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JetBlue Program Aims to Inspire Girls to Pursue Aviation Careers

By Erin Tiernan
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It was women wielding the wrenches, fixing the airplane engines and sitting in the captain’s chair in the cockpit of the 190-seat airplane inside JetBlue’s hangar at Logan International Airport on Saturday — a rare sight in an industry dominated by men.

Female pilots, mechanics and fight attendants greeted more than 40 girls ages 6-17 with a first-class glance at what it’s like to be a woman in aviation as part of the airline’s “Fly Like A Girl” campaign.

Bacardi Takes Stands on Both Gainful Employment and the Environment

By Tina Casey
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Bartenders have a unique window on the world. They absorb and reflect the hubbub of conversation that swirls around their workplace. They fill many roles, including those of cheerleader and social influencer. When brands build relationships with bartenders — or mixologists, in professional parlance — they have a unique opportunity to amplify their messages. That’s not as simple as it may seem, but the company Bacardi has launched a new youth training program that could help build public support for its environmental activities as well.

JetBlue Foundation e-Newsletter Fall Edition: Celebrating Girls in Aviation Day Every Day

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The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates 'Girls in Aviation Day' Every Day

The JetBlue Foundation encourages aviation-related education and helps ignites interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, especially among communities traditionally underrepresented in these areas. Two of the JetBlue Foundation's signature programs introduce young girls to careers in aviation and STEM – Fly Like a Girl and Project Scientist STEM Expedition Academy.

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Stanley Black & Decker Celebrates Second Annual Maker Month

Maker Month activities aim to raise awareness of the skills gap and inspire the next generation of makers to build careers in engineering and manufacturing.
Press Release

October 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) kicked off its second annual Maker Month, a celebration of the makers and creators shaping the world around us. Throughout the month of October, the company encourages students, parents, educators and makers of all ages to participate in activities and challenges that spark curiosity and build excitement for the power of making.

Smithfield Foods Supports Local Workforce Development Initiatives with $250,000 Contribution to Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Southeast Technical Institute

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced a $250,000 contribution to support Southeast Technical Institute (Southeast Tech) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota during the annual South Dakota Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Seminar with Gov.

Cyber is Not For You Because You Are a Mom

Cyber warrior Avneet Hall reduces cyber threats while smashing glass ceilings
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By Avneet Hall, Symantec Cyber Career Connection Graduate

One of the first things I heard as I began my career in cybersecurity was, “Cyber is not for you because you’re a mom.” I was also told, “You’ll never see your kids.” As a first time mother of a six-week old baby, I had doubts about starting my cyber career. But, I thought about all of the women and mothers who are doctors, surgeons, and military commanders and decided, if they can do those jobs, I’m sure I can do this one.

Smithfield Foods Launches Apprenticeship Program to Recruit the Next Generation of Talent

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GOLDSBORO, N.C., Sept. 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its new apprenticeship program aimed at developing the next generation of experienced professionals for valuable skilled trades. The program provides internal candidates, high school graduates, and military veterans with hands-on engineering and mechanic training while earning their associate degree. Program participants receive free college tuition, salary, and benefits as they progress through the program.

A Pet Pig and a Lifetime of Lessons on the Farm

By Ramona Kastenbauer
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France, and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this post, we reached out to Ramona Kastenbauer, who grew up on a farm in rural central Minnesota and today uses life lessons she learned on the farm in her role as administrative services coordinator at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For many guests at World Headquarters, Kastenbauer is the first person they will meet when they check in at the visitor reception desk. When you learn how she was raised, you’ll see why she’s a perfect representative of General Mills, as she lives and breathes our corporate values.

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France, and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this post, we reached out to Ramona Kastenbauer, who grew up on a farm in rural central Minnesota and today uses life lessons she learned on the farm in her role as administrative services coordinator at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For many guests at World Headquarters, Kastenbauer is the first person they will meet when they check in at the visitor reception desk. When you learn how she was raised, you’ll see why she’s a perfect representative of General Mills, as she lives and breathes our corporate values.

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