Aurubis equal opportunity network Women4Metals wins HR Excellence Award

An exceptional distinction for an exceptional initiative: Women4Metals, Aurubis’ initiative for advancing women, won first prize in the Diversity & Inclusion Management category of the Human Resources Excellence Awards 2023. Women4Metals (W4M) was honored for its innovative projects and one-of-a-kind commitment to making the metal industry more attractive for women. The HR Excellence Awards are the most significant honor for outstanding HR management in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Mercer management consultancy, which is supporting W4M in enhancing its professional profile, shared the award.

W4M is an industry-specific initiative for advancing women in the metal industry. The network was founded by female Aurubis employees in 2019 with the goal of attracting more female staff to the company and to the traditionally male sector. Women are underrepresented in industrial companies, making up just under 16 percent of the workforce; this is true of the metal sector as well, where women account for 20 percent. Another W4M objective: to achieve equal opportunity for all employees. As such, the initiative has been open to supporters of all genders from the very beginning.

In its short existence, the W4M team has initiated and realized a number of projects in the focus areas recruiting, career development, working conditions, and awareness. This has included diversity action days, the analysis of female employees’ working conditions at all Aurubis production sites, consulting among colleagues, training programs, and representation of the initiative at industry events and conferences.

“The HR Excellence Award is a well-deserved honor for the entire Women4Metals team,” Aurubis CEO Roland Harings said at the award ceremony in Berlin. “The issues the network addresses are as relevant as ever. Offering equal opportunity to everyone plays a key role in every company’s future success. We also want to make our industry more attractive for women. Our objective is to draw more women to the metal industry.”

“Women4Metals is a groundbreaking HR initiative,” explained Laura Zielinski, Head of Human Resources. “Women’s empowerment and equal opportunity for all employees are an absolute must for those who want to attract the talents of tomorrow and retain good people. The work of Women4Metals is making a clear contribution to the Aurubis brand among job applicants and employees.”

At Aurubis, the network now has over 300 registered members, 70 percent women and 30 percent men. The initiative has also been open to other companies and organizations in the sector since 2022, and more than 60 are currently interested in being involved with W4M. Furthermore, the W4M team networks with similar initiatives worldwide.

The HR Excellence Awards (HREA) recognize special achievements in 33 categories of HR management. The jury’s criteria encompass innovation, creativity, implementation in the company strategy, results and efficiency, and the effectiveness of the project/campaign. This year, the jury included more than 40 experienced HR experts and supervisors. The awards are sponsored by Quadriga Media Berlin GmbH and the Human Resources Manager trade magazine.

Aurubis – Metals for Progress

Aurubis AG is a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. The company processes complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, organic and inorganic metal-bearing recycling materials, and industrial residues into metals of the highest quality. Aurubis produces more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually, and from them a variety of products such as wire rod, continuous cast shapes, profiles and flat rolled products made of copper and copper alloys. Aurubis produces a number of other metals as well, including precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, tin and zinc. The portfolio also includes additional products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate.

Sustainability is a fundamental part of the Aurubis strategy. “Aurubis responsibly transforms raw materials into value” – following this maxim, the company integrates sustainable conduct and business activities into the corporate culture. This involves a careful approach to natural resources, responsible social and ecological conduct in everyday business, and sensible, healthy growth.

Aurubis has around 7,200 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive distribution network around the world.

Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the German Stock Exchange and are listed in the MDAX, the Global Challenges Index (GCX), and the STOXX Europe 600.

More information at www.aurubis.com

The Publisher Desk Hires Emily Morin

The Publisher Desk, a fully integrated audience development and content monetization partner to digital publishers, announced that it has hired Emily Morin to serve in a newly created role as the company’s Vice President of Advertising Technology. Previously, Morin was Director, Ad Technology & Platforms, at U.S. News & World Report.

At The Publisher Desk, Morin will help in the creation of solutions that maximize yield for digital publishers, serving as an intermediary between engineers and senior managers, as well as C-Suite executives. Her work will build on many of the skillsets she has developed over the course of her 15-year career, supporting some of the world’s largest publishers including Hearst and Tribune.

