Change Agents: Naja celebrates women’s beauty and power

Catalina Girald sits in the middle of the world headquarters of Naja, a new lingerie company with manufacturing facilities in Medellin, Colombia.  Girald’s mission is to be an alternative to Victoria’s Secret, which commands half the $14 billion lingerie industry. While that brand trucks unabashedly in glamour and sex appeal, Naja (pronounced nah-yah) sells clothing inspired by the founder’s global travels and touts an underpinning of social consciousness to boot.  To read the complete article and watch a video please follow this link.


Obama to Sign Order Banning Federal Discrimination Against Gays

In a victory for gay rights activists, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official confirms to NBC News. To read more about the executive order ban from president Obama click here.

Leading in a Global Diverse and Fast Paced World: The Important role of Work-Life

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There have been some amazing articles recently about women and power, the dynamics of workload, the role of millennials as future leaders, and why inclusion and diversity are critical to successful global businesses. The common thread that connects these topics is the fabric of organizational culture and the environment that helps employees thrive professionally and personally. Around the world, though work-life is called many different things: work-life balance, integration, harmony, or quality of life, the desire of employees to have engaging professional careers and care for their families is universal.

At the Boston College Center for Work & Family, I work with leading global organizations that recognize the important role that the work-life culture plays in attracting, retaining, developing and engaging an inclusive, healthy, and sustainable workforce. These organizations also recognize that the culture, legal context, gender expectations, family structure, economy, employer-employee relationship, and social norms…

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Department of Interior Enlisting Scholars’ Help to Incorporate LGBT History

The U.S. Department of the Interior is hosting a panel discussion of historians, scholars and preservationists today to discuss ways to educate the public about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Click here to learn more about LGBT history.