Health minister Nadine Dorries has defended the government’s proposed 1% pay rise for all NHS staff, saying it was “a statement of what we think we can afford”.“The 1% offer is the most we think we can afford which we have put forward to the pay review body,” Dorries told Sky News. Health service unions have denounced the proposed award as a “kick in the teeth” for staff who had given “absolutely everything” over the past year to keep the public safe.But Dorries told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme: “No other public sector is getting any pay increase whatsoever and that’s because we’ve had to prioritise, and the priority has been saving jobs, it’s been furlough, protecting livelihoods, protecting people.”She called the proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England “a statement of what we think we can afford because we want to acknowledge nurses and doctors and healthcare workers”.Dorries, who contracted coronavirus last year, added: “All other public-sector employees are facing a pay freeze, are having no increase whatsoever, we didn’t think that was the right thing to do for the healthcare sector given what they’ve been through over the last year.“That is why we decided they have to have something and we’ve recommended the 1%, which is what we can afford.”The move follows Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement in last year’s spending review of a pay freeze for most public sector workers outside the NHS.In its submission, the pay review bodies for NHS staff and for doctors and dentists, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the NHS budget was based on a headline pay rise of 1%.It suggested any award above that would require cuts to services with a “re-prioritisation” of funding within the service.It said they needed to strike “the right balance between pay and staff numbers through systems of reward that are affordable and fit for purpose”.The Royal College of Nursing is to set up a £35m industrial action fund in response to the recommendation, its leaders announced on Friday. Veteran Tory MP Sir Roger Gale said NHS staff need to be paid more, either through a one-off tax-free payment or a pay rise, and branded the government’s handling of the issue as “inept”, appearing to blame chancellor Rishi Sunak for the position.Gale told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think more is needed.“I think the way this has been presented and handled has been inept. I”m not going to try and put a figure on this and it’s expected that the government will start low and the unions will start high and normally there’s an agreement reached somewhere in the middle.“But we are facing exceptional circumstances and yes, I know that over a period of three years nurses have had a considerable pay increase.“But I think that is not what the public wants in terms of recognition of a wholly exceptional situation.”Give our Covid heroes a pay rise.— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) March 5, 2021Rachel Harrison, national officer of the GMB union, said Dorries’ defence was “contemptuous”.“NHS workers are furious at the government’s recommendation of 1% pay increase, published in their evidence to the PRB late yesterday afternoon – six weeks late,” she told the PA news agency.“Ministers have followed this with an even more contemptuous defence of the paltry increase – essentially saying: ‘It’s better than nothing.’“It’s dismissive and insulting to NHS workers who have had an incredibly tough year keeping us all safe.“A 1% rise for our key workers is less than nothing in real terms – predicted inflation this year is forecast to be 1.5% (CPI) or 2.5% (RPI), meaning that a 1% pay rise would in fact amount to real terms pay cut.The proposal was angrily condemned by RCN general secretary, Dame Donna Kinnair who said it would amount to an increase of just £3.50 a week in take home pay for an experienced nurse.“This is pitiful and bitterly disappointing. The government is dangerously out of touch with nursing staff, NHS workers and the public,” she said.“Nobody would think that is fair in the middle of a pandemic and it will do nothing to prevent the exodus from nursing.”Dr Chaand Nagpaul, who chairs the British Medical Association council, said it came as a “kick in the teeth” after a decade in which doctors had experienced real terms pay cuts of up to 30%.“This is a total dereliction of the government’s moral duty and obligation to a workforce that is keeping the NHS on its feet and patients alive,” he said.Unison head of health Sara Gorton said: “A 1% pay rise is the worst kind of insult the government could give health workers who’ve given their absolute everything over the past year.“The public will be horrified. Staff will think it’s some kind of joke.”A government spokesman said ministers would “carefully” consider the recommendations of the pay review bodies when they report in late spring.“Over one million NHS staff continue to benefit from multi-year pay deals agreed with trade unions, which have delivered a pay rise of over 12% for newly-qualified nurses and will increase junior doctors’ pay scales by 8.2%,” the spokesman said.