First Ladies, Experts, and Activists Address Impact of Terrorism on Women and Children

Joint Action Meeting will take place during the Global Hope Summit to mobilize stakeholders and develop solutions

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Global Hope Coalition, in cooperation with UNESCO, brings together a group of first ladies and other invested leaders to address the effects of terrorism and violent extremism on women and children. The joint action meeting will take place September 18th, 2017 at the New York Public Library in New York City, at the onset of the United Nations General Assembly week.

Participants are expected to issue a statement urging the international community to take concrete and urgent measures to deal with a crisis that could lead to a lost generation across the Middle East and Africa, with catastrophic consequences.

Scheduled speakers and guests include: Jeanette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda; Keïta Aminata Maiga, First Lady of Mali; Akie Abe, First Lady of Japan; Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO; Cherie Blair, Founder of Cherie Blair Foundation; Wided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts and 2013 Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Alexandra Chen, mental health and psychosocial advisor to UN agencies on the Syria crisis; Hafsat Mohammed, community organizer working against Boko Haram in northern Nigeria; and Denis Mekwege, gynecologist, Founder of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, D.R. of Congo. Two recognized researchers from the Experts Committee of the Global Hope Coalition – Prof. Phyllis Magrab and Farah Pandith, former State Department Special Representative to Muslim Communities – will also speak at the meeting. UNESCO's director for gender equality, Saniye Gulser Corat, will moderate.

The rise of terrorism and violent extremism around the world has exposed thousands of women and children to traumatic and often life-threatening situations. The newly formed Global Hope Coalition – committed to fighting violent extremism and intolerance, preserving cultural heritage, and promoting intercultural dialogue – is leveraging its global platform and network to mobilize stakeholders to achieve meaningful policies and practices for these women and children.

"The long-term effects of extremism and terrorism on emotional well-being, growth, and development can be devastating, but there are protective factors and interventions that can ameliorate the effects, including strong social supports, family adaptations, and other programs and policies," said Phyllis Magrab, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Georgetown University Center for Human and Child Development. "Through the Global Hope Coalition, we will outline solutions and a path forward that will benefit the lives of those women and children impacted by terrorism and extremism."

The event will take place 10:30 AM–Noon ET on September 18th at the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

For additional information and for media registration, email: HopeNYC@apcoworldwide.com

ABOUT THE GLOBAL HOPE COALITION
Established in September 2017, The Global Hope Coalition is an international initiative dedicated to providing a global platform to bolster the civil society campaign to fight violent extremism and intolerance, preserve cultural heritage, and promote intercultural dialogue. Learn more at http://globalhopecoalition.org/.

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FCA US Recognized as a Top Employer for Hispanic Women

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • FCA US ranks #11 on the annual Latina Style Top 50 Report
  • Report "is the most respected evaluation of corporate America's employment opportunities and policies as they pertain to Latinas"
  • Fourteenth year the Company has been included in the Top 50 Report since the benchmark was established in 1998

After the evaluation of more than 800 corporations, the editors of Latina Style magazine have named FCA US LLC to the list of the top 50 U.S. companies for Hispanic women to work. The ranking is part of the magazine's annual Latina Style 50 Report (LS50 Report). FCA US ranked #11 of 50 top employers named to the list.

The LS50 Report highlights companies that have a dedicated effort to diverse recruitment and promotion initiatives, including companies that have programs to recruit veterans and military personnel. It is considered "the most respected evaluation of corporate America's employment opportunities and policies as they pertain to Latinas."

This is the 14th year the Company has been included in the Top 50 Report since the benchmark was established in 1998.

The full report will be published in the September issue of the magazine and on www.latinastyle.com

"Diversity and inclusion are core elements of the FCA US' business strategy, and vital to our efforts to develop a workforce that enables the Company to innovate and compete in a dynamic, competitive industry," said Kelly Tolbert, Head of Diversity, FCA US LLC. "Our consistent high performance on this important benchmark is a testament to the Company's commitment to maintaining a work environment that respects and engages all people and cultures."

