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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?

Instructor Certification Opens Doors for Women in IT

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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Inspired to understand the technology behind multiplayer games, Veronika Klauzova turned a passion for technology into a career. Teaching Cisco CCNA courses at the Technical University of Košice in the Slovak Republic led to a job as a Customer Support Engineer at Cisco.

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Inspired to understand the technology behind multiplayer games, Veronika Klauzova turned a passion for technology into a career. Teaching Cisco CCNA courses at the Technical University of Košice in the Slovak Republic led to a job as a Customer Support Engineer at Cisco.

De Beers' Evelyn Mervine Thinks It Is Time for the Climate to Change for Women in Diamond Mining

Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.
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Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining.

How long have you been with De Beers Group, and what were you doing before you joined?

I grew up in rural New Hampshire in the US, and I spent much of my childhood exploring the outdoors. I was particularly fond of outdoor sports such as rock climbing, hiking and paddling. I’ve been racing kayaks and canoes since I was 12 years old, and I continue to participate in the sport.

Caterpillar's Women in Leadership Initiative

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Inclusion drives business results, and Caterpillar knows that when it focuses on having the best talent – including a more gender-balanced workforce – everyone benefits.

Click here to read more about how Caterpillar plans to succeed in reaching its ambitious goal to increase the mix of qualified, capable females across our enterprise to industry benchmark levels by 2022. 

‘We Want Equal Opportunity’

Wells Fargo team members raise awareness and celebrate inclusive workplaces during National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October
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When thinking about people with disabilities, some people tend to focus on cures or charity, thinking that the social problem is with the person’s body or mind, said Stacey Milbern. But what they may not realize is that society itself needs to change; that many places can still be inaccessible and not inclusive, she added.

“People with disabilities aren’t looking for charity,” Milbern said. “We want equal opportunity. We want to be seen in our entirety.”

Cultivating a Global Inclusive Culture, with Pride

How Dell’s LGBT employee resource group, Pride, is making inroads, opening dialogue
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Human resources professional Nikki Gibson feels comfortable – and proud – about placing a picture of her family on her work desk.

On the surface, that may seem part of everyday work life for any professional. But as Nikki will tell you, it’s not.

While she feels good about bringing her full self to work – many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community around the world feel unable to open up about who they are, do not have equal rights and are not free to express themselves.

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