Duke Energy Senior Vice President Melody Birmingham-Byrd has been named one of Black Enterprise’s most powerful women in corporate America
Melody Birmingham-Byrd was 22 when she vaulted into management, taking a job as a front-line supervisor at a General Motors plant in Rochester, N.Y. She oversaw members of the United Automobile Workers whose backgrounds were about as different from hers as they could possibly be – most were male, white, older and experienced. But Birmingham-Byrd was determined to do right by her team, to provide the type of supportive, positive leadership she felt her parents never got in their assembly line jobs.
NEW YORK, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Nordstrom, UGG®, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. are proud to come together to raise the profile of women leaders across global supply chains through the “This Is A Leader” campaign. Launching today, this campaign celebrates exemplary female leadership from supplier factories to corporate offices, and invites employees, partners, consumers, and other stakeholders to join the conversation and share what leadership means to them.
DEARBORN Mich., February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sponsored by AAA Michigan, and hosted by the Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC), this year’s Women In Leadership Symposium (WILS) will focus on one of the hottest trending topics in media/social media today, “women empowerment.”
Themed, “Center Stage: Standing Out & Speaking Up,” MIDC will hone in on empowering women to speak up for themselves and to speak up and empower one another. #SPEAKUP -- when demanding a seat at the table, when contributing ideas and solutions, when other women deserve to be praised, and more!
OAKLAND, Calif., February 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group, in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and BSR, is seeking nominations for its fourth annual "30 Under 30" feature, showcasing the next generation of sustainable business leaders.
What will happen in 2019 at the intersection of business and society? As our team in the Business & Society Program looked ahead to the new year, we realized the best answers lie in our network of business leaders and academics. From Artificial Intelligence to worker voice to lifelong learning, these diverse predictions impart a powerful sense of possibility, even in facing some of the world’s toughest challenges in the new year.
On October 23, 2018 the Financial Times published an article stating that Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, had announced that “sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests in the future.” He further explained that sustainable investing did not lead to lower returns and that in his own opinion such a strategy will lead to higher returns.
On average, women hold 20 percent of the seats on Fortune 1000 corporate boards, according to a recent report by the diversity advocacy group 2020 Women on Boards. This year, Booz Allen was proud to add two extraordinary women to its board of directors, Michéle A.
We are in a moment. The moment of Time’s Up and #MeToo. The moment of women’s marches. The moment of Harvey Weinstein and Justice Kavanaugh. The moment when more women than ever before have been elected to public office. It’s also the moment when investors have an historic opportunity to become a powerful force for advancing gender equality across the globe.