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Gladiators of Change: Through the Looking Glass of Global Diversity & Inclusion

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This blog was guest written by Nathalie Bulos, Joyce Weiner, and Sunita Utgikar.

The business reasons for increasing diversity are well documented. According to research, nonhomogeneous teams are smarter than homogeneous ones1 and a diverse workforce generates more revenue and accelerates business ingenuity2.  As the world grows ever more diverse, it only makes sense for companies to expand representation to serve these markets more effectively3.

Kansas City’s Chamber of Commerce Honors Black & Veatch’s Diversity, Inclusion Emphasis

‘Champion for Diversity Award’ cites company’s ‘durable commitment’ to multicultural workforce
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With a global footprint as an infrastructure solutions leader, Black & Veatch has committed to workplace diversity and inclusion more reflective of the more than 100 countries on six continents in which the company has offices. The 104-year-old engineering, procurement and construction giant now proudly announces that those efforts are being recognized.

Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
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Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.  

Secret Supports USWNT Appeal for Equal Pay

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This month, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) made world history in becoming the first team to win four Women’s World Cup titles. Yet, even as the team battled for the Cup on the field, they also fought for equal pay off the field – and the win only raised awareness and increased conversation around the pay disparity between female and male players. Now, a major brand is stepping in to support, lending its marketing platform and dollars to the cause.

Interview With Carol Nissen, Environmental Engineer

Emphasizing the diversity of options in STEM careers
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Carol Nissen is a professional engineer and geologist who specializes in brownfields redevelopment. She joined Tetra Tech in 1997 and applies her years of experience to the environmental management market. Carol first earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Illinois and then returned to school to earn her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology after her inspiring first job out of college.

Booz Allen Receives Perfect Score on Disability Equality Index for 5th Consecutive Year

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Many of the more than 15 million working-age Americans with a disability can work with minor accommodations. Yet, many struggle to find employment and fewer than one in three (29%) are working, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1

Booz Allen aims to change this reality for the better with its inclusive environmental, social, and governance policies. And for the fifth year in a row, the firm has been recognized for its efforts with a perfect score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI®).

Can Summer Camps Help Close Tech’s Gender Gap?

This summer, girls across the country will head for adventures in coding, researching DNA, building robots and even making a salad — in space.
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By Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Summer camp has evolved dramatically since America’s first organized camp, the Gunnery Camp, was founded in 1861 in Connecticut to teach boys to hunt, fish and shoot. It set the model for the kind of summers many remember from childhood:  An oasis in the wilderness, slathered in sunscreen and bug spray shooting bows and arrows, braiding friendship bracelets and competing in canoe races. But times have changed.

Gender Equality: Committed to Elevating Women in Business and Society

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Gender equality – one of the four key global megatrends BNY Mellon addresses in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report – improves lives, families, communities and economies. It is a key tenet of BNY Mellon’s diversity and inclusion strategy and social investing work. The company strives to hire more women at all levels, advance women’s interests and support investments to elevate women in business and society.

Merck Partners with INROADS to Launch College Links

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Merck hosted the next generation of talent recently when a group of high school students toured the company’s Kenilworth site as part of the INROADS College Links program. Merck partnered with INROADS, an international nonprofit organization that prepares talented, diverse youth for corporate and community leadership, to launch College Links in Newark, New Jersey earlier this year.

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