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Nasdaq CEO Adena T. Friedman to speak at BI Global Trends Festival

Business Insider is proud to announce that Adena Friedman will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place October 19-23, 2020.

Friedman was named CEO of Nasdaq in 2017 after two decades at the company. The appointment made her the first female CEO of a global stock exchange and cemented her position as one of Wall Street’s most powerful women.

She told Business Insider on the “This Is Success” podcast that talking about her gender in interviews was tiring at first, but she’s come to see it as an advantage and a way to help other women at Nasdaq reach the C-suite.

She also brought a new spin on management to her position as CEO.

Friedman said her strategy for running meetings at Nasdaq differs from the company’s prior “command and control” model of receiving instruction from the top down. In order for her team

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Surge for Water and SBB Research Group to Speak at Chicago Water Week

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Over two billion people—more than a quarter of the global population—do not have access to safe water. As part of Chicago Water Week, nonprofit Surge for Water and investment firm SBB Research Group will discuss their long-term partnership to provide safe water to thousands of people in Kaberamaido, Uganda.

Shilpa Alva, executive director of Surge for Water, founded her organization in 2008 to address the global water crisis. She will be joined at Chicago Water Week by SBB Research Group’s Jordan Robinson, who has spearheaded the firm’s collaboration with Surge for Water since 2015. Their projects together have repaired wells, distributed hundreds of water filters, and provided vital educational resources, which has resulted in 1,953 people now having access to safe water in their community.

“Surge for Water has a tremendous impact on so many lives,” said Robinson. “We are proud to partner with them and look

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Protesters speak ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity’ to Central York board

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William Johnson was one of several Central York graduates to speak at a protest Monday night.

York Daily Record

Palleh Toe watched as two of her three children graduated from Central York High School and Pennsylvania colleges.

Her third child is in fifth grade, and the Liberia native is worried. She’s concerned her son won’t get the same kind of diverse education as his siblings.

Toe has lived in the United States since 1983. She has a master’s degree in business education and has served on Central’s diversity committee for 10 years.

She and approximately 100 others protested late Monday afternoon before Central’s school board met in the educational center across the street. She joined district teachers, graduates, current students, other parents and community members in voicing dissatisfaction with two of the board members who spoke out against the district’s proposal to adopt an anti-racist curriculum.

The new curriculum

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Business Leaders Speak Out After Sending Letter Calling On De Blasio To Fix Quality Of Life Issues

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – In a stunning and unusual move, more than 150 top business leaders called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to take decisive actions to fix quality of life issues that they say jeopardize the city’s recovery.

As CBS2’s political reporter Marcia Kramer reports, even from day one, when Bill de Blasio shoveled snow from his Park Slope brownstone but couldn’t plow the streets, there were questions about his ability to do the job. Now, with trash piling up, homeless encampments proliferating and gun violence growing, there are even more questions about his ability to steer the ship of state and instill confidence.

“I think we really need the mayor to demonstrate leadership, instill a sense of confidence … The problem right now is there hasn’t been a demonstrated level of focus from the mayor,” said Scott Rechler, chief executive of RXR Realty.

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Demonstrators speak out against Central Business District expansion

TUCSON, Ariz. — A group of protesters who gathered outside the Ward 2 office say the upcoming decision is about more than just the bottom line.

Trish Muir, one of the organizers says it’s about the livelihood of Tucsonans and their families.

“Do we plot ahead full speed, or do we stop and be mindful and thoughtful of what we’re doing?” She told KGUN9.

She says expansions can be positive, like the revitalization of downtown Tucson.

“It’s been very successful. It’s activated a lot of buildings,” Muir added.

Though, she says it also has its downfalls.

“Our concern though is with the incentives and the tax revenues that are lost as a result of these programs, and we feel like it’s time to terminate it,” she told KGUN9.

The expansion proposition is to move into the south side of Tucson and areas north of downtown.

“There’s a lot of residential

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