"We congratulate FCA US on the outstanding career advancement opportunities it continues to provide its employees," said Robert Bard, President & CEO, Latina Style magazine. "Such an outstanding record of performance can only be achieved when there is full commitment throughout the Company to diversity and inclusion."

Latina Style magazine began the LS50 Report as "a quest to explore deeper into the business world and bring forth powerful and useful information on the increasing importance of recruiting professional Latinas." 

In 1997, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and national Hispanic organizations, the magazine developed a comprehensive survey that is sent annually to Fortune 1000 companies. The LS50 Report, the result of that annual survey process, highlights each selected company's leadership programs, employee benefits and Latina representation in senior positions.

The report is distributed to Hispanic professional and civic organizations, national women's organizations, colleges and universities, all members of Congress, the White House, members of the Cabinet, military and veteran's organizations, as well as at major Hispanic and recruitment conferences.

About Latina StyleMagazine
Latina Style is the most influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. With a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000, the magazine is unique in its ability to reach both the seasoned professional and the young Latina entering the workforce for the first time, showcasing Latina achievements in all areas, including business, science, civic affairs, education, entertainment, sports, and the arts. 

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

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Fannie Mae Influencers Recognized as Women of Impact in the Mortgage and Housing Industry

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fannie Mae (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) is pleased to recognize six influential leaders featured on MReport magazine's 2017 Women of Impact list. The honorees profiled in the magazine's annual Women in Housing issue are some of the biggest and brightest female stars who encourage innovation throughout the mortgage and housing industry.

The business publication named Fannie Mae's Caroline Patane, Vice President of Compliance and Customer Evaluation, a "Power Player" for her role in providing strategic direction in the development of the risk-based evaluation programs of Fannie Mae's top sellers and servicers.

MReport also recognized five of Fannie Mae's top professionals as "Leading Ladies" who are laying claim to an array of accomplishments in their respective fields. These outstanding professionals include:

  • Laurissa Antonuccio, Director of Administrative Projects, Operations and Technology
  • Liza Barley, Project Manager
  • Joy Cianci, Senior Vice President, Special Assets and Corporate Security and Facilities
  • Maureen Davenport, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
  • Laurel Davis, Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer

To learn more about Fannie Mae's awards and achievements, visit: http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/about-us/company-overview/awards-achievements.html.

Fannie Mae helps make the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and affordable rental housing possible for millions of Americans. We partner with lenders to create housing opportunities for families across the country. We are driving positive changes in housing finance to make the home buying process easier, while reducing costs and risk. To learn more, visit fanniemae.com and follow us on twitter.com/fanniemae.

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Shady Grove Fertility Continues to Expand, Opening a New State-of-the-Art Laboratory and Full-Service Fertility Center in Santiago, Chile

For more than 2 decades, Shady Grove Fertility has provided comprehensive infertility care to more patients each year than any other center in the United States. The practice, which currently has 25 locations across three states and the District of Columbia--with recent expansion into the greater Atlanta metro and its surrounding areas via a merger with Georgia Reproductive Specialists--is now extending its reach to Santiago, Chile in September 2017--the practice's first fertility and IVF center located outside of the United States.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), the largest fertility center in the United States with 10 babies born each and every day, announced today the opening of its first South American location in Santiago, Chile—a bustling capital city located in the central valley, the largest city in the country, and home to more than 7 million residents.

SGF will bring its exclusive financial and guarantee programs, integrated care model that addresses the medical, physical, financial, and psychological aspects of facing infertility, as well as its best-in-class laboratory and clinical protocols to the residents of Chile and neighboring countries. The medical practice will operate under the name "SGFertility Chile."

"While we've had the privilege to work with patients from over 35 countries and from all 50 states, when this opportunity to expand beyond our borders with a new location became a possibility, we were thrilled at the prospect of working with some of Chile's finest reproductive endocrinologists, Lorena Pardo, M.D., Mauricio Mondion, M.D., Sergio Varela, M.D., and Cristian Jesam, M.D., and Chief Embryologist, Francisca Jeria—all pioneers and innovative leaders in this ever-evolving field," remarked SGF Chief Executive Officer, Mark Segal.

