Human Resources team members at Smithfield Foods are focused on promoting an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion, and engagement. Smithfield’s employees come from a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures, which makes the company stronger.
Stan Litow, the former head of corporate citizenship programs at IBM, has written a new book entitled The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward. In it, Litow examines the history of corporate responsibility and argues that companies can succeed by combining a commitment to the bottom line with a dedication to the common good.
In honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan - considered the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States - each June Americans come together to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts are held all across the country, and nonprofits like America's Charities' members listed on this page, use the month to raise awareness about the current state of LGBTQ human rights and how their respective organizations are working to protect and advocate for those rights.
I grew up and went to college in a very conservative part of the country. At that time in my life I was purely focused on getting good grades and pursuing a career that would bring me fulfillment. Also, hopefully a lot of money because life isn’t cheap! (Thanks, Friends for skewing my ideas on how much a carefree New York lifestyle cost….)
Making a difference for people and the environment through engineering
Laureen Abustan is a water and wastewater project engineer. She joined Tetra Tech in March 2018 and applies her expertise in water, wastewater, environmental engineering, site development, and stormwater capture and reuse on projects in Los Angeles, California.
HPE PRIDE month kicked off with a global webcast “It Gets Better," featuring Mitchell Kahine, LGBTQ+ Attorney & Phyllis Frye, the 1st US Transgender Judge & local leaders Brian Hoffmann & Linda Williams as well as PRIDE exec sponsors Chris Drago & Mike Coumos - global events are planned throughout June including PRIDE parades culminating a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in NYC.
“Algorithms help determine a lot of important aspects of our lives, such as job eligibility and access to loans and funding. Because of this, it’s important that people of all backgrounds have a role in making data-driven decisions.”
Celebrating the contributions of our female engineers and inspiring the next generation of #WomenInSTEM
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2019 on June 23rd, we are highlighting Tetra Tech’s female engineers from across our global operations until the end of June. We hope to raise the profiles of our extraordinary female engineers and encourage those who aspire to become engineers. Together, we can transform the future of engineering.
Over the last 21 years, The Trevor Project has saved countless young LGBTQ lives by providing 24/7 support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs.
Our story began in 1998, when HBO aired the Academy Award-winning short film “Trevor.” Introduced by Ellen DeGeneres, the film was broadcast alongside the launch of TrevorLifeline, the world’s first 24/7 national lifeline supporting LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning — young people in need of crisis intervention. The first calls were answered that night.