Celebrating International Women’s Day, Belinda Vasquez loves her job and is still going strong after more than two decades.
By Casey Wian, Energized by Edison Writer
Twenty-five years ago, Belinda Vasquez was a single parent attending Mt. San Antonio College, facing an uncertain financial future. She learned that Southern California Edison was recruiting women to work as entry-level meter readers, so she applied, got the job and left school.
This month, as we reflect on the contributions of women to society—as innovators, climate activists, caregivers, political leaders and more—we are reminded of how much can change in a single generation and how much work remains to be done to #BreakTheBias.
“When we are courageous enough to operate with collective action and shared ownership, through intentional collaboration we have an opportunity to shape our workforce in a way we haven’t seen before.” - Monique Lanaux, GVP, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, Albertsons Companies
Truist is committed to creating a more equitable society and inclusive world in support of International Women’s Day and this year’s theme to break the bias. We’re fostering a culture that empowers women in all areas of their lives so they can thrive.
The pandemic has changed the way we live and work, and women in particular have been disproportionally affected by the global shift. In spring 2020, approximately 3.5 million mothers with school-age children lost jobs or left the workforce in the U.S. Although jobs have returned, there are 1.1 million fewer women in the workforce than in February 2020.
SHANGHAI, March 8, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China", NYSE: YUMC and HKEX: 9987) today announced it has been ranked among the leading companies worldwide in the 2022 edition of Equileap’s Top 100 Gender Equality Global Ranking. Yum China is the only company from China named to the list this year. Notably, Yum China was also recognized among 19 companies globally with no gender pay gap.
Women make up the majority of factory workers in the footwear and apparel sector, so we partnered with HERproject, in 2016, to bring increased well-being, confidence, and economic potential to the women and men on our supply chain.
Women have a significant impact on Keysight’s culture, on the technology landscape, and on the innovations we create. Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world.
"Digging Deep: Women’s Roles in the Gold Mining Sector and the Quest for Equity” will feature insights from women in leadership across the mining sector.
March 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Celebrating the contributions of women to society, and their social, economic, and scientific achievements, International Women’s Day offers a moment to reflect on how women have transformed the global landscape. While the opportunities for women are publicized in the gem and jewelry sector, the challenges faced by women in gold mining are often left unaddressed.
May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The WSLA Alumnae Group announced this year’s stellar sustainability leaders in a virtual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) ceremony May 19. This was the first awards ceremony that the group held independently since it became a non-profit organization. The WSLA Class of 2021 will join the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability who are making a difference in the world by initiating lasting change.