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DBP Members Celebrate Women’s History Month 2019!

March 5, 2019

Every March, we ask our member organizations what they are doing to acknowledge and celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. This is a great way to highlight some of the great work they are doing and to hopefully inspire you as you plan your own Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day initiatives.

Here is what they shared.


Abbvie

March 1 Mentoring Circles Start!
March 12 Executive Series: The Goal Standard: Maximize Your Momentum and Maintain Success
March 13 District 211 Career Expo for high school students
March 14 Leadership Book Club
March 14 Dress for Success- Liz Allee speaking on Emotinal Intelligence
March 19 SEEK Experiement Event: Neal Math and Sceince Academy
March 27 and 28 WLA’s 1st Leadership Forum: Leadership Skills for the Future
Day 1 topics to include skills for leading teams
Day 2 topics to include skills for personal growth/development

American Airlines

We are hosting multiple events across various sites for Women’s International Day / Women’s History Month. Below is a sample of the numerous events hosted during March.

During March, sharing facts daily about women in aviation
Online for all AA team members, via Facebook, sharing historical facts about woman in aviation.
Headquarters – Showcase infographics online about women in workforce / women as consumers

March 8th – International Women’s Day

Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter will co-host a coffee chat with our African American Diversity Network to celebrate International Women’s Day and African American History Month.
Charlotte chapter is sending “e-cards” through our internal recognition platform to celebrate and honor fellow colleagues.
The Philadelphia Chapter is hosting a Panel discussion called Women in Non-Traditional Roles hosted at the National Liberty Museum.
Our Canadian chapter will honor 5 Canadian women by sharing details of their accomplishments via an electronic information board. Coffee & Cake will be served as part of our celebration for IWD.

March 23rd – Girls Soar! Aviation Day

Corporate Chapter is partnering with the C.R. Smith Museum and Envoy to organize a fun, inspiring, and empowering day for 250 3rd-7th grade girls. They will have the opportunity to learn about aviation and science.

March 26th – March of Dimes Paint Night

Corporate chapter is hosting a fun Paint Party event for families. 30% of sales will be donated to March of Dimes, an organization which leads the flight for the health of all moms and babies. Partnering with the C.R. Smith Museum to hold/host this event.

Baxter

Our global, employee-led Baxter Women Leaders group is focused year-round on providing opportunities for women to engage and to empower career advancement. In March, the group is hosting a number of events to celebrate and elevate women – including a virtual, live chat on International Women’s Day to convene colleagues across Baxter’s geographies for an interactive discussion. March will also kick-off a series of events in 2019 focused on uniting colleagues in identifying strategies to overcome challenges women face throughout their careers, including hosting Sally Helgesen, an expert on women’s leadership and author of How Women Rise on March 14th.

Cox Automotive

Each year, we host an annual Women’s History Month event entitled HERstory. Over the year’s HERstory has reached more than 4,000 employees in-person and several hundred virtually. We invite all 60,000 team members (to join us for a 1 ½ -hour event to celebrate women’s history, present-day contributions, and our work to move the needle on equality.

This year, HERstory will celebrate its 5th Birthday! And, with that, we will have five dynamic speakers each to deliver a 7 to 10-minute HERtalk. HERtalk’s are concise, passion-filled, personal stories that are delivered from memory.

In addition, our Women’s ERGs from coast to coast are hosting “Watch Parties.”

Speakers:

  • Jill Campbell, EVP & Chief People and Operations Officer, Cox Enterprises
  • Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications
  • Grace Huang, President of Inventory Solutions, Cox Automotive
  • Joiava Philpott, VP Regulatory Affairs, Cox Communications
  • Wendy Corona, Anchor and Reporter, WSB-TV, Cox Media Group (emcee)
  • Kim Bearden, Co-Founder, The Ron Clark Academy

Dell

Hopkinton, MA

Friday, March 8, 2019 9 am – 4:30 pm

Full-day FREE conference featuring inspiring speakers–external leaders and customers and Dell leaders and team members; breakout sessions on personal and professional topics; networking reception with senior leaders

Cork, Ireland

Friday March 8th 2019 10 am to 12 noon

WIA Cork Celebration event in L&D ovens

Comprises of the following:
Marie Moynihan, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition
Professor Irene Sheridan, Head of the CIT Extended Campus and leader of the Enterprise Engagement and Experiential Learning Research Group

A formidable panel on the 20×20 initiative with internal and external guest speakers: Paula Cogan – Incoming President of Cork Chamber Linda McElroy Louise Aherne and Global Head of Sales for The Doyle Collection

Bangalore, India

From 4th to 8th Mar

Speed Mentoring
MARC Sessions
Community Engagement
Sessions on Finance & Health

Round Rock, TX

Friday, March 8, 2019 8 am – 4 pm

Sponsored by WIA Round Rock, with help from many volunteers: Full-day event with inspiring keynote speakers, breakout sessions on personal and professional topics, speed networking with leaders, information booths, lunch, giveaways and more!

