Employees at this financial-services company were thrilled when it increased its paid parental leave in 2016, giving birth moms 16 fully paid weeks off (up from seven) and providing eligible new dads and adoptive parents with six fully paid weeks off (up from one). While the policy was announced in June, the company made the leave retroactive from January, meaning that thousands of moms and dads suddenly got extra free time. “I was ecstatic,” recalls HR business partner and new mom Lisa Stepanic.
"I have made many unconventional career moves and highly recommend it," she said. "I am a believer that you should not stay in a job, environment or relationship if you are not happy. As the daughter of small-business owners, I learned that you have to make your own success, and it takes hard work and failures to get it right."-
Nicole Perkins, managing executive of Hawthorn, a family wealth business at PNC Financial.
Across asset management, investment banking, capital markets and cards, these finance executives stand out for their performance and for helping to create a path to parity for women in sectors that tend to be even more male-dominated than the banking industry.
Mary Callahan Erdoes, the chief executive of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, tops the Most Powerful Women in Finance ranking again this year. She keeps finding new frontiers to explore, as you'll read about in her profile.
New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.
The program is designed to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship.
In 2015, Zina Ouled Si Ali launched her small business, Arjouan, a computer numerical control (CNC) engraving and cutting workshop that offers customized decoration articles and tailor-made furniture to its customers.
Based in the city center of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, Ouled Si Ali currently produces numerous items for local citizens and wholesalers. But her dream is to develop her market outside the governorate, in particular in the surrounding regions and large conurbations on the coast such as Sousse, Sfax, and Tunis, the capital of the country.
In a research report developed by BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation called “Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap,” we highlight a $300 billion market opportunity in taking a products-and-services approach to gender parity. We believe the industry is on a path of innovation and charted our collective steps forward in this new graphic. It recognizes how important it is to spark new dialogue and collaborations in order to improve women’s lives globally.
This year's theme 'Everyone Has the Power to Do Good'
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In this year’s report, Aflac employees and independent sales agents who have embodied the theme, Everyone has the power to do good, share stories about Aflac’s commitment to ethics, a happy and diverse workplace, philanthropy and environmental sustainability.