Organization – Southway Corp http://southwaycorp.net/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 03:08:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://southwaycorp.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/southway.png Organization – Southway Corp http://southwaycorp.net/ 32 32 MN organization helps relocate Ukrainians in Twin Cities https://southwaycorp.net/mn-organization-helps-relocate-ukrainians-in-twin-cities/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 03:08:00 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/mn-organization-helps-relocate-ukrainians-in-twin-cities/ Alight has partnered with Uniting for Ukraine to give 100,000 Ukrainians a chance to regroup and start over in the United States. MINNEAPOLIS — It has been seven months since Russian troops invaded Ukraine, forcing millions of Ukrainian civilians to find safety and support with families in other countries, including here in the United States. […]]]>

Alight has partnered with Uniting for Ukraine to give 100,000 Ukrainians a chance to regroup and start over in the United States.

MINNEAPOLIS — It has been seven months since Russian troops invaded Ukraine, forcing millions of Ukrainian civilians to find safety and support with families in other countries, including here in the United States.

“Today our sponsoring family has been hard at work preparing for the arrival of the Ukrainian family, they have raised funds to help with some expenses for these first two months,” said Chris Kindler.

Kindler is the director of communications for Alight, a partner organization of Uniting for Ukraine, creating a pathway for 100,000 Ukrainians to reunite and start over in the United States, with American sponsor families, like the Norlanders.

“We’ve been doing things with our refugee resettlement volunteers over the last few years, and this opportunity came up and we thought we wanted to do something to help someone in Ukraine,” Mark Norlander said. .

“Help them find housing, help them get work permits or enroll in English classes, help enroll the children in school,” Kindler explained.

With only five days to spare…

“We were expecting a much longer period, so we had to prepare our house for them to live with us instead of finding a home for them first,” said Sharon Norlander.

RELATED: 4 Ukrainian Students Attend International School of Minnesota on Full Scholarship

The Norse welcomed a family of five to the Twin Cities on Saturday, who lost everything fleeing bombings in eastern Ukraine.

They will spend whatever time it takes to resettle in the cities, but for the Norse the biggest challenge will not be the language barrier.

“We don’t know the impact that the war and the loss of their home will have on their lives, and (we want) to help them resettle here in the United States,” Sharon explained.

It’s a new chance to live in the midst of the unknown, leading this family to better days.

“It’s one relationship at a time that changes the world, and I hope we have a wonderful relationship with this family and that our family can have this relationship too,” Sharon said.

Alight is working to recruit more sponsor families here in Minnesota to help Ukrainian families, anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can click here. There is also a GoFundMe page setup where donations can be made.

RELATED: 6 Months Later: MN-Based Alight Aids in Ukraine Refugee Crisis

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Insider reveals the moment Kevin Durant lost faith in the Nets organization https://southwaycorp.net/insider-reveals-the-moment-kevin-durant-lost-faith-in-the-nets-organization/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 08:37:13 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/insider-reveals-the-moment-kevin-durant-lost-faith-in-the-nets-organization/ Getty Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the game against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center One way or another, the NBA offseason is quickly coming to an end, and NBA media days will take place next week for several teams in the league. The Brooklyn Nets are expected to have one […]]]>

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Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the game against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center

One way or another, the NBA offseason is quickly coming to an end, and NBA media days will take place next week for several teams in the league. The Brooklyn Nets are expected to have one of the most unmissable media days after the whirlwind summer that unfolded in New York. Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have been rumored with the team throughout the season.

Kyrie Irving had a rather sloppy contract negotiation with the Nets after a drama-filled season with his COVID vaccine stance that caused the point guard to miss more than 50 regular season games for the Nets. After the Nets were unwilling to sign Irving to a long-term extension, Durant’s frustrations and lack of trust in the organization are believed to have reached a stalemate and the superstar demanded a trade to Brooklyn. The Nets spent all summer in trade talks that they may or may not have been serious. In the end, Durant rescinded his request and both Brooklyn stars should be back with the Nets.