Pune, India

Session on Finance Management
Session on Lifestyle and Health Management
Session on Sound Therapy
Session on Mental Health (The Power of Thought)
Speed Mentoring

Beijing/Chengdu/Shanghai, China

Friday March 8th 2019 March 8-22 for Online Sharing

Workshop – How to Move form Survive to Thrive
Online Sharing on Chatter (Show your Shining Balancing) – picture/video/article
Special offering -Rose

Santa Clara (and online), CA

Online Survey & Contest Hema R Prasad
Executive Walk
Balance for Better – What’s Weighing on You (lunch, panel and roundtable)
Balancing Finances
WIA CA Online Community (month of activities summary)

Nashville, TN

Friday March 8th 2019, 11-1PM

Guest Speaker Heather Schaak, Vice President, Inside Sales Excellence
Panel of 5 leaders – Balance for Better, Dell Stories, Q&A
Social Media contest

Glasgow, Scotland

Friday 8th March 2019 All Day

Sponsored by Dell EMC Scotland Women in Action.
WearPurple to show support
Drop Desk Quiz with prize.
Diversity & Inclusion Pledge board.
Social Media amplification with selfies
Gift presentation from site leadership.

Chicago, IL

Friday, March 8th 2019, 8:30am-2pm

Networking Workshop – Bring your confidence and an elevator pitch to introduce yourself to people and walk out with new connections that can boost your confidence and career.

India

Guest speaker ( Vishu Hegde) speech in ” discover the leader in you” ( 11AM to 12.30 AM)/Techathon ( 2PM to 3PM)/Prize distributions for Techathon, photo contest and on spot speech contest ( 3PM to 3.15PM) followed by Hi-tea.

Dell Chennai – Round Robin ( Panel Discussion) / Be Fit (Health Discussion) /This is IT ( Tech Talk) / Money Wise (Finance Session) / Dell Giving Activity /

Speed Mentoring – Across most sites in India

Dell Hyderabad – Hour Of code – Computer Sessions for School kids (School Children visiting Dell & Dell Volunteers providing Computer education program sin the Government Schools of HYD) / Band\Flash Mob on each Floor / Kiosk from Amnesty on Cyber Safety / Workshop – Design thinking (2 Topics) Incorporate bias Men have for women & Vice Versa / Building engaged teams – target audience (People Managers) / Members in my team want all of us to win, not just themselves.

Encouraging Diversity International Women’s Day 2019 – Global Onsite Event Locations 6 and Inclusion – (Open for all) 6. Dell Hyderabad – Main Day event /Video on 2018 Highlights \Kiosk & Timely goodies /Panel Discussion – Balance for betterment with 4 external speakers (Amnesty, GHMC Commissioner & 2 others) / Networking Tea – with leadership team 7. Women-centric NGO stalls – Across most sites

MARC Sessions at Dell 6 Bangalore

Singapore

Dell internal activities SINGAPORE event: Inperson panel discussion with Karen Quintos and other Dell leaders on Thursday, March 7

Panel Discussion: “Women Who Build”, hosted by [email protected] Guest speakers: Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director, Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data/AI Technology, DBS, Anna Gong, CEO & Board Member, Perx Technologies , Virginia Yang, Director, Developer Partnerships and Widjaja, Yoan Programs APAC, Facebook, Ciara Yeo, CoFounder of e-commerce business, The Mindful Company

Panel Discussion: “Paradigm Shift From “Why” To “How” On Gender Diversity” (Friday, March 1st; 6:30pm – 9:00pm), hosted by DBS • Panel discussion will be moderated by Siew Choo Soh (Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data Analytics Technology DBS), along with panelists Karen Ngui (Group Head Marketing & Communications DBS), Lionel Lim (Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Pivotal), Denise Wong (CEO Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation).

Draper, Utah

Wednesday, March 6th: Dell EMC’s WIA and eBay’s eWIT ERGs are pleased to partner in a professional development Brown Bag Event: Finding Your Balance: Embracing Your Unique Gifts, Vulnerabilities, and Challenges Without Apology, presented by Beth Strathman, J.D., SPHR, ACC of Firebrand Consulting. Bring your lunch and enjoy!

Friday, March 8th: Wear purple! Join us for Purple Cupcakes and Dell’s Live International Women’s Day Broadcast at Vista Station’s Cafe and Lone Peak’s Bistro, starting at 8 am!

Frankfurt, Germany

On March 8 we are inviting all team members to say “thank you” to a female colleague. We created a HALL OF FEMALE , which is a huge poster, where you can stick a pre- designed sticker with the name of the person and details on why you want to mention this person. Posters, flyers and a Newsletter will inform about this day! We are also glad to announce that International Women’s Day is now an official holiday in Berlin, Germany!

Dow Jones

In honor of Women’s History Month, [email protected] chapters across the globe will be hosting a variety of panels, workshops and other events throughout the month of March.

Lean In with Women Entrepreneurs
Barcelona | March 6

Enjoy a networking opportunity with the Women Entrepreneurs chapter of Lean In, a community of professional women started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Employees of all genders are welcome to attend.

