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Home Is Where The Heart Is: Tiny Houses and Homelessness

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Shelter is on the first rung of renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs. And yet, as a society, we have not cracked the code for how to house people in a way that is equitable and sustainable. While millions consume cubic acres of carbon heating and cooling their McMansions, others combat housing insecurity on a daily basis. This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss two different facets of the housing puzzle. First we take a look at the tiny homes movement with two builders, Fatih and Deniz Saat.

Bacardi Limited Partners with S.H.E. Globl to Bring First S.H.E. SUMMIT to Europe

June Sarpong MBE, Fatima Bhutto, Andrea Riseborough, Laura Haynes, Gina Martin, Patrick Harrison, and Pip Jamieson lead a stellar line-up of change-makers to discuss the most relevant gender and diversity issues of our time
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LONDON, February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On 4th March in the lead up to International Women’s Day, Bacardi Limited and S.H.E. SUMMIT, the flagship event of S.H.E. Globl, will host its first-ever European event in London, bringing together men and women, from across society, culture and business, to encourage them to take actions that plant seeds of change for a more diverse and inclusive community and workforce.

Tetra Tech Wins City of Houston Goods and Services Prime Contractor of the Year Award

Continuing our commitment to promoting minority- and women-owned and other disadvantaged small businesses to support the local economy
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On February 7, 2019, Tetra Tech received the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) Goods and Services Prime Contractor of the Year Award at the 6th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony. The City’s Champions of Diversity Awards honor minority, women, small, and persons with disabilities business enterprises; prime contractors; and City of Houston community partners that have exemplified commitment to and excellence in supporting OBO’s mission to cultivate a diverse and economic environment and the City’s Supplier Diversity Program.

Women in Science: Call for A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

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"I don’t want to live in a world that is dominated and dictated by men. And it would be stupid to forget 50% of the global workforce that can contribute", says Royal DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma.

Facebook, eBay and 5 Other Tech Companies Partner With Firms for Diversity Pipeline Program

by Caroline Spiezio
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The collaborative is an expansion of eBay’s 1L summer program, introduced in 2016 by the San Jose-based company’s senior director of compensation, benefits and equity compliance David Pilson and senior product and commercial counsel of global intellectual property Patricia Svilik.

Pilson joined eBay in 2014, his first in-house role in Silicon Valley.

Ten Booz Allen Employees Honored as Modern-Day Technology Leaders

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In honor of National Engineers Week, Booz Allen highlights 10 employees who were named Modern-Day Technology Leaders at the 33rd annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Global STEM Conference in Washington, DC.

They join an extensive roster of BEYA award-winners from Booz Allen, including 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Tony Mitchell and more than 100 BEYA Modern-Day Technology Leaders since 2005. 

Groundbreaking Report by Equileap Ranks General Motors No. 2 U.S. Company on Gender Equality

Citigroup, General Motors, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson gain top scores
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Equileap assessed companies in the S&P 100 Index on 21 criteria including access to healthcare:

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap.
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels - board, executive, management, workforce.
  • A vast majority (71 percent) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place.
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Equileap assessed companies in the S&P 100 Index on 21 criteria including access to healthcare:

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap.
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels - board, executive, management, workforce.
  • A vast majority (71 percent) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 15 - Leigh Phillips, EARN

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In this episode of Pro Bono Perspectives, Leigh Phillips, CEO of EARN, shares more about her work using technology to empower low-income Americans to take charge of their financial lives.

President Barack Obama Keynotes on Inclusion: The Time is Now

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DALLAS, February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The National Diversity Council will host the 2019 National Diversity and Leadership Conference on April 8-12, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year’s theme is “Inclusion: The Time is Now.” The five-day conference will feature big-name keynote speakers such as President Barack Obama, award winning actress America Ferrera, General Colin Powell, and over sixty industry experts offering insight on the importance of diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

Will the March of AI Be a Bane or Boon for Global Development?

From tracking cattle to bespoke weather forecasts, AI technology is helping smallholders across Asia and Africa. But it is by no means clear yet whether it will be a game changer in eliminating global poverty
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Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction. There is unease about AI influencing our online shopping and social media habits; about it replacing both menial and high-skilled jobs; enhancing surveillance and policing, and contributing to the development of more sophisticated weapons.

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