Insider on When KD and Nets Trust were lost

On the Sept. 21 episode of The Bill Simmons podcast, Logan Murdock, whom Simmons called a KD whisperer, joined the show and provided valuable insight into Durant’s situation in Brooklyn and hinted at a situation where the relationship could have deteriorated.

Simmons hinted to Murdock that he believed the Nets drama may have started after some articles were published with clearly leaked information about Kyrie Irving. Simmons noted the close relationship between Sean Marks and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and how a story Wojnarowski wrote contained information that was clearly leaked by people within the Nets organization.

“Well, in your opinion, there was a story that came out…just between the break and going into the bubble, and there was this story of Woj talking about Kyrie in different ways, isn’t- In hindsight, it didn’t really look like most. It seemed very one-sided, let’s say. There was ESPN’s Kyrie piece that seemed very one-sided. So if you’re Kyrie or Kevin, you’re like, ‘What is that ?’ Like we were supposed to be a teammate,” Murdock told Simmons on the podcast. “Kyrie and KD look at this as a partnership, right? Between all parties and looking back, I’m not saying that that’s where the mistrust started. But if you look at it from their perspective, you’re like, ‘Hey man, why are we doing this?’ If they think someone is leaking something like that, they’d be like, “Why would you do that?”…and I’m throwing that aside. It’s happened a couple of times where it was like, ‘oh d’ Alright, we’re gonna blame Kyrie. We’re not gonna blame Kyrie completely, but we’re just gonna blame it on one of our trusted guys.

The main source of Durant’s trade demand that was cited was that he didn’t trust the Nets’ front office, which, of course, was evident in the ultimatum Durant gave the Nets. To what extent did this history shared by Murdock play a role? It’s unknown, but the fact that it’s happened multiple times is a good indicator of what might be causing a lack of trust.


Logan Murdock’s past story about Durant’s frustration

Durant’s frustration with the Nets escalated when he saw how the Nets handled Kyrie Irving’s contract negotiations, according to an NBA insider. On Ringer’s NBA PodcastThe shiftLogan Murdock shared what sources told him led to Durant’s trade request.

“I made a few calls. Kevin Durant hasn’t spoken to the team in weeks. I don’t think Kevin is confident in the front office right now. I don’t know if he’s about to leave, but there’s a big unease not only on Kyrie’s side but also on KD’s side…

“His biggest problem is that he feels the front office hasn’t learned to understand Kyrie, whatever that means. I would push that away when a guy leaves for two weeks at a time… Kyrie gets the lion’s share blame. But I think KD thinks ‘hey, you didn’t understand this guy.’ You didn’t investigate where he came from.

“The Nets got rid of Adam Harrington, including the very close friend of Kevin. He’s one of Kevin’s guys. And that had a big ripple effect on how Kevin feels about it right now. He’s still in that discovery mode, but there’s fire in that smoke that he kind of reevaluates where he’s at.

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Organization promoting well-being in the construction industry https://southwaycorp.net/organization-promoting-well-being-in-the-construction-industry/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:06:00 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/organization-promoting-well-being-in-the-construction-industry/ DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) — The American Heart Association says one in 25 construction workers has heart disease and one in four has high blood pressure. That’s part of the reason the association holds its annual Hard Hats with Heart event, to bring attention to heart disease and stroke in the construction industry. The Hard […]]]>

DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) — The American Heart Association says one in 25 construction workers has heart disease and one in four has high blood pressure.

That’s part of the reason the association holds its annual Hard Hats with Heart event, to bring attention to heart disease and stroke in the construction industry.

The Hard Hats with Heart event takes place at New Realm Brewing on Daniel Island on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

It brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the country to show how creating a culture of well-being in construction companies can make a big difference.

The event will include CPR demonstrations and blood pressure education. It will also be an opportunity for industry leaders to collaborate on the best ways to promote wellness and heart health in their businesses.

One of the event’s committee members, Michaele Frampton, said she thought it was important that they do their part to educate construction workers on ways to keep their hearts healthy, especially considering how many people they can influence every day.

Frampton said that at all times they have an influence on “not only our immediate employees and our team members, but also everyone who is on site. So it’s just one small thing we can do that will hopefully impact a handful of lives.