Event Details:
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 6th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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International Women’s Day Events and HeForShe Pledge
Global | March 8

HeForShe is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. Commit to furthering global gender equity by taking the U.N.’s HeForShe pledge.

Princeton – Join a stroll around the Princeton campus followed by complimentary breakfast. Marketplace, 9:30 a.m. ET. The Princeton chapter will also be setting up a table in the Rotunda between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET for employees to make the HeForShe commitment.

New York – Employees can commit to HeForShe and celebrate with complimentary breakfast. Impact, 9:30 a.m. ET
London – London will host a discussion on #BalanceforBetter, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, focusing on how a gender-balanced world works better. Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. GMT

Washington D.C. – Employees can commit to HeForShe by signing up at the coffee bar.

Singapore – Employees can learn more about the newly-launched [email protected] chapter and commit to HeForShe over tea. Location will be announced locally. 3 p.m. SGT
Hong Kong – Employees can stop to make their commitments to HeForShe and share ideas on future events for the newly-launched [email protected] local chapter. Light snacks will be served. Location will be announced locally.
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. HKT

Colleagues who wish to make a pledge but are unable to attend the events above, can make their commitment online here.

Figure Out Your Finances With Jean Chatzky
Global | March 20
Join Financial Journalist and HerMoney Podcast Host Jean Chatzky to learn tips on what to think about when you thinking about money – how to earn it, save it, spend it and invest it. A limited number of complimentary copies of Jean’s newest book, Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life you Deserve, will be available to participants. Sign-up to join via the DJ Academy.

Event Details:
Date & Time: March 20, 5 – 7 p.m. ET

Cheers to Women’s History Month!
NYC | March 26
Stop by for the New York chapter’s monthly [email protected] happy hour, offering an opportunity for casual networking across corporate functions. The first round is on us!

Event Details:
Date & Time: March 26, 6 p.m. ET

Taking Stock of Gender Equity in the Workplace with Subha Barry
Global | March 28
Hear Working Mother Media President Subha Barry, an icon in the corporate diversity space, discuss how companies have moved the needle on gender equity over the years, what still needs improvement and the role male allies play in helping women succeed.

Subha oversees Working Mother magazine, Diversity Best Practices and consulting firm [email protected], among other roles with Bonnier Corp. She also spent more than 20 years as a wealth adviser at Merrill Lynch. Sign-up to join via the DJ Academy.

Event Details:
Date & Time: March 28, 11:30 a.m. ET

Edward Jones

The Edward Jones’ Annual Women’s Conference recognizes the firm’s top women financial advisors and gives them an opportunity to interact with firm leadership, share and learn from one another. An advisory panel of women financial advisors help design this experience that will include networking opportunities, keynote presentations, and elective sessions designed to educate, encourage and teach performance excellence best practices. The conference is 1.5 days in length and is held in St. Louis.

The Objective

While we have top producing women in regions all across North America – some of whom regularly qualify to attend our other recognition conferences – bringing a significant number of the firm’s top female financial advisors together will be unique. We want to energize and inspire our women financial advisors and facilitate mentorship while spotlighting how women lead and succeed at Edward Jones.

March 1: The Women’s BRG launched Women’s Week at Edward Jones with an Internal video reinforcing Edward Jones’ commitment to women’s success. This year’s theme, “Stand Up, Stand Out, Stand Together,” is devoted to empowerment, confidence, and inclusion.

March 4: Associates have an opportunity to network over lunch with women General Partners and Leaders in a guided tabletop discussion. Also, a Jeans Day $5 for jeans/$10 for jeans and sneakers with all proceeds going to Almost Home, a non-profit whose mission is supporting young moms to become self-sufficient and create a better future for themselves and their children.

March 5: At the firm’s headquarters, there is a BRG Expo from 11-1 to demonstrate the intersectionality and collaboration between all BRGs to build awareness and membership.

March 6: The Women’s BRG and Inclusion and Diversity office is proud to present our special guest and keynote speaker, Judi Holler. Judi will share ways to embrace change, share strategies to expand the reach of your network, and “STAND up in a “Sit Down” world.

March 7: General Partner Panel & Networking Happy Hour – Hear from our new Managing Partner, Penny Pennington, as she introduces the Edward Jones General Partner panel. The senior leader panel will share their career journeys and personal insights on diversity and inclusion–afterward, a career networking opportunity for all attendees.

March 8: International Women’s Day: Women’s BRG members will be participating in a Day of Caring at Mary Ryder Home—a non-profit residential care facility located in St. Louis, focused on assisting low-income senior women who can no longer live independently.

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank is proud to support International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by partnering with organizations and supporting events across its 10-state-footprint.

Fifth Third Bank-Cincinnati

Members from Fifth Third Bank’s Cincinnati’s women’s business resource group are partnering with Accenture to host the annual International Women’s Day summit. At the summit top Cincinnati business leaders from Greater Cincinnati will come together to discuss key issues and opportunities that impact women and equality in the workplace. This year’s theme is “Getting to Equal – How Equality Drives Innovation,” which is also a focus of Accenture’s annual research on the topic.

