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The Ongoing Fight for LGBTQ Civil Rights

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in the pursuit of LGBTQ equality and civil rights in the U.S
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Viewpoints invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Christopher Rudisill, executive director of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

With the recent gains made by the LGBTQ community in social acceptance and inclusion, it can be easy to forget how different things were just last decade, let alone 50 years ago.

Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Queen Latifah and More Lead Panel at BET’s META Conference

Leading thought leaders gathered to explore how media’s digital revolution can create opportunity for the Black community.
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By Kelby Clark

At META Convened by BET, leading Black entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons gathered in Los Angeles to discuss how they can work together to use technology to advance the Black community.

Women Engineers Rank Lockheed Martin a Top Employer

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Lockheed Martin ranked second in Women Engineer magazine’s 28th annual “Top 50 Employers” list, a ranking of U.S. companies the magazine’s readers say they would like to work for.” 

“Go Skateboarding Day” for Good: eBay and The Skateroom Partner on Exclusive Artist-Designed Skateboard Sale for Charity

By: eBay News Team
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Shoppers can own one-of-a-kind decks bearing designs by Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol and more.

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Shoppers can own one-of-a-kind decks bearing designs by Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol and more.

The Challenge for Business and Society

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Stan Litow, the former head of corporate citizenship programs at IBM, has written a new book entitled The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward. In it, Litow examines the history of corporate responsibility and argues that companies can succeed by combining a commitment to the bottom line with a dedication to the common good.

In the Spotlight: Jackie Scales

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In January 2019, Teck welcomed Jackie Scales as our new Director of Inclusion and Diversity. In this role, Jackie is responsible for leading Teck’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy, initiatives and change management in order to continue building a strong and diverse workforce that is engaged and contributing to Teck’s social and economic goals, as set out in Teck’s Inclusion and Diversity Policy.

Here, Jackie shares her own inclusion journey, and where she sees opportunities for Teck moving forward.

Bacardi Stirs Up Conversations about Equality in a Male-Dominated Business

Bacardi Spirit Forward Series addresses equal opportunities and accountability in the industry to create more inclusive workplace
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Dedicated to championing the outstanding individuals in the hospitality industry and beyond, the Second Annual Bacardi Spirit Forward Women Empowerment Series, in partnership with PUNCH, wrapped up its 2019 season. Exploring timely topics such as representation, innovation, and disrupting the status quo, all through the lens of “originality,” the series featured a diverse group of voices from both inside and outside the hospitality world.

There’s No Place Like the Home Next Door

When they were kids, siblings Kenneth and Leah Martinez loved their elderly next-door neighbors like extended family. Years later, they are now the proud owners of the house next door, with help from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program.
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In his teen years, Kenneth Martinez would often drive home after school, pull into his driveway, and see a familiar sight next door: His elderly neighbor, sitting in the shade of an old tree, waving at him.

He’d usually chat with the kindly gentleman, talk about their suburban Los Angeles neighborhood, and share a few laughs. The neighbor and his always-friendly wife were like extended family, and Martinez and his dad often helped them with their household needs.

'America Can’t Afford Unaffordable Housing’

Wells Fargo leads a national panel on housing affordability and homelessness; author Antwone Fisher’s story puts a personal face on the growing crisis.
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Amid a round of recent news about the increasing problem of homelessness in America, Jon Campbell appeared before a standing room-only audience of affordable housing advocates to call for renewed efforts to address the crisis.

“I think the headline for all of this should be, ‘America can’t afford unaffordable housing,’” he said, as the crowd applauded. “I really believe that’s the headline. And if we can all take that mantra forward from this place, we’re really going to make progress.”

National Grid Stands With the LGBTQIA Community at WorldPride in NYC

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WALTHAM, Mass., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —  National Grid will show their unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the LGBTQIA community, as a sponsor of WorldPride 2019. The WorldPride 2019 celebration in New York City also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations that sparked a fight for LGBTQIA rights in the United States. On June 30, hundreds of National Grid employees will march in the Pride parade that attracts 3 million people.

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