“Emily brings a unique perspective that allows her to see all sides of the organization from their vantage point,” said Jeff Misenti, Co-Founder of The Publisher Desk. “As soon as I met Emily, I knew that we wanted to create a role that allows us to benefit from her unique background and skill set. With Emily managing our advertising technology initiatives and partners, our team has more time to focus on growing both our publishing businesses and those of our clients.”

Since joining the company, Emily immediately started several major projects, including creating standardization, identity and privacy solutions. She brings extensive relationships with partners including Amazon, Google, and Prebid among others, allowing her to implement optimal solutions faster and more effectively.

“When I’m working on solutions and integrations, we’re doing it not just for our clients but for ourselves and against our own dollars,” Morin said. “We are a publisher, too. So we are working together to maximize revenue, user experience and implement different solutions that will garner the best results. Not only are we building something different; we’re starting with ourselves, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

About The Publisher Desk

The Publisher Desk, based in New York with offices in London and South Florida, is a fully integrated audience development and content monetization partner to digital publishers, in addition to publishing several owned and operated sites. The company, founded in 2014, helps websites increase advertising revenues and reduce operational costs. Our team provides the proper resources, direction, operations, technology, and support for digital business, empowering sports, lifestyle & business media brands to connect with their audience and value-aligned advertisers.

2023 Women in Business Awards Winners and Finalists

Business Awards UK is delighted to reveal the winners and finalists of the Women in Business Awards 2023. These esteemed awards recognise the outstanding achievements of women across various sectors of the business world, showcasing their innovation, leadership, and success.

Business Awards UK Women in Business Awards 2023 Winners:

Maihvish Iqbal, AestheticsbyM: Social Media Businesswoman of the Year

Ava Whetstone-Magee, Avalanche Equestrian: Startup Businesswoman of the Year

Phillipa Nicholson, Blue Bull Recruitment Ltd: Recruitment Businesswoman of the Year

Shantell Moore, Dash Couriers (Wiltshire) Ltd: Businesswoman of the Year

Sian Saunders, DC Clean Group Ltd: Retail & Ecommerce Businesswoman of the Year

Tasmin Schöpp, Geopace Training: Training & Tuition Businesswoman of the Year

Jane Gray, GLOW&be, Cosmetics & Skincare: Creator / Influencer Businesswoman of the Year

Iesha Notice, ice Tickles Childcare: Charity Businesswoman of the Year

Carlissa Daniels, J&A (International) Limited: Leadership Award - Women in Business

Beverley West, Little Paws Microchipping & Ultrasounds: Young Businesswoman of the Year

Caitlin Wintin, Muddy Buddyz: Advertising Businesswoman of the Year

Vicki Sutton, Multiply Coaching: Coaching Businesswoman of the Year

Smita Gupta, Smita Gupta Advisory: Marketing Businesswoman of the Year

Smita Gupta, Smita Gupta Advisory: Business Consultant - Women in Business Award

Zunaira Maiwish, Tectah: Triumph over Adversity - Women in Business

Emma Tapper, The Friendly Chemical Co: Business Growth Award - Women in Business

Jo Bates, Thumbsie Ltd: Health & Wellbeing Businesswoman of the Year

Emma Wright, Vanilla Pod Beauty / Emma Wright Mentor: Networking Businesswoman of the Year

Business Awards UK Women in Business Awards 2023 Finalists:

Kirsty Crouch, (Real and Raw Skincare) - Body Shop at Home Consultant: Health & Wellbeing Businesswoman of the Year

Phillipa Nicholson, Blue Bull Recruitment Ltd: Startup Businesswoman of the Year

Sian Saunders, DC Clean Group Ltd: Startup Businesswoman of the Year

Tasmin Schöpp, Geopace Training: Coaching Businesswoman of the Year

Jane Gray, GLOW&be, Cosmetics & Skincare: Business Growth Award - Women in Business

