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Lessons for Funders Supporting LGBTQ Communities

by Efrain Gutierrez
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FSG’s Efrain Gutierrez recently presented in front of more than 200 grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues in Seattle, WA, as a part of the Pacific Northwest Plenary for Funding Forward 2017, a conference organized by Funders for LGBTQ Issues (FSG is a proud member). While the session focused on supporting LGBTQ communities in the Pacific Northwest, funders in the U.S.

Yum! Brands Celebrates Culture of Diversity & Inclusion with Pride

by James Fripp, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Yum! Brands
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As a global restaurant company, we understand that diversity and inclusion are critical to the long-term success of our business – it’s part of the fabric of who we are as a company. We believe that the more our workforce reflects the global marketplace in which we operate, the more we will be able to satisfy our customers. In fact, one of our core values as a company is Believe in ALL People.

PayPal’s Lauren Shanks on Pride and Diversity Programs

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Lauren Shanks walked down North Charles Street this past weekend sporting #LoveWins swag as she took part in Baltimore’s Pride Parade for the third year as part of PayPal’s ongoing diversity efforts. The born and bred Baltimore native is an LGBT ally who spurred PayPal’s participation in the parade in 2015.
 

Digging Into the Data: Why Advancing Women is Good for Business

Intel's Director of Corporate Responsibility describes the value of the company's investments in gender inclusion
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By Suzanne Fallender, Director, Corporate Responsibility; Intel Corporation

Merck Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

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Merck joined more than 175 corporations in a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Merck’s CEO Ken Frazier, along with numerous other CEOs, signed a pledge, which outlines a specific set of actions they will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, employees feel comfortable, and all are empowered to discuss this very important topic.

By signing this pledge, Merck demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion by:

How Connect with Work is Transforming Young Lives

Barclays CEO Jes Staley met four young people who have benefited from the bank’s innovative Connect with Work programme – and heard their difficult and inspiring stories.
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“I had a traumatic family life when I was growing up,” Jae Foster told Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive of Barclays, in a boardroom at the bank’s headquarters in Canary Wharf. “As a child, I was often exposed to domestic violence.”

Jae, 27, was one of four young people who have had difficult experiences but are now working thanks to Barclays’ new Connect with Work scheme – an innovative employability programme.

Successful Role Models Embody Trust, Foster a ‘Speak Up’ Culture at Their Companies

by Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer
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A good role model is hard to find – and that’s especially true if you’re a woman in the technology industry.

Role modeling, along with tackling unconscious bias in hiring and investing in programs to widen the pipeline of women in technical positions, is of course part of a well-rounded strategy for leveling the playing field.

Of those strategies, role modeling is probably the trickiest to execute well. But as we’re learning at HP, where I’m head of diversity and inclusion, it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Transforming JetBlue’s Network Through Mentorship

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“I have enjoyed the JetBlue program. They treated us with respect. It was good that they said, ’We are not people with disabilities, we are people with different abilities.’”

—Viviana Guzman, Graduate of LaGuardia Community College in Queens, NY

Acquiring the right talent takes commitment. In 2016, we continued our effort to build our network through mentoring programs for vets, individuals with disabilities, and underrepresented groups of emerging talent.

Cargill Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

“A focus on diversity is good for business”
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cargill CEO David MacLennan is one of the business leaders signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a collaboration between more than 150 CEOs pledging to make their companies places where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and employees feel empowered to discuss inclusion and diversity.

Ingersoll Rand Joins More Than 150 Companies in Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

CEOs pledge to collaborate and cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue and meaningful action to advance diversity and inclusion
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DAVIDSON, N.C., June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Michael W. Lamach, chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joined more than 150 of America’s leading CEOs in a pledge to cultivate diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™.

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