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How Bacardi Aims to Shatter the Glass Ceiling

Spirits company launches mentoring program to cultivate female leadership.
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By Michael Woodward Ph.D.

The glass ceiling has slowly been cracking for years, but it is far from shattered. The 2019 Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey and Company found that women occupy only 21 percent of executive roles in the C-suite with just under 30 percent representation in vice president and senior vice president roles. Although there has been progress in the last five years, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Northern Trust's Shundrawn Thomas Walks the Talk on Diversity in Financial Services

A role model and a mentor who believes in paying it forward and back
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By Jeff Benjamin

Recognizing the self-fulfilling prophecy that develops when lower-level minority employees don't see minority representation in the executive ranks, Mr. Thomas said more effort needs to be made across the industry.

"We've been very intentional at Northern Trust," he said. "We not only have to have diverse slates of candidates, but we also require diverse slates of people interviewing candidates."

Trading Places With an Employee From Across the World

Participating in an international staff exchange with employees in Australia and Canada
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In 2019 two Tetra Tech offices on opposite sides of the earth participated in a staff secondment exchange. Patrick Lynch transferred from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, from March to September. Emily Messer transferred from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from June to September.

The Importance of Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

PayPal President and CEO, Dan Schulman, speaks with Alex Cross, President of Serve on the importance of helping veterans return to civilian life after their military service.
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This Veterans Day, PayPal President and CEO, Dan Schulman, spoke with Alex Cross, President of Serve – PayPal’s employee resource group for veterans and allies. The two discussed the importance of helping veterans successfully transition from military service into civilian careers, why veterans are an important talent pool, and the unique skill sets veterans bring to the workforce.

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Hiring Our Heroes

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Republic Services has a longstanding commitment to our military and to the men and women who serve our country.

In honor of Veterans Day, we recognized our many employees who are veterans and active service members at a celebration at our headquarters – attended by nearly 600 employees. This gave us the opportunity to launch an important employee business resource group named V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans, Advocacy, Learning, Outreach and Recruiting) that will create a network of veterans and military supporters across our company who are passionate about helping veterans.

A Q&A with Lee Jourdan, Chief Diversity Officer at Chevron

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by Kathy Gurchiek

Chevron, a global energy corporation involved in the oil, natural gas and geothermal energy industries, is building a different kind of energy source of its own—a diverse talent pipeline.

Hiring Neurodiverse Employees Refuels Service Stations

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For Chevron Stations Inc. (CSI) Manager Naomi Mata, employee safety meetings were important, but typically routine. However, the enthusiasm of two new employees, Carter Chavez and Nicholas van Wingerden, has become infectious for Mata and other employees at the Carpinteria, California, retail operation, making safety meetings far more engaging.

Building Networks for Second Chances

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October is not usually a time for graduation ceremonies, and a police headquarters might be one of the last places for such an occasion.

Veterans Help Us Be Our Best

By Laura Knutson
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Imagine you sign up to serve your country at age 18. You go to boot camp and push your physical and mental limits to an extreme. You spend years on a ship. Maybe you serve in a war zone.

You come home, start a family, get deployed again. Months later, you’re back at your local grocery store, trying to readjust to an old lifestyle that’s suddenly foreign.

To many veterans, this transition back to the civilian world is no easy feat. And at the core is finding a job that fits, which can be the biggest hurdle of all.

Including Veterans in the Drive Toward Workforce Diversity

By Schwanzetta Williams | Director of Talent Acquisition at Smithfield Foods
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Workforce diversity is essential to a company’s success, but inclusion takes into account the perspectives that ALL employees bring to the workplace. With nearly 98% of employers having or implementing “Diversity and Inclusion” initiatives, it is apparent that diversity and inclusion are important for businesses and critical in developing their talent pipeline. Including veterans as a part of the talent pipeline in an integral measure of championing diversity of ideas and thoughts.

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