The American Heart Association said it’s important for construction workers to know their numbers and learn how they can make small changes in their daily lives to improve their overall heart health.

For more information on the event, click here.

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Laramaid offers minimalist kitchen and home organization solutions for all tastes and needs https://southwaycorp.net/laramaid-offers-minimalist-kitchen-and-home-organization-solutions-for-all-tastes-and-needs/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 06:25:33 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/laramaid-offers-minimalist-kitchen-and-home-organization-solutions-for-all-tastes-and-needs/ Over 100 products including spice jar set, pantry and storage jar set, contemporary design label set Kitchen and home organization offers people the opportunity to minimize clutter, live a more efficient and productive lifestyle, and improve the overall enjoyment of their space. With Laramaid containers and easy-to-use labels, you can customize the perfect storage option […]]]>

Over 100 products including spice jar set, pantry and storage jar set, contemporary design label set

Kitchen and home organization offers people the opportunity to minimize clutter, live a more efficient and productive lifestyle, and improve the overall enjoyment of their space. With Laramaid containers and easy-to-use labels, you can customize the perfect storage option for everything from spices to dry ingredients to craft supplies.

This trusted company has sold over 100,000 products and received thousands of 5-star ratings on its website and Amazon storefront. It continues to expand its product ranges in response to customer feedback and market expectations. Laramaid is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by using sustainable sources, refining the manufacturing process and improving the supply chain. Laramaid products are an eco-friendly choice for every home and organization project.

Unique product lines for all organizational projects

This well-known brand offers a wide range of organization containers used mainly in the kitchen and home. They combine functionality with an attractive style that home chefs appreciate. Use storage space efficiently and find the ingredients you need at a glance. Airtight seals also help prevent food waste as they retain contents longer. After reviewing the Laramaid product line, it’s safe to say that Laramaid is a one stop shop for all your spice and pantry needs and everyone can get new ideas for their next kitchen and home makeover project. . By offering more than 100 product lines, everyone can find a product that meets their needs and tastes.

The main product lines include the following options:

Spice jars – Every delicious recipe needs the freshest, tastiest spices and seasonings. This requires careful storage in inert containers with appropriate seals. Laramaid has met these needs with a full line of spice kits, which includes everything you need to transform your pantry.

Pantry jars – Say goodbye to clutter with additional storage options for your kitchen and home. You can store everything from snacks to baking ingredients, your breakfast ingredients to all your legumes and so much more. The importance of efficient storage is reflected in the square-shaped jars so that no inch in a cupboard or on a shelf is wasted. Secure seals keep moisture out and prevent food spoilage. You can choose between natural wood ranges and all airtight glass variations, with over 50 pantry designs you will find the best storage solution for your home.

Organization labels – Laramaid continues its minimalist design principles by offering a selection of self-adhesive labels to help you take your next organization project to the next level. There are different styles, colors and sizes to suit everyone’s needs. These premium organization labels are made from premium vinyl and feature removable adhesive for easy relabeling.

All products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a six-month warranty. To learn more about the brand and its product offerings, visit the website, Amazon storefront, or contact them directly with any inquiries.

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Every organization needs a crisis communication plan https://southwaycorp.net/every-organization-needs-a-crisis-communication-plan/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:06:05 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/every-organization-needs-a-crisis-communication-plan/ The answer to the question of who needs a crisis communications plan is: every organization. In today’s world, no one can hide. Transparency is here to stay. Therefore, when the worst happens, every company can count on being immediately under a microscope. We should not pretend otherwise. It is essential to have a well-planned, well-rehearsed […]]]>

The answer to the question of who needs a crisis communications plan is: every organization. In today’s world, no one can hide. Transparency is here to stay. Therefore, when the worst happens, every company can count on being immediately under a microscope. We should not pretend otherwise.

It is essential to have a well-planned, well-rehearsed and immediately applicable crisis plan at hand. It should be repeated well by everyone in your organization who has a role to play in it.

A crisis plan should not be “one and done” and then put on a shelf. It should be reviewed annually to determine what circumstances (internal or external) may have changed. As new key people are added to your organization, they should consider it as part of their orientation.

Any good crisis communications plan should be updated and rehearsed annually.

