H&R Block Executives Host Inter

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Two H&R Block executives, Karen Orosco, Global President of Consumer Tax and Service Delivery and Tiffany Monroe, Director of People and Culture , host two international businesswomen in Kansas City, Mo., as part of the Fortune Women’s Global Mentorship Partnership – U.S. Department of State, a public-private partnership between Fortune’s most powerful women, the Department of State and the Vital Voices Global Partnership. Neha Mehta, founder and managing director of FemTech Partners in India, and Yara Argueta, independent consultant and board member in Guatemala, will be mentored by Orosco and Monroe until May 23.

“One of the most important ways to empower women is to lift each other up,” Orosco said. “Mentoring women has been a constant in my career, and this mentorship program between Fortune’s most influential women, Vital Voices, and the U.S. Department of State is a great example of mutual learning and knowledge transfer from businesswomen in the United States and around the world.”

During the week, mentees Mehta and Argueta will experience leadership and networking opportunities at H&R Block before wrapping up next week in New York with a wrap-up dinner led by Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. Argueta and Mehta look forward to expanding their professional network by meeting with Block executives and gathering insights that will help them achieve their business goals and advance their own professional development.

“I have done a lot in my life to help others, but I have to say that the greatest achievement of my career so far has to be this experience,” Mehta said. “The knowledge I will gain from being here this week and staying in touch with my mentor, Karen, is incredible. Knowing that I have a friend in Kansas City, I can call on professional wisdom when I feel stuck. , it’s a comforting feeling. I was very lucky to be placed at H&R Block for this, because I consider financial services for all to be a great inspiration in my career.

In addition to the mentorship program, H&R Block is committed to empowering women as a member of the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change, through which the company is committed to increasing the representation of women, including women in color, among management and board positions. , and the company participates in the Gender and Diversity KPI Alliance, committing to consistently collect, manage and report on three key performance indicators to measure and improve gender and diversity. More recently, Chairman and CEO Jeff Jones became a member of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism, which joins moral and market imperatives to build a more inclusive, sustainable and reliable economic system.

“At H&R Block, we believe that promoting diverse ideas makes our business stronger, and ensuring women’s voices are heard is an important part of that,” Monroe said. “This program is just one way to share our views while learning from their experiences. We are delighted to welcome them to Kansas City and look forward to the collaboration of the mentorship program.

About H&R Block

H&R Block, Inc. (:HRB) provides help and inspires confidence to its customers and communities around the world through tax preparation services, financial productsand small business solutions. The company combines digital innovation with human expertise and care as it helps people get the best outcome at tax time and better manage their money through its mobile banking app, Spruce. Through Block Advisors and Vague, the company helps small business owners thrive with innovative products like Wave Money, a mobile banking account and small business accounting solution that automatically handles accounting. For more information, visit H&R Block News or follow @HRBlockNews on Twitter.

About the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) builds relationships between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, athletic, professional and private sector, as well as public-private partnerships and mentoring programs. These exchange programs enhance foreign relations and strengthen U.S. national security, support U.S. international leadership, and provide a wide range of national benefits by helping break down the barriers that often divide us. ECA programs build connections that engage and empower people and motivate them to become leaders and thinkers, develop new skills, and find connections that will create positive change in their communities. For more information, please visit https://exchanges.state.gov/us.

About Vital Voices Global Partnership

The Vital Voices Global Partnership invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges. They are ‘business catalysts’, identifying those with a bold vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. Vital Voices scales and accelerates impact through long-term investments to build skills, connections, capacity and visibility. Over the past 24 years, Vital Voices has built a network of 20,000 changemakers in 184 countries who collectively dare to reinvent a more equitable world for all. Learn more about www.vitalvoices.org.

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