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Scotiabank Initiative Helps Support Women in Business

by Julie SLack
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To encourage more women-owned and women-led businesses, Scotiabank has a new initiative.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative was outlined during a luncheon hosted by Scotiabank on Friday at the Holiday Inn in Oakville and attended by some 50 people.

Held in celebration of International Women’s Day, it also included guest speaker MP Oakville North — Burlington Pam Damoff.

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Hallmark Leader Profiles | A Conversation With Kim Newton About the Impact of Women's Leadership

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Kim Newton Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

2017 NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Selected to the Henry Crown Fellowship Program by The Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network • Received notice she would be included in Savoy’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in 2018.

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Kim Newton Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

2017 NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Selected to the Henry Crown Fellowship Program by The Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network • Received notice she would be included in Savoy’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in 2018.

Cisco Video | Networking Academy Empowers Women in IT

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For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 9.2 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship.

Cisco Networking Academy graduate Megan Chapman details her journey from student at Stanly Community College to IT professional crediting Cisco's Networking Academy program with empowering women in IT.

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Women in Technology | Cisco to Broadcast Women of Impact Conference 2019

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Cisco hosted a live chat about its Passion Project and culture of giving back. Our panel included Cisco executives, ambassadors from our Cisco Networking Academy, and representatives from Kiva; and we answered your questions live.

You can view the full #CiscoChat about Women in Technology here.

New Report Reveals 12 Proven Practices for Advancing Frontline Women, Making Retailers More Profitable

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March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A new study published by global social impact consulting firm FSG provides actionable and evidence-based practices that companies can implement to retain, develop, and promote more women from frontline positions. By advancing women into management roles, companies are able to improve retention rates, reduce the cost of turnover, improve customer loyalty, and strengthen retailers’ performance.

Women in I.T., Providing Diversity, Looking to the Future

Women across Medtronic are helping to lead the company’s information technology group as it looks to help transform the future of healthcare.
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To most, it’s an antique computer. But to Dawn Bardot, the Commodore 64 brings back special childhood memories.

“I would write and play programs,” she recalls. “While other kids were making flashcards, I was programming spelling words into the system and testing myself.”

These were the days of 8-bit home computers, BASIC operating systems, and using old television sets as computer monitors.

“Those are good memories,” laughs Dawn. “But I could tell from a young age that I liked to create.”

Benevity Announces 2019 Goodies Award Winners

“The Goodies” Recognize Progressive Companies Harnessing the Power of Goodness to Make a Positive Impact in their Communities, Workplaces and the World
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif., February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the winners of its 2019 Corporate Goodness Awards.

Bacardi Limited Partners with S.H.E. Globl to Bring First S.H.E. SUMMIT to Europe

June Sarpong MBE, Fatima Bhutto, Andrea Riseborough, Laura Haynes, Gina Martin, Patrick Harrison, and Pip Jamieson lead a stellar line-up of change-makers to discuss the most relevant gender and diversity issues of our time
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LONDON, February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On 4th March in the lead up to International Women’s Day, Bacardi Limited and S.H.E. SUMMIT, the flagship event of S.H.E. Globl, will host its first-ever European event in London, bringing together men and women, from across society, culture and business, to encourage them to take actions that plant seeds of change for a more diverse and inclusive community and workforce.

A Deeper Look at CECP's Year-End Investing in Society: Policies

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Investing in SocietyCECP’s recently launched and updated compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

Women in Science: Call for A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

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"I don’t want to live in a world that is dominated and dictated by men. And it would be stupid to forget 50% of the global workforce that can contribute", says Royal DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma.

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