The key elements of a good crisis communication plan are:

  1. It should cover all areas of potential vulnerability, not just the most obvious or extreme circumstances.
  2. It should be fluid and flexible enough to work in a wide range of situations.
  3. It should assign key roles to specific people, and these people should be trained initially, as well as periodically refreshed, based on emerging business challenges and new circumstances.
  4. It must be updated and repeated every year.
  5. Any real crisis should be studied in terms of how it might inform future changes or additions to your plan.
  6. You need to consider the potential effectiveness of your crisis communications plan through the lens of your key audiences (and not just your “insider’s perspective”).
  7. Update your lists of key audiences and their contact information at least once a year.
  8. For certain types of businesses (those at higher risk of potential crises), consider doing real “tabletop exercises,” in which you role-play your actions and responses in a real-time role-playing situation.
  9. Study how other similar organizations have reacted and reacted in times of crisis to assess what they have done right and wrong that you can then learn from.
  10. Know who your primary third-party defenders are and keep them properly informed about your business in normal times and in times of crisis. Having a crisis communication plan is essential, but so is updating and practicing it constantly!
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Organization takes four-pronged approach to relocating homeless – NBC Los Angeles https://southwaycorp.net/organization-takes-four-pronged-approach-to-relocating-homeless-nbc-los-angeles/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 01:10:59 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/organization-takes-four-pronged-approach-to-relocating-homeless-nbc-los-angeles/ Allowing individuals to have their pets with them is not something you see at every Los Angeles homeless shelter. An organization is taking a four-pronged approach to relocating the homeless. “In the shelter system, they can’t do these things,” said Wanda Williams, director of interim housing at Urban Alchemy. Williams is the interim housing director […]]]>

Allowing individuals to have their pets with them is not something you see at every Los Angeles homeless shelter. An organization is taking a four-pronged approach to relocating the homeless.

“In the shelter system, they can’t do these things,” said Wanda Williams, director of interim housing at Urban Alchemy.

Williams is the interim housing director for the nonprofit organization that provides outreach services to two small residence villages and a secure campground in the city of Los Angeles. All three sites aim to allow homeless pets to stay with residents.

“It’s important because sometimes people get lost in the shelter system,” Williams said. “These pets sometimes provide emotional support to a lot of people.”

NBC4 first met Eric Lawry alive in his van near Echo Park in March. At the time, he was still addicted to drugs.

“It’s a long story because of drugs, but since I’ve been here I’ve been able to stay sober,” Lawry said.

These days, Lawry takes care of his dog PoPo and finds a reason to stay on the healing path.

“It helped me get my self-esteem back. You lose that, you lose everything,” Lawry said.

Dee Washington has been in one of these small villages for six months. When he lost his mom, he found a little dog who helped him.

“He’s just keeping me company man, this is my baby here,” Washington said.

Even the dog’s name is a daily reminder to fight for its future off the streets.

“Rocky Balboa, I just liked him, from the fighter, the prize fighter,” Washington said.

Other temporary accommodations such as pallet shelters may soon come online. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 971 earlier this month which aims to improve the supply of affordable rental housing that allows people with their pets.

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The first woman to lead a large commercial organization in Holland https://southwaycorp.net/the-first-woman-to-lead-a-large-commercial-organization-in-holland/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 16:00:53 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/the-first-woman-to-lead-a-large-commercial-organization-in-holland/ Dena Muller was the first woman to lead a large business organization in Holland. His mother, Martha Vandenberg, was born in 1860. She married Iete Muller in 1878. Together they had nine children, including Dena, born in 1884 – plus Margaret, Martha, Cornelius, Reendert and John. After:The Foresight of the Walshes and the Brooks After:Cornelius […]]]>

Dena Muller was the first woman to lead a large business organization in Holland.

His mother, Martha Vandenberg, was born in 1860. She married Iete Muller in 1878. Together they had nine children, including Dena, born in 1884 – plus Margaret, Martha, Cornelius, Reendert and John.