“Pay rises in the rest of the public sector will be paused this year due to the challenging economic environment, but we will continue to provide pay rises for NHS workers, on top of a £513 million investment in professional development and increased recruitment.” Labour said evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body from the Health Department was a “callous and an enormous slap in the face” for workers.A government spokesman said: “Over one million NHS staff continue to benefit from multi-year pay deals agreed with trade unions, which have delivered a pay rise of over 12% for newly-qualified nurses and will increase junior doctors’ pay scales by 8.2%.“Pay rises in the rest of the public sector will be paused this year due to the challenging economic environment, but we will continue to provide pay rises for NHS workers, on top of a £513m investment in professional development and increased recruitment.“That’s with record numbers of doctors and 10,600 more nurses working in our NHS, and with nursing university applications up by over a third.“The independent pay review bodies will report in late spring and we will consider their recommendations carefully when we receive them.”Related...The Budget Is Barely Cold, But Has Rishi Sunak’s Mask Slipped Already?Test And Trace Spending Will Top £37bn, Budget Small Print RevealsOpinion: Don’t Let Sunak Fool You. Austerity Isn’t The Only Way Back From This PandemicNurses Slam Government's 'Pitiful' 1% Pay Rise Proposal For NHS Staff
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"The events of January just made it seem like our system is more fragile," Owen Lamont told Goldman Sachs.
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Led by Oxford-educated cybersecurity experts from West Point and the Air Force Academy and backed by William P. Foley, II’s Cannae Holdings and other notable investors, QOMPLX is a cloud-native leader in risk analytics that helps organizations quantify, model and predict risk in challenging cybersecurity and insurance domains.Transaction includes a fully committed PIPE of $180 million anchored by Cannae Holdings with participation from institutional investors including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Hedosophia and RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd., a subsidiary of RenaissanceRe.As part of the transaction, QOMPLX is acquiring cyber intelligence and analytics solutions provider Sentar and insurance modeling and actuarial platform Tyche to accelerate its leadership position in risk analytics.Approximately $1.4 billion estimated post-transaction equity value with up to $280 million in gross cash proceeds to the company after taking into account the acquisitions of Sentar and Tyche.Investor Call scheduled for March 2, 2021 at 8:30 A.M. ETQOMPLX, a cloud-native leader in risk analytics, and Tailwind Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TWND), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.The transaction reflects an estimated post-transaction equity value for QOMPLX of approximately $1.4 billion.QOMPLX helps organizations make intelligent business decisions and better manage risk through its advanced, proprietary risk cloud.QOMPLX’s rapid growth has been fueled by its emergence as the global leader in Active Directory and identity security challenges currently plaguing enterprises and government agencies.In 2020, the pro forma company’s go forward revenue base was $96M(E), and the core company had a 139% net revenue retention rate.The combined business has more than 95 enterprise and government customers.QOMPLX was co-founded by CEO Jason Crabtree and CTO Andrew Sellers.Jason is a former Special Advisor to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, West Point graduate where he was selected as the First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, a Rhodes Scholar, and combat veteran who served in Afghanistan.
Luminary enterprise software veteran brings extensive experience as trusted advisor to the world’s leading companies and governmentsC3 AI (NYSE: AI), a leading enterprise AI software provider, today announced that software industry veteran Jim H. Snabe has joined the C3 AI Board of Directors.Mr.Snabe’s renowned career spans more than three decades in the information technology industry, including as former co-CEO of SAP, one of the world’s leading ERP software companies.Mr. Snabe currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the German industrial giant Siemens AG, and as Chairman of the Board of A.P.Møller – Mærsk A/S, the world’s largest shipping and transportation company, based in Denmark.Mr. Snabe is a member of the Board of Trustees of the non-profit World Economic Forum, based in Switzerland.Prior to joining the C3 AI Board, Mr. Snabe has served as a senior advisor to C3 AI CEO Tom Siebel.“I have come to rely on Jim as a trusted advisor as we work to establish C3 AI as a leading global enterprise software company,” said C3 AI CEO Thomas M. Siebel.
