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100 Lilly employees selected for Connecting Hearts Abroad

For 100 Lilly employees across 40 different countries, last week was a life altering event. They learned they were selected to be ambassadors in our 2015 Connecting Hearts Abroad program, where our employees serve in communities in need around the world.

I can attest to the life-changing nature of the program as I was among the first class of ambassadors in 2011. Now, five years later, 800 ambassadors have been selected for the program. The goal: to get out of the labs, from behind the desk, and off the computer. To be of service. To see the world through new eyes. To make new connections and think in new ways. Continue reading

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Renewables Power 90% of New Electricity Capacity in January – The Minute

The figures for new renewable energy sources for January have been added up, and the numbers show continuing rapid growth in the sector. Ninety percent of the new electricity generation capacity added in the U.S. in January came from solar and wind energy, according to CleanTechnica. The breakout shows that 54% came from wind, 26% from rooftop solar, 10% percent from natural gas, and 8% from utility-scale solar PV. January 2015’s 90% of added renewables compares well with January 2014, when solar and wind accounted for 94% of added electricity generation capacity. For all of 2014, solar and wind energy accounted for 55% of new capacity, while all renewables together accounted for 57%. Natural gas accounted for the remaining 42%. Continue reading

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Three Weeks Left for 20% Off Annual Sustainability Forum!

Join the U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center for our annual Sustainability Forum! There’s just three weeks left to receive 20% off registration with our early bird discount.

This year’s forum, The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value, will explore ways your business can adopt a circular economy approach to improve bottom lines, create jobs, and restore ecosystems.

Join us for compelling keynotes, insightful panel discussions, interactive workshops, and unparalleled networking opportunities with innovative thinkers and influential leaders that will inspire creative thinking and action. Continue reading

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Designing Women

In 1943, Harley Earl, GM’s legendary Chief of Design, hired Helene Rother as a designer on the interior styling staff. Rother, who focused on upholstery colors and fabrics, lighting and door hardware, was the industry’s first female auto designer.

As the American economy improved after WWII, Earl realized women were playing a larger role in the automotive marketplace. Women were increasingly responsible for and involved in auto purchases, with some estimates showing them as having the final say in up to 75 percent of decisions.

Earl had a longstanding relationship with many art and design schools, and he began to recruit female industrial design students. This group of women, sometimes referred to as the “Damsels of Design,” worked for a variety of marques at the GM Tech Center and focused primarily on interior styling. By 1956, GM had 11 female designers on staff.

Earl and other GM designers were immediately impressed by the new perspective the female stylists brought to the studio. Continue reading

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Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias

New York ,NY, March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Over 300 participants from business, Government, civil society and the UN who gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, concluded the annual meeting by making an historic call to companies and Governments everywhere to scale up efforts to achieve gender equality, advance economic prosperity and realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Speaking at today’s WEPs event, Geena Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actor and Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, remarked: “Media images are an incredibly powerful force in shaping how women are viewed and their value to society. The worlds that Hollywood is creating are in many cases bereft of female presence .”

She continued, “If we can change what the future looks like on screen, we can change what the future looks like in real life. We need the WEPs, we need to have conscious choices we can make and absolute clear steps we can take to mitigate and conquer unconscious bias.” Continue reading

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