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After:Cornelius De Roo was destined to be a miller

The couple owned a successful farm in Illinois. As a young teenager, Cornelius decided he wanted to become a minister in the Reformed Church of America. So he emigrated to Holland to attend Hope College Academy and then Hope College.

While at Hope College, he learned that the Standard Milling Company (then known as the Walsh-DeRoo Mill), located at River and Seventh Street, had gone bankrupt. Convinced that this was a financial opportunity for his father, he persuaded Iete to sell his farm and buy the abandoned property, which Iete did in 1907.

It was the same year that Cornelius graduated from Hope College, and the family built their Queen Anne-style home at 232 W. 16th St. – which still stands today.

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organization celebrates Big Brothers Big Sisters month | Local News https://southwaycorp.net/organization-celebrates-big-brothers-big-sisters-month-local-news/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 19:37:00 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/organization-celebrates-big-brothers-big-sisters-month-local-news/ September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Area (BBBS7) invites the community to show their support. “Children and youth in our community need our support and mentorship now more than ever. We have had a difficult few years and during this time we understand that the […]]]>

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Area (BBBS7) invites the community to show their support.

“Children and youth in our community need our support and mentorship now more than ever. We have had a difficult few years and during this time we understand that the well-being of our children has been put at risk by poorer social, emotional and physical development,” said Jeanne Meyer, new executive director of BBBS7. “We have to let children know that they matter. Let them be cared for and valued.

BBBS7 is committed to helping alleviate the devastating effects of COVID on children in our community by pairing them with caring and supportive adults.

“Mentoring is transformative. This allows adults to develop healthy relationships with children and act as role models, developing social skills and helping children experiencing adversity feel supported. Meyer said.

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Throughout September, BBBS7 will raise awareness of the importance of mentors in children’s lives.

At its core, mentoring assures children and young people that there is someone who cares about them and lets them know they are not alone in facing daily challenges. Quality mentoring relationships have a powerful effect on children and youth in a variety of ways. Ultimately, it connects a child or young person to personal growth and positive social, physical and emotional development.

“We know that research has shown us time and time again that mentorship can build a child’s resilience, allowing them to maintain their health and well-being in stressful situations. This resilience is built through the constant, intentional and personalized support that a mentor can provide to his mentee.

Since 1969, BBBS7 has operated with the belief that every child has incredible potential. If you want to help a child reach their full potential, become a Big Brother or Big Sister today.

On Wednesday, September 21, from 3-6 p.m., BBBS7 invites the community to attend an open house to learn more about the programs and opportunities they have to offer and to meet staff, board members, and more. administration, mentors and mentees.

For more information on becoming a mentor or registering your child to be matched with a mentor or to donate to BBBS7, visit www.7riversbbbs.org.

Mentoring changes lives! Become an advocate of potential today!

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4 ways to “break the stigma” and support women in your organization https://southwaycorp.net/4-ways-to-break-the-stigma-and-support-women-in-your-organization/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:05:26 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/4-ways-to-break-the-stigma-and-support-women-in-your-organization/ Women regularly nibble at the glass ceiling with a little help from male allies. According to the AICPA Trends 2021 report, of the respondents who participated and shared their 2020 data, 39% of the firm’s partners across the country are women. And in 2021, women held nearly 25% of leadership positions, an increase of five […]]]>

Women regularly nibble at the glass ceiling with a little help from male allies.

According to the AICPA Trends 2021 report, of the respondents who participated and shared their 2020 data, 39% of the firm’s partners across the country are women. And in 2021, women held nearly 25% of leadership positions, an increase of five percentage points since 2016, according to business consultancy McKinsey’s joint report with LeanIn.org, a grassroots organization that brings together women from all walks of life. .

For some women, including Tracey Walker, National Culture, Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Manager for RSM US LLP, sponsors have been key to their career advancement.

His mentor, sponsor and ally, Richard Caturano, CPA (retired), CGMA, past president of the AICPA and founder of RSM’s CDI program, decided to actively pursue diversity and inclusion at RSM when he realized that the problem of gender inequality was not going to solve itself.

“A lot of people told Rich not to look into a controversial topic like inclusion,” Walker said. “And against their caution, he decided that a focus on inclusion was necessary for the accountancy profession to be relevant and prosperous in the future.”

