August 26, 2018, marked 98 years since the U.S. passed the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote to women. It was also the 48th anniversary of the Women’s Strike for Equality demonstrations that elevated the women’s rights movement. And August 26 was Women’s Equality Day, proclaimed by the U.S. Congress in 1971 as the date to celebrate progress and recognize the continued fight for equal rights and privileges for all citizens, regardless of gender.
by Linda Hirsch, Principal Service Delivery Manager, Symantec Cyber Security Services
Entering into the corporate world as a new professional can be daunting. The workplace, while exciting and rewarding, has opportunities and challenges to navigate at every turn – how to communicate, collaborate, negotiate, network effectively – how to navigate challenging or difficult situations. For many, you may have had a glimpse into professional life through a role model, be it a parent, relative, friend or professor.
By Gracie Bonds Staples, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Every Wednesday for eight weeks this summer, Ava Pittman rubbed elbows with some of the most successful and influential women Georgia has to offer.
Cpl. Angela Florence at the Columbus Police Department. Kathy Bruer, owner of Belles & Beaus Etiquette & Manners and Aflac retiree. Teresa White, the first woman and African-American to hold the title of president at Aflac.
The challenge of diversifying the tech workforce is confronting companies across sectors as more jobs are requiring computational thinking and digital fluency. Simultaneously, the demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and companies are challenged with ensuring that the talent pipeline reflects those dynamic shifts. Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States is becoming a national priority as a result of the emerging technologies and their impact on industries.
From reader nominations, DBusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world.
Profiles by Ronald Ahrens, Tom Murray, Gary Witzenburg, Ilene Wolff
Patti Poppe, President and CEO • CMS Energy, Consumers Energy
Employees: 7,822 • Revenue: $6.8B
As president and CEO of Jackson- based CMS Energy and Consumers Energy, the largest energy company in Michigan, Patti Poppe readily explains she’s never been happier in her career — a state of contentment best described by one of her favorite Japanese terms, ikigai.
As a company with hundreds of global locations that serve diverse industries such as transportation, construction, oil and gas, mining, marine and forestry, we are in a unique position to offer training and development opportunities for all employees.
Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar is leveraging each individual’s skills, abilities, experiences and cultural background to achieve superior business and personal results.
As a leader in technology and a top employer of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent, Booz Allen understands that diversity – of background, experience and thought - is essential to maintaining the excellence of the work that is delivered. Through these efforts, Booz Allen has established a long history of supporting women in the workplace, and is proud to announce that it has be named on Forbes' inaugural Best Employers for Women List, placing #21 out of 300 awardees.
LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council announces the 2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the entertainment industry. These women have reached the top of their profession and are effective leaders within their organization. They drive change, contribute to business growth, and inspire others to succeed.