Fifth Third Bank-Eastern Michigan

Members from Fifth Third Bank’s Eastern Michigan’s women’s business resource group are attending the United Way’s annual International Women’s Day event. The event celebrates the collective power of women and brings hundreds of women together from around the region to raise funds to support children and families across Southeastern Michigan.

Northeast Ohio

Members from Fifth Third Bank’s Northeast Ohio region’s women’s business resource group will be partnering with the Fifth Third Bank Northeast Ohio young professionals business resource group to attend the Next Generation of Women event, which is being presented by The Sherwin-Williams Company. The event is a half-day women’s forum featuring some of the area’s most prominent female professionals from various industries. They will share professional and personal advice to help guide up-and-coming women in Cleveland.

FINRA

The FINRA Women’s Network (FWN) Employee Resource Group (ERG) is celebrating Women’s History Month with exciting events throughout the month, including weekly contests and a webinar. FWN will conclude Women’s History Month with a Leadership Circle discussion via videoconference and this year’s theme is “Visionary Women.” A full list of events are as follows:

Week of March 4, 2019: BalanceforBetter Celebration – Celebrate International Women’s Day by participating in the BalanceforBetter photo competition
March 5, 2019: FWN Annual Membership Meeting via videoconference
March 8, 2019: In celebration of International Women’s Day Diversity Best Practices and Development Dimensions International will be hosting two separate webinars.
Week of March 11, 2019: Invention Week – FWN will celebrate women inventors whose contributions have changed the world for the better by providing daily emails highlighting the achievements of these remarkable women.
Week of March 18, 2019: Women’s History Month Trivia Contests
Week of March 25, 2019:
Nominate a Visionary Woman – FWN Members are invited to nominate a visionary woman to be highlighted in FWN Connect (The FINRA Women’s Network’s newsletter).
March 26, 2019: FWN Women’s History Month Leadership Circle: Visionary Women of FINRA via videoconference

Freddie Mac

We are planning the following activities here at Freddie Mac by our Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) ERG.

3/6 -Key note event with an external speaker regarding overcoming the career limiting challenges of your inner voice and impediments to personal and career advancement
3/25- Women & Investing Event – Discussion about women, finances and investing with confidence
3/28 – Movie screening of “RBG” Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and discussion

Giant Food Stores

For International Women’s Day, we are launching a video in which we have several leaders from across the organization sharing personal stories of a woman that influenced them, and how they took those lessons and apply them into their daily life in helping to support their teams.

In the retail stores, we are encouraging our associates to wear purple on International Women’s Day and for stores to have a cake for the associates and an informal celebration, recognizing the female associates among them. For the customers, there will be IWD specific floral arrangements and announcements in the stores sharing that the associates are wearing Purple in celebration of International Women’s Day.

In the support office, we will be hosting an event on 3/8, launching our video along with other messaging from leadership. Attendees will enjoy breakfast, networking, along with other surprises are in store for them, which are being made available from our vendor partners. We will be raffling off tickets to attend an upcoming Network of Executive Women event being held later that month.

Health Care Service Corporation

Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC), and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fourth largest overall, operating through our Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

HCSC has activities taking place in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Our Women Improving the Strength of the Enterprise (WISE) BRG, who leverages the unique talents of women to foster innovation and empowers members to develop skills and leadership capabilities in support of business efforts, will be hosting these events. Additionally, HCSC will send out company-wide communications and leverage technology to engage employees in the activities taking place in March. Below is a list of planned activities.

Fact or Fiction: The Truth about Women and Strength Training: A discussion on women’s fitness and the misconceptions about women and strength training.

Feminine Leadership in the Modern Workplace: A focus on the benefits women leaders bring to the business, how to leverage feminine values to get results and integrating the masculine and feminine qualities within ourselves.

Empowering Women to Seek Fulfilled Lives: A discussion on the challenges and rewards of living a fulfilled life and managing the demands of career and family.

WISE BRG will host an information table the week of March 4 – 8. Employees are invited to learn about WISE, Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and share a pledge to “Balance for Better” which is the 2019 International Women’s Day theme.

Lighting of the HCSC Chicago headquarters building in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Intel

At Intel, we continue to believe diversity and inclusion are the foundations of innovation. At Intel we are celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day throughout all of March as International Women’s Month. This is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the women of Intel for all they are and their contribution to the workplace and society.

As we celebrate and drive important conversation around inclusion and belonging Intel will

  • Celebrate with our largest Women at Intel Conference featuring speaker Lisa Ling and several Intel leaders
  • Host more than 25 events across the globe featuring panels and speakers talking about important workplace topics such as allyship, inclusion, and how to succeed as a woman in the workplace
  • Kick off an ongoing #WeBelong blog series to tell stories and give advice on critical workplace topics such as leadership, allyship, networking and being successful in a new company
  • Gather photos of our employees telling us how and where they belong at work
  • Share stories of female leaders and how their advice on how to lead from any seat
  • Feature stories of allies who have changed the culture in their workplace

JetBlue

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women across the world, as well as those in our very own communities. This year’s programming is centered around the theme of women’s empowerment in the workplace. The JetBlue Equals team has organized a series of interactive events that will encourage Crewmembers to leverage their unique strengths, experiences and perspectives to their fullest potential.

