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December 09, 2016

sodexo FPWEConnect International corporate member Sodexo has earned a 100% grade for the 9th straight year on HRC Foundation's 15th annual scorecard and recognition as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality."

"Among its industry-leading efforts, Sodexo provides equivalent spousal and same-sex partner benefits, offers medical coverage for gender affirmation surgery and recognizes sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. The company also sponsors an LGBT employee business resource group and actively engages LGBT-certified vendors as part of its supplier diversity program. In addition, Sodexo continues to develop its managers to be more inclusive through innovative, award-winning resources like the LGBT Conversation Guide, its Diversity Learning Lab on "Understanding the T in LGBT," and training regarding its transgender guidelines."

December 09, 2016

pge FPWEConnect International Corporate Member Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been named 2016 Corporation of the Year by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), a WEConnect International partner organization.

“PG&E has been a leader in diversity and inclusion for decades. We recognize that it’s the strength of our diversity that makes our company and communities successful. We’re proud to be the first California utility to include LGBT in its supplier diversity program. Our commitment to diversity within the communities we serve is the right way to do business and how we’ll continue to work together in building a better California,” said PG&E Vice President, Federal Affairs and Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer Melissa Lavinson, who accepted the award on behalf of PG&E.

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December 05, 2016

intel fpCongratulations to corporate member Intel who took home the WEConnect International Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Programme of the Year award at the 2016 European Diversity Awards!

The European Diversity Awards are among the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event. Recognizing individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to equality, diversity, and inclusion across Europe, the awards bring together leaders in business, media, and politics.