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Turning ‘Girls Who Code’ Into Women Who Work at Viacom

Viacom’s multi-year tech internship program helps young women launch careers.
Blog

By Stuart Winchester

Lauren Clark and Emily Lo have a lot in common. Both entered Viacom’s Girls Who Code summer immersion program in 2015, its inaugural year. Both just wrapped up their third year of the company’s long-term internship program. And both major in computer science-related fields at upstate New York colleges.

And in multiple years of college-level technology instruction at two separate institutions, each has had exactly one female professor.

FCA US Leads Charge in Automotive Supplier Diversity at 20th Annual MatchMaker Event

Summary: 
  • “Collaborative Growth Initiative” created by FCA US and Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) to support economic growth for minority-owned businesses
  • Detroit-based businesses attended custom events developed to help strengthen relationships and build their businesses
  • More than $3.5 billion generated in new business opportunities for MatchMaker exhibitors since inception in 1999
Press Release
  • “Collaborative Growth Initiative” created by FCA US and Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) to support economic growth for minority-owned businesses
  • Detroit-based businesses attended custom events developed to help strengthen relationships and build their businesses
  • More than $3.5 billion generated in new business opportunities for MatchMaker exhibitors since inception in 1999

Be Present, Be Persistent, and Stick to Your Values: Career Advice from Booz Allen CLO Nancy Laben

Press Release

Among the general counsel of Fortune 500 companies, 25% are women. Yet only one was named this year’s Top Corporate Counsel by WomenInc. Magazine, a media platform which has recognized women such as former Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and television producer Shonda Rhimes. 

And only one, it may be safe to assume, started her professional journey as a cheesemonger, learning valuable career lessons about being industrious, bringing value, and more while helping customers order goat cheese, gruyere, and more for their next party. 

Women in Payments Announces 2019 Award Nominees

Awards Dinner celebrating the best and brightest women in the Canadian payments industry to be held on September 18.
Press Release

TORONTO,  September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Women in Payments will honour six inspiring people with awards for their leadership in the payments ecosystem at the eighth annual Women in Payments Canada Symposium on September 18 and 19, 2019.

UN to Receive Event Industry Contribution at Sustainable Development Goal Summit in New York

Press Release

September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — On 24 and 25 September 2019, Heads of State and Government will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to review progress against the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the first time ever this will include commitments for action from the global event industry.

ON Semiconductor Integrates Philanthropy Into Their Corporate Culture

by Jackie Terry, CSR Program Manager
Blog

This month, our blog stories will focus on our commitment to corporate social responsibility and how we give back to local communities we serve by awarding quarterly grants to non-profits and schools as well as doubling the impact of employee donations by matching contributions. We also encourage employees to volunteer at organizations of their liking on company time and also regularly organize volunteer activities for them.

Celebrating Legacy at the 5th Annual National Latino Leadership Conference

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Council for Latino Workplace Equity (CLWE) an initiative under the National Diversity Council (NDC) will host their 5th Annual National Latino Leadership Conference on October 16, 2019, in the heart of Los Angeles at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Earn Black & Veatch Honor From Midwest Asian Culture Group

Award recognizes company’s commitment to multicultural workforce
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With offices in more than 100 countries on six continents, global infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch champions workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a competitive strength and simply the right thing to do. And again, the 104-year-old engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) giant is being honored for that commitment.

Building the Future of Plumbing: American Standard Hosts Tools & Tiaras Workshop

Multimedia with summary

American Standard, part of LIXIL Americas, partnered with Tools & Tiaras by hosting a group of industrious female campers exploring careers in traditionally male-dominated trade professions, like plumbing! As part of LIXIL’s TradeUp effort, the partnership was created to help shrink the growing skilled labor gap in the U.S. by supporting programs that inspire more people to pursue plumbing as a viable career option.

For more info, please visit https://bit.ly/2Hn1X5Y.

Nation’s Illiteracy Woes Won’t Be Solved by Government Alone

By Maggie Kohn
Article

This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. Most kids are already back in school. And once again, teachers are battling the effects of the dreaded summer slide—a term used to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.

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