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How Speaking up, Listening Well and Reaching Out Is Creating Opportunities for AAPI Community

Martha Ha and Jon de Csepel explain how Medtronic is supporting the AAPI community
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In this episode of the MedtronicTalks podcast, Martha Ha, chief privacy officer and chief counsel of corporate governance, and Jon de Csepel, CMO, vice president, medical affairs of the Americas, explain how the company is reaching out to employees of Asia and Pacific Island and helping them to understand how to better work within the corporate culture.

United Airlines Helped This Trans Flight Attendant Find Her Voice

"My ultimate goal was to be able to come out and do it safely and comfortably and confidently."
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“I was familiar with United’s policies and how inclusive they are, and United’s business resource group for LGBTQ+ employees, EQUAL,” Scott acknowledges. “Flight attendants are loving and caring and so there for each other, and it was at that point I knew if I’m going to come out I’m going to do it as a flight attendant for United.”

 

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Fifth Third Business Resource Groups Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Fifth Third Bank actively promotes inclusion and diversity through 64 regional business resource groups overseen by inclusion councils in each of the Bank’s 13 regions and through eight virtual Enterprise business resource groups led by Enterprise committee executives. More than 3,700 employees take part in the in-person regional BRGs.

Honoring AAPI Month

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Asian hate crime has increased ten times since Covid-19 reared its ugly head, with racism and extreme violence threatening the lives of many members of the AAPI community (Asian American and Pacific Islander).

Asian Americans claim to have been targeted more than a staggering 500 times in the last two months, according to Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that tracks violence and harassment against the community.

It has released data highlighting the number of incidents reported, which surged from 3,795 to 6,603 in March of this year alone.

Connecting, Speaking Out, Taking Action: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Booz Allen

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The nonprofit group Stop AAPI Hate received 6,603 reports of incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities from March 2020 to March 2021. This is an 78% increase over the previous 12 months of events ranging from verbal harassment and shunning to civil rights violations and acts of violence like the killing of eight people in Atlanta in March. 

How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Inventors

By Janell N. Catlin and Vicki Mealer-Burke
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For those who cultivate innovation and invention, it is our responsibility to provide opportunity for those historically marginalized. Our society must take the harsh realizations uncovered by the pandemic and use them to fuel ambition and drive, to ensure access and opportunity for every student.

When Passion Meets Profession: Product Diversity Office Spotlight With Ada Lopez

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Created in 2020, the Lenovo Product Diversity Office (PDO) seeks to implement a Diversity by Design review board and introduce checkpoints to Lenovo’s product planning, development and execution phases, which certifies that our solutions are both inclusive and accessible. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, meet the innovators behind the PDO and learn what drives their ambitions to ensure that our products work for everyone – regardless of physical attributes or abilities.

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Created in 2020, the Lenovo Product Diversity Office (PDO) seeks to implement a Diversity by Design review board and introduce checkpoints to Lenovo’s product planning, development and execution phases, which certifies that our solutions are both inclusive and accessible. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, meet the innovators behind the PDO and learn what drives their ambitions to ensure that our products work for everyone – regardless of physical attributes or abilities.

Concrete Plans and Current Momentum Fuel Intel's Commitments to Equity

By Dr. Randhir Thakur
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Randhir Thakur is Intel senior vice president, president of Intel Foundry Services, and Intel’s chief supply chain officer.

Ralph Lauren Joins TAAF's AAPI Giving Challenge

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We are proud to join TAAF's AAPI Giving Challenge to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. With the help of funds raised by the AAPI Giving Challenge, TAAF will focus its efforts on providing resources across three goals: education, data & research, and fighting back against AAPI hate.
 
Our commitment to the AAPI Giving Challenge is another step in Ralph Lauren’s journey toward building a more equitable future, both within our Company and throughout our communities.
 

By Leading with Inclusion, Kimberly-Clark Drives Change from the Inside Out

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For Erin Mitchell Richeson, the COVID-19 pandemic and global social justice movement reminded the business world that “employees can’t just log off from reality when they log on or show up for work.”

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