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American Manufacturing Is Missing Something: Half A Million Women

By Keira Lombardo | Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Compliance at Smithfield Foods, Inc.
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National Manufacturing Day is Friday, Oct. 4, a day to celebrate the industry and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

Nearly 80% of American manufacturers can’t find the skilled workers they need—part of this gap could be addressed with women. Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but hold less than a third of the manufacturing jobs.¹ The logical solution is right in front of us—bring more women into manufacturing.

GM Named One of the Top Companies Globally for Gender Equality

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October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors has once again been recognized as one of the top companies globally for gender equality. GM is ranked No. 2 in the U.S. and 11 in the world. GM remains the only automotive company ranked in the top 100. The study was conducted by Equileap, an organization aiming to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the workplace.

Cyber is Not For You Because You Are a Mom

Cyber warrior Avneet Hall reduces cyber threats while smashing glass ceilings
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By Avneet Hall, Symantec Cyber Career Connection Graduate

One of the first things I heard as I began my career in cybersecurity was, “Cyber is not for you because you’re a mom.” I was also told, “You’ll never see your kids.” As a first time mother of a six-week old baby, I had doubts about starting my cyber career. But, I thought about all of the women and mothers who are doctors, surgeons, and military commanders and decided, if they can do those jobs, I’m sure I can do this one.

Employees at Merck are Powered by Inclusion

Company celebrates Diversity & Inclusion during 4th Annual Event
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This month marks the fourth annual Global Diversity & Inclusion Experience Month at Merck. Throughout the month employees have the opportunity to celebrate and experience first-hand different aspects of diversity and inclusion. 

The 4th Annual Spirit Forward Summit Powered by Bacardi Breaks Down Barriers and Promotes Inclusivity

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Speakers included MSNBC correspondent Mariana Atencio, women's culture consultant Cyndie Spiegel, , life coach Trish Barillas, keynote speaker and founder of Boss In Heels Heather Monahan, President and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade Maria C. Alonso, “The Amparo Experience” playwright Vanessa Garcia and director Victoria Collado, and panelists from Bacardi, Cargill, Christian Dior, Citrix, Google, NIKE Communications and more.

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Speakers included MSNBC correspondent Mariana Atencio, women's culture consultant Cyndie Spiegel, , life coach Trish Barillas, keynote speaker and founder of Boss In Heels Heather Monahan, President and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade Maria C. Alonso, “The Amparo Experience” playwright Vanessa Garcia and director Victoria Collado, and panelists from Bacardi, Cargill, Christian Dior, Citrix, Google, NIKE Communications and more.

Why Diversity and Inclusion Are Key to Solving Water Challenges

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How does diversity and inclusion help us solve water challenges? How does this lead to innovation? These were two of the main questions discussed at a recent panel hosted by Xylem at Stockholm World Water Week. The panel participants discussed women and water, why diversity and inclusion are so important to water management, and gave tips on how organizations can make sure everyone’s voice is heard.

Acting Locally to Help Achieve Global Sustainable Development Goals

Press Release

September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Saturday, September 21, kicked off the 2019 Global Goals Week, which brings together governments, businesses, international organizations and others during the UN General Assembly to help accelerate action around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative Commits $3 Billion in Capital over Its First Three Years to Support Women-Led Businesses

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ORONTO, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ today announced its commitment to allocate $3 billion in funding to women-led business in Canada over its first three years. The investment was announced at its fourth Un-Mentorship Boot Camp for women entrepreneurs held today in Toronto.

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections From the Equity, Talent, and Tech Community

by Kamau Bobb, Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech
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Over the last year, the CECP Systemic Investment in Equity, Talent, and Tech (ETT) Accelerate Community has grappled with issues at the heart of diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. The lack of significant collective progress coupled with the current national tenor suggests this is an appropriate moment of reckoning. The nature of the problem is so embedded in the social challenges of the country that the only way to achieve meaningful impact is to move collectively and with careful reflection.

Women in Manufacturing Starts with a Diverse Candidate Pool at Domtar

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Optimizing the operational lines at Windsor

With dreams of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) since high school, Marie Cyr graduated as a mechanical engineer from L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, joined Domtar in 1995 as a project engineer and soon transitioned to maintenance engineer. “I was the first female engineer at Windsor and the stakes were high,” Cyr recalled. “I realized very quickly I wanted to lead a team, and no challenge was too great for me to tackle in order to reach that goal.” 

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