International Women’s Day at Praxair

International Women’s Day planning committee at Praxair in Burr Ridge (l to r) Elizabeth Supple, Chris Ranous, Erika Rogozinski, speaker Deanna Shoss, Joe Abdoo, Kristen Alcazaren, and Ann Klochan.  International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated in force this March. For my colleagues from Serbia and Russia, they can remember celebrating this special day since they…

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Award Winning Diversity & Inclusion at Edlong Dairy Technologies

Intercultural Talk caught up with Laurette Rondenet, President & CEO of Edlong Dairy Techonlogies to talk about their year round commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and how it connects to their business success. What does your company do year round that connects to Global Diversity and Global Diversity Awareness (either client or HR focused?); Edlong…

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Art + Business + Social Impact

Congratulations to Jen Guillemin and Wendy Swart for the publication of their article in the Social Innovations Journal, titled: Driving Entrepreneurship across the University. Arts and Ideas in Action: Art + Business + Social Impact.  The core question they raise is “How do we create stable economic opportunities while building vibrant communities and addressing societal needs?” (Read…

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Will Bitcoin Make You Rich?

A single Bitcoin was valued at $16,878 this week. But, far from me to make a conclusion based on that. Michael Cave, Senior Data Analyst at Darwin Ecosystem and someone who lives in this world, shares a prediction [with my interjections]: “Personally, I believe that cryptocurrency as an actual investment market is well overgrown and…

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Brazil Exchange:  Not our “Poor Brethren to the South”

For anyone who knows me, reading this title you are probably thinking “what the H.E-double hockey sticks…your husband is from Brazil!” Yes, but historically US State Department programs, such is this one coordinated locally through World Chicago, and in particular one’s from Partners of the Americas, (which focuses on exchanges just in this hemisphere), have been…

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