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H.R. 5050 Puts Women Entrepreneurs on the Path to Parity

Celebrating 30 years of the Women’s Business Ownership Act
Article

Given that the number of women-owned businesses has grown at nearly four times the rate of men-owned firms over the past 20 years[1] — 28.5% vs. 7.5% — it’s nearly incomprehensible that just 30 years ago a woman needed a male cosigner to obtain a business loan. That all changed in 1988 with the passage of H.R. 5050, the Women’s Business Ownership Act, a piece of landmark legislation that is the bedrock for policies, programs and public/private initiatives that continue to support businesswomen today.

Women, Energy, and Economic Prosperity: The Linkage Between Sustainability and Equality

by Amy Haddon
Blog

Globally, women play a powerful role in sustainability.  Across countries, organizations and communities, women make a substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation, while also impacting environmental and social crises. This still-emerging and significant influence is one reason the United Nations prioritizes gender equality and women’s empowerment as one of its 17 interrelated Sustainable Development Goals.

Equality through sustainable development benefits all

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
Blog

The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

Visa Launches First Global Competition Focused on Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition focuses on providing women entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their ground-breaking solutions
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2019, /3BL Media/ Calling all women entrepreneurs! In celebration of International Women’s Day, Visa (NYSE: V) today reinforced its dedication to women empowerment with the launch of the first Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition. The global program invites women entrepreneurs from around the world to tackle FinTech and Social Impact challenges for a chance to win $100,000 in each of the two challenges.

Celebrating Women's History Month with Our WBRG

By Grace Kasozi, Senior Associate Brand Manager of Emerging Proteins
Blog

In 1987, after continuous national lobbying efforts, Congress passed Pub. L 100-9 which designated the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

In honor of women who came before us, women who will come after us, and women among us, the Tyson Foods Women's Business Resource Group (WBRG) celebrates Women's History Month.

Our WBRG serves as a resource for team members—women and men—who believe in advancing women and transforming our workplace through engagement, networking and career development.

Hallmark's Lindsey Roy: Finding Purpose For The Pain

Article

In this Forbes video, learn how Hallmark CMO Lindsey Roy "puts good in the world" through her work as an authentic leader following a tragic accident.

Learn more about Hallmark Corporation's work to empower women leaders here

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Scotiabank Initiative Helps Support Women in Business

by Julie SLack
Article

To encourage more women-owned and women-led businesses, Scotiabank has a new initiative.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative was outlined during a luncheon hosted by Scotiabank on Friday at the Holiday Inn in Oakville and attended by some 50 people.

Held in celebration of International Women’s Day, it also included guest speaker MP Oakville North — Burlington Pam Damoff.

Read more here

UN Global Compact Bulletin (February 2019)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Newsletter

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

From Assembly Line to Executive Suite

Duke Energy Senior Vice President Melody Birmingham-Byrd has been named one of Black Enterprise’s most powerful women in corporate America
Blog

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.

Despite her young age, she excelled.

Home Is Where The Heart Is: Tiny Houses and Homelessness

Multimedia with summary

Shelter is on the first rung of renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs. And yet, as a society, we have not cracked the code for how to house people in a way that is equitable and sustainable. While millions consume cubic acres of carbon heating and cooling their McMansions, others combat housing insecurity on a daily basis. This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss two different facets of the housing puzzle. First we take a look at the tiny homes movement with two builders, Fatih and Deniz Saat.

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