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ascena retail group, inc. Reports on Progress to Advance Its Commitment to Women and Girls


November 21, 2019 - ascena retail group, inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA) released its 2019 Responsibility Progress Report (the “Report”), which provides a summary of progress on the company’s commitment to drive impact in support of women, girls and the causes they care about globally. The national specialty retailer known for apparel, shoes, and accessories for women and girls announced last year a goal of raising and contributing $250 million by 2025 in support of women and girls globally.

The Potential of Gender Equity for Business and Society


In the past few years, we have seen growing commitment and excitement around the world amongst foundations, non-profits, and companies who are re-thinking what achieving gender equity means, and why it is a critical societal imperative.

CBRE Partners with Plan International on Ambitious Safer Cities Initiative

by Lucy Aldrich-Smith, Corporate Responsibility Manager, CBRE EMEA

To celebrate International Women’s Day, CBRE is proud to announce an extension to its partnership with children’s charity, Plan International, to bring the charity’s ‘Safer Cities’ programme to Nairobi in Kenya.

About Safer Cities
Every year, over 20 million girls move to cities to find jobs and escape the abuse and early marriage often experienced in rural communities. But far from finding opportunity, for thousands of girls city life can mean sexual harassment, violence or worse.

Fox Audience Strategy Sponsors Women of Inspiration Awards

Fox Audience Strategy, which promotes diverse voices across 21st Century Fox's entertainment businesses, served as the presenting sponsor of the 5th annual WISE Los Angeles Women of Inspiration Awards on Thursday, November 20. Women in Sports and Events (WISE) is a leading professional resource for women in the sports business.

Include Women: The Social and Financial Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities


The institutionalization and segregation of people with disabilities is one of the great human rights challenges of our time. Women and girls with disabilities are at especially great risk of social and economic exclusion because of both their gender and their disability. Between discriminatory laws and practices, as well as stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs, there is little to prevent the institutionalization of people with disabilities.

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