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Feature: Diversifying the Supply Chain

by Leila Hawkins
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Diversifying the supply chain is of the utmost importance to ensuring the greatest possible choice of goods and services. The most obvious advantages are cost and efficiency, but it also comes down to sustainability and, ultimately, reputation….

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Bacardi Debuts Women’s Empowerment Series in Houston

The inaugural February 12 summit brought hospitality industry leaders together at Hotel ZaZa to promote women’s leadership.
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By Abby Ledoux

“Two words have motivated entire movements,” said Dana Cowin, former editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine, pointing to #MeToo and #TimesUp, most recently. “I watched the power of those two words, and I thought, ‘what are my two words?’”

For Cowin, they changed to keep pace with her age, career, and general outlook on life. Eventually, “I want” became “I will,” a chant she led a room full of women in on February 12 at Hotel ZaZa.

PODCAST | SHE Innovates Interview with Nate Hurst, HP Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer

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SHE Innovates is a podcast that shares the stories, challenges and triumphs of women across innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

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SHE Innovates is a podcast that shares the stories, challenges and triumphs of women across innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

An Aspiring Pilot Veers into a Career as a JetBlue Aircraft Mechanic

In training, Jerusalem Melke found she focused more on how planes work than how to fly them
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By Hilary Potkewitz

Jerusalem Melke has spent more sleepless nights at John F. Kennedy International Airport than even the most road-weary frequent flier, although she is there by design. Melke is an aircraft technician for JetBlue Airways, and her workday starts at 10 p.m. “The terminal is pretty desolate at night, but outside the hangar it’s bustling,” she said.

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®

Press Release

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
Blog

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.

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