Iesha Notice, ice Tickles Childcare: Young Businesswoman of the Year

Carlissa Daniels, J&A (International) Limited: Young Businesswoman of the Year

Beverley West, Little Paws Microchipping & Ultrasounds: Businesswoman of the Year

Nicola Spencer, Love Autumn Rose: Social Media Businesswoman of the Year

Nicola Spencer, Love Autumn Rose: Marketing Businesswoman of the Year

Nicola Spencer, Love Autumn Rose: Triumph over Adversity - Women in Business

Caitlin Wintin, Muddy Buddyz: Creator / Influencer Businesswoman of the Year

Caitlin Wintin, Muddy Buddyz: Remote Working Businesswoman of the Year

Caitlin Wintin, Muddy Buddyz: Charity Businesswoman of the Year

Vicki Sutton, Multiply Coaching: Business Consultant - Women in Business Award

Zunaira Maiwish, Tectah: Businesswoman of the Year

Emma Tapper, The Friendly Chemical Co: Leadership Award - Women in Business

Emma Tapper, The Friendly Chemical Co: Retail & Ecommerce Businesswoman of the Year

Jo Bates, Thumbsie Ltd: Retail & Ecommerce Businesswoman of the Year,

Emma Wright, Vanilla Pod Beauty / Emma Wright Mentor: Business Growth Award - Women in Business

Emma Wright, Vanilla Pod Beauty / Emma Wright Mentor: Creator / Influencer Businesswoman of the Year

These awards are a testament to the accomplishments of exceptional women in business and highlight their contributions to their respective industries. Business Awards UK congratulates all winners and finalists on their remarkable achievements.

The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award

BARBRA STREISAND received The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award, the fourth-ever presentation of this prestigious honor, earlier today in a private ceremony. The award was presented by The Honorable Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Julie Opperman, Chair of the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation. Streisand was chosen as the 2023 recipient earlier this year by the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation board, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leadership Award Nominating Committee and Voting Council members.

Recognizing the impact she had on the world and wishing to inspire leaders for generations to come, Justice Ginsburg established her legacy award with Opperman in 2019. The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award is presented annually to leaders who have distinguished themselves by assuming a leadership role and making a meaningful change in the lives of others.

Streisand, an artist who redefined Hollywood's definition of femininity and what it means to be a powerful woman in the entertainment industry, has built a timeless career receiving nearly every prestigious award in recognition of her work. To this day, she remains the first woman to direct, produce, write, and star in a major motion picture, as well as the first female composer to receive an Academy Award.

Outside of her success as a performer, Streisand is a dedicated philanthropist. In addition to The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai, she funded early climate change research and continues to fight for voter rights, as well as advocate for gender and racial equality.

Through the commitment and passion of Opperman, David Rubenstein and the award committee, The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award is positioned to become the most significant recognition of women in leadership globally.

"We were honored to present The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award to The Queen of England last year, and we are equally ecstatic this year to honor our own queen of music and film, Barbra Streisand - an unrivaled American cultural icon who has brought her own brand of magic to the entire world," said Chairman of the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation and award creator, Julie Opperman. "I made a promise to Justice Ginsburg to help preserve her legacy and to ensure that this award that bears her name continues to recognize strong women leaders who have made the world a better place, and I only wish she was here today to celebrate Ms. Streisand with us."

Ms. Streisand was nominated by Adrienne Arsht, Lionel Riche and Mo Rocca, three of the 12-member award committee, and was elected unanimously by the voting council.

Justice Ginsburg presented the inaugural award herself to esteemed justice reform advocate and noted philanthropist Agnes Gund. The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award was presented to HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2021, marking the only award that Her Majesty accepted during her 70 years on the throne that was not presented by a nation. Fashion industry icon, author, and esteemed philanthropist, Diane von Furstenberg, was the 2022 award recipient.