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Veteran reggae musician Bunny Wailer, best known as a member of the group The Wailers, has died at the age of 73.Bunny – whose birth name was Neville O’Riley Livingston – was one of the group’s founding members, alongside his childhood friend, Bob Marley, and fellow performer Peter Tosh.His manager, Maxine Stowe, confirmed on Tuesday that Bunny had died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in Jamaica.No cause of death was given, but it was noted by local press that the star had repeatedly been in hospital since he suffered a stroke last summer.After forming in the early 1960s, The Wailers enjoyed chart success in their home territory of Jamaica, before the release of the album Catch A Fire catapulted them to international fame.Bunny left the group in 1973, and pursued a career as a solo artist, releasing his debut album Blackheart Man three years later.Blackheart Man featured contributions from his former bandmates Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and was later revered as an “essential” reggae album more than 20 years after its release.Bunny went on to achieve three Grammy award wins, and in 2017, he was awarded the Order Of Merit, by the Jamaican government, the nation’s fourth highest merit.His final musical release was the five-track EP Dub Fi Dub in 2018.Paying tribute to Bunny, Jamaican politician Peter Phillips said: “The passing of Bunny Wailer, the last of the original Wailers, brings to a close the most vibrant period of Jamaica’s musical experience.“Bunny was a good, conscious Jamaican brethren.”
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The top finance stories for March 2, including the latest news on a senior Goldman veteran announces his retirement.
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Online Grocery Delivery Services in Dubai (متحدہ عرب امارات)Consider the recent Covid-19 outbreak; Dubai residents tried to avoid leaving as many homes as possible.Whether you are new in Dubai or a veteran in Dubai who wants a new way to avoid weekly trolley dashboards, here are 15 wholesale applications that you can use for food delivery in Dubai.Do not all supermarkets offer shopping shipments in Dubai?It's true that if you know who to contact, you can get a lot of things, from takeaway food to steamed Chai Hot Chai or clean laundry, sent to your door in Dubai.Most of the supermarkets did deliver, from the mighty hypermarket chain to a small local independent food store.And while the online supermarket in Dubai is abundant, using smartphone applications is even more comfortable.All grocery shipping applications listed are available for iOS and Android users.The Best Grocery Application in DubaiFor shopping shipments in Dubai, this is an online application that needs to be considered as one of these bound to appear if it looks for 'shipping food services near me.Perfect for getting important things for dinner.El Grocer:Another Middleman application, El Grocer, chose the nearest partner supermarket to choose your items from online choices.
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Donald Trump has returned to the stage for the first time since leaving the White House, gracing a cheering crowd with a characteristically rambling, fib-laden and generally bonkers speech.The former president was speaking at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a hotbed of right-wing and conservative politicians, pundits and supporters who lapped up every word he said.Taking the microphone as the crowd cheered wildly, Trump asked: “Do you miss me yet?”"Hello CPAC, do you miss me yet?"#CPAC2021#UncancelAmericapic.twitter.com/0bcILt0O52— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) February 28, 2021Here’s what else happened...He’s still bitterTrump spent much of his 90-minute speech repeating his completely debunked claims that he did in fact win the 2020 presidential election. “I won the first one. We won the second,” he said. “What a disgrace to our country.”“We have a very sick and corrupt electoral process that has to be fixed immediately. This election was rigged. And the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it.”Trump and his allies spent two months denying his election defeat, claiming without evidence it was the result of widespread voter fraud. Then his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 seeking to disrupt congressional certification of Biden’s win.He hinted at a returnWhile there have been rumours Trump could start his own political party, last night he gave no indication this would happen and instead claimed he could help Republicans to regain majorities in the US House of Representatives and Senate in 2022 congressional elections.What he didn’t highlight was that these majorities were lost while he lead the party.He said: “We’re not starting new parties. We have the Republican Party. It’s going to be united and be stronger than ever before. I am not starting a new party.“With your help, we will take back the House, we will win the Senate and then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. I wonder who will that be?