This blog was guest written by Nathalie Bulos, Joyce Weiner, and Sunita Utgikar.
The business reasons for increasing diversity are well documented. According to research, nonhomogeneous teams are smarter than homogeneous ones1 and a diverse workforce generates more revenue and accelerates business ingenuity2. As the world grows ever more diverse, it only makes sense for companies to expand representation to serve these markets more effectively3.
‘Champion for Diversity Award’ cites company’s ‘durable commitment’ to multicultural workforce
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With a global footprint as an infrastructure solutions leader, Black & Veatch has committed to workplace diversity and inclusion more reflective of the more than 100 countries on six continents in which the company has offices. The 104-year-old engineering, procurement and construction giant now proudly announces that those efforts are being recognized.
BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.
Emphasizing the diversity of options in STEM careers
Carol Nissen is a professional engineer and geologist who specializes in brownfields redevelopment. She joined Tetra Tech in 1997 and applies her years of experience to the environmental management market. Carol first earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Illinois and then returned to school to earn her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology after her inspiring first job out of college.
This summer, girls across the country will head for adventures in coding, researching DNA, building robots and even making a salad — in space.
By Deborah Lynn Blumberg
Summer camp has evolved dramatically since America’s first organized camp, the Gunnery Camp, was founded in 1861 in Connecticut to teach boys to hunt, fish and shoot. It set the model for the kind of summers many remember from childhood: An oasis in the wilderness, slathered in sunscreen and bug spray shooting bows and arrows, braiding friendship bracelets and competing in canoe races. But times have changed.
Gender equality – one of the four key global megatrends BNY Mellon addresses in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report – improves lives, families, communities and economies. It is a key tenet of BNY Mellon’s diversity and inclusion strategy and social investing work. The company strives to hire more women at all levels, advance women’s interests and support investments to elevate women in business and society.
Merck hosted the next generation of talent recently when a group of high school students toured the company’s Kenilworth site as part of the INROADS College Links program. Merck partnered with INROADS, an international nonprofit organization that prepares talented, diverse youth for corporate and community leadership, to launch College Links in Newark, New Jersey earlier this year.
Transforming the future of engineering by highlighting female role models
Diane MacMillan is a chemical engineer who specializes in remediation, focusing on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) programs to manage the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants. She joined Tetra Tech in 2001 and applies her experience to the environmental management market. Diane earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming.