In a time when technology has transformed people’s lives in so many ways, financial services is one area where the full potential of the Internet era has yet to be realized. We’ve been hearing for decades about how the decline of cash and the rise of the digital economy will revolutionize financial services and usher in more convenient, accessible and affordable transactions. But so far, the traditional financial order remains firmly in place. While change is underway, the way most people move and manage their money hasn’t changed much since credit cards appeared on the scene 50 years ago.
Bloomberg this week marked the launch of the news organization’s New Voices initiative which aims to build the definitive global database of women newsmakers in business and finance.
At a reception at Bloomberg’s New York headquarters on April 17, Laura Zelenko, Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor of Talent, Diversity, Training and Standards announced that Bloomberg is already tracking progress in meeting ambitious goals and is providing media training for women and other diverse executives who are underrepresented on Bloomberg’s broadcast airwaves.
Daniel Velasquez owns a small snack manufacturing firm in Honduras, which produces plantain chips sold in bodegas across the country. A few years ago, Daniel was struggling to consistently find enough plantains that met the company’s quality standards.
Supply issues are a typical headache for business owners, but the solution to Daniel’s problem came from an atypical place: a gender equality policy.
Annual Prosperity Campaign raises $3 million for microcredit
Whole Foods Market shoppers, employees and supplier partners raised $3,093,993 during the Whole Planet Foundation 2018 Prosperity Campaign in March. One hundred percent of these funds will be disbursed to microfinance partners around the globe to alleviate poverty for the world's poorest people - mostly women - through microcredit loans. Given the average first loan size of $182 across 71 countries where the grocer trades, these funds will support 93,800 people - microentrepreneurs and their family members - with the opportunity for a better life.
Over the past six years, Booz Allen Hamilton has worked to fuse advanced technical capabilities with its 104-year consulting heritage. That journey has led the company to the intersection of two careers with underrepresentation by women at every level: management consulting and technology. Now, the women of Booz Allen are uniting to achieve gender parity by addressing unconscious bias throughout the employee lifecycle.
$50,000 Donor Makes a Difference through Energy Drinks
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Whole Planet Foundation’s global impact has reached the world’s poorest people – mostly women – in the United States and 70 other countries thanks to supplier donors like Hiball Energy who have collectively contributed more than $10 million for poverty alleviation.
Women of Silicon Valley brought together industry trailblazers last month to share their stories on the importance of female role models within the tech sphere. A significant discussion at the conference centered around creating strategies for addressing the gender gap, measuring the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion policies, and the need to push this topic to the forefront of business cultures.
Working with smallholders in the region of the Valleys of the Rivers Apurimac, Ene and Montaro (VRAEM) in Peru is a challenging task. The region produces approximately 70% of Peru’s illicit coca and is home to the last remnants of the Shining Path, an armed group that has fought a war against the state between the 1980s and early 2000s.
April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AIDA presented three everyday heroines with a check of 10,000 euros each during three AIDAprima cruises between March 10 to 31, 2018. Bettina Landgrafe, Anja Gehlken and Sylke Hoß were recognized for their voluntary work and courage by Europe’s biggest women’s magazine at a gala held on AIDAprima last year.
During their cruises, the winners gave the AIDA audience deep and emotional insights into their activities and current projects during the daily talk show in the AIDA Theatrium.
Viacom celebrated Women’s History Month with events and activations throughout the company, including a global cross-brand collaboration for International Women’s Day on March 8, and employee events (including an employee