“Who, who, who will that be, I wonder.”They might not want him back thoughCPAC polled those present on a number of topics including who they would vote for 2024 Republican presidential nominating race. Trump won with 55% of the vote, which isn’t as impressive as it first sounds. Veteran Republican operative Karl Rove, noting on Fox News that the CPAC crowd comprised “the truest Trump believers,” said that for him “to only get 55%” shows “he is losing strength because he’s not introducing something new.“He’s losing strength whether he recognises it.”The statueThe poll result is even more striking given the conference, held this year in Orlando instead of the Washington suburbs because of Covid-19 restrictions, was a tribute to Trump and Trumpism,There was even a golden Trump statue.Embarrassingly for Trump, it later transpired the statue was made  in Mexico, the country the former president repeatedly railed against during his time in the White House and blamed for the loss of American jobs.He had a go at Biden but only highlighted his own failingsTaking aim at the man who beat him in the election last year, Trump said: “Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history.”Biden has spent the first month of his presidency tackling the coronavirus pandemic that ran out of control under Trump’s leadership and which has killed half a million Americans and counting.Recent Gallup polls have given Biden a job approval rating well past 50%. Trump never achieved above 49%.White House spokesperson Michael Gwin said after the speech: “While the GOP casts about for a path forward, President Biden is going to remain laser-focused on crushing the virus, re-opening schools, and getting Americans back to work.”Related...Sacha Baron Cohen's Golden Globes Acceptance Speech Was Every Bit As Cutting As You'd ExpectIt's Been One Year Since Trump Boasted 15 Covid Cases Would Soon Be 'Close To Zero'
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In his new BBC series, Sir David Attenborough explores a lifelong passion he’s never previously documented on TV before: colour.“He was absolutely thrilled and excited, and that was lovely because that meant it was a subject he was hugely interested in,” explains Sharmila Choudhury, executive producer on new BBC series David Attenborough’s Life In Colour.“He tried to make a series about colour right at the beginning of his career in the early fifties, but at the time there was no colour television.”The two-part series reveals for the first time how animals view colour and how in some cases, their world looks entirely different to the world we see.Viewers may feel equally excited, because the veteran broadcaster appears on location with animals – something he hasn’t done in several years. Exotic shoots took place in far flung destinations including Costa Rica, where he delivers lines alongside an A-list line-up of co-stars: Macaws, hummingbirds, and frogs. “We haven’t seen him with animals for quite a while now,” says Sharmila. “You’ll enjoy it just from the amount of David there is. I think he’s really extraordinarily good when he’s interacting with animals and his passion for the subject really shines through.”The episodes reveal the mind blowing ways animals use colour for survival. They change colour to protect themselves from prey, attract mates, hunt, to trick and to manoeuvre – or to find the strongest food source. “We hope this’ll give people a new perspective and understanding of the natural world, something they haven’t talked about or known about before,” says Sharmila. Startling scenes depicting the secret world of colour animals experience were shot using some cameras developed specially for this series.In one memorable encounter, a group of vulnerable chital deer fail to see a tiger encroaching on their turf because their eyes can’t recognise its iconic orange stripes. It’s shocking to learn that their eyes cannot process the colour, but see a green-greyish tone instead. Of course, the tiger has a higher chance of making its kill by camouflaging itself until moments away from its prey. Working in partnership with scientists at Bristol University, production company Humble Bee Films were able to reveal on screen how a tiger is seen by both human eyes and deer eyes.“I think, like us, he was absolutely amazed,” says Sharmila of David’s response to the tiger scene – filmed in response to new research from Bristol University, which reveals how orange stripes help tigers discreetly approach their prey. “I think you’ll agree when you see the difference – how the tiger literally disappears – that is quite extraordinary.”