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Women's History Month: The Best Advice

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In honor of Women's History Month, Deanna Brady, Group Vice President and President of Consumer Product Sales, shares the best advice she's received:

"A board member gave me the advice once that, as a female leader, one thing I must do is remove barriers for women to advance, not just help them overcome the same hurdles I faced."

Women's History Month: What Inspires You?

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Wendy Watkins, Vice President of Corporate Communications, shares what inspires her:

"I have had the mentorship and friendship of some incredible women throughout my career. We often speak of the next generation of emerging leaders and how they inspire us with their passionate commitment to making lasting change in this world."

Merck Earns Place on 2018 List of Top Companies for Executive Women

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KENILWORTH, N.J., March 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Merck as one of its 2018 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women. The award recognizes U.S. corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line. The NAFE Top 70 Companies are featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother.

For International Women’s Day, I’m Inviting Guys to the Table

By Alison Clark
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A sad reality: we all know hardworking, high performing women who don’t necessarily get ahead. Why? Research shows that when it comes to getting career-accelerating assignments, making influential connections and landing key promotions, women are often overlooked.

Building a Diverse Workplace

At TransCanada, we believe a workplace that includes people with diverse backgrounds, opinions and skills makes us a better company
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At TransCanada, we believe a workplace that includes people with diverse backgrounds, opinions and skills makes us a better company. Our vision is to ensure our workforce reflects the communities where we live and work, and make sure everyone is respected and able to contribute to their full potential.

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, hear from one of our strong female leaders as she reflects on her dynamic career at TransCanada.

Meet Nicole Remillard, director of Health, Safety, Security and Emergency Management

Destined for Greatness: 5 Places Where Women Made History

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Sure, you can crack open a history book to read about the courageous women who fought for women’s rights over the years. But why just read about them when you can take a walk in these women’s shoes, and visit the places where they took a stand? In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re sharing 5 places we fly where you can get inspired by the powerful women who have paved the way for women today.

Seneca Falls, New York (July 19 – 20, 1848) 

Betsy Duke — A Career of Firsts in Leadership

Amid crises and accomplishments, Wells Fargo Chair Betsy Duke has forged a career of firsts, culminating with being named the first female chair of a major U.S. bank.
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As she relaxed on a Saturday afternoon in 1991, Betsy Duke received a phone call that would change her life. Her mentor and boss at a community bank in Virginia, the Bank of Tidewater, had died from a heart attack. Twenty-four hours later, Duke became one of the state’s first female banking CEOs.

American Express Names Sonia Cargan as Chief Diversity Officer

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express today announced the appointment of Sonia Cargan as the chief diversity officer. In this role, Cargan will be responsible for ensuring American Express remains an employer of choice among top diverse talent and drives collective success through the development of inclusive teams and a collaborative work environment.

217 Years to Women’s Equality? Not on Viacom’s Watch

by Lisa Di Venuta
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The World Economic Forum is concerned that, if nothing changes, full global gender parity is likely 217 years away.

Viacom thinks that we should start closing that gap today.

Q&A with NRG's Amanda Wisinski About #IntroduceAGirlToEngineeringDay

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Meet Amanda Wisinski, she's been with NRG since 2008 bringing electrical engineering expertise to our plant management. 

Q: What is your role at NRG? 

A: Operations Manager and Electrical Engineer at Waukegan Power Plant

Q: Have you always been interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math? 

Growing up I loved math, it is the universal language, 2 apples in the USA is 2 apples in China, there are no hidden meanings behind it, it’s just 2. 

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