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De Beers' Evelyn Mervine Thinks It Is Time for the Climate to Change for Women in Diamond Mining

Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.

Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.

How long have you been with De Beers Group, and what were you doing before you joined?

I grew up in rural New Hampshire in the US, and I spent much of my childhood exploring the outdoors. I was particularly fond of outdoor sports such as rock climbing, hiking and paddling. I’ve been racing kayaks and canoes since I was 12 years old, and I continue to participate in the sport.

UN and De Beers Join Forces to Open Doors for Women

De Beers Group has announced a US$3 million partnership with UN Women to improve the prospects of women and girls in its producer countries.

The company will also seek to accelerate the advancement of women in its organisation and ensure its consumer brands are a positive force for supporting gender equality through its marketing campaigns.

In recognition of De Beers Group’s commitment to women’s equality, CEO Bruce Cleaver has been named one of eight UN Women ‘HeForShe’ Thematic Champions, an appointment announced by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

In the World: The Mentor Helping Girls Reach Their Potential


Rachel Scandling, Strategy and Optimisation Lead, left a career in the Royal Navy to join Barclays two years ago. She tells us about volunteering as a mentor to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds – and why she’s passionate about helping people achieve “incredible transformations”.

I joined Barclays two years ago, after a career in the Royal Navy, and I now work as a Strategy and Optimisation Lead for the bank. My role is to make all processes across the business more organised and efficient.

From Pledge to Action: Diversity & Inclusion in Our Workplace

by Mirian Graddick-Weir, Executive Vice President, Human Resources

September is always a poignant time as children return to school, and we cling to the fond memories of our recent holidays with family and friends.

Women Need to Be Confident in Their Ability, Says De Beers' Esther Oberbeck

There’s never been a better time to be a woman at De Beers Group, says Head of Strategy Esther Oberbeck, but don’t shy away from making your ambitions clear.

Tell us a bit about your life and career before you joined De Beers Group

I always wanted to work in an international environment. I first trained as a lawyer in São Paulo, Brazil (where I grew up) and in Washington DC, hoping to join the diplomatic service. After giving up on this idea, I came to London to complete an MBA at London Business School, then joined the US consulting firm Booz & Co, where I worked for about six years.

What attracted you to De Beers Group and which roles have you undertaken?

Whirlpool Signs Manifesto Valore D and Commits to Support Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace

Sep 12, 2017 | Latest news in EMEA

Today in Rome Whirlpool has signed the “Valore DManifesto for Women’s Empowerment, an agreement consisting of 9 points which define concrete tools, in line with the Global Reporting Initiative standards (GRI), to enhance female talent in the corporate world.

Valore D is the first Italian association of companies to promote diversity, talent and female leadership.

Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

By Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.

We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:

GM, Black Girls CODE Celebrate Launch of Detroit Chapter

Day of STEM activities and conversation engages students in 2nd grade through college
Press Release

September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors and Black Girls CODE (BGC) today announced the launch of a BGC Detroit chapter with a series of hands-on and engaging activities at Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown.

LATINA Style Recognizes Sodexo for Its Outstanding Career Advancement Opportunities

For the ninth year in a row, Sodexo ranks among the top 50 best companies for Latinas to work for
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, announced today its recognition in the 2017 LATINA Style® 50 Report. For the past 20 years, the LATINA Style 50 Report recognizes companies whose mission of diversity and inclusion have been reflected in the way they recruit, promote, provide benefits, and create programs for the betterment of their employees. From more than 800 eligible organizations, Sodexo ranked 20th on a list of 50 award winners.


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