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Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Interest Increases Globally

Companies rush to participate before the September 30 deadline
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Originally posted on bloomberg.com.

The number and diversity of companies that have applied to be included in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) has risen sharply ahead of the September 30 deadline, Bloomberg announced today.

The Home Depot Joins Billion Dollar Roundtable, Continues To Expand Supplier Diversity Programs

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The Home Depot joins the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. (BDR), a nonprofit organization that promotes supplier diversity excellence and best practices. The BDR consists of U.S.-based corporations that spend $1 billion or more annually with minority and woman-owned suppliers.

Julie O'Hara-Harvey: “You Have To Find Your Way.”

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When Julie O’Hara-Harvey joined Principal® in November 2021, one of her first to-dos was to spearhead creation of the Pal Program. Onboarding at any company can be difficult, and post-pandemic stresses have only made it harder to connect with peers, figure out company culture, and find ways to meaningfully engage. The Pal Program—which pairs a new employee with a mentor for 60 days—addresses those issues head on, says O’Hara-Harvey, who is senior affirmative action/equal employment opportunity program manager and diversity consultant with Principal.

The Challenge of Decarbonizing Cities and Real Estate

JLL's new Research Study and Global Sustainability Report
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by Cynthia Curtis, SVP and Corporate Sustainability Officer, Americas for JLL

Did you know that buildings account for 60% of carbon emissions in cities. And with more than 2.5 billion people moving into cities in the next 30 years, there is a responsibility to ensure that the real estate sector, and the permanency of buildings and our communities, are evolving and adapting in a sustainable way. This isn’t only good for the planet – it also benefits job creation, health, and equality.

Eaton Recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for the Second Consecutive Year, Scoring 100 out of 100 on the Disability Equality Index

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CLEVELAND, July 27, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Power management company Eaton has been named a Top Scoring Company for the second consecutive year on the 2022 Disability Equality Index® (DEI). The company, which scored 100 out of 100 on the index, improved its score from last year by expanding all employee benefit plans to cover hearing aids and enhancing the accessibility of social media content by adding captions to video and providing alt text for images.

AEG’s LA Kings and LA Galaxy as Part of THE ALLIANCE: Los Angeles Join Brotherhood Crusade in Second Annual Unity March & Dialogue

LA Kings’ Blake Bolden Participates in Panel Discussion
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On July 24, 2022, THE ALLIANCE: Los Angeles, a group organized to drive impact for social change through sport, held the Second Annual Unity March & Dialogue to amplify Los Angeles’ stance against racism.

The event, which was coordinated in partnership with the Brotherhood Crusade, a youth and community development organization, brought together local youth, civic leaders, LAPD, and nearly 1,000 community members who peacefully demonstrated in a youth-led march showing unity against racism.

Dr. Cornel West To Keynote the 2nd Annual National Black Men in Leadership Summit

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DETROIT, July 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) presents The 2nd Annual National Black Men in Leadership Summit taking place on Thursday, August 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST at Fort Pontchartrain Hotel. The event, in partnership with the National Diversity Council (NDC) will focus on the theme “Resilient Leadership: Connection, Community and Contribution.”

Employees With Disabilities Drive Changes at Medtronic

IT prioritizes access and inclusion for employees with disabilities
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Niall Gallagher started his career at Medtronic more than six years ago. He began this new journey with a lifelong challenge: Gallagher has cerebral palsy and is visually impaired.

He worried how his new colleagues would receive him. “I have to be conscious of what biases someone has,” Gallagher said. “The assumption that I wouldn't be able to do something because I’m blind and I have reduced mobility.”

Strategy, Suffering, and Impact: A Personal Reflection by RW CEO Angela Parker

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The first and most appropriate reaction to human violence is to hear the deafening crack of our own hearts. The second is to wail. Dig our nails into the mud and cover ourselves with ashes. Gather the rage. Let it wreak havoc until our lungs ache and our throats are raw. And when the voices say, “Get up! Do something!” – stay.

Altogether Kohler: Juneteenth Celebration

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Kohler Co.’s BLK Catalyst Business Resource Group kept the Juneteenth celebration going last week with events in Kohler, WI, and Hattiesburg, MS, including a DJ, Black Jeopardy, food from Black-owned businesses, and a panel discussion on the importance and impact of the holiday.

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