“We’re always trying to find new ways of telling stories about the natural world,” explains Sharmila, who has worked with David on documentaries for over 20 years. “The one thing that struck us is that nature is so infinitely colourful and yet we tend to take it for granted. Have you ever thought about why tigers are orange or why zebras have stripes or why flamingos are pink? For us, the infinite variety of colours in the natural world, generally it’s wonder and beauty – but for the animals, it’s usually a tool for survival.”It’s a story that hasn’t been told before. “We’ve known for some time that many animals see colour very differently to the way we do,” continues Sharmila. “Some see fewer colours, there’s some mammals that have less colour receptors than we do, but then again there are birds and insects which see the same colours that we do, plus they see extra colours.”Pioneering ultraviolet and polarisation cameras helped the crew capture the most astonishing scenes, revealing colours viewers couldn’t ordinarily see with the naked eye. In one scene utilising new UV-camera technology, the crew capture a crab spiderchanging colour from yellow to white to mimic the flower it’s perched on to catch its bee prey.In another, polarisation camera technology helps us understand more of the world from the perspective of a mantis shrimp, which has a staggering 12 colour receptors in its eyes. By contrast, humans have only three. Other sequences reveal how zebras use their stripes to employ a phenomenon called motion dazzle to confuse their prey, and cuban snails which practice polymorphism: appearing in many different colourful forms to confuse the birds that eat them.David’s 70-year interest in the story of the secret natural world of colour meant he was “completely involved” in the creation of the series from pre to post-production. “He has a lot of books on his book shelf about it, he reads scientific papers, he is very knowledgeable and that’s what makes him such an inspiration to work with, he really sets the standard for all of us,” says Sharmila.In his nineties, he is absolutely up to scratch with the technology. “He has been involved in discussions about cameras we were going to use, he knows many of the scientists we’re working with himself.” While Sharmila and the team say they were “very fortunate” David was keen to accompany them on shoots (other locations included the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland and Richmond and Windsor parks), a number of stories from international territories had to be shelved due to the pandemic and replaced with scenes shot in the capital. To keep safe during post-production, David installed a home recording studio. “A dubbing editor sits in his car, feeds a cable through his window to David’s dining room while the rest of the production team is back in Bristol,” explains Sharmila. “David hangs up all these duvets around the walls for extra sound proofing. It’s quite a remarkable sight.”A home studio set-up might be the most ordinary thing about this extraordinary series, which is as escapist as it is educational and reveals so much little known information about the hidden ways colours can deceive, protect and bring strength. More than that though, the series is a shimmering visual delight, revealing the incredible extremes of colour found both in plain sight and undercover.In its concluding segment, the ultraviolet greens of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef look unfathomable – it’s the latest surprising way nature is resiliently responding to climate change, given the detrimental effect increased heat has had on the reef. When it comes to climate change, Sharmila says it was a very deliberate decision to not focus on it in this series. “You can’t just continue with doom and gloom messages in every single programme because it becomes wearisome and you lose the impact,” she explains. “Life In Colour has very little in there - that’s not part of the subject matter. I think sometimes people do need to see programmes that are about something else.“At the same time when there are clearly stories that need to be told and are relevant, if we’re making a series about habitats, for instance, you need to point out that these habits are going, they’re gone.”There’s plenty of other programmes for that – namely David’s recent masterstroke, A Life On Our Planet, filmed in part in derelict Chernobyl, a location which acts as a metaphor for the dystopian future we may face if climate action isn’t taken now.But Life In Colour offers something different – as well as being a totally fresh perspective for a nature documentary, it is joyous to see the broadcaster back filming alongside the animals he so loves. In these most trying of times, David Attenborough casting a cheery smile at a macaw and lifting a giant leaf to reveal a tiny poison dart frog is the tonic we all need.READ MORE:'Red Wall' Voters Strongly Back Green Policies, Study FindsSir David Attenborough Has One Simple Request For Any Fans Who Want To Get In Touch With HimWhat Do Chernobyl And Climate Change Have In Common? 