The employers network for equality & inclusion (enei) in the UK recently held its annual award ceremony celebrating the successes of companies and organizations over the past year. WEConnect International member IBM received the award for Inclusive Procurement. Additionally, corporate members EY and Sodexo received awards for Advancing Social Mobility in the Workplace and for Global Diversity, respectively.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai recently posted an interview with Alice Wong, Director of Human Resources at EY Greater China, in the Chamber’s online publication Insight. In the interview, she covers a number of topics including Corporate Member EY’s work with WEConnect International in China. Said Alice:
"EY endeavors to promote an inclusive culture and was named '2015 Diversity and Inclusion Corporate of the Year' at WEConnect International’s annual event [in China] in recognition of our efforts and commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. I am very proud to say I believe that we have a high level of acceptance of people from different cultures at EY."
Thought leadership strategist and certified woman business owner Mindy Gibbons-Klein recently wrote a blog post for Huffington Post UK on the everyday consumer’s power to promote and support equality and diversity. Within the article, Mindy highlights WEConnect International’s #Buy16in16 campaign. She writes:
"Last week I attended the annual conference and trade fair of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), which has been promoting and supporting women in business for nearly 20 years. Among the traders and speakers, the cause being championed this year was #Buy16in16 - an initiative that has been devised to increase public awareness of women-owned businesses and encourage trading with such companies.