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Insights on Improving the Quality of Life for Female Travelers

By: Jennifer Williamson
Blog

This evening as I stepped off the shuttle from DCA to LGA I overheard a young female business traveler beside me say “Mommy just landed, I’ll be home soon to tuck you in and kiss you goodnight”.  It made me smile.  I can’t recount the number of times I’ve said that to my children and then prayed the traffic from NY to CT would cooperate enabling me to fulfill that promise.  It got me thinking about just how many other female travelers around the world were making that exact promise at that moment, and what if anything can be done to help alleviate some of the stress and quite frankly “mommy

UN Global Compact Bulletin (March 2017)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

UN Global Compact Launches the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool

By identifying gaps in gender equality, the UN Global Compact works with C-suite business leaders to break gender bias and unlock growth
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/  Today, the United Nations Global Compact has launched the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) “Gender Gap Analysis Tool”, an online platform which helps global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve. The tool offers an assessment of a company’s progress in advancing gender equality, profiling companies as “Beginner”, “Improver,” “Achiever” or “Leader”.

Environmental Leader 50 2017

Article

Originally published on Environmental Leader

It’s my honor to introduce the 2017 Environmental Leader 50, chosen through many months of curation, nominations and research carried out by Environmental Leader and advisers and industry insiders [...] the honorees provide their companies with results that are worthy of recognition.

Originally published on Environmental Leader

AIGA Design Leader Interview Series

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For this first-ever interview series, AIGA spoke with Women Lead committee members and supporters who are stewarding in a new era of increased leadership and impact by women in design. (Increased design impact? Great for everyone.)

Allie Kelly of The Ray to Speak at AIA NY's Viral Voices VI- Virtual Displacement

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Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

Press Release

Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

Barclays CEO, Jes Staley, Tells MPs Why Inclusion is a “Huge” Issue

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley has spoken about the bank’s mission to tackle gender diversity to an audience of MPs, colleagues, business leaders and Barclays’ partners from the charitable sector.

Timed to coincide with the build-up to International Women’s Day (8 March), Staley, along with Labour peer Baroness McDonagh, hosted a breakfast at the Palace of Westminster for 100 people, before taking questions from the audience and being interviewed by Barclays’ Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion Mark McLane.

Barclays Leading Questions: Karren Brady

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Originally posted on Barclays

Baroness Karren Brady has spent more than two decades in Premier League football. At Birmingham City, she was the youngest-ever managing director of a UK limited company and the first woman in top-flight football, growing the club from receivership to an £81m business.

Now Vice Chairman of West Ham United, Baroness Brady was awarded a CBE by the Queen for her services to business and has a seat in the House of Lords as a Conservative peer.

International Women’s Day 2017 – Who Was Bold for Change?

Blog

As a company that has been tracking International Women’s Day for years, this year’s event was the biggest we’ve seen to-date. The day catapulted to a global stage, in part, due to events like January’s Women’s March on Washington, which not only served as a catalyst, launching  awareness of women’s rights to new levels, but also unified individuals of all genders, races and backgrounds around women’s rights all over the world.

Five Ways FedEx Helps Empower Women Around the World

by Pam Roberson, Communications Advisor at FedEx
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FedEx supports hundreds of organizations, projects and initiatives that help make life better in the communities where our team members live and where we do business. To help commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8), here are five organizations FedEx supports that help empower women and girls around the world:

1. Vital Voices GROW Fellowship

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