Mattel Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for Second Consecutive…

June 2, 2021

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first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Mattel Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Twitter Facebook TAGS  Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) has, for the second consecutive year, received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Mattel joins the ranks of more than 760 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. The results were released today by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “Mattel is deeply honored to once again be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country’s top workplaces for LGBTQ+ equality,” said Amy Thompson, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Mattel. “At Mattel, we create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. And we know we do our best work when every member of our team feels respected, included and heard. We are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity that values and celebrates all voices, life experiences and perspectives.” “From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ+ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ+ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.” The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Mattel’s efforts in satisfying all CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses. The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:Non-discrimination policies across business entities;Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;Supporting an inclusive culture; and,Corporate social responsibility. The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei. About Mattel Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, UNO® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. MAT-SI View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005412/en/ CONTACT: Danit Marquardt [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GAY & LESBIAN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES CONSUMER SOURCE: Mattel, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Community mourns 9/11 during prayer service in the era of COVID-19

January 26, 2021

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first_imgMaggie Klaers | The Observer The Notre Dame community gathered at 8:46 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Grotto for an annual prayer service to honor those affected by 9/11. The event was scheduled to start 12 hours after the first tower was struck.In a similar way manner, students and community members gather on Sept. 11 every year. Sophomore Sabrina Curran, director of faith & service in student government, was in charge of planning this year’s memorial prayer service.“Planning this event amidst the coronavirus pandemic was by no means an easy task,” Curran said in her opening speech.Now, in the era of COVID-19, such physical togetherness that was characteristic of the memorial services of previous years is not possible in the same way, yet first-year Annmarie Hackworthy said the emotional support and fellowship of the Notre Dame community was not lacking in Friday’s event.“Everybody still was distanced, but you could tell that we still have that unity,” Hackworthy said. “The way everybody was standing when we came and walked out, it seemed like everyone was hopeful and together and unified in remembrance of 9/11.”On campus in the days following the attacks in 2001, Malloy said there was that same sense of unity present, even amidst the fear of the times.“There was a terrible sense of anxiety; were more things going to happen? So much we had taken for granted was not so assured. And so when we were going to say the Lord’s Prayer during mass, where we usually hold hands, people instinctively locked arms like the alma mater because it was more comforting,” Malloy recalled in his speech.Malloy said he visited New York City around 40 days after the attack. In his speech, he described his horror in witnessing the aftermath of the crashes firsthand.“Watching them retrieve bodies, smelling the smells and hearing the sounds and watching what was like a picture of hell — with things burning, steel being pulled up and while these courageous people were looking for the remains of their colleagues and friends,” Malloy said.Much of today’s Notre Dame’s student body is either too young to remember the infamous day themselves or weren’t alive to experience it, at least in the same way Malloy recalled in his speech on Friday night. Despite this, a generation of post-9/11 students gathered in remembrance and reverence for the lives lost. Hackworthy was not yet born on Sept. 11, 2001. As a member of the Air Force ROTC at Notre Dame, she had the opportunity to present the colors at the memorial, a tradition that she says is a way of honoring those who gave their lives to protect civilians. As she was presenting the colors, Hackworthy said she noticed there was a palpable energy within the grotto.“The atmosphere was very similar to that feeling that you get when you walk into the Grotto,” Hackworthy said. “You’re walking down the stairs, and if you’re walking with someone and you were maybe chatting, and it’s just like a hush, a feeling of a weight off your shoulders, and just kind of a presence of everybody just understanding how special that place is.”Tags: 9/11, memorial, Prayer service, sept. 11, September 11 Nineteen years and 12 hours after the first plane struck the World Trade Center, the Notre Dame community came together to remember those lost to the tragic events of 9/11 in a prayer service at the Grotto Friday.University President Emeritus Fr. Edward Malloy shared his memories of the day and the response on the campus in the days to come.Following the attacks, Malloy arranged for mass to be held near the flagpole in South Quad. Nearly 10,000 community members came together that afternoon, Malloy recalled. “It was like, ‘Well, the world is up for grabs. We at Notre Dame can be in each other’s presence and that’s consoling, in and of itself,’” Malloy said in his speech.last_img read more


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Sets B’way Closing Date

January 18, 2021

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first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 Related Shows You’ve only got a few months longer to die with laughter at the Walter Kerr Theatre. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder—the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical—will shutter on Broadway on January 17, 2016. The madcap musical comedy began performances on October 22, 2013; at time of closing it will have played nearly nearly 1,000 performances.Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder follows Monty Navarro (Bryce Pinkham), a long-lost member of a noble family who stands to become the next Earl of Highhurst—if he can eliminate the eight other relatives (all played by Jefferson Mays) who precede him in line for the title. In addition to Best Musical, the tuner garnered Tonys for bookwriter Robert L. Freedman, director Darko Tresnjak and costume designer Linda Cho.Along with Mays and Pinkham, the current cast includes Scarlett Strallen as Sibella, Catherine Walker as Phoebe D’Ysquith and Judy Blazer as Miss Shingle.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder View Commentslast_img read more