"The brand new center is slated to open its doors to patients in September 2017. The new expansive space will be home to physician offices for private patient consultations, dedicated endocrine and andrology laboratories for procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), sperm preparation, and patient monitoring, a state-of-the-art IVF/embryology laboratory, and a spacious ambulatory surgery center with four recovery bays, embryo transfer rooms, and two operating rooms," notes Philip Beatson, SGF's Chief Operating Officer.

The laboratory will operate under the distinct leadership of Embryologist/Laboratory Director, Francisca Jeria, MSc, in close collaboration with SGF's nationally and internationally known Scientific Director, Michael J. Tucker, Ph.D., HCLD.

"In speaking on behalf of my physician colleagues in Chile, we have long respected Shady Grove Fertility for being a thought leader, innovator, and pioneer in reproductive medicine for more than 25 years. SGF's leadership, ability to demonstrate compassion, and commitment to research and advancing the science and technology of our trade, all while delivering the highest standards of patient care, were compelling reasons for us to align ourselves and join forces to create SGFertility Chile," said Lorena Pardo, M.D., SGFertility Chile.

"We know that Shady Grove Fertility pioneered many of the advancements we have come to rely on today to improve the outcomes of patients, therefore, for us, it seemed like a tremendous opportunity to partner with an internationally recognized leader," shares Mauricio Mondion, M.D., Medical Director of SGFertility Chile.

"This partnership was born from an attraction between our two practices that centered around a similar patient care model. Drs. Lorena Pardo, Mauricio Mondion, Sergio Varela, and Cristian Jesam, each accomplished highly regarding physicians in Santiago, as well as Francisca Jeria, an accomplished embryologist, chose to transition their practices to SGF because they recognized the advantages patients will receive from a close collaboration between physicians and embryologists who offer personalized, evidence-based fertility solutions, a hallmark of SGF's approach to care," remarks reproductive endocrinologist, Eugene Katz, M.D. of SGF's Towson and Bel Air, Maryland locations.

Lorena Pardo, M.D., M.Sc. completed her undergraduate in Biochemistry at Catholic University in Santiago, Chile and earned her medical degree in 2001 from the University of Chile. She finished her OB/GYN residency in 2007 and then completed 2 years of study in reproductive medicine and endocrinology at the University of Chile. She earned her Master's degree in Reproduction from Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid and then joined the IVI group in 2012 as an infertility specialist. In 2015, she formed the Reproductive Medicine Unit at Avansalud Clinic. Dr. Pardo was integral to establishing the joint venture agreement with SGFertility Chile also in 2015.

Mauricio Mondion, M.D. was a top OB/GYN graduate at Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. He worked 2 years as professor in the same institution. He completed 3 years of training at Clínica Las Condes and Valencian Institute of Infertility in Spain, where he earned his Master's degree. Dr. Mondion was the Director of OB/GYN Section of the main hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile. He served as part of the IVI group in Santiago, Chile between 2013 and 2015 and the Santa Maria Clinic in Santiago from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Mondion speaks Spanish, English, and German.

Sergio Varela, M.D. earned his medical degree from the Austral University of Chile. He then went on to complete an OB/GYN residency at Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. He earned a Master's degree in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility at the Valencian University of Spain and served as part of Valencian Institute of Infertility, Santiago, between 2010 and 2015 and in the Reproductive unit at Catholic University Clinic, between 2010 and 2017.

Cristian Jesam, M.D. earned his medical degree from the Los Andes University in Chile. He finished an OB/GYN residency at the University of Chile and a fellowship program in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. Dr. Jesam is an Associate Professor and has been a member of the Reproductive Medicine Unit the Maternal and Child Research Institute, Universidad de Chile, since 2010. He is also a member of the Chilean Institute of Reproductive Medicina since 2006, specializing in sexual and reproductive health. He is a member of the Latin American Council of Emergency Contraception and current chair of the foundation "Todo Mejora," partner of the It Gets Better Project in the U.S., for the prevention of teenage suicide and homophobic bullying.

