Gift Card Bank Partners with Excella for Unique Philanthropy Supporting Families in Need During Covid-19

Partnership develops a platform to provide financial and food security for those in need

Gift Card Bank, a Bay Area nonprofit focused on utilizing gift cards to support those in need, is partnering with Excella—a pioneer for Agile technology solutions—to help support the well-being and financial security of people affected by Covid-19. Through this partnership, Excella has applied its Agile software development and product management expertise to create a state-of-the-art online platform that allows Gift Card Bank to identify, verify, and support families on a national scale.

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As part of its mission to support those struck by Covid-19, Gift Card Bank aggregates unused and donated gift cards from individuals, philanthropists, grocers, and retailers, and identifies people and families who need support through food banks and other fintech platforms. Once identified, Gift Card Bank securely distributes gift

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Women’s health care is a human right. It’s why I’m supporting Biden-Harris

Genevieve Leo, Opinion contributor
Published 7:00 a.m. MT Oct. 9, 2020


Opinion: The Trump administration has made it harder to access no-cost birth control for women and girls and allowed for discrimination in health care. We can reverse this.

It is an isolating feeling, receiving abnormal test results after an annual OBGYN visit (I’m fine). It’s even more terrifying to absorb this information just a month before a close relative was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

My fear caused overwhelming anxiety.

Going to the doctor is scary and uncomfortable, especially when we don’t know or understand what to expect, what is considered “normal” or “irregular.” But it does not have to be this way. Having a mother as an OBGYN who was able to talk me through basic women’s health information was essential for my understanding and well-being.

Imagine if

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Supporting small business on big shopping day

Bob O’Donnell, Special to USA TODAY
Published 5:32 a.m. ET Oct. 9, 2020


Amazon Prime Day will be on October 13 and 14.


These days it’s hard not to have an opinion about Amazon.

While some choose to focus on the negative, including workplace environment concerns in some of its warehouses or the impact that online retail has had on traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores, many others are extraordinarily grateful for the ability the company has provided during the pandemic to easily order most anything and receive it in a timely, reliable manner without having to step outside their homes.

What often gets lost in the shuffle of these debates is the positive impact that the company is having on small businesses, including minority-owned businesses. Amazon’s upcoming Prime Day Event (scheduled for Oct. 13-14) offers an interesting example.

For the first time ever, Prime Members who order $10

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The History Behind the Supporting Women in ‘The Glorias’

In the new film The Glorias, a 1970s-era Gloria Steinem (Alicia Vikander) sits at a press conference with her speaking partner Florynce “Flo” Kennedy (Lorraine Toussaint) where the same journalist asks them separate questions. The reporter asks Gloria about sexual harassment while she asks Flo, a Black lawyer and fervent advocate for women’s rights, about racism. “Do you think Flo is unable to answer a question about the condition of being a woman?” Gloria asks. Flo then explains that racism and sexism are intertwined.

The scene is just one example of the partnerships with women of color Steinem made throughout her life as she became involved in activism and grassroots organizing in the 1960s and ‘70s. It also speaks to what Steinem understood then, as media institutions have only come to understand more recently: how critical it is to ensure that women of color are not sidelined in

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Pavlich: What happened to Democrats supporting women?

The facade of the Democratic Party being the place for women is quickly collapsing as Judge Amy Coney Barrett prepares to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice.

After her nomination at the White House over the weekend, it’s become clearer than ever Democrats are only interested in supporting certain kinds of ambitious and successful women. Or to put it more simply, women who support leftist polices and believe in legislating from the bench.

Given her extensive career as a Supreme Court clerk, Notre Dame Law professor, U.S. circuit judge and now Supreme Court nominee, Judge Barrett is a woman feminists should be praising. She’s a rare individual who does and has it all.

On top of a busy legal career, Barrett enjoys a happy, supportive marriage and cares for seven children, two of whom were adopted as children from Haiti.

“The president has asked me to become

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Rockwell Automation Recognized for Culture of Supporting Women by The Society of Women Engineers

Award highlights Company’s focus on building a diverse and innovative workforce

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced it has earned the Diversity & Inclusion Program Award from The Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The recognition, from the world’s largest organization advocating for women in engineering and technology, highlights the company’s focus on encouraging all employees to bring full authenticity to their work and setting an example for other organizations to follow. Rockwell Automation will accept the award at SWE’s annual conference, WE20, which will be held virtually from Nov. 3-14.

“It is an honor to be recognized by The Society of Women Engineers,” said Blake Moret, Chairman & CEO at Rockwell Automation. “We believe in the value of diversity because diverse teams make better decisions. We know that having a competitive advantage in industry and talent means fostering an environment

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