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Empowering Women Coffee Farmers in Colombia Through Inclusive Business

Spanish coffee company Supracafé integrates women farmers into its value chain, training them in effective cultivation techniques to build their skills and increase economic independence
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Supracafé, a Spanish coffee company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to empower women in Colombia by training 400 female coffee farmers in effective cultivation techniques by 2022. It also pledges to support female coffee producers in preparing 200 hectares of land to grow organic coffee using sustainable and fair trade techniques, resulting in increased production and income for the farmers.

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name American Express One of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®

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NEW YORK, February 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express Company is one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.

Cracking the Ceiling: Female-led Startups Get Unique Opportunity

By Diana Hart
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A dynamic new female-focused accelerator is launching in Toronto to help women founders break through barriers to better compete in the heavily male-dominated startup field.

VMware Recognized as One of America's Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine

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VMware was recently recognized in Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. VMware placed #109 on the list that ranked 250 employers across all industries in the United States, based on thousands of employee surveys, employer diversity policies, and diversity in executive suites and on boards. 

To see the full list, click here.

DMZ Launches ‘Women Founders Accelerator Program’ to Improve Gender Gap in Canada’s Tech Sector

Press Release

TORONTO, February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The DMZ at Ryerson University announced today the launch of a Women Founders accelerator program to help early-stage women-led startups secure early revenue and find their product-market fit. The four-month accelerator program, launched in partnership with Scotiabank and Tangerine, will fuel the success of Canadian women innovators.

How and Where Diversity Drives Financial Performance

A survey of 1,700 companies discovers a relationship between diversity and innovation.
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Rocio Lorenzo | Harvard Business Review
Martin Reeves | Harvard Business Review

 
Diversity is both an issue of fairness and, some say, a driver of innovation and performance. To assess the latter claim, we undertook a large, cross-country study into the relationship between multiple aspects of managerial diversity, the presence of enabling conditions such as leadership support for diversity and innovation outcomes.

Building a Better Ladder: How Scotiabank Fosters Female Talent Through Sponsorship

By Shelley White, Women of Influence
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Not having a sponsor is a key reason many talented women never reach their potential. That’s why up and comer Alana Riley was paired with Alex Besharat, Senior Vice President & Head, Canadian Wealth Management through Scotiabank’s Canadian Banking Sponsorship Program. With a senior leader advocating on her behalf, there’s no telling how far Alana’s career will go.

Sometimes the best way to grow as a leader is to jump out of your comfort zone, says Alana Riley.

Here’s How To Turn Your Passion For STEM Into An Exciting Career

By Erin Kelly
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'Women in STEM’ is a hot topic in today’s news cycle, as more and more individuals are recognizing the gender gap associated with professions in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries. As the movement to get girls involved in STEM fields gains momentum, it’s equally important to understand why this change is so important.

Empowering Women in the Workplace: Female Employees Fast Tracked From Line Workers to Supervisors

Bangladeshi garment company DBL Group supporting career progression of its female employees through accelerated leadership training programme
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By Mashook Mujib Chowdhury, Deputy Manager, Sustainability, at DBL Group

Ferrero Releases 8th Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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The Ferrero Group releases its 8th Corporate Social Responsibility Report, marking 70 years of glocal care for the People and the Planet that play a role in Ferrero’s every day activities.

Ferrero’s approach to sustainability is currently based on the company’s social responsibility strategy: “Sharing values to create value”.

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