Francisca Jeria, MSc. is an embryologist with more than a decade of experience. She earned her Bachelor's of Science with the highest distinction and Master's degree in Biological Science from the University of Chile. In 2005, Francisca completed a 2-year fellowship in IVF at Clínica Las Condes. She worked in the IVF laboratory of Clínica Las Nieves and started the first Centre for Assisted Reproduction in the north of Chile in 2009, where she directed the program until 2012. She has participated in advisory quality IVF laboratories in Bolivia, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Jeria pioneered oocytes vitrification and embryo biopsy at Day 3 and Day 5 of embryonic development, achieving the first pregnancies reported in Chile by these techniques. From 2012 to 2016, Jeria served as an embryologist at IVI Chile, where she was responsible for the PGD and quality program. Since 2016 she has been working on the SGFertility Chile opening, where she will serve as IVF laboratory director and partner.

Other specialists on staff include Dr. José Ignacio Vinay, a urologist and graduate of the Universidad de Chile; and Dr. Mónica Elgueta, a psychologist and graduate of Universidad de Concepción, a systemic family and couples therapist.

To schedule a new patient consultation with Drs. Pardo, Mondion, Varela, or Jesam, please call +56 23263 8900 or complete this online form.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2017 commemorates more than 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, including its newest expansion to Santiago, Chile in August 2017. Today, with 41 physicians supported by a highly specialized team of more than 750 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff caring for patients in 28 offices throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., we celebrate over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the United States. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. Nearly 2,000 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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Refuge For Women Las Vegas Hosts 2nd Annual Topgolf Fundraiser

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Refuge for Women Las Vegas ("RFWLV") will host its 2nd Annual Topgolf Challenge Fundraiser on Friday, September 8, from 9 am to 12 pm at Topgolf Las Vegas, with all proceeds going to benefit and support Refuge for Women Las Vegas—a local, non-profit organization that provides aftercare and structured programming for trauma healing, addiction recovery, job training, and education for women escaping the sex trafficking industry. The fundraising event is intended to raise awareness and financial support to continue RFWLV's mission of helping victims of human trafficking and by helping to change the Las Vegas community, one woman at a time.

To register an individual, a team, or to become a tournament corporate sponsor visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/topgolf-challenge-fundraiser-tickets-35442384125. Entrance fees are $150 for individual players and include two games of Topgolf, breakfast, and access to the live auction. Bay Sponsorship packages are also available for six players and two spectators for $1,000.

Refuge for Women Las Vegas opened the doors of its safe house in November 2015 and since then has served many women through its 12-month healing program. Some of the major corporate sponsors are Cox Communications, AGS, and Impact Companies. Refuge for Women Las Vegas has also been the recipient of several Clark County grants. One of the Refuge for Women graduates will be sharing her powerful story of transformation at the Topgolf Fundraiser.

About Refuge for Women
Refuge for Women Las Vegas is seeking the support from the Las Vegas community to help with their housing needs and partnership opportunities. The key aspects of the Refuge for Women program are sobriety, healing from sexual and physical abuse, and rebuilding trust. Refuge for Women provides a safe house for women who have been rescued from human trafficking and sexual exploitation and these homes offer a safe place for residents to experience healing with few distractions. The setting creates a family atmosphere and provides an intimate environment with each guest having access to individual care. This program offers healing to victims of sex trafficking by providing a safe place to heal and recover, and to eventually integrate them back into society, over the course of a 12-month program. To stay up to date with the latest news and happenings, follow @RefugeForWomenLV on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contact
Karen Diers
City Director               
Refuge for Women Las Vegas
Email: Karen.diers@refugeforwomen.org  
Phone: (651) 518-4451

 

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Becoming “Suddenly Single” Among Top Five Challenges Facing High-Net-Worth Women, Key Private Bank Poll Finds

7 in 10 Advisors Say Most Important First Step is Diagnosing Urgent Financial Decisions

CLEVELAND, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Private Bank, the wealth management arm of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), released the results of its latest advisor poll, which surveyed more than 140 of its client-facing advisors about their experiences working with high-net-worth (HNW) females who became "suddenly single," due to the death of or divorce from a spouse. The survey explored how women should prepare for a suddenly single scenario; immediate steps women must take after the death of or divorce from a spouse; and strategies advisors are using to coach women facing these situations.

