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Jim Barber | UPS

The following is based on a speech given by Jim Barber, president of UPS International, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Atlanta.

I have deep respect for small and mid-sized businesses and the entrepreneurs who turn on the lights in the morning, stand behind the counter all day and lock the doors at night.

I love to hear the stories about how they took that first step toward entrepreneurship. And how they picked themselves up after that inevitable first misstep.

Drytunes wins Cox Business and Inc. Magazine's Get Started NOLA Pitch Competition

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NEW ORLEANS, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Drytunes, the waterproof wireless speaker with internal dry storage, won the Get Started NOLA pitch competition hosted by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine. The event took place live during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week last Wednesday night, March 25 and featured five finalists that were selected from over 40 businesses that applied to pitch. 

Accenture and Amref Health Africa to Improve Healthcare Services for Hundreds of Thousands Across Africa

Vodafone and its partners – Safaricom, Mezzanine and M-PESA Foundation – to expand mobile health training platform
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LONDON Mar. 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Amref Health Africa an additional grant of US$3 million to help the organization enhance and scale its mobile health training program to 3,000 community health workers in Kenya.

Ideagen – “Where the World’s Leading Organizations Convene to Innovate and Collaborate"

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NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Ideagen 100, a cross-sector, collective impact member network where the world’s leading corporations, NGO’s, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate, hosted its latest quarterly summit at the United Nations today focused on the theme, Empowering Women & Girls - a 50-50 Planet.

Hot Topic: SAP Takes Corporate Responsibility to New Levels

by Ruth Palombo Weiss
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SAP recognizes and embraces its commitment to the communities in which it operates, says Katie Morgan, SAP head of corporate social responsibility for North America. “We believe the private sector plays a vital role in creating a level playing field, driving innovation, and building an environment that enhances education and entrepreneurship to foster economic growth,” says Morgan. 

Symantec Partners with Global Fund for Women to Help Close Gender Gap in STEM

By Roxane Divol, Symantec's SVP and GM, Trust Services
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Throughout my career, I have considered myself a staunch advocate for women's rights and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). I advocate for more women in STEM not just because I believe in the potential of the STEM and tech sectors to lift millions of women and their families around the world out of poverty and dependence, but also because I feel that diversity is fuel for our future.

SAP Establishes Faculty Fellow at IIMA to Drive Entrepreneurship

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SAP NEWSBYTE, December 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ —  SAP today announced that as part of its on-going corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives across the country, it will establish an SAP Faculty Fellow at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) to undertake research in the areas of entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Micro Lenders Can Make a Mega Impact

Study underwritten by Capital One reveals barriers to credit reporting among non-profit lenders
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Washington, D.C., December 3 2014 /3BL Media/ — Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) today announced that entrepreneurs without a credit history (termed a “credit invisible”) are hindered in their chances to secure business capital and often pay higher deposits for services such as cell phones and utilities.

Coca-Cola and Artisan Gifts: Giving the Gift of Empowerment

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The Coca-Cola Company recognizes that while women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, they only earn 10 percent of the world’s income. In 2010, the Company launched 5by20, its commitment to empowering five million female entrepreneurs in its value chain by 2020. Supporting women artisans is a key pillar of this initiative.

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