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Women in I.T., Providing Diversity, Looking to the Future

Women across Medtronic are helping to lead the company’s information technology group as it looks to help transform the future of healthcare.
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To most, it’s an antique computer. But to Dawn Bardot, the Commodore 64 brings back special childhood memories.

“I would write and play programs,” she recalls. “While other kids were making flashcards, I was programming spelling words into the system and testing myself.”

These were the days of 8-bit home computers, BASIC operating systems, and using old television sets as computer monitors.

“Those are good memories,” laughs Dawn. “But I could tell from a young age that I liked to create.”

UN Global Compact Bulletin (February 2019)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Positive Impact Give Event Professionals the Opportunity to Act on Gender Equality

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February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Positive Impact’s Girls Creating Campaign exists to inspire girls to be limitless in the creation of their careers. According to a Unicef gender equality report ‘By the time children reach age 10, boys’ worlds often expand while girls’ worlds contract ’and Positive Impact is passionate about using the example of a female full event industry to address this.

Bacardi Limited Partners with S.H.E. Globl to Bring First S.H.E. SUMMIT to Europe

June Sarpong MBE, Fatima Bhutto, Andrea Riseborough, Laura Haynes, Gina Martin, Patrick Harrison, and Pip Jamieson lead a stellar line-up of change-makers to discuss the most relevant gender and diversity issues of our time
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LONDON, February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On 4th March in the lead up to International Women’s Day, Bacardi Limited and S.H.E. SUMMIT, the flagship event of S.H.E. Globl, will host its first-ever European event in London, bringing together men and women, from across society, culture and business, to encourage them to take actions that plant seeds of change for a more diverse and inclusive community and workforce.

A Deeper Look at CECP's Year-End Investing in Society: Policies

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Investing in SocietyCECP’s recently launched and updated compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

Tetra Tech Wins City of Houston Goods and Services Prime Contractor of the Year Award

Continuing our commitment to promoting minority- and women-owned and other disadvantaged small businesses to support the local economy
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On February 7, 2019, Tetra Tech received the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) Goods and Services Prime Contractor of the Year Award at the 6th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony. The City’s Champions of Diversity Awards honor minority, women, small, and persons with disabilities business enterprises; prime contractors; and City of Houston community partners that have exemplified commitment to and excellence in supporting OBO’s mission to cultivate a diverse and economic environment and the City’s Supplier Diversity Program.

Women in Science: Call for A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

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"I don’t want to live in a world that is dominated and dictated by men. And it would be stupid to forget 50% of the global workforce that can contribute", says Royal DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma.

Facebook, eBay and 5 Other Tech Companies Partner With Firms for Diversity Pipeline Program

by Caroline Spiezio
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The collaborative is an expansion of eBay’s 1L summer program, introduced in 2016 by the San Jose-based company’s senior director of compensation, benefits and equity compliance David Pilson and senior product and commercial counsel of global intellectual property Patricia Svilik.

Pilson joined eBay in 2014, his first in-house role in Silicon Valley.

Major Consumer Brands Join Forces to Highlight Women’s Leadership Across Global Supply Chains for International Women’s Day

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NEW YORK, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Nordstrom, UGG®, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. are proud to come together to raise the profile of women leaders across global supply chains through the “This Is A Leader” campaign. Launching today, this campaign celebrates exemplary female leadership from supplier factories to corporate offices, and invites employees, partners, consumers, and other stakeholders to join the conversation and share what leadership means to them.

Groundbreaking Report by Equileap Ranks General Motors No. 2 U.S. Company on Gender Equality

Citigroup, General Motors, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson gain top scores
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Equileap assessed companies in the S&P 100 Index on 21 criteria including access to healthcare:

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap.
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels - board, executive, management, workforce.
  • A vast majority (71 percent) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place.
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Equileap assessed companies in the S&P 100 Index on 21 criteria including access to healthcare:

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap.
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels - board, executive, management, workforce.
  • A vast majority (71 percent) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place.

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