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Closing the Disability Employment Gap

By: Dawnita Wilson
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People with Disabilities are among the highest unemployed populations in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5 percent in 2016, about twice that of those with no disability (4.6 percent). As employers, this not only provides a significant opportunity to positively impact the workforce, but also, to positively impact the lives of many highly qualified individuals who are often overlooked.

For the 11th Consecutive Year Sodexo Sponsors Out & Equal’s 2017 Workplace Summit

Twenty-four Sodexo representatives will attend the summit where they will share best practices in creating inclusive and accepting workplaces for all
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, announced that it is proud to be a titanium-level sponsor of the Out & Equal’s 2017 Workplace Summit, which begins on October 9 in Philadelphia, PA.

Banking Needs More Women in Tech — Here’s How One Financial Institution Is Driving Change

By Shelley White
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 Scotiabank celebrates International Day of the Girl! Reflecting on our partnership with Girls Learning Code

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 Scotiabank celebrates International Day of the Girl! Reflecting on our partnership with Girls Learning Code

She Wanted a Successful Career - and Didn't Let Blindness Hold Her Back

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Follow Kathy Martinez, head of disability and accessibility strategy at Wells Fargo, throughout her day and learn about her experiences being visually impaired in school and in the workplace. (video - 5.50 min)

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Follow Kathy Martinez, head of disability and accessibility strategy at Wells Fargo, throughout her day and learn about her experiences being visually impaired in school and in the workplace. (video - 5.50 min)

Wells Fargo Invites Students to Apply for Disability Scholarships

Company also celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2017 /3BL Media/– In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Scholarship America announced the second annual People with Disabilities Scholarship Program. The program’s goal is to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training they need to succeed in the careers they choose.

FCA US “Women of Color” Gain Recognition at Annual STEM Event

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  • Seventeen FCA US women earn awards for excellence in managerial and technical leadership
  • Awards underscore Company’s commitment to develop diverse employees and to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
  • The Women of Color Conference is the only multicultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in STEM
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  • Seventeen FCA US women earn awards for excellence in managerial and technical leadership
  • Awards underscore Company’s commitment to develop diverse employees and to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
  • The Women of Color Conference is the only multicultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in STEM

JetBlue Honors National Disability Awareness Month

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“The largest pool of untapped talent is the disability community. Our goal is to help move the needle forward for people with disabilities. Aligned with our mission of inspiring humanity, our business practices focus on innovative hiring and business mentoring programs. Gainful employment speaks directly to humanity, confidence and self-esteem.

Instructor Certification Opens Doors for Women in IT

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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Inspired to understand the technology behind multiplayer games, Veronika Klauzova turned a passion for technology into a career. Teaching Cisco CCNA courses at the Technical University of Košice in the Slovak Republic led to a job as a Customer Support Engineer at Cisco.

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Inspired to understand the technology behind multiplayer games, Veronika Klauzova turned a passion for technology into a career. Teaching Cisco CCNA courses at the Technical University of Košice in the Slovak Republic led to a job as a Customer Support Engineer at Cisco.

De Beers' Evelyn Mervine Thinks It Is Time for the Climate to Change for Women in Diamond Mining

Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.
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Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.

How long have you been with De Beers Group, and what were you doing before you joined?

I grew up in rural New Hampshire in the US, and I spent much of my childhood exploring the outdoors. I was particularly fond of outdoor sports such as rock climbing, hiking and paddling. I’ve been racing kayaks and canoes since I was 12 years old, and I continue to participate in the sport.

Caterpillar's Women in Leadership Initiative

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Inclusion drives business results, and Caterpillar knows that when it focuses on having the best talent – including a more gender-balanced workforce – everyone benefits.

Click here to read more about how Caterpillar plans to succeed in reaching its ambitious goal to increase the mix of qualified, capable females across our enterprise to industry benchmark levels by 2022. 

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