Today the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but for most of his life, he was simply Judy Shepard’s eldest son, “Matt”. In October 1998, one pivotal event in the small college town where he lived would change the world forever.
Matthew, a 21- year-old college student studying political science and international relations, had been attacked in Laramie, Wyoming, in what would become one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in America. He was abducted, beaten and left tied to a fence for more than 18 hours.
Four years into her retirement, Shashi Aggarwal was looking for a new challenge. With encouragement from her son, Sanjay, Shashi turned her passion for cooking into a successful blended spice business, Spice Kitchen, on eBay.
Corporate Responsibility Association’s John Howell Talks With Signatories of The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
NEW YORK, November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – More than 300 CEOs recently signed a pledge to make their companies more welcoming to a diverse workforce. On Friday, these corporate leaders are gathering to share their plans with each other – and with an audience of corporate responsibility professionals via Facebook Live.
Domestic violence is a common and deeply harmful problem in American society, with one in four women experiencing physical violence at some point during their life time, and children are the “hidden” victims. On a local level, the statistics are equally distressing. In 2015, 34,966 domestic violence-related calls were made to the Metropolitan Police in 2015, approximately one call every fifteen minutes. 27% of homeless families in Washington, D.C. reported a history of domestic violence, and 15% were homeless as a direct result of a violent incident.
Management accountant Chrishilde Metcalfe says women should aim high – but it can be lonely at the top.
Why did you choose to work for Namdeb?
Actually, I was chosen by Namdeb. I was one of 10 bursary recipients and the only woman to get selected out of over 1,000 applications. I have been there 24 years in various Finance departments, starting off as a graduate trainee, and I have had the privilege of working with some really amazing people.
One in three women will experience some form of gender-based violence. Women and girls of all ages, income levels, racial and ethnic communities, sexual orientations, and religious affiliations experience violence in the form of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, trafficking, and stalking. Getting help is a challenge for most survivors of gender-based violence, but for women of color, immigrant women, and other women with marginalized identities, the challenges are even greater. In our work to eradicate violence, we put these intersections at the forefront.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Pyper was bullied in school to the point of considering suicide. Pyper and her father found hope at Boys Town, where she fell in with a group of peers who immediately embraced her for her unique gifts. Click here to learn more about Pyper and how Boys Town helped her.
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As a single mother of two children, the founding member of a women’s networking organization, an active contributor to her community and a full-time professional, MetLife’s Tricia Dent personifies the passion, caring and adaptability that successful working mothers can bring to their families, their communities and the workplace.