When I met Lee in Aoniben, China for the first time, she was too shy to look at us. Partnering with the United Nations Development Program and the All China Women's Federation, we aimed to reduce poverty at a village level by helping local women collectively start a business. When we asked the group of Yi women what kind of start-up they’d be interested in, Lee pointed to her Yi style outfit and asked us to start Yi Embroidery.
During March we observe Women’s History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Today, March 8th, marks a focal point during this commemorative month — International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Both occasions mark a moment-in-time to reflect on how far women have come in the workforce.
Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day 2017. This year’s theme, “Be Bold for Change,” Is an idea that Arrow Electronics not only applauds, but actively champions through its support for women in technology and global workforce diversity.
This Women’s Day, Albertsons Companies celebrates Christy Duncan Anderson, the visionary leader and inspiration behind the Albertsons Companies Foundation, and her efforts to support women (among others) in our local communities. The Foundation operates locally under our store brand names, including: Albertsons, Safeway, Acme, Shaw’s and others. Our stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods.
There’s a new term for a radical but common sense approach to economic policy: gender budgeting. It’s a technique in which governments analyze fiscal policy by noting different effects on men and women, according to a recent article in The Economist.
For over 100 years, International Women’s Day has been a reminder to recognize women’s contributions to the American workforce and economy. Women in the workplace have come a long way, but there is still a long way to go before women are treated equally to men when it comes to financial compensation and social acknowledgment at work. For example, men still receive more recognition at work for their successes than women according to a recent survey by Bamboo HR.
In my role at JetBlue, I see firsthand how important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are to shaping future generations of leaders. Most of the critical functions of JetBlue require STEM, including aircraft flight, repair, and routing.
On February 26th movie fans all over the world tuned into the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, better known as the Oscars, where the best films of 2016 were honored. La La Land has received a record 14 Oscar nominations, but it’s another film and its story that is gathering much critical acclaim and popular following.
The school’s first National Ocean Science Bowl team travels to North Carolina to challenge their knowledge of ocean processes at Regional Competition
Dobyns-Bennett High School announces its first competitive team in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, reinforcing its commitment to empowering students to apply the principles of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) to real world problem solving.