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The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore have paid tribute to the veteran and NHS charity fundraiser at his funeral, saying his “message and his spirit lives on”.Sir Tom’s coffin, draped in a union flag, was carried to the crematorium on Saturday by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment while a Second World War-era C-47 Dakota performed a flypast.This was followed by a firing party of 14 each firing three rounds in unison before a small service got under way.The service, at Bedford Crematorium, was attended by eight members of Sir Tom’s immediate family – his two daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, four grandchildren and his sons-in-law – all wearing masks.It opened with the charity single Sir Tom recorded with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir, You’ll Never Walk Alone, which reached number one in the UK singles charts in April last year.His daughter then paid tribute to Sir Tom, who captured the hearts of the nation with his fundraising efforts during the first coronavirus lockdown when he walked 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden before his 100th birthday, raising more than £32 million for the NHS.Teixeira, 52, said: “Daddy, you always told us ‘best foot forward’ and true to your word that’s what you did last year, raising a fortune for the NHS and walking your way into the nation’s hearts.”She added: “Daddy, I am so proud of you, what you achieved your whole life and especially in the last year.“You may be gone but your message and your spirit lives on.”Ingram-Moore said that the world had become “enthralled” by her father’s spirit of hope, positivity and resilience, describing Sir Tom as a “beacon of light and hope to the world.” She added: “We are so proud of the way you handled everything that happened.“We have been so close as a family before this but we were thrust even closer together as the world became enthralled by your spirit of hope, positivity and resilience.“They too saw your belief in kindness and the fundamental goodness of the human spirit.”Sir Tom died at Bedford Hospital on February 2 after testing positive for Covid-19.His funeral cortege set off from his home in Marston Moretaine at 11.30am on Saturday.A number of special items were placed on Sir Tom’s coffin, including a replica of his service cap from the Second World War, a wreath from the Yorkshire Regiment, his campaign medals, including the Burma Star, and his knighthood medal stitched on to a cushion.There was also a specially-commissioned sword engraved with the motto of the Yorkshire Regiment on one side – “Fortune favours the brave” – and his own personal motto, “Tomorrow will be a good day”, on the other.Singer Michael Buble recorded a version of the song Smile which was played at the funeral, while other music included The White Cliffs Of Dover by Dame Vera Lynn, I Vow To Thee My Country by Alife Boe and My Way by Frank Sinatra.Members of the public were asked to stay at home and not attend the funeral, but many thousands of people have signed an online book of condolence instead.In acknowledgement of his fundraising, Sir Tom was knighted by the Queen during a unique open-air ceremony at Windsor Castle in summer 2020.His 100th birthday celebrations last year included a Spitfire flypast and he was photographed punching the air as it went past.The fundraiser served with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment during the Second World War. The regiment later merged with two others from Yorkshire, becoming the Yorkshire Regiment, and Sir Tom was made an honorary colonel last August.A bugler sounded The Last Post at the end of the private service.Six representatives from the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, where Sir Tom was made an honorary colonel, also formed a ceremonial guard.There are plans to plant trees around the world in his honour, with Ms Teixeira hoping the Trees for Tom initiative will result in a wood in his home county of Yorkshire and the reforestation of part of India, where he served during the Second World War.Sir Tom asked that his epitaph reads: “I told you I was old”, in reference to comedian Spike Milligan’s famous epitaph: “I told you I was ill.”Once Covid-19 restrictions permit, the family will inter Sir Tom’s ashes in Yorkshire, with his parents and grandparents in the Moore family plot.Related...Old Captain, Our Captain: Why Sir Tom Moore Mattered To So Many Of UsOpinion: Want To Honour Captain Tom? Fight For A Properly-Funded NHS
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Even the best of marketers can be challenged in times like those we've all experienced over the past 12 months. But it is those who rise above those challenges that fuel the inspiration we all need to succeed in our industry. On this blog, we've made a point to highlight inspirational marketing voices with lists of top marketers by discipline (B2B marketing, social media marketing, content marketing) and our famous lists of Women Who Rock in Marketing since 2010. Over the past few years, we've tried (not hard enough) to be more inclusive in these lists to represent women and people of color. During Black History month, many brands have made efforts to shine a light on contributions made in the world by individuals the black community. But why should honoring such contributions be limited to one month? For our small part, how we represent marketers of color in the content on our blog, on social networks and in marketing content as well as the influencers we work with has changed significantly over the past few years. It's not enough, but we're continuing to learn and grow our