by Ellen Jackowski Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
As renowned author and management consultant Peter Drucker is often credited with saying, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The collective beliefs, actions and support within a shared culture determine whether a strategy succeeds or fails. Whether transforming a governmental response to climate change or driving a business response, empowering a cultural shift that enables individuals to have agency in the success of the strategy is key.
This is a lesson HP embraces and we are driving action.
Recognition reflects ongoing commitment to company-wide gender equality
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has been named to Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for a second consecutive year. Ecolab is among 380 companies across 11 sectors included in this year’s Gender Equality Index (GEI), which tracks the financial performance of public companies that support gender equality through policy development, representation and transparency.
Years ago, one voice may not have gained too much traction – it may have moved forward for a bit, or floundered before reaching too many ears. Yet, today, because of social media, a voice can carry. Now, collective voices spreading like digital wildfire can sway public opinion. One misstep or wrong word from a person, a celebrity or brand can put that entity in a social media maelstrom – where mutual disapproval puts that entity on the outs. It’s a phenomenon that has come to be known as “cancel culture.”
by Dianna Caspary, Associate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Kristen’s graduation day in May 2020 was postponed and changed to a virtual commencement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was disappointing, however, the actual date of graduation day did not define Kristen’s two-and-a-half-year journey to receive her Master of Business Administration (MBA).
When starting a company, every penny must be invested wisely until a solid market niche is established. With limited funds, market disruptions like COVID19 can be and has been the end of many new endeavors. However, companies with routine environment, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs and procedures are able to minimize the financial impact of these disruptions.
Our first female research scientist, Sylvia Stoesser, Ph.D., began working for Dow in 1929. Dr. Stoesser went on to hold 29 patents, five of which led to a process which enabled the Dowell Division — a billion-dollar-a-year business. She also laid the important groundwork for the polystyrene used in a variety of plastics today.
Women in science have shaped the face of industry and continue to do so to this day. Learn more about Dr. Stoesser and her important contributions to the field of chemistry.
Since the day two Wichita Eagle reporters visited Christina Long’s middle school class, she knew what she envisioned for her own future. For the Wichita, Kansas, native, an invitation to tour the newspaper’s bustling newsroom only cemented it.
Just days into the new year and American executives are yet again being asked to flex and increase their justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) IQ. The events of the last two weeks have further solidified the need for corporate executives – and the companies they lead – to address the realities of serious and deeply rooted inequity, systemic racism and bias in the United States.