Lift Every Voice | Be Your Own Ambassador
Monday, March 4, 2019 from 1200 – 1300 ET

Author and personal coach Katrina McGhee will share how to leverage your differentiators to achieve success and discuss the secret to creating a powerful presence in the room (even when you aren’t there).

Rise. Shine. Slay.
Monday, March 4, 2019 from 1400 – 1500 ET

Following Lift Every Voice Katrina McGhee will guide Women in Flight members through a workshop that focuses on five strategies for achieving success, sanity and significance.

Everyone Loves a Wingman
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 1100 – 1200 MT

Hear from a few of our senior leaders—Ian Deason, Harry Spencer, Michael Carbone, Rob Martinelli & Dustin Nestbit—as they candidly speak about their careers and the women who have inspired them along the way. Our moderator, Frankie Littleford, will chat with our panelists then open it up for questions.

Power Moves For Women and Their Allies
Friday, March 8, 2019 from 1100 – 1200 ET

We invite all Crewmembers to join in and learn how to explore the confidence gap, how to reframe failure, and super-power your network. The webinar will be hosted by Development Dimensions International CEO Tracy Byham and VP Bruce Watt. Through their shared experiences you will learn how both men and women can help unleash potential.

LEADING WITH INFLUENCE
Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 1000 – 1200 ET

Join us on the frontline as we discuss taking actions in becoming a leader. Our accomplished guest and business strategist, Michelle Dawson will give you the tools to take action in your career.

That’s What She Said
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 1230 – 1330 ET

Women’s empowerment in the workplace requires champions – both male and female. Best-selling author and journalist Joanne Lipman provides the tools so that women and men can succeed together.

Fly Like a Girl
Saturday, March 30 from 1100 – 1500 ET
JFK Hangar 81

Join Women in Flight for their signature event alongside the JetBlue Foundation as we promote STEM and aviation opportunities for girls.

Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, in preparation of International Women’s Day (IWD), we have an IWD toolkit armed with fresh assets to help all our D&I networks celebrate the day to fuel engagement and awareness of our continued commitment to women and girls around the world. Items in the toolkit include:

  • 2019 IWD strategic framework & messaging
  • Multimedia assets to be used internally and externally
  • IWD conversation series
  • Women’s Leadership & Inclusion (WLI) ERG #itsmybalance campaign (runs 2/11 – 3/8)
  • Social media content
  • TED talks relevant to this year’s theme
  • “How to” documents to host an IWD celebration

WLI #itsmybalance Campaign

What is it?

WLI is excited to announce the launch of #itsmybalance, an initiative giving J&J employees a voice to share personal stories focused on work life balance.

Achieving a healthy work/life integration is an attainable goal but you have to be deliberate about making a solid game plan and knowing your boundaries.  When we are balanced and happy, we will be more productive at work and home, need less sick days, and are more likely to have a positive impact to those surrounding us. 

When?

Every day between February 11 and International Women’s Day (March 8), a new thought provoking video will be posted on the WLI – Women’s Leadership and Inclusion Yammer site.  (WLI Yammer Link)
These raw videos will feature 2-minute stories from our colleagues around the world sharing personal stories of work life balance failures and successes and review the lessons learned.  This will lead us for example to exchange on how to set boundaries, the impact of mentally bringing work home, importance of listening to our body signals, or how to be more aware of J&J policies!

Where does it live?

WLI Yammer page

How do I get involved?

We ask that you all engage and share your thoughts, comments, and perspective on WLI yammer.  Maybe you will even share your story of Work/life balance that will resonate with others.  These open discussions are part of what makes J&J such a unique place. Tune in every day for one month and be a part of this exciting journey into defining our true balance.

JLL

Globally we are celebrating IWD using the IWD theme of Balance for Better. There will be leadership commitments from leaders around the globe that will be shared on social channels, JLLs and their personal channels. We are doing a video of personal stories that will be shared via social as well.

From a local perspective there are events being planned in all markets. The DBP webinar is being advised as well as our Women’s Network is hosting a virtual panel discussion around demystifying balance, which will tie into their celebrations for Women’s History Month.

Leidos

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Leidos Women’s Network Employee Resource Group (ERG) has developed inclusive, global programming across the enterprise. The initiatives will align with the Women’s History Month international theme “#BalanceForBetter”. Our events will focus on the trials and triumphs of women in leadership and how we can all be allies for their success.

March 7 In celebration of International Women’s day, the Corporate Director of Leadership and Organization Effectiveness and a Senior Scientist (and 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Modern-Day Technology Award winner) will be featured speakers at an event called “The Leader in You”. The event will be both in-person at Leidos HQ in Virginia as well as virtual.

The Women’s Network ERG will sponsor a series called Leidos Leading Women that will highlight several women from diverse backgrounds and countries on the home page of our intranet site and externally to social media. These women are influential, inspiring and they are making history with their contributions to Leidos and the world at-large. The full write-ups will be on the Leidos Insights external website and will celebrate their successes and ability to #balanceforbetter.