About The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award

The honor from the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation, which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped establish before her death, recognizes "an extraordinary woman who has exercised a positive and notable influence on society and served as an exemplary role model in both principles and practice." The 2023 award committee included: Chairman David Rubenstein, Patricia Harrison, John Studzinski, Brendan V. Sullivan, Adrienne Arsht, Teresa Carlson, Sharon Rockefeller, Her Royal Highness Princess Reena bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Sue Kroll, Ghada Irani, Howard Lorber, Lionel Richie, Mo Rocca, Jennifer Flavin Stallone, and Martha Stewart.

Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program

Today, Hang Lung Properties (SEHK stock code: 00101) ("the Company" or "Hang Lung") held a graduation ceremony to mark the successful completion of the inaugural Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program. The Program was organized in partnership with the Xuhui District Women's Federation, the Jing'an District Women's Federation, and YiShe in Shanghai. Almost 180 female university students from across the nation participated in the Program, and 75% of them are the first in three generations of their families to attend university. Over the past eight months, the participants received over 6,300 hours of leadership training and mentorship, and 90% of them successfully completed the program. During the graduation ceremony, outstanding students from the Mainland and Hong Kong engaged in a dialogue to share insights into what they had learned and how they could contribute to the future development of society and the country.

Mr. Derek Pang, Senior Director – Mainland Business Operation, Hang Lung Properties, delivers his speech at the graduation ceremony

Mr. Derek Pang, Senior Director – Mainland Business Operation, Hang Lung Properties; Ms. Tiffany Leung, Deputy Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Ms. Lu Ying, President of the Jing'an District Women's Federation; Ms. Song Yan, President of the Xuhui District Women's Federation, Ms. Chen Yang, Deputy Secretary of Jing'an Youth League Committee along with program mentors, attended the graduation ceremony and witnessed the progress and transformation the participating students have made.

At the graduation ceremony, Mr. Derek Pang, Senior Director – Mainland Business Operation, Hang Lung Properties, said, "It is a great pleasure to witness the growth of these students from the Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program from the mainland China and Hong Kong. We are thrilled to see the positive social impact that they have created through their sustainable community projects. On behalf of Hang Lung Properties, I would like to express our gratitude to the Women's Federations, influential women leaders from diverse industries, and Hang Lung's tenants and business partners for their support. Together we have fostered the holistic development of leadership and social responsibility among the next generation of young women. Looking ahead, we hope that more young females would be inspired by the impact of this program and will actively contribute to inclusive community development, as we work together to create a sustainable future for our country."

Ms. Li Ming, Vice President of the Shanghai Women's Federation, said, "The Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program has garnered significant interest and support from students, educators, universities, businesses, government, and other segments of society. Thanks to the collaborative effort of all stakeholders, the first edtion of the program has come to a successful conclusion, yet, it is just the beginning, as we look forward to see the program participants harnessing their potential and thriving in the future."

Ms. Shi Ning, Managing Director of Chloe China and one of the program mentors, shared moving stories and experiences between her and students, urging them to move forward with determination and confidence to achieve limitless growth. At the ceremony, Ms. Song Yan, President of the Xuhui District Women's Federation and Ms. Chen Yang, Deputy Secretary of Jing'an Youth League Committee, presented awards to outstanding participants and sustainable community project teams for their exceptional performance.

Three outstanding participants from Hong Kong and three from mainland China held an impromptu Shanghai-Hong Kong Inspirational Talk, exchanging their experiences and gains from the program. Li Meijun, a student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and one of the program's outstanding students shared, "For me, the key word from the Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program is 'expanding boundaries'. During the course of the program, I had the opportunity to connect with diverse groups of people from different fields. These connections not only empowered me, but also confirmed that the future holds infinite possibilities and that I can explore them without limits."

