Kari Harbath is no stranger to hardship and suffering. In April 2019, due to pregnancy complications, she gave birth to a daughter who is deaf, blind and has CHARGE syndrome, a rare disorder that affects multiple organ systems in the body. If that weren’t challenging enough, the following September, Kari lost her mother, and then this past June, she lost her husband of 13 years.
Over the past year, race and social equity has ascended as a top priority, and organizations of all sizes, across industries, have been looking at how they can do better and make change where it’s needed most. What are the best ways to get started, tackle tough conversations, and keep the momentum going in order to provide real growth and opportunity for those who need it most?
Written by: Sonya Yip, applications engineer and Silicon Valley “Walk to End Alzheimer's” co-coordinator for the ON Semiconductor team
A key component of our company’s corporate social responsibility program is our community initiatives. Through philanthropy and volunteerism, we aim to create a relationship of mutual trust and respect between the company and the local communities in which we operate. Through our community involvement, we also want our employees to be proud of what they do and where they work.
Despite an unprecedented pandemic that has brought many unexpected challenges, Xylem employees’ continued to donate their volunteer hours, donation dollars and passion for solving water to Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate social responsibility program. Throughout 2020, Xylem Watermark was able to reach more people than ever through funding, education programs and awareness efforts. In the face of the pandemic, Xylem also directly supported COVID-19 relief through volunteerism, matching employee and business partner donations and providing community grants.
By Courtney Martin | Oregon Public Affairs Director, Intel Corporation
We’re excited to share our new Intel Oregon RISE Report.
Now is the time for all of us to invest in Oregon’s recovery and growth – and we want you to know how seriously we take our commitment to being a responsible partner in strengthening communities where we live and work, throughout Oregon.
Throughout February, a number of Medtronic African Descent Network hubs around the U.S. are embracing Lewis’ call to “make good trouble” and build a stronger future for employees and communities.
"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." - John Lewis in 2018