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The Future of Work is Flexible, and Female

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At SXSW 2017, one of the nation’s premier venues for new ideas, Booz Allen Executive Dee Dee Helfenstein discussed the changing workplace, the on-demand economy, and how organizations can attract and retain top talent.

DuPont People Spotlight: Dawn Rittenhouse Recognized with Sustainability Leading Women Award

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On March 8th, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced the first 10 recipients of the inaugural Leading Women Awards, developed to recognize outstanding female leaders within the WBCSD membership.  The awards, which were announced on International Women’s Day, showcase the business leadership of women in WBCSD member companies who are working to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  WBCSD

Photo Contest Co-Sponsored by De Beers Highlights Women’s Role in Mining

A global photography contest is being sponsored by De Beers to celebrate the role women play in the mining industry and to raise their profile.
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The International Women in Mining (IWiM) photo competition, launched to coincide with International Women’s Day 2017 in March, has the theme of ‘impact and influence’ and is designed to celebrate the diversity, talents, energy and resilience of women at all levels of the mining industry.

Submissions – from women and men, professional photographers and amateurs – are invited from governments, academics, industry and communities.

In Interview with Forbes, Lise Kingo Speaks to the Value of the New WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool

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In an interview with Bonnie Marcus at Forbes.com, UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director Lise Kingo explains how the new Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool can help global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve.

RB Publishes Sustainability Report Showing Good Progress on Targets and Commitment to UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

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RB, the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, today launched both its 2016 Sustainability Report and its Annual Report and Financial Statements.

The 2016 Sustainability Report outlines RB’s new sustainably governance structure as well as the company’s progress towards its 2020 environmental and social goals. Key highlights include:

Diverse and Inclusive Workforce Inspires Innovation at Shire

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At Shire, we are committed to people of all races, genders and sexual orientations. We believe our collective differences provide a solid foundation for our sector-leading position. Harnessing our differences provides a wealth of ideas and innovations that allow us to be more responsive to customer needs.

The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice Event Drills Down on Diversity

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On March 23, 2017, The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice event brought together more than 600 global leaders from business, politics, and civil society to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) diversity and inclusion. The global 24-hour conversation spanned events in Hong Kong, London, and New York—livestreamed to approximately 17 million people—and focused on the business costs and opportunities related to diversity.

PNC Recognized in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) today announced that it is one of 52 firms recognized in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI). The index provides investors and organizations with standardized aggregate data across company gender statistics; employee policies; gender-conscious product offerings; and external community support and engagement.

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