Corporate Voices for Working Families Announces 2013 Visionary Award Winners

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Corporate Voices for Working Families will honor two outstanding partners with a 2013 Visionary Award during the organization’s Annual Partners Meeting, March 20-22, in Washington, D.C.

Corporate Voices is the leading national business membership organization shaping conversations and collaborations on public and corporate policy issues involving working families. Each year, Corporate Voices recognizes and honors outstanding partners by publicly thanking them for their leadership and commitment to the shared strategic goals of improving the lives of working families and strengthening the nation’s economy.

The following are the recipients of the 2013 Visionary Award:

  •     Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Corporate Voices’ partner company PG&E recognizes how important it is for business leaders and policymakers to work together to support the lives of working families. PG&E has been a leader in creating and promoting Learn & Earn partnerships: Its PowerPathway™ program is a model for other businesses, and Corporate Voices has been privileged to highlight it in Why Companies Invest in “Grow Your Own” Talent Development Models, as a Learn and Earn micro-business case and in A Talent Development Solution: Exploring Business Drivers and Returns in Learn and Earn Partnerships. Yonnie Leung, Senior Manager of Workforce Development, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will accept the Visionary Award on behalf of PG&E.
  •     Verizon Wireless. Corporate Voices’ partner company Verizon Wireless demonstrates that by working together business leaders and policymakers can improve the lives of working families. Verizon Wireless has been a constant supporter of Section 127, a Federal tax break for employer-provided tuition assistance that helps workers continue their education and enhance their skills, ensuring that policymakers support those employers that provide educational opportunities to their employees. Verizon Wireless also has shown great leadership in creating and promoting Learn and Earn partnerships. Its guidance in measuring ROI for LearningLINK, a tuition assistance program, is a model for other businesses. Corporate Voices has also been privileged to highlight Verizon Wireless as a Learn and Earn micro-business case and in A Talent Development Solution: Exploring Business Drivers and Returns in Learn and Earn Partnerships. Dorothy Martin, LearningLINK National Program Manager, Verizon Wireless, will accept the Visionary Award on behalf of Verizon Wireless.

The Visionary Awards will be presented Thursday, March 21, during a reception at the Loews Madison Hotel, the site of the Corporate Voices’ Annual Partners Meeting.

The theme for this year’s Annual Meeting, Corporate Leadership Beyond the Workplace, provides a forum to examine and discuss a host of critical workforce readiness and work/life issues of concern to business leaders and policy makers. These issues include how employment pathways for younger workers just entering the world of work can benefit employees and employers; the opportunities and challenges in employer engagement in higher education; new thinking in workplace diversity and corporate wellness; and how responsible corporate leaders can—and must—engage in national efforts to foster job creation and stronger economic growth. Among other corporate and policy leaders who will provide their insights and perspective on key issues, meeting attendees will hear keynote addresses from Jim Quigley, former CEO of Deloitte and Michael Dimock, Director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

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