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July 01, 2015

The following appeared on the Virgin Startup blog in July 2015:

At Virgin StartUp we proudly celebrate female entrepreneurs. Through our commitment to diversity and events such as Virgin #WOW we’ve seen the number of women receiving loans increasing and increasing – in May, we reached a point where we the number of women receiving Virgin StartUp loans was the same as the number of men.

April 17, 2015

cummins fpFrom WEConnect International Corporate Member Cummins' Diversity Procurement:

This is a monumental time in Cummins Diversity Procurement initiative history.  In pursuit of our internal goal of $1B in diverse spend across categories such as women, veteran, service-disabled, HUB Zone, minority, small disadvantaged, LGBTE and philanthropic, Cummins reached $1.2B in diverse spend in 2014.  Cummins is also excited to have reached $300M in diverse spend across all 5 of our ABO (Area Business Organization) regions in Direct and Indirect purchases.  Congratulations to Team Cummins!

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April 09, 2015

intel fpFrom WEConnect International Corporate Member Intel's IT Peer Network:

Recent advances in technology have dramatically impacted the way we work, even going as far as challenging the traditional hierarchical structures of business. Decentralized service providers and the ability to work remotely have revolutionized the modern business ecosystem. Technology influences everything from the supply chain to employee expectations of what a “workplace” really is. For small business owners, accessing and leveraging powerful new tech is easier and more affordable than ever.