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Save the Date! International Women's Day Forum March 6-7, 2018

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Our eighth annual International Women's Day Forum, Partner with Purpose: Business for Gender Equality, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S. Department of State, will gather the business community, civil society, and government representatives to advance women’s and girls’ empowerment around the globe. 

BD Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today issued its 2016 Sustainability Report.
 
BD’s sustainability strategy is driven by its purpose – advancing the world of health. The report describes BD’s progress against its 2020 Sustainability Goals in four key strategic areas:

Partnership to Build Literacy and Strengthen Education

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Many of us can’t image a world without books. Yet for billions of people, that is a reality. Literacy skills are more than just reading and writing, but creates educational opportunities for individuals to improve their well-being. Through Eastman’s Corporate Responsibility efforts, we have partnered with Room to Read®, a global non-profit organization, to provide children and young women access to books and learning opportunities in developing countries.   

TECHO is Working to Eradicate Poverty in Latin America with NetSuite.org

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TECHO, a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to helping families living in slums, shares how a software donation from NetSuite.org has enabled them to manage their finances across 17 countries and focus on permanently eradicating poverty.

Enabling Greater Financial Capability

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By: Shamarukh Mohiuddin

An astounding two billion people around the world still lack access to modern financial services. While the finance gap is most acute in the developing world, communities and businesses across the United States also lack adequate access to finance. In the meantime, there are still big gaps in financial literacy and capability even among those who have access to finance. 

The KU Sport Psychology Lab and Children International Partner to Create a Caring Sports Environment for Kids

Sports Programs Help Children Develop Important Life Skills and Empower Them to Break the Cycle of Poverty
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The University of Kansas Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab (KUSEPL) and Children International (CI) have partnered to create a caring sports environment for kids in impoverished communities. A coaches’ clinic was held in Guatemala earlier this year where CI staff and volunteers were taught how to utilize sport psychology theory to make their Sports for Development program even more effective.

Eastman Partners with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries

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KINGSPORT, TENN., June 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Yesterday, Eastman and Clemson University announced an exciting new partnership with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC), a nonprofit service learning organization that develops solutions to improve the quality of life for the people of Cange, Haiti. Through donation of time, talents and resources, Eastman and CEDC will work together to advance the field of engineering and develop innovative solutions.

Bliss Dance: A Message of Women Empowerment

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She is a breathtaking, 40-foot-tall sculpture at The Park, indeed, but also a powerful statement about female strength.

Not Everyone is Asked, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”

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by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”

Global Celebration of Women’s History in March

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, Legg Mason and Affiliate employees honored and celebrated the achievements of women by attending several events around the world.   

London

London employees and members of our Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) Employee Resource Group (ERG) met over lunch and discussed the significance of International Women's Day, benefits of networking with other women, the history of WLN and potential future professional development activities .

Melbourne

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