Employee Engagement CSR News

Trailblazer Takeaways: Ibram X. Kendi on Being an Antiracist

The bestselling author and director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research joined T-Mobile for its Talking with Trailblazers guest-speaker series.

More than 7,000 T-Mobile employees recently tuned in to a livestreamed conversation between EVP of Customer Care Callie Field and Professor Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist.

Diversity of Thought: Building a Dream Team


What are the real-world benefits of diverse teams – and what does it take to make them work? I had a chance to find out when I was asked to lead product management for the Cisco team that developed App Discovery, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for getting a handle on shadow IT (applications not managed by IT). The 30-person team came from different countries (U.S. Israel, India), different corporate cultures (including Cisco acquisitions CloudLock and OpenDNS), genders, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Giving Back in Over 50,000 Miles and 3 Continents


Eleven years ago, I received a phone call that changed my life. A childhood friend called asking if I would like to join her newly formed nonprofit as they traveled to Nepal on their first medical mission to perform total joint reconstruction surgeries for the under-served.

Ecolab Recognized as a Best Company to Sell For by Selling Power Magazine for Fifth Consecutive Year

Press Release

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – For the fifth consecutive year, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to Selling Power magazine’s list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. Ecolab ranked 25th on the 2020 list.

Merck EBRGs Receive Diversity Best Practices Awards for Their Impact on the Community and Workplace


Merck is honored that two of their Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) were recently recognized by Diversity Best Practices for the work they do to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities in which we live and work. The U.S. chapters of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) and the Next Gen Network (NGN) each won a Diversity Best Practices: 2020 Above and Beyond award.

We Are Citizen Philanthropists – Learning Through Service in Costa Rica


Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. Core to our ethos is the belief that we can all learn and grow through service.

Pharrell Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, Global Citizen and Teneo Launch Juneteenth Pledge

Press Release

NEW YORK CITY /3BL Media/ - Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the global CEO advisory firm Teneo, today announced the launch of THE JUNETEENTH PLEDGE, a global effort to rally the private sector to ensure that Juneteenth becomes a paid holiday in the United States. The effort kicked off with a video call between dozens of leading CEOs and corporate executives.

Safety Month: Committed to Being Safer and Stronger Together

Wrapping up our 10th annual Safety Month celebration

Throughout June, our employees displayed their commitment to being Safer and Stronger Together, making our 10th annual Safety Month a huge success. This month is a time to reinforce our Health & Safety practices that support a strong safety culture year-round. As we reflect on Safety Month, let’s look for ways to incorporate what we learned in our daily work and lives.

Alliant Energy Employee Gets National Recognition for Customer Affordability Work

Haben Goitom named to list of next-generation rising stars within the utilities industry
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Haben Goitom’s journey to her role as Alliant Energy’s Director of Business Transformation began in the legal department seven years ago. Today, she’s been recognized by one of the utility industry’s leading publications for her accomplishments.

Public Utilities Fortnightly included Goitom on its list of Fortnightly Under Forty 2020. The list of 64 young and rising stars in the utility industry includes employees of utilities, commissions, professional firms and government agencies across the country. 

Honoring Employees With Red, White and Blue


While Mohawk is a global flooring leader, our roots are firmly planted in American soil. To honor our employees and celebrate our heritage, Mohawk hosted a special American flag raising ceremony just in time for Independence Day last year.

To show our appreciation for these employees, Mohawk raised a 45 foot by 75 foot American flag — the largest in the history of the state of Georgia — on the grounds of our Union Grove campus near I-75, one of America’s most heavily trafficked highways. 


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