Across the company, we will celebrate the theme of this year’s International Women’s day, #balanceforbetter, by encouraging all Leidos employees to post pictures to the intranet site of how they #balanceforbetter in their daily lives.

All Women’s Network ERG chapters (i.e. a total of 11), including the UK, will host various events to celebrate Women’s history month. Examples include lunch and learn events about famous and historical women, ERG-sponsored wellness classes, volunteering at local food banks, and hosting panel discussions on how to #balanceforbetter.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin will observe International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 7 to celebrate women’s achievements, while calling for a more gender-balanced world, in concert with this year’s IWD official theme: #BalanceforBetter: Better the Balance, Better the World.

Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful. That is why the Global Diversity and Inclusion team at Lockheed Martin is partnering with our Women’s Impact Network (WIN) to host two hour-long webcasts for employees all around the world to talk about how we can work together to ‘Better the Balance’ at Lockheed Martin and to identify actions that each of us can take to create an environment where all employees thrive.

By design, Lockheed Martin’s celebration of International Women’s Day focuses on internal employees only and addresses topics that women in our workplace have identified as enablers of their career success, advancement and overall workplace satisfaction. Last year’s event saw 900 in attendance and resulted in the organization producing a first of its kind IWD White Paper which served the purpose of informing future diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics.

This year, each webcast will feature a diverse panel of women in leadership at Lockheed Martin, representative of our seven ERG communities, as well as a male Ally. We will also engage an external speaker to provide expertise on women’s advancement around the globe. The speaker will challenge women to actively find ways to develop through enterprise wide, company sponsored efforts, yet will encourage them to develop strong and trusting relationships with each other which can lead to career success. Lockheed Martin is proud to engage our organization in #Betterforbalance!

M&T Bank

We have highlighted Women’s History Month on our main intranet page for the organization to view. Here we list quotes about what Women’s History Month means to colleagues from across the organization. Members of our Women’s Interest Network shared why this month is so important.

Our Women’s Interest Network in Albany/Hudson Valley, Baltimore, Westchester/Rockland/Connecticut, and Western New York also plan to host events throughout the month of March; open to all employees and some cases members of our communities.

Our Western New York Women’s Interest Network in partnership with our African American Resource Group will be hosting a panel discussion event titled Women of Color Leading Business. The program will feature a moderated panel discussion of local prominent business owners and leaders, also women of color. The invited speakers will share their stories, successes, challenges and the lessons they have learned along the way. Registered guests will also be able to enjoy lunch provided by well-known African American establishments in Western New York.

Mayo Clinic

Multi Media Exhibit: Helen Keller & Mayo Clinic
March 4 – 29, 2019

Helen Keller (1880-1968) lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months from a medical condition that remains undiagnosed to this day.
She became the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was an accomplished author and public speaker, inspiring people throughout the world with her powerful message of optimism and the dignity of every person.

For more than 30 years, Helen Keller was a loyal patient of Mayo Clinic who enjoyed warm friendship with her caregivers and members of the community. This exhibit presents a multidimensional view of Helen Keller’s unique relationship with Mayo including photos, letters and artifacts that connect her story with the values and mission of Mayo Clinic.

Medtronic

Medtronic is fostering a culture that empowers women to come here, grow here, and lead here. From initiatives driving gender diversity in across departments and regions to its new policy on family leave, Medtronic is a company where women can grow careers to lead at all levels.

MWN is a global network that unifies and advances women to leadership at all levels. With more than 14,000 members, across 105 representing 65 countries it is truly a global community. International Womens Day is more than a campaign. It is a conduit for MWN to support and drive conversation, building awareness of Medtronic’s commitment to advancing women at all levels across the enterprise. It is also an opportunity to engage with colleagues across functions, business units and global regions to build community. This year, MWN is planning a full suite of programs which will allow for conversations both via social media and thru live events broadcast across the globe.

Our current lineup of activities include:

  • Two Live events March 6/7 – highlighting women from all our diversity networks.
  • MIX chat on March 8 and throughout the month
  • Week of Philanthropy March 4
  • Wear purple March 8
  • Post strike a ‘balance for better’ purple pose photos on March 8
  • Announcement of Champion for Progress on March 8 throughout the month

New Jersey Resources

Supporting Women’s Advancement and Growth will host an executive panel discussion based on this year’s IWD theme “Balance for Better,” which calls for a more gender-balanced workplace. We welcome panelists: Amy Cradic, VP — Government Affairs, Mark Kahrer, VP — Regulatory Affairs and Jane Kenny Founding Partner Whitman Strategy Group; NJR Board of Directors.

The mission of IWD closely aligns with the objectives of Supporting Women’s Advancement and Growth to serve New Jersey Resources as a positive, cohesive network of professionals that promotes women’s personal and career development in alignment with the company’s Commitment to Stakeholders and Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

New York Life

The Women’s Initiative (TWI) Employee Resource Group at New York Life is hosting the exciting events, open to all employees, to celebrate and raise awareness throughout the company:

International Women’s Day Webinar on Friday, March 8
TWI invited their membership to participate in the Diversity Best Practices webinar on International Women’s Day, March 8 with the theme “Balance for Better.”