The poll found that the death of or divorce from a spouse rank among the top-five financial challenges facing female clients, with estate planning, investment decisions and legacy planning also key hurdles cited. In fact, eight in 10 advisors (82 percent) say some or hardly any of their married female clients have a contingency plan in place to navigate the emotional and financial impacts of finding themselves on their own.

According to more than half of advisors (52 percent), putting a contingency plan in place is critical, since becoming suddenly single often limits female clients' cash flow, calling for changes in spending. Among women who become suddenly single, 40 percent of advisors note that those female clients are best prepared to navigate the short-term financial changes, but are less equipped to think through their long-term financial plan.

"Navigating finances following the death of or divorce from a spouse doesn't mean half of the ongoing expenses or financial obligations have disappeared, so it's critical to have a contingency plan in place," says Cathy O'Malley Kearney, National Head of Trust and Chief Fiduciary Officer at Key Private Bank.

Following the death of a spouse, specifically, seven in 10 advisors say identifying financial decisions that must be made immediately is the most important financial step women should take, versus those decisions that can and should wait. And yet, over half of advisors (56 percent) say this is also the biggest challenge facing female clients.

"Our earlier advisor poll on women found that only three percent of advisors are witnessing female clients drive family wealth conversations," said Veena Khanna, Director of Strategy at Key Private Bank. "While we encourage all of our client-facing professionals to be sensitive to the psychological impacts that result from a major life change, it's our job as trusted experts to empower clients with the confidence they need to take charge of their financial futures immediately and for the long-haul."

To help female clients successfully take full control of family finances, particularly following the loss of a spouse, three in 10 advisors say empowering female clients to direct the creation of their long-term financial plan, after they direct the creation of a short-term financial plan, is the most impactful approach.

Advisors agree that the top three most important steps married women should take in creating a contingency plan are identifying and documenting sources of income, budget, and other assets (36 percent); meeting with a financial advisor to strengthen financial skills (33 percent); and determining which financial decisions must be made immediately in these types of scenarios (14 percent).

Additionally, one in three advisors (34 percent) say the most effective strategy for coaching female clients through the decision of whether to hold onto expensive assets, to which they may have an emotional attachment (e.g., a vacation house, artwork, etc.), is identifying the root of and working through the issue.

About Key Private Bank
Key Private Bank is a leading provider of wealth management solutions and advice for high-net worth and ultra-high-net worth clients, including wealth advisory, investment management, trust administration, customized credit, family office and private banking services. Key's wealth management platform combines the market insights of local advisors with a national team of wealth and investment strategists to deliver proactive and personalized advice and expertise to clients. Advisors also leverage partnerships with Key's business banking and capital markets teams to build wealth plans tailored to meet each client's specific need. Key Private Bank's wealth management platform is delivered across 15 of the United States. Key Private Bank has $37.6 billion in AUM and $35.7 billion in AUA at June 30, 2017.  

About KeyCorp
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $135.8 billion at June 30, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs.  Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

 

 

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Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), Largest Fertility Center in United States, Launches SGF China–Now Offering Mandarin-Speaking Patient Care Team, Signature Programs, New Website, and Two Patient Seminars in Shenyang and Xi’an

Shady Grove Fertility, a U.S.-Based Practice Founded in 1991 and Home to More Babies Born than Any Other U.S. Fertility and IVF Center, is Expanding and Bringing its Signature Programs to China. A Mandarin-Speaking Patient Care Team, Guarantee Financial Programs, High Success Rates, and Quality Lab Standards Will Help Chinese Patients Start or Grow Their Families.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) is a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art fertility and IVF center with specialists who work closely with patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world. Today, the practice announced an expansion of its international referral program to China with a Mandarin-speaking patient care team, best-in-class technology, advanced treatment options, guarantee financial programs, published success rates, and strict lab quality standards to benefit Mandarin-speaking individuals and couples in the United States, China, and all over the world.

