Women in the workforce

SHI Named One of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:25pm

SHI International , one of North Americas largest IT solutions providers, has been recognized on Forbes list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020.

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  • SHI International , one of North Americas largest IT solutions providers, has been recognized on Forbes list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020.
  • The participants assessed their companies efforts in handling topics relevant to women, including discrimination, family support, flexibility, parental leave, pay equity, and representation and careers.
  • SHI, as the largest minority woman-owned business in the U.S., has long supported programs that empower women in the workplace.
  • SHIs employees founded WiSH (Women in SHI), an organization that aims to connect and celebrate the diversity of women in technology.

Mary Kay Inc. Advocates for Women’s Empowerment, Safe and Dignified Work Environments at International Women’s Forum – TIME’S UP UK Virtual Event

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

On May 21st, Mary Kay Inc. , an advocate for global womens empowerment and entrepreneurship, joined the International Women's Forum (IWF) Virtual Conference, for a session titled SAFE SETS: An online panel discussion with TIMES UP UK.

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  • On May 21st, Mary Kay Inc. , an advocate for global womens empowerment and entrepreneurship, joined the International Women's Forum (IWF) Virtual Conference, for a session titled SAFE SETS: An online panel discussion with TIMES UP UK.
  • TIMES UPs efforts will help bring about broader change for women in the workplace worldwide and across industries, said Carolyn Passey, General Manager of Mary Kay UK and Ireland.
  • TIMES UP is an organisation that insists on safe, fair and dignified work for women of all kinds.
  • Championed by the TIMES UP movement and others, the firm advocates for safe, fair and dignified work for everyone.

Mary Kay Celebrates 10-year Anniversary of Women’s Empowerment Principles With a Continued Commitment to Women’s Leadership and Inclusion

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200714005391/en/
    Mary Kay became a signatory of the Womens Empowerment Principles (WEPS) on February 28, 2019.
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    As workplaces across the globe gradually reopen amidst COVID-19 concerns, the fight for womens empowerment in the public and private sectors must continue.
  • At a time when COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated womens vulnerabilities and gender inequality, resulting in a shadow pandemic,3 the Womens Empowerment Principles offer critical benefits for everyone.
  • The Womens Empowerment Principles (WEPS) guide businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

Women Employed's Virtual Luncheon Convened Leaders from Across Sectors to Discuss COVID Impacts on Economy and Working Women

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 8:36pm

CHICAGO, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, more than 600 people from Chicagoland and beyond gathered virtually for The Working Lunch, Women Employed's (WE) signature event that welcomed leaders from across sectors to discuss how COVID is impacting the economy and working women.

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  • CHICAGO, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, more than 600 people from Chicagoland and beyond gathered virtually for The Working Lunch, Women Employed's (WE) signature event that welcomed leaders from across sectors to discuss how COVID is impacting the economy and working women.
  • "As millions of women head to the frontlines during this crisis as essential workers, the need for better protections for working women has never been more urgent," said Cherita Ellens, CEO of Women Employed.
  • The first panel, moderated by Cherita Ellens, focused on the local economy and the future of work, and the impact COVID has had on our most vulnerable.
  • Since 1973, Women Employed has opened doors, broken down barriers, and created fundamental, systemic change for working women.

Spry Digital named a top workplace for women by the Women's Foundation of St. Louis

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

ST. LOUIS, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Spry Digital was one of 16 organizations honored by the Women's Foundation of St. Louis as part of its Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard Initiative.

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  • ST. LOUIS, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Spry Digital was one of 16 organizations honored by the Women's Foundation of St. Louis as part of its Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard Initiative.
  • "Since our early beginnings, Spry Digital has valued and championed for gender equality in the workplace, especially in technology.
  • As a woman-owned business, we believe in the importance of clearly defining and implementing policies to support women in the workplace.
  • Spry Digital, located in St. Louis, Missouri, works to create meaningful digital experiences that inspire, empower and connect people.

Alexander Mann Solutions Takes Actions with Partners to Tackle Gender Imbalance in The Workplace

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

Today, women make up 55 percent of Executive Committee and Senior Directors and 72 percent of the total workforce at Alexander Mann Solutions.

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  • Today, women make up 55 percent of Executive Committee and Senior Directors and 72 percent of the total workforce at Alexander Mann Solutions.
  • Over the last year, the firm has partnered with several organizations that help inspire and support women in the workplace.
  • This year, mentors at Alexander Mann Solutions will be supporting 15 girls aged 14-19 across the U.K. through the transformational 12 months Mentoring Program.
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Rutgers Business School launches Center for Women in Business to empower women in the workplace

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:35pm

With insightful and innovative thought leadership, the center will work to influence change on problems such as the gender wage gap while also providing opportunities to empower working women and to develop women business leaders at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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  • With insightful and innovative thought leadership, the center will work to influence change on problems such as the gender wage gap while also providing opportunities to empower working women and to develop women business leaders at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • "We are really excited about the prospect of combining the talent of our alumni, faculty and students to remove barriers and empower women to lead in a continuously evolving workforce."
  • The new center will build on the existing efforts and organizations at Rutgers Business School and Rutgers University to touch more women, both students and alumnae, in bigger and bolder ways through mentoring, workshops, scholarships and conferences.
  • "We're interested and invested in helping the women from Rutgers Business School get better opportunities," Feigenbaum said.

Kaneka BioPolymers' Business Development Director gave speech at this year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 4:28pm

HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaneka BioPolymers' Business Development Director, Christiane Waldron was proud to speak at this year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science assembly.

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  • HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaneka BioPolymers' Business Development Director, Christiane Waldron was proud to speak at this year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science assembly.
  • This assembly was held in the iconic UN General Assembly Hall in special recognition of the 5th anniversary of the International Day.
  • This speech focused on empowering women in the workplace, the role of science training in shaping future business leaders and bridging the gender divide in tech.
  • This speech was livestreamed on UN TV and recorded for future use.

1,000 Dreams Fund and Partners Celebrate International Day of the Girl 2019 By Announcing Inaugural 'MentorHER Day'

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:00am

MentorHER Day will kick off on the International Day of the Girl with a series of events designed to help the advancement of women in the workplace.

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  • MentorHER Day will kick off on the International Day of the Girl with a series of events designed to help the advancement of women in the workplace.
  • According to 1DF's "State of the American Girl" research, 70 percent of young American women don't have a mentor.
  • "With our microgrants, we've proven that even a small amount of financial support can make a big impact.
  • Events will be held in four U.S. cities this fall and will grow to additional cities throughout 2020.

New Study Shows That Men Are Twice More Likely Than Women to Believe There Is Equal Gender Fairness in the Workplace

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 2:09pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190930005480/en/
    The findings from Women in the Workplace reveal that:
    The gender gap in workplace experience is 4 times larger at other organizations compared to the Best Workplaces for Women.
  • When it comes to fair treatment, men were almost twice as likely to believe people are treated fairly, regardless of gender compared to women.
  • With each step up in management, theres an equal increase in the feeling of inclusion for both women and men.
  • Although feeling included at work improves with an increase in managerial ranks, its not the same for all women.