Several studies suggest that gender diversity at all levels of an organization is good for business.

“Studies from MIT, Harvard, and Catalyst all indicate that including more women broadens perspective and improves overall performance, which increases earnings and the ability to be innovative and creative in problem solving and development. customer service,” Walker said. “It’s essential to attracting, retaining and advancing women in a compelling and relevant profession for the future.”

4 ways to promote gender equality

Walker will talk about her experiences on the Break the Bias panel at this year’s AICPA & CIMA Global Women’s Leadership Summit, but here are some of her top tips on how sponsors and allies can support women in the workplace. their organizations.

Be aware of prejudices. The term “unconscious bias” implies that people are not even aware of their biases.

“The reason it’s called an unconscious bias is because it’s not intentional,” Walker said. “People can make choices based on their preferences – which makes them feel more comfortable or safer, so yeah, I think biases are always there until someone challenges the norms and asks what they are missing by omitting a woman’s point of view.”

Walker thinks the first step in tackling unconscious bias is to bring it into awareness by asking questions. For example, if your management team is made up of all white men of a similar age and background, you need to ask yourself why this is the case and ask yourself if this homogeneity is in the best interest of your customers. and your organization.

Or when you’re in leadership positions, start asking yourself why you feel compelled to choose one person over another.

“I believe people intellectually understand gender equity, but when it comes to making a safe choice, they might start making assumptions instead of just asking women what they want to do,” Walker said. “If some think a woman might not be suitable for a role because they have young children, the inclusive leader pauses to wonder if the opposite was true?”

Acquiring understanding and daring to be vulnerable. When Caturano founded RSM’s CDI program in 2013, he began by leading a focus group to better understand people’s needs from a culture, diversity and inclusion perspective.

“The first act of an inclusive leader is to seek perspective and understanding before acting,” Walker said.

She added that to truly understand another person’s perspective, leaders need to be vulnerable and inquisitive and ask “brave questions”.

For example, Caturano showed vulnerability by asking Walker questions such as “I may be clumsy in the way I say this, but can I ask you a question about being a woman in our profession? ?”

“He went first and created a safe space for my authenticity and growth, and that’s what real mentors do,” Walker said. “By sharing their own stories, by sharing their successes and failures, it lets you know that you can try something new, be bold and even fail, but you will live to serve another day and learn from it. “

Take micro-actions that have a major impact. There are many small, seemingly insignificant things that Allies, Mentors and Sponsors can do every day that have the potential to dramatically improve the workplace for women.

For example, if you attend a meeting that a woman leads but everyone greets the man as if he were the authority, a mentor might say, “I’m so excited to have him here with us. She’s amazing, she’s an expert with valuable experience, and she has a great conversation planned for us today.”

“We call them micro-actions with macro impact that can change the experience of women and, moreover, model inclusive behavior that changes the mindsets and skills of others, including our clients and people who might judge the profession as an outdated relic in a world of innovation,” Walker said.

Walker believes sponsors should constantly support and advocate for the women on their teams, including (and perhaps especially) when they’re not in the room. This could mean speaking up when someone questions a colleague’s abilities based on their gender or suggesting an experienced woman on your team for a project or promotion.

Create initiatives and measure progress. Walker and Caturano have learned from experience that very little will get done without intentional interventions.

“If you say you’re intellectually committed to the advancement of women in your business, but you don’t have programs, mentorship or anything to counter 100+ years of history, then you don’t you’re not going to progress,” Walker said. “You need affinity efforts, measurable interventions, and you need a platform and a safe space for women’s voices to be heard.”

Walker recommends that businesses and organizations begin by completing an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment, if they haven’t already, to understand their starting point.

They can then move to a programmatic construct that empowers people to examine parity, reimagine talent experiences, and be heard, perhaps employing networking groups that create safe spaces for women to design their own program, mentor each other and lead discussions to learn and train the next generation of women.

She added that women as leaders must recognize their own power and seize opportunities.

