Big Apple ZSers Make Xavier Mission’s Soup Kitchen Shine

A group of ZSers from the firm’s New York City office recently helped clean up the Xavier Mission’s soup kitchen after its weekly Welcome Table, a program that distributes meals to local people in need. On this Sunday, Welcome Table served more than 1,600 meals!

The ZS team joined other volunteers in sweeping and mopping the facility’s floors, wiping tables and chairs and washing serving trays. Due to help from volunteers each week, the St. Francis Xavier Church is able to allocate all of the money it raises towards the food served to Welcome Table guests.


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Female ZSers in Asia Celebrate International Women’s Day at Annual Leadership Summit

The spirit of female empowerment was in the air in Nepal.

ZS’s annual leadership summit for its Asia region coincided with International Women’s Day (IWD) this year. A total of 30 of ZS’s female principals, associate principals and managers from India and the rest of East Asia gathered for the first-ever breakfast dedicated solely to ZS women to kick off both annual events. The breakfast, organized by the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the Kathmandu-based summit, was part of a global celebration held at ZS offices in honor of IWD.


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What Aarushi Learned Volunteering as a Teacher in Gurgaon

I recently made my first visit to NeeV, a learning center dedicated to helping underprivileged children in Gurgaon realize their full potential, where India ZSers regularly volunteer through ZS Cares, our corporate social responsibility program. I was tasked with teaching a remedial math course to students, which I thought it would be an easy task. I was wrong!


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ZS’s Shelter Supply Drive Supports our Furry Friends

Pet-loving ZSers donated supplies to feed, groom and please local cat and dogs at the Evanston Animal Shelter and The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago this winter.

A donation drive, held during February in the Evanston ZS office, collected eight large boxes of cat and dog toys, collars, treats, brushes, shampoo, clothes, pads and other items. The cats and dogs at both nonprofit facilities will be staying nourished with our donation of 18 large bags of cat and dog food.


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ZS Celebrates International Women’s Day at Bpeace’s Women-Centered Innovation Panel

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Initiative and ZS Cares from ZS’s New York City office co-hosted a panel with Spotify and the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) called “Beyond ‘Pink It and Shrink It’: Why Women-Centered Innovation is the Next Big Thing.”

The panel featured serial entrepreneur and author Danielle Kayembe and Victoria Summers, an associate principal at ZS, and moderated by Liz Long, creator of the Learn to Make a Product platform and a Forbes contributor. The panel was born from Danielle’s article “The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven Economy,” which describes the lack of female-centric design today and points out that while women account for 85% of all consumer purchases, they only make up 15% of product designers and engineers.  


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