Monthly Networking Lunch on Tuesday, March 12
TWI is hosting a networking lunch to discuss an article on Artificial Intelligence and Investment Management. All attendees are invited to bring lunch and share their opinion for a stimulating conversation.
Live Collage on Friday, March 15

TWI is hosting presenters who will share with attendees the story of visionary women and how they executed their vision in a peaceful, effective manner to positively impact other women. The visionary women to be presented include: Virginia Woolf, Maya Angelou, Maya Lin, and Pauli Murray.

“Shape a Powerful Vision for Your Career” on Tuesday, March 19
TWI is hosting an interactive panel discussion with both female and male leaders in which our panelists will share stories from their varied career paths to help attendees form their vision. Following the panel discussion, audience members will be given an opportunity to create and discuss their own vision statements.

Keynote Speaker on Thursday, March 28

Lucille Protas, President and COO of MacKay Shields, one of our boutique investment firms, will be interviewed by her daughter, Megan Protas of NYL Ventures, our innovations department. Lucille will share her own experiences, both personal and professional, highlighting how history and the environment have had a significant impact on her career, who she is today and provide some thoughtful insights about the future.

Dress for Success – every Monday and Tuesday during March

TWI will be helping women by collecting donations of lightly used professional clothes. TWI is collecting donations that are appropriate to wear to a work interview. All clothing collected, including suits, pants, blazers, blouses, skirts, and dresses, will be cleaned and ready-to-wear.
Cheers for Charity Networking Events, every Thursday in March
TWI will host networking events at our “Cheers for Charity” weekly employee happy hour, where all the proceeds will go to a charity. For Women’s History Month, the charity will be one that supports women.

Northern Trust

Fostering and supporting a globally diverse and inclusive workforce is a fundamental strength of Northern Trust that helps us succeed as a business enterprise and community advocate.

The Women In Leadership (WIL) Business Resource Council at Northern Trust celebrates Women’s History Month by hosting several different types of events throughout the month of March. The events are open to all women and men at the organization. Each year the leads for WHM choose a theme for the month. The theme for 2019 is “Brave, Bold & Beyond.”

Our Women’s History Month events are open to all of our employees and will include:

• Keynote Speaker Event
• Panel Discussion
• WIL Talk
• Charity/Volunteer Event

We will kick off WHM with Women in the C-Suite, which is a panel discussion at which C-Suite Executives will share their journey to the C-suite, obstacles along the way, and thoughts on how more women can make it to the top-tier executive level.

We are also hosting the following events:

  • 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation: This event is based on the Ted Talk of the same name. Two Northern Trust Executives will lead this conversation.
  • Leading the Way: Brave, Bold, & Beyond: We are pleased to host an external keynote speaker for this event who share her inspirational life and work experiences. The keynote will be followed by a Fireside chat with our Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Community Volunteer Opportunity: In honor of Women’s History Month, volunteers will collaborate with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, empowering young women through Art and Finance. Participants will be encouraged to design and create jewelry while incorporating lessons in marketing, financial education, and economic value.
  • Lunch & Learn: The Director of our Tempe office will lead this event by discussing the importance of women in the workplace, career progression, and her own journey to Northern Trust. One lucky attendee will receive a 1 on 1 mentoring lunch with the Director!
  • Vision Board Party: A vision board is a visual representation of a person’s dreams and goals, intended to serve as inspiration and motivation. At this event, our employees will give vision to their dreams.
  • Gathering Grounds: For this coffee social, WIL has partnered with our Working Families BRC to host a coffee networking session.

Sodexo

In recognition and celebration of Women’s History Month (WHM) and International Women’s Day (IWD), Sodexo, in partnership with SoTogether USA (Sodexo’s gender network), has planned several workplace activities.

This year, on IWD Sodexo will launch SheWorks, a new global program that supports efforts to create a Better Tomorrow by advancing gender balance and fostering inclusion in the community. During this one-day event, more than 40 women from the community will connect with Sodexo “host ambassadors.” SheWorks is mutually beneficial in that it helps women explore job opportunities that will further their economic independence, while helping Sodexo connect to potential talent. At the end of the event, our Talent Acquisition team will inform candidates how to apply for available positions.

In addition to the SheWorks initiative, Sodexo has other year-round community programs that range from cooking best practices, nutritional knowledge, and training, to technical assistance and support with equipment. Additionally, Sodexo is committed to helping female refugees and preventing and addressing violence against women.

Employees across Sodexo locations globally, can participate in a webinar called “Preparing for Leadership and Executive Roles” given by Tracey Jenkins, Vice President, Talent Management for North America. Also, a new diversity learning lab entitled “Narrowing the Gender Gap,” will help managers understand the business case for gender balance and learn solutions for overcoming associated barriers.

In the USA, Sodexo is partnering with Leadercast, an organization dedicated to building leaders across all industries. They are featuring three female motivational speakers including Carey Lohrenz, the first female fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, Marilyn Tam, a Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs by Fempreneur magazine, and Molly Fletcher, who was featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated.

