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Join more than 300 private and public stakeholders March 6—7 in Washington, D.C. to discuss how together, through combining resources, skills, and expertise, we can achieve greater sustainability and impact. Gender equality is in reach, but it can only be realized through collaboration.
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.
Barclays CEO Jes Staley has spoken about the bank’s mission to tackle gender diversity to an audience of MPs, colleagues, business leaders and Barclays’ partners from the charitable sector.
Timed to coincide with the build-up to International Women’s Day (8 March), Staley, along with Labour peer Baroness McDonagh, hosted a breakfast at the Palace of Westminster for 100 people, before taking questions from the audience and being interviewed by Barclays’ Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion Mark McLane.
Wendy Papworth is Director for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and also leads Barclays’ group-wide focus on the gender agenda.
She started her career in client-facing roles, including as an insurance systems consultant with IBM, but as her personal circumstances changed she spotted an opportunity to better balance her commitments.
How is Barclays marking International Women’s Day?
As a company that has been tracking International Women’s Day for years, this year’s event was the biggest we’ve seen to-date. The day catapulted to a global stage, in part, due to events like January’s Women’s March on Washington, which not only served as a catalyst, launching awareness of women’s rights to new levels, but also unified individuals of all genders, races and backgrounds around women’s rights all over the world.
FedEx supports hundreds of organizations, projects and initiatives that help make life better in the communities where our team members live and where we do business. To help commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8), here are five organizations FedEx supports that help empower women and girls around the world:
Whirlpool, 100 Women Strong joins forces for gender equality
ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 9, 2017 /3BL Media/— Shannon Sigmund likes to talk about women’s rights and is the first to explain that feminism isn’t just for one gender.
The St. Joseph resident was among the dozens of women who gathered at Plank’s Tavern on the Water on Wednesday to take part in Tennies & Toasts. The public event was put on by the Women’s Network, a Whirlpool Corp. employee resource group, as a way to celebrate women and raise funds for 100 Women Strong.
Discussing how to increase internet access for women around the world
Nilmini Rubin, vice president for International Development at Tetra Tech, discusses the growing divide in connectivity between women and men online in EQUALS’ blog. Nilmini explains how the same reasons women lack equal access to necessities such as electricity, water, education, and health care are causing the divide to not only persist, but grow.