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Meet the Next-Gen Female Farmers

Finding their own economic independence through coffee
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Dorotee Uwimbabazi has spent her whole life on coffee farms, and she is still improving her farming practices. She recently discovered the benefits of planting shade trees in her garden; not only do they protect the coffee trees, but they also provide the perfect compost when they shed their leaves. "I think they have made my garden one of the best in my community," she beams.

Powered by Purpose Episode 3: “I see the world through other people's eyes.”

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Sam Latif is an incredible woman who has refused to let being blind hold her back. From being the first woman in her family to go to university to moving from Scotland to London on her own to work for P&G, her story is one of resilience and resourcefulness. And now she’s using her passion to improve the lives of other blind people around the world.

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The Future Can Be Female - Starting the Finance CEO Pipeline

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by Jane Carten, President and Director, Saturna Capital and Portfolio Manager of the Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund  

When I walk into a room and see a crowd full of white men over the age of 40, I know I’m in the right place. Lack of diversity in the asset management industry is a fact that is palpable.

How Investing in Women Helps Everyone During a Pandemic

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by Ebony Perkins, Investor and Community Relations Manager at Self-Help Credit Union

Can women really have it all?

Women have made much progress in the last century. They gained the right to vote, currently earn a higher percentage of college degrees than male counterparts, and represent more than half of the American workforce. Despite their strides, women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic’s economic effects, and their progress is in jeopardy.

The Path to Zero Hunger Includes Empowering Women

Empowering Women Can Reduce Global Hunger
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Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.

By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people. 

Promoting Gender Equality in Bangladesh: Gildan's Partnership with Room to Read to Improve Girls' Education and Literacy

Gildan’s continued partnership with Room to Read to support girls’ education and literacy
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As part of its commitment to creating stronger communities, Gildan aims to support education in the regions where it operates, and a crucial factor behind the Company’s efforts lie in promoting more inclusive systems which support gender equality in the classroom. This is especially important across regions located in the Global South, where girls often face more barriers to accessing education.

7 Women Reveal How Their Company's Programs Left Them Feeling Empowered

Seven women embrace the power of impact by sharing their experiences participating in leadership and development initiatives at Gildan
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A Love of Farming and a Passion for Research

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. 

Koryne Carlson puts to work both her passion for farming and agricultural degree in Agronomy in her role as an Oat Agronomy Technician at our Oat Breeding and Agronomy Research Lab in Brookings, South Dakota. She began her career at General Mills in 2016 in our Ag Technologies Group and is currently working on her master’s degree in Plant Science.

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. 

Koryne Carlson puts to work both her passion for farming and agricultural degree in Agronomy in her role as an Oat Agronomy Technician at our Oat Breeding and Agronomy Research Lab in Brookings, South Dakota. She began her career at General Mills in 2016 in our Ag Technologies Group and is currently working on her master’s degree in Plant Science.

UPS Longitudes | Women in Trade Can Reinvigorate the WTO and Global Economy

Laura Lane @ UPS, Penny Naas @ UPS
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Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And anyone who has looked at the global economic forecast lately is probably willing to consider a few ways to ensure that GDP growth doesn’t slow to a grinding halt.

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