State Farm

Our Women’s Networking ERG (WNET) is hosting an executive leadership panel on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CT. The event will broadcast virtually from Bloomington, IL. The theme of the Leadership Panel is: Journey of a Visionary Leader (Adapting and Staying Relevant). Topics of conversation will include:

  • Advice for communicating in times of change
  • Exciting technological shifts they see coming to the organization
  • How they encourage creative thinking

Unilever

Week One
Influential Women Leaders Panel
Gloria Steinem Play Offsite
BalanceForBetter Webinar

Week Two
Cultural Immersion Make-ups
Career Advice Sessions

Week Three
Multicultural Career Coaching Workshops

Week Four
RBG Movie Screening hosted by
Men as Allies
Women’s Peer Networking Launch

US Cellular

In honor of Women’s History Month, our Chicago Women In Action (WIA) chapter hosted the 2nd Annual Women In Action Chicago International Women’s Day (IWD) Guest Speaker Panel on today, Mar. 4th.

The event featured men and women leaders at our company from the vice president level to senior directors and directors. The panel event was broadcast live to WIA chapters in our local markets where some chapters hosted watch parties and contributed to the conversation with questions and dialogue.

VF Corporation

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, VF Corporation will get together to celebrate and support our women. VF will make time to connect with women in our communities as well as will host inspirational speakers at our offices.

VF will Host Celebrity Speakers Who Advocate and Celebrate Women

Lisa Ling, the executive producer and host of “This is Life” on CNN, will provide a keynote to VF associates at the Costa Mesa office and globally via live webcast. As the former field correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and contributor to “ABC News’ Nightline” and “National Geographic’s Explorer,” Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India, the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda among other issues that are too often ignored.

Jan Reynolds, The North Face’s first woman athlete, will address VF associates in an intimate fireside chat. Jan is a writer and a photographer. She likes to escape to extreme environments, hang with the locals and embed herself into new cultures.

VF will Support, Inspire and Recognize our Talent

  • VF will highlight inspirational women on our internal website for their leadership and impact on our people and our business.
  • VF will launch two new women’s employee resource groups.
  • VF will host a panel discussion on supporting women in the workplace with a focus on male allies.

VF will host two viewing parties:

  • to tune into the “International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter” web seminar hosted by Diversity Best Practices to learn how we can all #BalanceforBetter
  • to watch the “Kim Swims” film directed by Kate Weber. Kim Swims is about Kimberley Chambers, one of the world’s top open water marathon swimmers. The film has been honored with several audience favorite awards as well as an award for Best Director.
  • VF will hold a “Fem Film Festival” to enjoy a few short films about inspiring women and their adventures through life.

VF will Give Back to our Local Communities

  • VF will donate clothing, school supplies and other vital supplies to the Oakland Elizabeth House as well as volunteer to cover gardening and cleaning projects for a day. The Oakland Elizabeth House offers residence and support to women with children who have experienced homelessness, violence or addiction.
  • VF associates will volunteer their time at an elderly home to provide companionship, entertainment and assistance for a day.
  • VF will coach high school Girl Scouts on developing networking skills. VF will host Girl Scouts at our office to showcase women in the workplace.

Zurich North America

Zurich is celebrating International Women’s History Month during March to acknowledge the various achievements of women across the organization. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BalanceforBetter. Through this theme, Zurich’s Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) will be exploring what it means to have a more gender-balanced workplace. Gender balance is not just a women’s issue, but a business issue as we know that diverse organizations are more successful delivering on strategy.

In order to align with #BalanceforBetter and continue to build on last year’s theme of #PressforProgress, WIN will be hosting a series of events. These events are great opportunities for all employees to learn more about this year’s theme, connect with colleagues, and help foster an inclusive and diverse environment at Zurich. All employees are welcome to attend.

“We are excited to share the compelling facts around gender equality, as it sets the tone perfectly for this year’s International Women’s day – #Balance for Better,” said WIN Chair Teresa Logue. “Not only do we need to address gender equalities in the workplace, but we also need to address every level of diversity to create an environment where each of us can truly bring our best, and whole self to work every day.”

International Women’s History Month Events

International Women’s Day-Accelerating Gender Parity with Kweilin Ellingrud, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, and Zurich Executives

Kweilin Ellingrud, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, who has initiated and co-led McKinsey’s Power of Parity work on gender equality, will be sharing data from McKinsey’s ‘Women in the Workplace’ study.

Connecting With Series

WIN will be continuing its successful Connecting With….. Series in 2019. Employees will get to learn more about various leaders in the organization, both professionally and personally.

New York Metro Area WIN 2019 Kick-Off Event

The New York Metro Area Chapter of WIN will be hosting a kick-off event to discuss the activities planned for 2019. A wine and cheese social will follow and give an opportunity for attendees to connect with their colleagues.

Women in Agriculture Sales Panel Discussion

The Anoka Chapter of WIN will host a panel discussion on women in agriculture sales. The discussion will focus on how women can collaborate in their roles to support their customers.