ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it has received the 2019 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The U.S. Secretary of State presented the award to the RBA at a ceremony this afternoon during a cabinet-level meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) in the historic Indian Treaty Room at the White House.
This blog was posted on behalf of Teran Martin. Teran is the Data Center Supply Manager for Intel Corporation and, when not forecasting server demand or aligning supply, helps host Portland based tech community events.
This blog was posted on behalf of Dan Gutwein, Director of New Experiences for Intel’s Internet of Things group. Dan also co-founded Arizona non-profit Hoops of Hope, raising more than $5 million to build a high school for students in rural Zambia in partnership with World Vision and other NGOs.
When I came to work at Intel, I was a contingent worker, and my partner at the time was a full-time Intel employee. Intel was offering insurance to same-sex couples for the first time. It was empowering, it was revolutionary, and it helped me make the decision to be open and honest from that point forward. So, in 1999, I came out at Intel. Read my story here.
When it opened in March 2013, the Intel-backed film “Girl Rising” helped kickstart a global movement around a mission to ensure that girls around the world are educated and empowered.
What you might not remember is, as part of that effort, Intel invested further by partnering with local non-governmental agencies (NGOs) to ensure each of the nine girls in the film — and many of their siblings — continued to receive quality education.
In honor of International Day of the Girl, we caught up with one of the nine girls featured in the film. So where are they now?
At this year's Responsible Business Awards, Intel won the Responsible Supply Chain Award for its ground-breaking work on human rights in the supply chain, particularly in tackling and abolishing recruitment fees.
Karla Bracamonte, a Mexican immigrant, worked as a custodian at Arizona State University. One day, she walked past a whiteboard with unfinished algebraic equations written on it.
“I turned to my coworker at the time and I told them, ‘I can do this,’” Bracamonte said.
Realizing her talent, a professor and her coworkers encouraged her to apply for classes at ASU, where university staff could get discounts on tuition. However, as a first-generation college student with very little understanding of English, she had barriers to overcome.