OMAHA, Neb. (August 13, 2020) – The Scoular Company this month is launching its first employee resource group: Scoular Women Influencing Culture. The group will focus on connecting, supporting and empowering women in Scoular’s workforce.
Programming will include monthly virtual coffees, company-wide education events offering professional development and smaller-format collaboration opportunities that will connect and offer leadership development opportunities to women at Scoular. The Omaha, Neb.-based company has more than 1,200 employees worldwide.
Scoular Women Influencing Culture is part of Scoular’s broader initiative to strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusion. In May Scoular named its first Chief Diversity Officer and in February 2019 launched its cross-functional Diversity and Inclusion Council.
“Scoular Women Influencing Culture is an exciting innovation for our company’s culture and for our employees,” said Megan Belcher, Scoular’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, who is the employee resource group’s founder and will act as its executive sponsor. “These connect points and crowd-sourced development opportunities with a diverse group of women across the organization will offer us the opportunity to meet and engage with one another around the world to learn and achieve our collective aspirations.”
The group’s launch event will take place this month and will feature Paula Boggs, former EVP, General Counsel & Board Secretary for Starbucks and founder of Boggs Media, LLC. Boggs is a musician, public speaker, writer, lawyer and philanthropist. She also serves as a board member for numerous profit and non-profit organizations.