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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. 

‘We Want Equal Opportunity’

Wells Fargo team members raise awareness and celebrate inclusive workplaces during National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October
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When thinking about people with disabilities, some people tend to focus on cures or charity, thinking that the social problem is with the person’s body or mind, said Stacey Milbern. But what they may not realize is that society itself needs to change; that many places can still be inaccessible and not inclusive, she added.

“People with disabilities aren’t looking for charity,” Milbern said. “We want equal opportunity. We want to be seen in our entirety.”

AEG’s STAPLES Center to Offer Sensory Safety Kits

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LOS ANGELES, September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AEG’s STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles has teamed up with Life is Washable, Inc. to provide “Sensory Safety Kits” for the arena’s events to give guests with Autism, Dementia or a Traumatic Brain Injury the best fan experience in Los Angeles. 

UN and De Beers Join Forces to Open Doors for Women

De Beers Group has announced a US$3 million partnership with UN Women to improve the prospects of women and girls in its producer countries.
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The company will also seek to accelerate the advancement of women in its organisation and ensure its consumer brands are a positive force for supporting gender equality through its marketing campaigns.

In recognition of De Beers Group’s commitment to women’s equality, CEO Bruce Cleaver has been named one of eight UN Women ‘HeForShe’ Thematic Champions, an appointment announced by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

Announcing Twitter Chat: “the Skills Mismatch: Approaching a Collective Strategy” With the Dow Chemical Company, Sap, Dreamoval Foundation, and Making Cents International

When & Where: Wed, 10/4 at 11 AM, ET on #GEFlive
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When: Wed, 10/4, 11 AM, ET Where: #GEFlive on Twitter 

The “skills mismatch” challenge is overwhelming. The proportion of youth that is both unemployed and without formal education or training has continued a steep upward trend since 2008. In spite of the swelling population of youth ready to begin their careers, thousands of employers are having a difficult time filling open positions. 

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