Treating infertility has proven to be a challenge in China, a country formerly known for its one-child-per-family policy, a population-control measure enacted in 1979 that the government scrapped in late 2015. China's strict regulation and restrictions around in vitro fertilization (IVF) and more advanced procedures and already crowded state-run hospitals who are overwhelmed with demand have pushed patients to seek care in unregulated Chinese clinics or seek treatment overseas, including the United States.

"The biggest driver pushing Chinese patients to seek care abroad is the lack of access and nearly impossible restrictions surrounding IVF. As well, tight restrictions make it difficult for practices like SGF to operate IVF centers in China, therefore, by assembling a Mandarin-speaking patient care team, we can provide advanced fertility services and a streamlined process to patients traveling from China or from anywhere around the world," remarks SGF's Chief Executive Officer, Mark Segal.

"We understand the unique needs of Chinese patients and have put a supportive infrastructure in place for Mandarin-speaking patients by hiring a U.S. trained, bilingual medical team who will coordinate all aspects of patient care. Patients who come to our center will benefit from a patient-centric model that addresses not only the medical, emotional, and financial needs but also concierge-level care that efficiently navigates them the process," adds Segal.

To learn more about SGF China's programs and meet physicians and members of the SGF China team, SGF China will be hosting two complimentary educational seminars for patients to learn more about SGF China's signature programs.

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Shenyang: Madein Women's and Children's Hospital

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: Xi'an: Qujiang Women's Hospital

Workshop Schedule:
8:30 am9:30 am: Check-in
9:30 am9:35 am: Partner Hospital Introduces SGF China
9:35 am – 9: 50 am: Phil Beatson, Chief Operating Officer, Why SGF

Mr. Beatson will provide attendees with an overview of SGF and share how the practice grew from a two physician, one location practice to now more than 40,000 babies—more than any other in the United States—with 26 years of consistent growth, making infertility treatment accessible to more patients.

9:50 am11:30 am: Naveed Khan, M.D. and Paul R. Shin, M.D.
Dr. Khan, board certified reproductive endocrinologist, will present on infertility basics—its causes, how it's diagnosed, and what to expect during treatment at SGF. Dr. Khan will also provide in depth information about in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and SGF's IVF success rates.

Dr. Shin, board certified urologist and male infertility specialist, will present on male factor infertility, which accounts for 40 to 50 percent of all infertility cases. Dr. Shin will discuss the simple tests used to evaluate male fertility, common causes of male factor infertility, lifestyle changes that can improve a man's fertility, and effective treatment options designed to address and overcome male factor infertility.

11:30 am1:00 pm: Lunch Break
1:00 pm3:30 pm: One-on-one consultation with physicians and question and answer session

Register today to participate in these informative, free seminars.

To learn more about SGF's program for Mandarin-speaking patients, email Julie Xu, China Program Patient Navigator or visit ShadyGroveFertility.cn.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2017 commemorates more than 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, including its newest expansion to Santiago, Chile in July 2017. Today, with 41 physicians supported by a highly specialized team of more than 750 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff caring for patients in 28 offices throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., we celebrate over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the United States. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. Nearly 2,000 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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Media Invited To Attend Women In STEM Conference Featuring 100 Women And Men Bridging The Gender Gap In Thought Leadership

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporters are invited to attend the 4th Annual Global Women in STEM Conference and Awards (WiSTEM) taking place at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco on September 11-12, where one hundred luminaries, both women and men, will come together as part of the solution to the gender gap in STEM to discuss innovations transforming society.