“That’s why I love [the AICPA & CIMA Women’s Global Leadership Summit], because it reminds us of the strengths of women and the value we bring,” Walker said. “And to allies, what a tremendous opportunity lies right next to you on your team. We cannot continue to debate. It’s time to act for stronger, more powerful gender outcomes.”

This year’s summit features three days of sessions on leadership, diversity and best practices to enhance the skills and potential of women leaders within the accounting and finance community. Lessons learned include recommendations and ideas on how to implement women’s initiative programs to raise awareness within a company, tips on how to best recruit, retrain and reward female professionals , and ideas on how best to balance work and personal life.

Hannah Pitstick is a content writer for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. To comment on this article or suggest an idea for another article, contact Courtney Vien at Courtney.Vien@aicpa-cima.com.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) in Ethiopia celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2022 with the global theme “Intensify Breastfeeding: Educate and Support” https://southwaycorp.net/the-world-health-organization-who-in-ethiopia-celebrates-world-breastfeeding-week-2022-with-the-global-theme-intensify-breastfeeding-educate-and-support/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 08:25:49 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/the-world-health-organization-who-in-ethiopia-celebrates-world-breastfeeding-week-2022-with-the-global-theme-intensify-breastfeeding-educate-and-support/ World Breastfeeding Week is commemorated around the world the first week of August to highlight the importance of regular breastfeeding for babies and to encourage and support breastfeeding. The week also marks the anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration – the United Nations declaration on breastfeeding which was made on August 1, 1990. World Breastfeeding Week […]]]>

World Breastfeeding Week is commemorated around the world the first week of August to highlight the importance of regular breastfeeding for babies and to encourage and support breastfeeding. The week also marks the anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration – the United Nations declaration on breastfeeding which was made on August 1, 1990. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually in 170 countries through different activities , forums and awareness campaigns. This year in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other partners commemorated the day in the town of Debre Berhan, emphasizing the importance of breastfeeding, especially in emergency situations, given the ongoing dynamics in the country.

As part of the commemorative event, participants visited Woinshet camp in Debreberhan, home to over 25,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). At camp, the importance of breastfeeding and the dedication of mothers to breastfeed their babies even in difficult situations was evident, as mothers with young babies were seen breastfeeding their children.

Under this year’s theme, “Intensify Breastfeeding: Educate and Support”Dr Meseret Zelalem, Director of Maternal and Child Health at the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, said: “Breastfeeding is the best gift a mother can give her child because breast milk contains the right combination of nutrients. essential for physical and mental development as well as protection. the antibodies a baby needs.”

Over the years, Ethiopia has experienced several natural disasters and man-made emergencies such as drought, floods, locust swarms and conflicts resulting in damage to crops and livestock as well as internal displacement.

Breastfeeding is significantly compromised during such emergencies. Families are forced from their homes and exposed to devastating food insecurity, poor sanitation and disruption of basic services. At such times, the health and lives of infants and children are more at risk from malnutrition and disease outbreaks, as displacement limits the ability of communities to practice appropriate infant and young child feeding and hinders their access to essential health and nutrition services. To address this, WHO worked with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to develop Guidelines for infant and young child feeding in emergencies in Ethiopia. Breastfeeding has been highlighted in the document as one of the actions to ensure the nutrition of young children and infants.

As noted in the WHO and UNICEF joint statement for World Breastfeeding Week 2022, globally, less than half of all newborns are breastfed within the first hour. of their lives, making them more vulnerable to disease and death. And only 44% of infants are exclusively breastfed in the first 6 months of life, below the World Health Assembly target of 50% by 2025.

Recognizing the importance of protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding for the survival, growth and development of millions of infants, WHO and UNICEF, in the joint statement, called on governments, donors, civil society and the private sector to intensify their efforts to:

  • prioritize investment in policies and programs to support breastfeeding, particularly in contexts of fragility and food insecurity;
  • equip health and nutrition workers in facilities and communities with the skills they need to provide quality counseling and practical support to mothers to successfully breastfeed;
  • protect caregivers and health workers from the unethical commercial influence of the formula industry by adopting and fully implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, including in humanitarian settings; and
  • implement family-friendly policies that provide mothers with the time, space and support they need to breastfeed.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) – Ethiopia.

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