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Putting Our Feminism Into Our Finances

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by Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Capital 

While many of us have been at this for a while now, 2018 is the year we stand to make significant progress in our efforts to bring more women into the financial fold. The #MeToo movement has brought attention to women’s equality everywhere from the red carpet in Hollywood to the executive suite and the board room on Wall Street. The more recent Oscar’s hashtag #HereWeAre is also serving to raise awareness of the importance of women’s voices being included and heard.

Business Has Never Been More Critical in Advancing Gender Equality

by Kristen Lang
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The adage, “behind every great man, there is a great woman,” has officially — and irretrievably — been relegated to the history books. In its place comes the understanding that behind every woman is a powerful and growing network of women who have, and are helping to, pave the way.

When I joined Ceres more than a decade ago, I was privileged to experience firsthand the power of working under a female CEO and a gender-balanced leadership team. Today, even as the organization has quintupled in size, Ceres maintains this gender parity.

“Investing in Women is Smart Business:” Vinetta Project CEO Vanessa Dawson on Opening Doors for Women Entrepreneurs

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Earlier this month, Booz Allen Hamilton announced a D.C. partnership with The Vinetta Project, a national organization dedicated to helping women-led businesses break into the funding ecosystem. Below,Vanessa Dawson, Founder and CEO of Vinetta,discusses why this mission is so critical and how the Vinetta Project is opening doors for female entrepreneurs.

In China, a New Program Helps Women Supply Chain Workers Get Ahead

Female factory workers develop new skills thanks to Plan W from HP and its partner Diageo.
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The women who power China’s factories can often face tough odds in getting ahead.

Sodexo Recognized As a Top Company for Female Executives

Sodexo named on the National Association for Female Executives ‘Top Companies for Executive Women’ list for the fifth year in a row  
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Meet the Scientist: Jennifer Lippens, Post-doctoral Fellow at Amgen Thousand Oaks

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Meet the Scientist: Julie M. Lade, Scientist in the Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism Department

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

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Empowering West African Women Through Sustainable Agriculture

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General Mills knows that empowering women and girls is crucial for communities to fully flourish.

In the world’s poorest communities, women and girls typically bear the brunt of poverty. When families struggle to grow enough food to eat or earn enough money to send all their kids to school, it’s the girls who are often the last to eat and first to be kept home from school.

But girls and women aren’t just the faces of the poverty; they’re also the key to overcoming it.

Pressing for Progress

International Women's Day 2018
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Individually, we may be single drops of water; together, we’re an ocean.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed each year on March 8th to celebrate the economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and to bring attention to persistent inequality and the barriers to gender parity. The day, which has evolved into a global movement not affiliated with any particular organization or sector, emphasizes a call to action for accelerating change.

The Question I Hate

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March 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, I’d like to share the question I get most often as a female leader.

It’s also the question I hate the most:

“What’s the business case for gender diversity?”

Ugh.

There are other variations:

“What’s the business case for diversity in general?”

“How does gender parity affect my bottom line?”

“How does being inclusive help me meet my KPIs?”

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