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Celebrating Dow's First Female Research Scientist

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Our first female research scientist, Sylvia Stoesser, Ph.D., began working for Dow in 1929. Dr. Stoesser went on to hold 29 patents, five of which led to a process which enabled the Dowell Division — a billion-dollar-a-year business. She also laid the important groundwork for the polystyrene used in a variety of plastics today.

Women in science have shaped the face of industry and continue to do so to this day. Learn more about Dr. Stoesser and her important contributions to the field of chemistry.

Executives Called to Flex JEDI IQ, Yet Again

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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.

National Grid Welcomes Natalie Edwards as Chief Diversity Officer

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WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has welcomed Natalie Edwards to the company’s newly established Chief Diversity Officer role. Based in New York, Edwards will take on responsibility for the company’s inclusion and diversity efforts across its US and UK businesses.  

Benevity Announces Executive Transitions

Kelly Schmitt, President and CFO, succeeds Bryan de Lottinville as CEO
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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.

IWBI Launches Global Network of Advisors to Advance Health Equity Worldwide

Health Equity Advisory to further the goal of prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion
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NEW YORK, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute today announced the launch of its new IWBI Health Equity Advisory to help accelerate its vision for everyone to have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The Advisory will work to identify, codify and scale strategies  that can be used by buildings, businesses and communities around the world to help achieve this vision.

The Advisory will be led by a global group of prestigious co-chairs representing diverse areas of expertise and perspectives, including:

P&G's Always Teams With Walmart to Urge Girls to Stay in Sports

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Procter & Gamble's feminine care brand Always launched a campaign with Walmart this week to urge people to help girls stay in sports as part of their personal growth.

Medtronic: Equity and Opportunity for All

2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
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Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.

#TtInspires: Brenna Minor, Disaster Recovery and CDBG Program Manager

Implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects to help build back resilient communities
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Brenna Minor is a program manager with Tetra Tech’s Disaster Recovery group, specializing in implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects. Brenna currently works with the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on COVID-19 recovery programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. She also is developing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-Mitigation Action Plan for the U.S.

CECP Announces Deutsche Bank CEO Christiana Riley to Join Board of Directors

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January 12, 2021, New York, NY /3BL Media/ — As part of its continuing efforts to empower companies to drive long-term business success through positive societal impact, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) announced that Christiana Riley, CEO, Deutsche Bank USA Corp has joined the organization’s distinguished Board of Directors.

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