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Alight Welcomes Social Innovator, Jocelyn Wyatt, As New CEO

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:47pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global humanitarian organization, Alight , is pleased to announce Jocelyn Wyatt as the newly appointed CEO.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global humanitarian organization, Alight , is pleased to announce Jocelyn Wyatt as the newly appointed CEO.
  • Having served as the CEO of IDEO.org for the past 10 years, Wyatt will officially take the helm of Alight on December 15, 2021, where she will lead more than 3,500 team members globally.
  • "We are exceptionally pleased to welcome such an accomplished creative strategist and highly esteemed member of the international NGO community," says Maureen Reed, Chair, Alight Board of Directors.
  • In 2020, Alight received the prestigious 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the tenth consecutive year, celebrating a decade of impactful work.

Annual Awards for Intellectual Property Protection Take on Outsized Significance amid a Global Pandemic

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:00pm

The award recipients will be recognized as part of the Societys 57th Annual Meeting, which for the second consecutive year will take place virtually.

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  • The award recipients will be recognized as part of the Societys 57th Annual Meeting, which for the second consecutive year will take place virtually.
  • Announcements will be made immediately after the Annual Business Meeting on 28 September 2021, and the Annual Meeting will feature sessions during the annual meeting with some of the recipients of the Deals of Distinction and the Presidents Award.
  • The dynamics that have unfolded over the past year as the result of the global pandemic have demonstrated the full value of intellectual property (IP), innovation, and collaboration to our world.
  • The media segment of technology evolves rapidly, creating uncertainty in the long-term value of intellectual property in the space.

Opportunity International's Board Of Directors Adds High-Profile Former Executives From Microsoft And UBS To Its Ranks

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Janelle was the previous Education Finance Chair for Opportunity International's last fundraising campaign, and she continues to be an enthusiastic advocate for EduFinance today," said Tandon.

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  • Janelle was the previous Education Finance Chair for Opportunity International's last fundraising campaign, and she continues to be an enthusiastic advocate for EduFinance today," said Tandon.
  • Greg Nelson is a retired Microsoft executive who most recently was Vice President of Partner Ecosystem, helping Microsoft's Business Applications Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) grow their business.
  • Janelle Muntz Lassonde chaired Opportunity International's"Schools of Opportunity" campaign and has been an unwavering advocate of the organization's Education Finance work since its inception.
  • Opportunity International is a global non-profit celebrating 50 years of equipping people to work their way out of poverty.

Hybrid Tech School Aims to Bridge the Education Gap 'for Good'

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 8:00am

They are also giving a Twin School scholarship to a child coming from disadvantaged echelons of society for every new subscription, hence the name 'twin'.

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  • They are also giving a Twin School scholarship to a child coming from disadvantaged echelons of society for every new subscription, hence the name 'twin'.
  • "Our school's full name is Twin School: Tech4Good," says Asude Altintas Guray, CEO and Co-founder.
  • "We don't just want to teach children the know-how, we want to impart humanitarian values to them, too.
  • Twin School was shaped upon one such process which led to the simple but crucial realization that our current education system is failing to prepare children for the future.

Hybrid Tech School Aims to Bridge the Education Gap 'for Good'

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 8:00am

They are also giving a Twin School scholarship to a child coming from disadvantaged echelons of society for every new subscription, hence the name 'twin'.

Key Points: 
  • They are also giving a Twin School scholarship to a child coming from disadvantaged echelons of society for every new subscription, hence the name 'twin'.
  • "Our school's full name is Twin School: Tech4Good," says Asude Altintas Guray, CEO and Co-founder.
  • "We don't just want to teach children the know-how, we want to impart humanitarian values to them, too.
  • Twin School was shaped upon one such process which led to the simple but crucial realization that our current education system is failing to prepare children for the future.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Honors Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Executive Director of UN Women, With 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:00am

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, as the winner of the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award. As part of its annual Goalkeepers campaign, the foundation also announced the winners of three additional Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards.

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  • SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, as the winner of the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award.
  • The 2021Global Goalkeeper Award recognizes a leader who has driven progress on a global scale toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • "Disparities everywhere continue to worsen due to the impacts of COVID-19," said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Honors Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Executive Director of UN Women, With 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:00am

SEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, as the winner of the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award. As part of its annual Goalkeepers campaign, the foundation also announced the winners of three additional Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards.

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  • SEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, as the winner of the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award.
  • The 2021Global Goalkeeper Award recognizes a leader who has driven progress on a global scale toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • "Disparities everywhere continue to worsen due to the impacts of COVID-19," said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.

Advertising Industry Doubles Down on Commitments to Combat Online Hate Speech

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

The goal is to combat online hate speech through education and action.

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  • The goal is to combat online hate speech through education and action.
  • This includes responsible social media dialog and behaviors and using social platforms' tools for reporting online hate speech incidents.
  • "More than 80% of Americans feel responsible for being part of the solution to tackle online hate speech.
  • In partnership with the ANA, #EngageResponsibly advances this vital GARM work to improve brand safety on the critical issue of online hate speech.

Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy Members Revisit Honolulu to Continue the Promotion of Love, Peace and Hope

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 9:00pm

Twenty-three Tai Ji Men members visited Honolulu, Hawaii on September 3-5 to reflect on the historic day and the importance of peace.

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  • Twenty-three Tai Ji Men members visited Honolulu, Hawaii on September 3-5 to reflect on the historic day and the importance of peace.
  • Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, the leader of Tai Ji Men , Mrs. Hong, and Tai Ji Men members were invited to the 54th Annual DPI/NGO Conference in September 2001, and they witnessed the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • Tai Ji Men members urged President Tsai to lead her administration to truly rectify the Tai Ji Men case , revoke the unlawful 1992 tax bill, and return the illegally confiscated land to Tai Ji Men as soon as possible.
  • Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy : Tai Ji Men is an ancient menpai (similar to school) of qigong, martial arts, and self-cultivation.

#WeToo launches movement to bring leading businesses and individuals into the fight against child abuse

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 11:15am

GENEVA and PARIS, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --#WeToo, the world's first global organisation to eradicate child abuse, launches today.It will bring together leading businesses and individuals to raise funds and awareness to help tackle the growing abuse of children worldwide.

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  • GENEVA and PARIS, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --#WeToo, the world's first global organisation to eradicate child abuse, launches today.It will bring together leading businesses and individuals to raise funds and awareness to help tackle the growing abuse of children worldwide.
  • While both governments and NGOs such as UNICEF have done much to tackle child abuse, the problem is still growing, made worse by the COVID pandemic.
  • #WeToo aims to bring the private sector's dynamism and resources into the work of ending child abuse.
  • It will do so in three ways:
    Raise money: the fight against child abuse is under-funded.