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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE is among several Rhode Island leaders who on Friday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. McKee called the decision a 'travesty.' / SCREENSHOT VIA WPRI-TV CBS 12

Reaction from across R.I. critical of Roe v. Wade overturn

PROVIDENCE – Several Rhode Island elected officials and candidates seeking elective office, nonprofit leaders, and a prominent health care organization were among those Friday...
WHAT CHEER FLOWER FARM'S idea to help school children cope with stresses through flowers won a $50,000 prize in the United Way of Rhode Island’s and Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s 2021 Nonprofit Innovation Lab. From left, Emily Lucas, Family Service of Rhode Island’s AmeriCorps site supervisor; Samantha Stringfellow Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, assistant vice principal; Destenie Vital, What Cheer Flower Farm executive director; Joyce Leven, FSRI community development director; Harley Van Dunk, Fogarty school counselor; and Matthew Lemay, FSRI AmeriCorps team leader, helped deliver flowers to Fogarty Elementary School in Providence. / COURTESY WHAT CHEER FLOWER FARM

What Cheer’s flower school education idea wins $50K in Nonprofit Innovation...

PROVIDENCE – More often than not, Destenie Vital, What Cheer Flower Farm’s executive director, would be out and about delivering flowers to help needy...
COMING TO HELP: Edward Jones’ Disaster Relief Fund is supported by Edward Jones partners, associates and retirees to help associates impacted by federally declared disasters, including COVID-19. Pictured, from left, are Edward Jones financial adviser Anthony Lizzi, Branch Office Administrator Stelle Maris-Martin and financial adviser Peter Gobis III. / COURTESY EDWARD JONES

Edward Jones employees empowered to take ownership in firm’s success

PBN Best Places to Work Awards 2021 Midsize Companies #1. Edward Jones Employees in R.I. 67 CEO and Managing Partner Penny Pennington One of the nation’s largest financial...
DOING MORE WITH LESS: With a lean staff, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island focuses on its mission through advocacy, grant-making, informal education sessions and intensive grassroots training.
COURTESY WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island addresses barriers and breaks through them

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Nonprofit: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island FOR KELLY NEVINS, executive director of Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the organization’s...
A PANEL OF LOCAL LEADERS discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice movement during PBN's 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards virtual event on Thursday. Clockwise from top left are Kevin Matta, Kevin Nerney, Lisa Ranglin, Neil D. Steinberg and Steve Sublett.

PBN summit: Diversity, inclusion efforts need less talk, more results

PROVIDENCE – A panel discussion about diversity and inclusion in Rhode Island workplaces and institutions was plowing through familiar topics on Thursday, such as...
FLEXIBLE: Patricia Steere, owner of Steere Engineering Inc., allows employees with young children to adjust their hours because of an increase in remote learning. Steele, herself, had the experience of balancing work with family needs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s ‘she-cession’: Pandemic knocks many women out of workforce, and some...

After a three-month maternity leave, Jill Boni was eager to return to her job as director of Bright Start ­Academy, a Smithfield preschool. That never...
Kelly Nevins

Workforce can’t afford to lose more women

In March, I wrote about how COVID-19 is a gender and equity issue; pundits have coined the term “she-cession” in relation to the disproportionate...
STEPHANIE HUCKEL, senior global program manager of diversity and inclusion for International Game Technology PLC, has been named the Overall Diversity Champion for Providence Business News' 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Huckel, 9 organizations to be honored in PBN’s 2020 Diversity &...

PROVIDENCE – Nine organizations and one individual will be honored by Providence Business News at its third annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards...

Women’s Fund of R.I. grants $120K to 7 nonprofits to advance...

PROVIDENCE – The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will provide $120,000 in grant funding to seven local nonprofits over the next two years for...
TAKING ACTION: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island Executive Director Kelly Nevins frequently advocates for women’s reproductive rights and economic concerns, such as pushing for the passage of the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act and the Reproductive Privacy Act.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Women’s Fund’s Nevins pushes for equality in Rhode Island

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, SOCIAL SERVICES/NONPROFIT: Kelly Nevins | Women’s Fund of Rhode Island KELLY NEVINS COLORFULLY summarizes Women’s Fund of Rhode...

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