Just days into the new year and American executives are yet again being asked to flex and increase their justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) IQ. The events of the last two weeks have further solidified the need for corporate executives – and the companies they lead – to address the realities of serious and deeply rooted inequity, systemic racism and bias in the United States.
by Dianna Caspary, Associate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Back in 2014, Justin realized that his health had taken a dive.
"I was 5 feet 9 inches tall and carrying around 255 pounds. My blood pressure was 149/90, and my cholesterol was 249,” says Justin, a shipping supervisor in our ScottsMiracle-Gro Marysville, Ohio, plant. “My wife and I had a baby on the way; and we also had a 10-year-old daughter, who I barely had enough energy to play with.”
By Sheila Greaney, Office Manager Unified Communications Galway Dev Center
Almost a year ago now, Cisco decided to ensure the safety of all employees and closed our offices globally. It was clearly the right move to make in the wake of so many unknowns. As a Site Engagement Manager for our Galway, Ireland offices – I had to sit down and figure how this affected us from a culture perspective.
With 75% site attendance in Galway we always have a highly populated office which helps grow a very special site culture and atmosphere – something we take a great deal of pride in. We are, after all, Ireland’s #1 Great Place to Work!
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rockwell Automation was a proud sponsor of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s 24th annual celebration breakfast, which launched a five-day virtual event (Jan. 18-22) focusing on Deliberate Dialogue Discussions, a series of intentional conversations focusing on the social determinants of health. Rockwell leaders and close to 10 members of Rockwell’s African American Professional Network attended the event.
Kelly Schmitt, President and CFO, succeeds Bryan de Lottinville as CEO
CALGARY, Alberta, January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced exciting executive leadership transitions as it enters the next phase of its growth following the closing of an investment from Hg’s Saturn 2 Fund on January 15, 2021.
By John Stauch, Pentair President and Chief Executie Officer
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. While progress has been made to achieve Dr. King’s vision, the events of the past year reinforced that we must confront the fact that systemic injustice and racism persist.
In wake of last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol building, we are seeing a new wave of corporate activism emerge. In the past, it was standard operating procedure for brands to steer clear of the political conversation altogether. And while in recent years we’ve seen companies take stances on political issues – such as access to voting, social justice and climate change – they would often stop short of calling out individual politicians or blocking resources to persons inciting hate and violence.