Workplace Inclusion CSR News

VIDEO | One Year Later: What HP Learned from Our Diversity Challenge

by Antonio Lucio, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, HP Inc.
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A year ago, HP announced a quest with our agencies to transform the advertising industry. We challenged partners to significantly increase the number of women and U.S. minorities in top creative and strategic roles on our accounts.

[Video] Scotiabank’s Colpatria Celebrates International Day of the Girl! CEO Takeover Through Plan International’s “Girls Belong Here” Campaign

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Young people are our future leaders and it is crucial to provide them with the skills and resources they need to succeed. In honour of the International Day of the Girl today on October 11th and in partnership with Plan International’s #GirlsBelongHere campaign, Scotiabank’s Colombian subsidiary, Banco Colpartria welcomed Sindy Mosquera as “CEO” for the day on October 2nd.

Watch this video (in Spanish) to learn more about Sindy.

Closing the Disability Employment Gap

By: Dawnita Wilson
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People with Disabilities are among the highest unemployed populations in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5 percent in 2016, about twice that of those with no disability (4.6 percent). As employers, this not only provides a significant opportunity to positively impact the workforce, but also, to positively impact the lives of many highly qualified individuals who are often overlooked.

Banking Needs More Women in Tech — Here’s How One Financial Institution Is Driving Change

By Shelley White
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 Scotiabank celebrates International Day of the Girl! Reflecting on our partnership with Girls Learning Code

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 Scotiabank celebrates International Day of the Girl! Reflecting on our partnership with Girls Learning Code

She Wanted a Successful Career - and Didn't Let Blindness Hold Her Back

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Follow Kathy Martinez, head of disability and accessibility strategy at Wells Fargo, throughout her day and learn about her experiences being visually impaired in school and in the workplace. (video - 5.50 min)

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Follow Kathy Martinez, head of disability and accessibility strategy at Wells Fargo, throughout her day and learn about her experiences being visually impaired in school and in the workplace. (video - 5.50 min)

Wells Fargo Invites Students to Apply for Disability Scholarships

Company also celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2017 /3BL Media/– In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Scholarship America announced the second annual People with Disabilities Scholarship Program. The program’s goal is to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training they need to succeed in the careers they choose.

FCA US “Women of Color” Gain Recognition at Annual STEM Event

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  • Seventeen FCA US women earn awards for excellence in managerial and technical leadership
  • Awards underscore Company’s commitment to develop diverse employees and to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
  • The Women of Color Conference is the only multicultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in STEM
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  • Seventeen FCA US women earn awards for excellence in managerial and technical leadership
  • Awards underscore Company’s commitment to develop diverse employees and to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
  • The Women of Color Conference is the only multicultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in STEM

How CSR Can Advance Gender Equity

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In recent years, companies have increasingly focused their CSR efforts on creating opportunities for women and girls. CSR gender efforts often start with a focus on bringing women “up to speed” through trainings, hiring quotas, and scholarships. For example, in the financial services sector, a significant number of companies have some portion of their CSR portfolio dedicated to financial literacy for women around the world. These investments focus on issues ranging from household finances to entrepreneurial business skills to salary negotiations.

JetBlue Honors National Disability Awareness Month

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“The largest pool of untapped talent is the disability community. Our goal is to help move the needle forward for people with disabilities. Aligned with our mission of inspiring humanity, our business practices focus on innovative hiring and business mentoring programs. Gainful employment speaks directly to humanity, confidence and self-esteem.

Recognition: A Key Dimension for Employee Quality of Life

By: Ivor MacGregor
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It’s estimated that disengaged workers cost the Canadian business economy over $350 billion annuallyin lost productivity. According to the Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index, approximately 60 percent of employees are not engaged, 15 percent are actively disengaged at work and only 25 percent are actively engaged. Why are these statistics important to businesses and economic growth?

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