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Yum! Brands Named to 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

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LOUISVILLE, KY, January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) was named to the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the Company’s commitment to advancing women’s equality and transparency in gender reporting. Yum! is one of 380 companies included on the 2021 Bloomberg GEI, which covers 11 sectors across 44 countries and regions, and brings transparency around gender-related practices and policies by encouraging disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data.

Medtronic Releases Second Annual Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Report

In 2020, the company accelerated efforts to address systemic inequities within and outside its walls.
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If this past year had one silver lining, it was a reinvigorated push for social and racial justice.

Northern Trust Leaders Recognized in OUTstanding 's LGBT+ Role Models 2020 Lists

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Congratulations to Northern Trust’s Noel Gavin, head of global learning for our Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) business and Seamus Kearney, project manager in C&IS from our Ireland offices who have been recognized in the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models 2020 Lists.

 

Celebrating Dow's First Female Research Scientist

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Our first female research scientist, Sylvia Stoesser, Ph.D., began working for Dow in 1929. Dr. Stoesser went on to hold 29 patents, five of which led to a process which enabled the Dowell Division — a billion-dollar-a-year business. She also laid the important groundwork for the polystyrene used in a variety of plastics today.

Women in science have shaped the face of industry and continue to do so to this day. Learn more about Dr. Stoesser and her important contributions to the field of chemistry.

Executives Called to Flex JEDI IQ, Yet Again

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Just days into the new year and American executives are yet again being asked to flex and increase their justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) IQ. The events of the last two weeks have further solidified the need for corporate executives – and the companies they lead – to address the realities of serious and deeply rooted inequity, systemic racism and bias in the United States.

BET Joins Forces With [tbh] in the Fight To Combat Hate for National Religious Freedom Day and Martin Luther King Day

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NEW YORK, January 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – BET (a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), the nation's leading provider of quality content for African American audiences, and [tbh] Together Beat Hate, an organization focused on creating replicable models for fighting antisemitism and other forms of prejudice, racism and hate, are joining forces to shine a light on heroes of the past and leaders of today who are using their platforms to combat hate. The partnership will launch in celebration of National Religious Freedom Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

National Grid Welcomes Natalie Edwards as Chief Diversity Officer

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WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has welcomed Natalie Edwards to the company’s newly established Chief Diversity Officer role. Based in New York, Edwards will take on responsibility for the company’s inclusion and diversity efforts across its US and UK businesses.  

Rockwell Automation Employees Recognize and Reflect in Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rockwell Automation was a proud sponsor of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s 24th annual celebration breakfast, which launched a five-day virtual event (Jan. 18-22) focusing on Deliberate Dialogue Discussions, a series of intentional conversations focusing on the social determinants of health. Rockwell leaders and close to 10 members of Rockwell’s African American Professional Network attended the event.

Announcing the "Share Your Dream" Essay Contest Winners!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In honor of the January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, FedEx team members from across the country submitted essays answering the question – “How are you working with a nonprofit to honor Dr. King’s legacy and promote inclusion in your community?

We’re happy to announce the essay contest winners!

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