Meera Kaul, Founder of the MKF and Director of WiSTEM states, "The STEM workforce continues to lack women in leadership and a solution will not be found if men are left out of the conversation. WiSTEM 2017 rises above the paradigm of gender inequality by involving both women and men in the conversations. The number of men in STEM leadership who have joined our conference to speak out and work side-by-side with their female peers for inclusive economic growth is unprecedented."

Government officials, technology visionaries, international business leaders and leading investors will attend to educate, advocate, mentor and open career doors for women. Just a few of the many prominent participants include:

  • Tom Steyer, Founder and President, NextGen America
  • Vinod Khosla, Founder at Khosla Ventures
  • Kanwal Rekhi, MD, Inventus Capital Partners, RAND Corporation, Center for Asia Pacific Policy
  • Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton
  • Lisa Gillmor, Mayor, City of Santa Clara
  • Paul Joyal, Managing Director, Public Safety and Homeland Security Sector Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Director of Security United States Capitol Police
  • Ash Kalra, California State Assembly
  • Ann Duncan, CIO County of Santa Clara
  • Kelly Kline, Economic Development Director/ CIO, City of Fremont
  • Laurie Yoler, Founding Board Member, Tesla and Board Member, Zoox
  • Clay Bavor, Vice President of Google AR VR
  • Ann Winblad, Co-Founder/Director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  • Lauren Schmidt, Pathways Director Defense Innovation Unit Experimental
  • Dr. Jonathan Reichental, CIO at City of Palo Alto

Speaker and panel sessions will investigate innovation, its impact on women, and its role in creating a more inclusive future. Topics include:

  • Disruptive technology: AI, augmented reality, virtual reality and robotics
  • Technology driving innovations in government
  • Smart cities: innovation in infrastructure and transportation
  • The new future of energy and climate
  • The future of transportation
  • The future of transformation – led by IBM Watson and Google Assistant
  • Investment and entrepreneurship discussions regarding valuation, series A and alternative investments

The WiSTEM Awards gala, which recognizes exemplary women leaders across the STEM landscape, will take place September 11, 7:00 PM.

A complete list of speakers and full conference agenda is available at womeninstemconference.com

WiSTEM 2017 brings attendees two full days of unique insight and inspiration through keynotes, panel discussions, sessions on career development and entrepreneurship, and the opportunity to network with inspiring leaders from around the globe. Attendees will share their own ideas in "Lightning Talks", pitch startups to a room of investors, enjoy lunch with venture capitalists, and take part in immersive maker workshops.

Reporters interested in attending must contact Dawn Drake at dawn@shiloh-events.com or 949-395-2292, by 4 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 6, for more information.

For more information on MKF and Women in Stem visit mkfimpact.org

 

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Women Tech Council and Silicon Slopes Come Together to Create Model for Inclusive Technology Cultures

Organizations to increase number of women working in technology by changing organizational cultures and creating industry model

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women Tech Council (WTC) and Silicon Slopes today announced they are working together to create an industry model to attract and retain more women in technology. This model, designed to change tech cultures, will leverage and expand successful diversity and inclusion programs created by WTC while also engaging male executives and boards to help support, encourage and drive initiatives that help accelerate the number of women working for and staying in technology companies. 

"Among tech companies, culture is a consistent problem that drives women out of the industry in an average of seven years," said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. "We are committed to helping organizations work together to change cultures, starting here in Silicon Slopes, and build around inclusion and values that leverage the talents of everyone involved, ultimately creating a model for all technology communities."

Over the last decade, WTC has built a community, led by women and men in top technology companies, that focuses on the economic impact of women in technology. Its programs drive visibility, networking, mentoring and opportunities for tens of thousands of women working in technology. Working among many of the same organizations, Silicon Slopes works to empower Utah's tech community of more than 5,000 companies to learn, connect, and serve in order to make entrepreneurship open and accessible to all. By coming together, WTC and Silicon Slopes are expanding their reach and resources to help achieve this initiative and transform technology cultures.