awareness, understanding and action when it comes to the importance of diversity and inclusion. As I reflect on those who inspire me on a daily basis to be more, to be better as a marketer and marketing leader, the following list of women of color stand out. I encourage you to learn more about their backgrounds, achievements and to pay attention to the contributions they are making to the world of marketing and communications in both B2C and B2B. Beverly Jackson @BevJack - in/beverlyjackson/ Vice President Global Brand and Consumer Marketing at Twitter With past experience working at The GRAMMY Awards, Yahoo!, MGM Resorts and Activision Blizzard, Beverly now serves as Vice President of Global Brand and Consumer Marketing at Twitter. Beverly is a dynamic, senior marketing executive adept at building, mentoring and managing high performance entertainment and digital marketing teams while establishing long-term strategic relationships to drive revenue. Beverly has extensive agency and in-house experience launching brand extensions and new products, utilizing metrics to analyze growth, developing innovative digital strategies to drive brand loyalty and awareness via social media, mobile and community engagement. We've interviewed Beverly in the past and recognized her several times on our lists of top marketers over the years. She joined Twitter as VP in January 2021. Bozoma Saint John @badassboz - in/bozoma-saint-john/ Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix Boz got her start in marketing at Spike Lee’s advertising agency, Spike DDB. She then went on to manage brands within the PepsiCo beverages portfolio, before becoming Head of Music and Entertainment Marketing at the CPG giant; followed by Head of Global Consumer Marketing at Apple Music & iTunes; then went on to serve as Chief Brand Officer at Uber; before taking on the CMO role for Endeavor (including WME, IMG, UFC, Miss Universe, 160over90 etc). Boz launched a podcast alongside award-winning journalist Katie Couric, “Back to Biz with Katie and Boz,” which explores the ways thought leaders, CEOs and innovators are responding to the societal shifts that have been ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic. Boz’s philanthropic efforts include representing Pencils of Promise as a Global Ambassador to Ghana and serving on the boards of Girls Who Code and Vital Voices. With such contributions, Boz was an easy pick to recognize in our Women Who Rock in Marketing list. She took on the CMO role at Netflix in June 2020. Dr. Candace Steele Flippin @CSteeleFlippin - in/candacesteeleflippin/ Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at Acuity Brands Candace has 20+ years serving B2B and B2C domestic and international companies in the financial services, medical device, biopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals industries before taking on the role as SVP and Chief Communications Officer at Acuity Brands. Candace is a globally recognized multigenerational workplace scholar, TEDx speaker, industry thought leader and author that specializes in development and implementation of Corporate Communication and Public Relations strategies that support business growth, navigate change and mitigate crises. She has a Doctorate in Management from and is also a Research Fellow at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Candace took on the SVP role at Acuity Brands in November 2020. Dara Treseder @daratreseder - in/daratreseder/ SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications at Peloton Interactive A veteran Chief Marketing Officer, Dara was previously the CMO of Carbon and the CMO of GE Business Innovations & GE Ventures. Earlier in her career, she led marketing and growth efforts at Apple and Goldman Sachs. A champion of public health, women's issues, and diversity initiatives, Dara is the Vice Chair of the board of the Public Health Institute (PHI). Dara also serves on the board of PG&E. Dara graduated cum laude from Harvard University with highest honors in field and holds an MBA from Stanford University. We were happy to recognize Dara in our 10 year anniversary list of women who rock in marketing. She joined Peleton as SVP and Head of Global Marketing and Communications in August 2020. Deirdre Findlay @deirdre_findlay - in/deirdre-findlay/ Global Chief Marketing Officer & Consumer Revenue at Condé Nast  As a former Google, Stitch Fix and eBay marketing executive, Deirdre is a passionate marketer with progressive experience in integrated marketing – brand, product, customer relationship marketing, loyalty, offline and online direct marketing, business to consumer, and business to business. Deirdre serves on the boards at Sonos, Olaplex and Effie Worldwide and has an MBA from Dartmouth. She joined Condé Nast as CMO in January 2020. Gail Moody-Byrd @gailmoody - in/gailmoodybyrd/ Chief Marketing Officer at Noodle.ai Gail's experience at McKinsey & Company, The World Bank, Levi Strauss, and over 10 years at SAP lead her to the CMO role at Noodle.ai. There, she is responsible for delivering awesome brand, demand, digital marketing, events, sales enablement, product marketing and