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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.

Symantec Herndon Employees Making a Difference Through Mentoring

by Linda Hirsch, Principal Service Delivery Manager, Symantec Cyber Security Services
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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. 

Improving Access to Water and Sanitation Facilities in Schools and Communities in India

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Nestlé India has supported the building of sanitation facilities for female students in schools near its factories since 2009.

430 facilities have been built to date, giving 150,000 girls access to modern toilets and the opportunity to lead healthier lives, as well as pursue their academic dreams.

This Life With Gracie: Women Leaders Reignite Own Fire While Helping Girls Find Their Way

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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 Private Sector Is Crucial for Building a Diverse Workforce for the Future

by CECP: The CEO Force for Good
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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.

2018 Powered by Women

From reader nominations, DBusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world.
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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.

Caterpillar People

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Our employees are the backbone of Caterpillar’s success. They provide the innovative and diverse thinking we need to serve our customers.

Click here to learn how we commit to fostering a diverse, inclusive and safe environment where all employees can not only be successful, but also are actively encouraged to share their ideas.

Caterpillar Inc. | Cultivating Work that Matters

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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.

Booz Allen Places in the Top 25 on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women List

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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.

The National Diversity Council Announces 2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment

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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.

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