"Attracting and retaining talent is essential to the growth and success of Silicon Slopes," said Josh James, Domo founder and CEO and board member of Silicon Slopes. "Diversity in leadership creates stronger organizations and ecosystems. This effort is one way to keep our industry moving forward together."

To launch this effort, WTC and Silicon Slopes will hold joint events with senior executives in technology companies, launch programs focused on attracting and retaining talent, and begin a podcast series to continue this dialogue within organizations. These efforts will continue expanding across existing WTC and Silicon Slopes platforms and into new areas.

"Technology companies need support as they work to make diversity and inclusion a successful part of their organization," said Clint Betts, executive director of Silicon Slopes. "Through these efforts, we will give them the tools and resources to help them successfully make this important change and serve as a catalyst for technology areas beyond Silicon Slopes."

Media Contact
Abby Shaha
ashaha@intrepidagency.com
801-481-9482

About Women Tech Council:

The Women Tech Council (WTC) is a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector through developing programs that propel the economic pipeline from K-12 to the C-suite. WTC offers mentoring, visibility, opportunities and networking to more than 10,000 women and men working in technology to create business environments focused on high performance, not diversity, where men and women can succeed. This propels individual careers and the talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse, and entrepreneurial technology workforce.

For more information on Women Tech Council, visit: www.womentechcouncil.org.

About Silicon Slopes:

Silicon Slopes is a nonprofit organization that exists to empower Utah's tech community to learn, connect, and serve in order to make entrepreneurship open and accessible to all.

For more information on Silicon Slopes, visit: www.siliconslopes.com

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The NEWS Recognizes Dr. Marwa Zaatari as a 2017 Top 40 Under 40 for the HVAC Industry

Leader in indoor air quality and energy efficiency for enVerid Systems, Inc.

BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- enVerid Systems, Inc. is proud to announce that its Director of System Performance and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Dr. Marwa Zaatari, has been selected by The NEWS as a member of its exclusive 2017 Top 40 Under 40. The award recognizes young professionals that are driving the HVAC industry into the next generation.

Dr. Zaatari is at the forefront of developing practical strategies to enable buildings to reach the optimal energy cost for maximum IAQ benefits. She has made significant strides to address these issues at enVerid, where she manages energy and IAQ measurements for the company's HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) technology, which significantly reduces HVAC energy consumption and maintains IAQ in commercial, educational and government buildings. Dr. Zaatari leverages her knowledge of IAQ, building energy and environmental management to assess the performance of the HLR technology for enVerid's customers. In doing so, she provides strategic direction to help reduce energy and water consumption, improve IAQ in buildings, and reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gases.

"Indoor air quality is an important part of the HVAC industry these days and Dr. Marwa Zaatari is certainly a leader in this area," said Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief, The NEWS. "I realize I am partial, but I think this is a great list. It really highlights some of the best and the brightest coming up in the industry, and all the winners are truly doing great things for HVAC."

"I am honored to be selected to this year's The NEWS Top 40 Under 40," said Dr. Zaatari. "Throughout my career, I have pursued my passion for integrating energy efficiency with indoor air quality to achieve optimum results. I hope to continue to deliver on this vision by establishing industry standards, mentoring of others through speaking and events, and implementing control strategies that can achieve superior energy savings, while also improving IAQ in buildings, where people spend 90 percent of their lives."

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About enVerid Systems, Inc.
enVerid Systems, Inc. is committed to improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality in buildings worldwide through its innovative HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) solutions. Awarded the prestigious 2016 R&D 100 Award, enVerid is the only solution that helps commercial, educational and government buildings remove carbon dioxide (CO2), aldehydes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM2.5) from indoor air, reducing the outside air intake required for ventilation. enVerid's HLR technology is ASHRAE-compliant and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. General Services Administration's Green Proving Ground Program, and the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, please visit www.enverid.com.

enVerid Media Contact
Caroline Legg
Warner Communications
978-255-4488
caroline@warnerpr.com

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