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Black History Month — a Time to Reflect and Celebrate at Merck

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Diversity and inclusion are part of our rich history and fundamental to our future success. In celebration of Black History Month, we highlight employees who have made an impact on our past, present and future.

Empathy and Ethics Take Center Stage at Kimberly-Clark Black History Month Celebration

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Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongly convicted of the 1985 murders of two fast food restaurant managers in Birmingham, Alabama, sentenced to death, and held on death row for 30 years. The advocate and author was invited to address Kimberly-Clark employees across the US in a broadcast hosted by the company’s African Ancestry Employee Network (AAEN).

Fifth Third’s African American Business Resource Groups Celebrate Black History Month

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During February, Fifth Third Bank employees across the Bank’s 10-state footprint hosted a variety of celebrations and events to celebrate Black History Month. Most were organized through Fifth Third’s African American business resource groups.

Duke Energy Earns Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2020 Distinction

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Duke Energy is proud to once again be named to Forbes’ “Best Employers for Diversity” list. 

The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers, with whom we partner to serve our customers. 

We continue our commitment to build a diverse workforce that mirrors the communities we serve, as well as strengthen a culture of inclusion where employees feel respected and valued.

Veterans Bring Experience, Dedication to Workforce

Douglas J. Guth
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Area companies craft strategies to reach veteran candidates, ease their adjustment.

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Area companies craft strategies to reach veteran candidates, ease their adjustment.

Qualcomm's Chief Diversity Officer, Vicki Mealer-Burke, Will Speak at the First Annual San Diego Tech Women's Summit

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Qualcomm will be hosting the first annual San Diego Tech Women's Summit on March 7. The event will kick off with a welcome from Vicki Mealer Burke, who currently serves as Qualcomm’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Vickie is responsible for providing the vision, leadership and oversight of internal and external inclusion and diversity initiatives.
 
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Alliant Energy Hosting Conversations About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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MADISON, Wis., March 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Sparked by the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, Alliant Energy employees came together on February 25, 2020, to discuss diversity, equity, inclusion and unconscious bias.

ESGR Recognizes Tetra Tech’s Randy Everett With the Patriot Award

Supporting military families in Ohio and across the United States
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Tetra Tech’s Randy Everett, from our Solid Waste Solutions group, received the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award in January 2020. The Patriot Award is granted to those who make significant efforts to support reservists through measures including allowing flexible work schedules, approving time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. 

Celebrate Black History Month: For the Love of Baseball and Small-Town Life

Hugh Gorie’s passion keeps the mostly black Community All-Star Baseball League thriving in rural South Carolina
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The sounds of our national pastime resonate in rural South Carolina, thanks to one man’s lifelong love of the game.

On weekdays, you'll find Duke Energy security officer Hugh Gorie helping keep watch over Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, S.C. On weekends from April to September, you'll find him on baseball diamonds across his native South Carolina, keeping baseball alive in towns such as Newberry, Lancaster and Lexington. Here, the men play for the love of the game and for the fans who cheer them on -- when those fans aren’t tending to their grills for the postgame cookout.

Scotiabank Hosts Women in Agriculture Event Highlighting Local Female Entrepreneurs

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Kelsey Smith
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WINCHESTER — Agriculture has always been a male-driven industry; Scotiabank and local women want to change the perspective. 

On Wednesday, February 12, Scotiabank held a Women in Agriculture networking lunch at Winchelsea Events in Winchester. Local women in agriculture were invited to enjoy the company of others and learn about the struggles and successes of other women in the business. 

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