Global supply chains are the engine of our economy. They make it possible for teenagers in Virginia to enjoy chocolate with cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire, for fashionistas in New York to wear dresses made in Bangladesh, and for bankers in London to use cell phones made in China. Supply chains bring many of us a great deal of ease, access and flexibility. And yet, many of the women who work in these supply chains aren’t thriving.
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #pressforprogress, and though we’re undeniably advancing toward gender equality in our workplaces, I think there’s still more to be done. Often, one of the issues that holds many women back begins in childhood, when certain behaviours are labelled.
As International Women’s Day (IWD) continues to grow in momentum year over year, so too does company involvement. While in the past, many campaigns were short-lived or focused on more narrow issues like self-esteem and confidence, the conversation – and resulting programs – are shifting. Over the past year, movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have evolved the dialogue, prompting brands to take on weightier elements of women’s rights. This year’s #PressForChange theme encouraged brands to forgo flashy campaigns and instead focus on creating programs that can make a lasting impact.
Wendy Watkins, Vice President of Corporate Communications, shares what inspires her:
"I have had the mentorship and friendship of some incredible women throughout my career. We often speak of the next generation of emerging leaders and how they inspire us with their passionate commitment to making lasting change in this world."
KENILWORTH, N.J., March 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Merck as one of its 2018 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women. The award recognizes U.S. corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line. The NAFE Top 70 Companies are featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother.
Las Vegas Sands remains committed to its 50,000 Team Members worldwide, from Las Vegas to Macao and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Singapore. The company provides Team Members with an outstanding work environment, strong benefits, a dedication to diversity, and extensive training and other opportunities to advance and thrive in the hospitality industry. The company, its subsidiaries and affiliates adhere to an equal employment opportunity policy for all current and future Team Members, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, handicap, veteran’s status or status within any oth
On the March episode of Beyond Reports, we speak with Amanda Feldman, Director of the Impact Management Project. She talks about the project’s work to create a common understanding of how impacts on people and the planet should be communicated and managed. This ground-breaking work has the potential to help close the gap between the information companies disclose and the information investors want. We will also hear a report from London, as well as a word from our Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg, about the role of women and girls in the sustainable development agenda.