In 1942, Mary G. Ross, changed the course of history by becoming the first female engineer at Lockheed Martin – paving the way for the next generation of female engineers. At the time, working as an engineer within the aerospace industry was a near-impossible achievement for women. Yet through determination, tenacity and undeniable talent Ross quickly made her indelible mark, making especial contributions to the P-38 Lightning.
Now, over 75 years later, thousands of women at Lockheed Martin continue her legacy as engineers, scientist and mathematicians.
March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A new study published by global social impact consulting firm FSG provides actionable and evidence-based practices that companies can implement to retain, develop, and promote more women from frontline positions. By advancing women into management roles, companies are able to improve retention rates, reduce the cost of turnover, improve customer loyalty, and strengthen retailers’ performance.
The first Friday of March marks Employee Appreciation Day, and 3BL Media would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the team who makes this great work happen every day.
Since 2009, 3BL Media has been an essential partner to the world's largest companies, helping support global sustainable business through our world-class distribution network, diverse leadership opportunities for professionals, and authoritative editorial. We owe our decade of success to the expertise, selflessness, and work ethic our employees bring to work every day.
Duke Energy Senior Vice President Melody Birmingham-Byrd has been named one of Black Enterprise’s most powerful women in corporate America
Melody Birmingham-Byrd was 22 when she vaulted into management, taking a job as a front-line supervisor at a General Motors plant in Rochester, N.Y. She oversaw members of the United Automobile Workers whose backgrounds were about as different from hers as they could possibly be – most were male, white, older and experienced. But Birmingham-Byrd was determined to do right by her team, to provide the type of supportive, positive leadership she felt her parents never got in their assembly line jobs.
At VF, we power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our Purpose and it is powered by our Movement Makers—associates who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities and around the world. In this series, we’ll feature these associates and highlight how they’re doing their part to make the world a better place.
CECP celebrates 20th anniversary since founding by Paul Newman, rebrands to Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose
NEW YORK, February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sixty CEOs who are a part of Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) –a coalition of 250 of the world’s largest companies that represent more than $6.6 trillion in revenues, $21.2 billion in social investment, 14 million employees, and $15 trillion in assets under management–met at CECP’s Board of Boards to examine critical success factors in building the business for the long-term.
Thirty-one Lockheed Martin employees were awarded for their excellence in science, technology and workforce innovation at the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference, February 7-9 in Washington D.C.
Fascinated by how things work, NC A&T State University student is becoming an engineer
As a young child, Jonathan Reddix loved riding the merry-go-round at the zoo.
While other riders waved to their parents and posed for pictures, he’d stare at the overhead gears and pulleys, trying to figure out what made the merry-go-round spin.
He said his mother and grandmother laugh about those rides, and his early fascination with how things work. His family’s also proud that his studies resulted in top grades, scholarships and a strong interest in engineering.
Duke Energy is proud to once again be named to Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity. We serve increasingly diverse communities in an increasingly complex world. That is why diversity and inclusion are central to both our work today and our vision for the future.