On March 8th, individuals around the world – of all genders – will come together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Since the first gathering, held over a century ago, leaders have made great progress in driving gender equality. But, we still have work to do to continue advocating for women’s advancement around the world.
By Kelly Baker, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day – Each for Equal – is centered on the idea that an equal world is an enabled world, and that gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
HOUSTON, March 06, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, today announced the Company’s second annual observance of International Women’s Day (IWD) across its global organization.
When Fred Towler was tapped to lead diversity and inclusion efforts for International Paper in November 2018, he didn’t have formal human resources training. Instead, his 30 years with the company had been on the operations side.
Towler was hired in 1987 to work as an information technology analyst.
International Women’s Day, fast approaching on March 8, is a powerful reminder to celebrate women in our lives.
In some countries, it is customary to shower women with attention and flowers–somewhat similar to the way we celebrate Mother’s Day here. In the U.K., the day spurs celebration of the contribution of women to business, science, politics and society at large. Last year, the milestone coincided with a centenary of female emancipation and underscored that we still have a long way to go in achieving true equality.
At General Mills, we are proud to support many female leaders who are making a positive change in the world to nourish those facing hunger and to help nurture the earth. Learn about a sampling of these terrific women-led partner organizations and their impact in this video.
In advance of International Women’s Day this weekend, we spotlight the leader of Global Reflections at family-owned Bacardi. Leila Stansfield, VP of Global Strategy for the world’s largest privately held spirits company in the world, is also responsible for promoting a diverse and inclusive environment, one that reflects the communities the Bacardi operates in. A strategic focus includes Women in Leadership.
by Jinny Jeong, Associate Manager, Company Services, CECP
Ask yourself: how are you contributing to solving today’s problem? It could be something small, specific to just today, or conceptual and large with a longer time frame. While the answer may sometimes be elusive, CECP is proud to have been a trusted advisor to leading companies for over two decades, helping share best practices and insights to tackle society’s challenging problems. In the past few years, CECP has been advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices for, and with, our companies.