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Empowering Entrepreneurs | Interview with Joy Stoddard, Development and Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation

New interview series to feature women empowering women
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Joy Stoddard is the Development and Outreach Director for Whole Planet Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Whole Foods Market. We were lucky enough to have a conversation with Joy about her motivation to give back, stemming from her earliest job as a candy striper to her career with Whole Foods. Joy has traveled the world working with microentrepreneurs and shared her unique perspective of having sought out opportunities to make an impact through for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations alike.

Virtual 10K Aims to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Charity arm of Whole Foods is staging the race August 3-7.
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The 10K is hosted by Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. The foundation pledges to give 100 percent of registration fees to “fund microcredit loans to lift entrepreneurs and their families out of poverty in 69 countries.” Many of the entrepreneurs are women in developing countries. Here’s a great infographic that highlights the work of the foundation.

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To join the run CLICK HERE | To enter the Whole Planet Foundation sweepstakes CLICK HERE 

To see more videos from the Whole Planet Foundation - Visit their YouTube channel

“Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative Brings World of Science to Students Across the Country

Subaru retailers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science look to make an impact on Science Education
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CHERRY HILL, NJ, August 1, 2017, /3BL Media/ – This month, Subaru of America, Inc. will work alongside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to once again support its “Subaru Loves Learning” initiative and provide students with award-winning science books.

Timberland Hosts Young African Leaders Initiative Fellows at Headquarters

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently welcomed a group of 25 emerging leaders from countries across Sub-Saharan Africa to its Stratham, New Hampshire headquarters as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The group of leaders, recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, was given the opportunity to hone their skills at Dartmouth College during a six-week academic and leadership institute in business and entrepreneurship.

Whirlpool's Problem Solvers

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Instead of just volunteering, more than two dozen Whirlpool Corp. workers took part in a team-building exercise Tuesday that simultaneously solved a few kinks for a nonprofit organization.

In an effort to put their training to the test, workers from Whirlpool’s North American Region International Logistics team spent half the day at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s warehouse in downtown Benton Harbor to evaluate the boxing-cycle process.

Qualcomm Wireless Reach is Improving Safety and Livelihoods for Fishermen in India

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To celebrate 10 years of changing lives, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is launching a new video each week showcasing one of its impactful projects and highlighting the engineers behind the technology. Check out this video to learn more about how the Fisher Friend mobile application is harnessing wireless solutions to enable a new generation of fishermen in India to earn their livelihoods in a safer and more profitable manner. You’ll meet Panneerselvam, a third-generation fisherman, and Kirk Burroughs, Senior Director of Technology.

BLOG: Walls Come Tumbling Down

By Annemieke Kievit -AkzoNobel, Director of Public Affairs and Human Cities
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Walls never used to interest me that much. But ever since we launched our partnership with the MasterPeace organization four months ago, I’ve discovered how amazing they can be.

A wall is often a symbol of division, and in cities in particular, we increasingly see that there are invisible walls creating separation and detachment. Our initiative with global peace movement MasterPeace is helping to overcome that barrier.

High School Recycling Design Challenge Yields Innovative Results For Subaru and Grand Teton National Park’s Zero Landfill Project

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July 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Student designers are helping to inspire recycling in Grand Teton National Park thanks to a visionary program titled, Building STEAM. This program is led by Jackson Hole Public Art in partnership with Grand Teton National Park and Teton County School District, and funded by Subaru of America, Inc. as part of its Zero Landfill Initiative.

Weatherford is Advancing STEM Education

Students Learn About the Importance of Well Integrity
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For one of our latest #WeatherfordWISE events, students from Houston Independent School District's Sharpstown High School participated

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