In 2015, Teresa White became the first woman, and the first African-American, to hold the title of president at Aflac in its nearly 60-year history. She credits her success with her ability to write computer code, not only because it’s an unusual skill for an African-American woman but because, she says, it gave her confidence.
The Barclays Eagle Lab in London’s Notting Hill was abuzz with entrepreneurial energy when a ‘speed-networking’ event, hosted by The Female Founders Forum, paired some of the UK’s top businesswomen with would-be entrepreneurs.
Earlier this summer, JetBlue welcomed over 40 high school students from across the U.S. to New York’s JFK Airport to learn what it takes to pursue a career in the aviation industry. The event was part of the New York Student Aviation Expedition, an experiential learning trip organized by the Aviation Community Foundation to inspire students to launch their career paths.
The global workforce is changing. Today’s employees want to work for inclusive, collaborative companies that value them as people and make a positive impact on society and the environment. In our increasingly globalized world, the workforce is more diverse in terms of age, backgrounds, ethnicity, experiences and other personal characteristics than ever before.
Las Vegas Sands’ senior vice president, global human resources, Amy Lee, was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award by the Asian American Business Development Center. The Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Gala, established in 2001, is held annually in New York and highlights the achievements of Asian American professionals and entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of industries and their contributions to the U.S. economy.
Through Sands Academy, Las Vegas Sands provides Team Members with an outstanding working environment, extensive training and other opportunities to advance in the hospitality industry. In the hospitality industry, performance management ensures that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner by teams in various departments. Taught by Ian Thompson, Director of Talent and Organizational Development, the workshop focused on how to motivate and help Team Members become a member of a high performance team.
Whether we've had experience caring for an aging parent or rearing children, women have a unique perspective and a nurturing nature to bring to their jobs. To be successful, leaders in manufacturing must have strong analytical skills, the ability to ask the right questions and be driven to learn as well as improve from the answers. If you couple these traits with compassion, you have a unique skill set that fits well with manufacturing for the long-term care industry.