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Diversity of Thought: Building a Dream Team

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What are the real-world benefits of diverse teams – and what does it take to make them work? I had a chance to find out when I was asked to lead product management for the Cisco team that developed App Discovery, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for getting a handle on shadow IT (applications not managed by IT). The 30-person team came from different countries (U.S. Israel, India), different corporate cultures (including Cisco acquisitions CloudLock and OpenDNS), genders, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Recap: Solutions and Support for Women-led Businesses to Navigate COVID-19

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Close to 90 percent of men and women hold some sort of bias against women according to analysis in UNDP’s Gender Social Norm Index (GSNI) released earlier this year – providing clues to the invisible barriers women face when it comes to achieving equality.

Women-led businesses, for instance, are particularly hard hit by the pandemic as they face structural barriers, limited access to finance, and information asymmetry.

Merck EBRGs Receive Diversity Best Practices Awards for Their Impact on the Community and Workplace

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Merck is honored that two of their Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) were recently recognized by Diversity Best Practices for the work they do to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities in which we live and work. The U.S. chapters of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) and the Next Gen Network (NGN) each won a Diversity Best Practices: 2020 Above and Beyond award.

We Are Citizen Philanthropists - Learning Through Service in Bangalore

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Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. At the core of this approach is our Service Learning program, which provides forty paid hours annually to employees around the world to contribute their time and talents to the community.

Come As You Are

LGBTQ+ employees around the world share personal stories about what it means to bring their whole selves to work at Merck
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It can be as simple as sharing your weekend plans with coworkers, or having a photo of your partner on your desk. When you feel free to be yourself at work, even the seemingly small things can have a big impact on your happiness and wellbeing. 

A Major Milestone for Our LGBTQ+ Communities

by Dana Rao, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Adobe
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At Adobe, we believe everyone deserves respect and equal treatment. We have been reminded of the gravity of this belief by the senseless acts of violence waged against the Black community.

Metlife Becomes First U.S.-Based Life Insurer to Join U.N. Global Compact

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NEW YORK, June 25, 2020 — MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has become the first U.S.-based life insurer to join the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The U.N. Global Compact calls for companies to align their operations and strategies with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. 

Visionary Leadership in a Chaotic Time - and Why I'm Inspired to Follow

By Jennifer Boynton, Corporate Social Responsibility Content Strategist
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Cisco’s Chairman and CEO, Chuck Robbins, opened his June 1st all-company check-in by admitting he’s leading through uncharted waters. Cisco had held regular weekly check-ins since shelter-in-place orders began in March, to support employees, share information, and answer questions. But this meeting was different. It was a 90-minute “teach-in,” scheduled quickly in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the resulting nationwide protests.

International Paper Makes Top 10 in 100 Best Places to Work Survey by IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- IDG's Insider Pro (https://www.idginsiderpro.com) and Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com) announce International Paper as a 2020 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

Social Impact Leadership Conference 2020: Key Takeaways from the Virtual Summit

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The Social Impact Leadership Conference (SILC) may have looked a little different this year, but it was no less inspiring. Hundreds of CSR leaders joined together virtually over three days to share best practices, discuss strategies, and inspire one another to continue making incredible happen.

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