As a vital initiative in Hang Lung's sustainability commitment, Hang Lung launched the nationwide community investment project, Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program, aiming to empower young women, develop their personal and professional potential, and build confidence for growth. The program boasts 43 mentors who provided six months of mentorship, totaling over 2,800 hours, and offered comprehensive leadership training courses that ran for almost 3,500 hours, as well as the Shanghai-Hong Kong Inspirtational Talks featuring influential women from Shanghai and Hong Kong. Under the guidance of mentors, and with support from the Hang Lung As One Volunteer Team, the students successfully completed 31 sustainable community projects related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), benefiting over 4,500 community members, further promoting social well-being. Going forward, outstanding students will be given the opportunity to conduct a two-month internship in Hang Lung, or companies associated with the program's mentors, to gain practical experience and transition from campus to a professional environment while applying what they have learned from the program to real-life situations.

The successful conclusion of the Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program is a testament to Hang Lung's commitment to its mission of "pursuing sustainable growth by connecting our customers and communities" and promoting sustainable development. In the future, Hang Lung will continue to empower and foster the growth of the younger generation of women, collaborating with like-minded partners to create and inclusive and diverse society.

Hang Lung Properties Limited (SEHK stock code: 00101) creates compelling spaces that enrich lives. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Hang Lung Properties develops and manages a diversified portfolio of world-class properties in Hong Kong and the nine Mainland cities of Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Tianjin, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan and Hangzhou. With its luxury positioning under the "66" brand, the company's Mainland portfolio has established its leading position as the "Pulse of the City". Hang Lung Properties is recognized for leading the way in enhanced sustainability initiatives in real estate as it pursues sustainable growth by connecting customers and communities.

Revolutionizing Post-Surgery Care and Empowering Women

Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa, led by CEO and Founder Flavia Barbio, is a premier body contouring and spa center that provides exceptional post-surgery care. With a passion for empowering women, Flavia has built a reputable business that caters to clients of all ages. Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa is a trusted destination for individuals seeking practical and professional support throughout their recovery journey. It offers various services, including post-operative care, lymphatic drainage, and post-op massages.

A Multilingual Entrepreneur, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Flavia Barbio's diverse background and dedication to learning have been instrumental in expanding her services to a broader audience. Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, Flavia is able to connect with clients from various backgrounds and cultures. Her ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages has allowed her to serve celebrities such as Brazilian models, famous digital influencers, reality show housewives, basketball wives, and many more.

Flavia's journey as an entrepreneur has been nothing short of inspiring. As a single mother, she defied all odds and earned three degrees, showcasing her relentless drive and determination. Today, Flavia is happily married and a proud mother of three children. She has also embraced her role as a stepmother to two bonus kids, forming a beautiful blended family. Additionally, Flavia takes immense pride in being a grandmother.

The foundation of Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa, body contouring, and spa, is rooted in Flavia's personal experiences and desire to provide superior post-operative care. Having undergone surgery herself two decades ago, Flavia realized the need for proper post-op professional care and the absence of crucial information and training. This revelation ignited her passion for educating and assisting women in feeling confident in their skin and free from the pressures imposed by social media.

Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa, aims to cater to individuals of all ages and genders, offering a wide range of treatments to slow aging. From non-invasive skin treatments, waxing, and body contouring to massages, the spa provides comprehensive services to help clients look and feel their best. In addition, the spa specializes in post-surgery massages, which are highly recommended by top plastic surgeons worldwide. Flavia's expertise in the unique Brazilian technique known as the "miracle touch" has gained recognition, inviting her to prestigious events like fashion week in New York and Paris, where she treated participating models.

Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa understands the importance of proper post-surgery care. By choosing their services, clients can expect faster recovery times and the guidance and expertise of a professional trained to identify and prevent any complications that may arise after cosmetic surgery. In addition, the spa's holistic approach addresses not only the physical aspects but also the emotional well-being of clients, recognizing their vulnerability and sensitivity during the postoperative period.

With over 200 Google reviews and a growing list of satisfied clients, Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa has established itself as a trusted and reputable establishment. The spa's dedication to exceptional service and commitment to delivering outstanding results have earned it recognition in the industry. In 2022 alone, the spa performed over 1,000 treatments, including celebrities. A testament to its popularity and effectiveness.

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