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Broadening Financial Inclusion Borders in Bangladesh

Spotlight on Whole Planet Foundation's Bold, New Partnerships, by Claire Kelly
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According to Women’s World Banking, “Women in Bangladesh have the highest-ever rates of literacy and employment, and the country’s economy is growing. Financial inclusion now stands at more than 50 percent, nearly doubling in the past few years. But the financial inclusion gender gap is growing rapidly too, with fewer than half of women accessing or using formal financial services.” 

Diversity and Inclusion is a Winning Strategy for EHS and Sustainability Teams

Latest NAEM report outlines key strategies to improve talent management, employee retention and succession planning
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Diversity and inclusion strategies are the best way to build high-performance teams, improve employee retention and prepare the EHS&S function for a wave of leadership succession, according to a new report published today by NAEM.

NAEM is the National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management.

At a time when succession planning is a critical program for leadership at all companies, Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the report offers fresh thinking to inform EHS&S staffing strategies.

From Milking Cows to Research

By Claudine Galloway
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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., and 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.

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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., and 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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Sandra Leung Pushes A Plurality of Perspectives

Sandra Leung has helped Bristol-Myers Squibb open its ears and eyes to finding the most diverse set of voices it can put on its team, but she says the work is only just beginning
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By Paul Snyder, Modern Counsel

“There is wide recognition that people are our most valuable resource, and to retain and attract the best people, we need to have a more diverse and inclusive environment where people feel empowered to bring their whole self to work,” says Leung, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s executive vice president and general counsel. “It’s imperative to our continued success that we embrace different voices to become a more powerful company.”

Silicon Valley Companies Come Together to Support Women of Color in Tech

by Laura Wise
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This article series is sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

The tech industry has a diversity problem. Women, specifically women of color, are greatly underrepresented. But some Silicon Valley leaders are working hard to make a change. Adobe, for example, has demonstrated its belief in the power of investing in women for years. Symantec likewise has a track record of supporting women and girls of color over time. 

The Male Leaders Committed to Sponsoring Women

By: Vivian Giang, Fast Company
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Originally posted on fastcompany.com

Women ascending the career ladder often need sponsorship, and that can sometimes mean sponsorship from an influential male leader.  Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer tells Fast Company why it's important at Bloomberg, and how a diverse and inclusive population is crucial for the quality in decision making, execution, and ultimately performance.

Celebrating World Intellectual Property Day

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Over the past twenty-five years at Kimberly-Clark, I’ve been privileged to see the power that intellectual property has to grow our business. And while most of our patented innovations are found on shelves around the world, much of Kimberly-Clark’s IP development occurs behind the scenes.

Early in my career, I worked with a team to develop a synthetic menstrual fluid. To some, this work may seem less than glamorous, but as a young biomedical engineer, it was exciting to develop a formula that would be used to research, develop and test Feminine Care products. 

Gender Equality: Closing the Gap in the Private Sector Around the World

By Nazila Vali, Knowledge and Partnership Lead, and Sahba Sobhani, Head of the Business Call to Action (a.i.)
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Investing in women has several business benefits – from financial performance to innovation. And companies have made a significant progress on equality in recent years. But are we doing enough to empower women while building business value globally? 

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Investing in women has several business benefits – from financial performance to innovation. And companies have made a significant progress on equality in recent years. But are we doing enough to empower women while building business value globally? 

Smithfield Foods EVP of Corporate Affairs & Compliance Keira Lombardo Gives Keynote Speech at STEP Ahead Awards

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Keira Lombardo, Smithfield Foods Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Compliance, served as the chair of the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards. Keira was proud to share her story with the honorees, which included Andrea Tucker, operations manager for Smithfield Foods.

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