AR/PR by motivating her team to let the world know how great a company Noodle.ai is. An MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, Gail serves on the Board of Directors at Juma Ventures. focused on empowering low-income youth to transcend challenging circumstances, fulfill their inherent potential, and positively impact their communities. Gail appeared in our 2020 list of Women Who Rock in Marketing. She joined Noodle.ai as CMO in November 2018. Jeanine Liburd @JeanineLiburd - in/jeanine-liburd/ Chief Social Impact and Communications Officer at BET Networks Previously serving as VP Communications at MTV, SVP of Corporate Communications at Viacom and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at BET Networks, Jeanine is now Chief Social Impact and Communications Officer at BET Networks where her responsibilities include leading and elevating a portfolio of multi-platform social change initiatives that empower BET Networks' audiences to have an impact on the critical issues facing the black community today. Her current role also focuses on utilizing content as a catalyst to create awareness and build action oriented impact campaigns globally. She also oversees strategic partnerships and community engagement at the local and national levels. Jeanine has been recognized in our annual list as a Women Who Rocks in Marketing. She has been in her current position at BET Networks since September 2019. Leah Frazier @TheLeahFrazier - in/theleahfrazier/ President at Think Three Media Leah is an experienced Publicist, Content and Influencer Marketing Consultant with a demonstrated history of working with brands in the fashion, apparel, beauty and lifestyle industries. As a 2X Emmy Award-Winner, Best Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, and publisher of a top 30 Podcast In Marketing, she is skilled in Media Outreach and Relations, Entrepreneurship, Public Relations, Influencer Campaigns, Strategic Planning, and Marketing Strategy. She is also a strong business development professional with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) focused in Law from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Leah has been president of Think Three Media since June 2016. Lisa Maxwell @LisaMaxwe11 - in/itslisamaxwell/ Vice President Marketing, Data & Services at Mastercard Lisa Maxwell has a proven track record of reinventing and reinvigorating brands through business turnarounds and creating business reinventions grounded in consumer insights. Lisa orchestrated the successful turnaround, from negative to sustainable double digit growth, on recognizable brands like Nicorette, NicoDerm CQ, Abreva and K-Y brand. She has created several innovating and long lasting omni-channel campaigns that included TV, public relations, electronic consumer relationship marketing (ECRM), social media, digital and shopper marketing. In her current role at Mastercard, she develops integrated campaigns that highlight Mastercard Data & Services solutions across Loyalty & Engagement and Advisor offerings. Lisa is a recipient of the 2012 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award, an alumnae W.O.M.E.N. in America and a Committee of 200 Scholar. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of GrassROOTS Community Foundation. Lisa was promoted to her VP of Marketing role at Mastercard in April 2020. Tyrona (Ty) Heath @tyrona - in/tyronaheath/ Director, Market Engagement, The B2B Institute at LinkedIn With more than 17 years of experience in digital and product marketing education at Google Inc, consulting within IBM as a social business manager and leading a B2B agency consulting practice, Ty now serves as the Global Lead for the B2B Institute @ LinkedIn where she delivers thought leadership to help marketers stay on top of the latest in B2B marketing strategy through research, teaching and writing about B2B marketing, social selling as well as leadership, diversity and inclusion. Ty is also the former President of LinkedIn's Black Inclusion Group (BIG), Co-Founder of LinkedIn's annual TransformHER conferences, author of "Marketers of Tomorrow: A Step by Step Toolkit for Inbound Marketing" and a two time Olympic Trials qualifier in track and field. Ty has made numerous appearances on our blog through interviews, covering her industry presentations and recognition on our lists of Women Who Rock in Marketing. She joined the B2B Institute at LinkedIn in September 2020. (LinkedIn is a client of TopRank Marketing) I am fortunate to call several of these top marketers friends and I appreciate their direct and indirect influence on my efforts to be a better marketer myself. Above all, I hope that this list provides both recognition for their contributions as well as inspiration to our readers when it comes to marketing leadership, best practices and achievement. Who would you add to this list? Please share in the comments or post a reply to us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. The post 10 Marketing and Communications Leaders to Inspire You in 2021 appeared first on B2B Marketing Blog - TopRank®.
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