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Subaru Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Subaru of America, Inc. Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
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Cherry Hill, NJ, December 20, 2016/3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. proudly announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  Subaru joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

Cisco Greatly Increased Diverse Hiring in 2016

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In FY16, our diverse hiring increased for minority groups, including 

  • 14% increase in Hispanic and Latino hires
  • increased hiring of women by 4%
  • 13% increase in African-American/Black hires

See more of our leading diversity progress in Cisco's 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Grameen America Partners with Citi and Mastercard to Launch Transformative Digital Finance Platform for Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs

Leading U.S. microfinance organization implements suite of new financial technology solutions to promote financial inclusion for more than 86,000 women entrepreneurs
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Citi and Mastercard today announced a collaboration with Grameen America, a leading nonprofit microfinance organization, to introduce financial technology solutions that will significantly enhance the organization’s ability to promote digital financial access and inclusion for more than 86,000 low-income minority women entrepreneurs across the United States. 

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Citi and Mastercard today announced a collaboration with Grameen America, a leading nonprofit microfinance organization, to introduce financial technology solutions that will significantly enhance the organization’s ability to promote digital financial access and inclusion for more than 86,000 low-income minority women entrepreneurs across the United States. 

Cargill Pledges Gender Equality in Leadership by 2030, Unveils Paid Family-Leave Policy

by Dan DeBaun
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The companies signing on for Paradigm for Parity will tackle goals like combating unconscious bias in the workplace, getting the number of women in top roles up to 30 percent in the near future as they work toward parity and providing regular progress reports to the coalition.

Cargill will work towards its goals by providing sponsors and company mentors to women who are well positioned to advance. It also will base career progress on business results and performance, rather than physical presence in the office.

Ryan Murphy Talks Diversity in Hollywood, Hiring 50% Female Directors during Equity in Entertainment Award Speech

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At The Hollywood Reporter's 25th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on December 7, veteran writer and showrunner Ryan Murphy received the magazine's inaugural Equity in Entertainment award for his work with Half, a foundation he launched in February with an aim to hire 50% female directors to work on all his television shows. Murphy, who has created series across 21CF businesses such as Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, and American Crime Story, addressed the ways the entertainment industry has excluded minority voices for so long a

Starting a New Conversation for Women

Catherine Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte LLP, was recently featured in Time Magazine
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I’ve been fortunate in life to benefit from family, educators, work colleagues and a set of mentors and sponsors, all of whom did not hesitate to offer and support me with every opportunity to achieve what I set out to do. Far too many today are not so fortunate.

DuPont People Spotlight: Celebrating Our Working Mothers

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Growing up on a thousand-acre family farm in rural Michigan, Wendy Srnic loved “getting her hands dirty” gardening and raising livestock — in the case of her family — cattle.  Today, she is the research director of Integrated Product Characterization & Development at DuPont Pioneer and is the leader of a team of 350 employees spanning four countries that is responsible for a key step in the DuPont Pioneer pipeline for getting new hybrids and varieties of corn, soybeans and other crops to market.  She also was selected as the DuPont U.S.

Cargill Joins New Paradigm for Parity℠ Coalition, Pledging Gender Parity in Leadership by 2030

Company joins 27 CEOs signing on to a five-step action plan
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, December 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Cargill CEO and Chairman David MacLennan today joined a diverse group of current and former CEOs and business leaders in launching the Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition, an organization committed to achieving gender parity across all levels of corporate leadership by 2030.

Mary Kay Inc. Names Julia Simon Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Seasoned attorney elevated to global beauty company’s executive committee
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DALLAS, December 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Mary Kay Inc., a top beauty brand, and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world, announces the appointment of Julia A. Simon as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at the company’s global headquarters in Addison, Texas.

Better Lives for Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

DBL Group commits to providing 24,450 employees with access to affordable household necessities and support
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Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Garment manufacturer DBL Group has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledging to provide 24,450 of its employees with access to affordably priced basic household food and health items through its Bandhan Fair Price Shops.

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