is 2.2 Times the National Median
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As featured in the 2019 Blackbaud Social Responsibility Report

Blackbaud partners with people and organizations across the social good community because we know that any individual can make an indelible impact—and that a unified team can affect groundbreaking change. After all, we’ve seen it firsthand:

Medtronic Named 2020 Catalyst Award Winner

Efforts to drive inclusion and advance women in leadership roles earn the company global recognition as a “model for others.”
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January 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Women play a vital role at Medtronic. From engineers building pacemakers and insulin pumps to sales representatives working in communities around the world, women at all levels of the organization are driving the company’s efforts to transform healthcare.

Fifth Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference -- Registration Now Open

Conference theme, “We Rise,” will focus on how women rise individually and collectively
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PALO ALTO, Calif., January 13, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that registration is open for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference. Taking place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, this exceptional event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry. It will host attendees spanning high-school and college students to executives from the tech industry, academia and nonprofit organizations. 

Bolstering Supply Chain Diversity

Aramark Partnership with Certify My Company
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Recently, we announced a partnership with Certify My Company to assist self-classified suppliers in obtaining third-party diversity certifications.

The partnership furthers our commitment to increase overall spend with small and diverse suppliers to 25 percent by 2025. Our robust supply chain already includes more than 6,000 small or diverse suppliers, about 18 percent of which are third-party certified as diverse. A diverse business is generally defined as one that is 51 percent owned and controlled by women, ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, or disabled person(s).

What Do Working Dads Really Want? Johnson & Johnson and Working Mother Worked Together to Find Out

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Johnson & Johnson, a 2019 Working Mother Best Company for Dads, supported just-released research on the office benefits fathers most wish they had. Can you guess what factor influences dads to be 20% more likely to take time off to be with their families?

Flexibility. That's the top thing working dads say they really want when it comes to balancing their jobs and families.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

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2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

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