Archive for February 2009

February 27th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Intrepid Women: Sense of Safety in My Own Skin

by Kelley Vollmer (New York City) Since moving to Manhattan, self defense had been something I’d always meant to learn, but I kept finding excuses as to why I couldn’t take a class: it didn’t fit into my schedule; I didn’t know which course to take; or it was just too expensive. I told myself [...]

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February 27th, 2009, 12:27 pm

Women On Their Way Awards

by hannah

The Midlands Launch into International Women’s Month In this new world of work, women do jump through hoops every day to get to where they want to be. They break down barriers and overcome challenges to get to the top in some very difficult circumstances. They keep going when it all gets tough. They have [...]

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February 27th, 2009, 12:16 pm

Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET: A Workshop for Women Researchers in SET

by hannah

This is one of a series of three career development events for women with qualifications in science, engineering and technology. They are offered free by the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET. Career Development Planning – A Workshop for Women Researchers in SET A FREE one-day workshop, organised by the Scottish Resource Centre for [...]

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February 27th, 2009, 11:19 am

Survey: The global recession – is it hitting women harder?

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, PricewaterhouseCoopers are running a snap survey to assess first impressions of the impact of the global economic crisis on women’s careers and prospects, now and in the future. Will the recession break the glass ceiling or reinforce it? Will it set equality back ten years, or put [...]

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February 27th, 2009, 6:00 am

Green Gables Haven: Filling Your Soul While Fighting Domestic Violence

by Andrea Newell (Grand Rapids, Michigan) In 1991, Stephanie Fekkes was the only private sector female attorney in Barry County, Michigan. As more and more domestic cases came across her desk, she began gravitating toward family law. Women were more comfortable talking to another woman about their problems. “I was helping people through a very [...]

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February 26th, 2009, 10:21 pm

Tech Womens Program: Mothers of Invention

by hannah

Innovation is at the heart of every great problem solution and advances for humankind. With the current economic crisis, innovation is the answer doing more with less. What is true innovation and can you learn to “do it on demand”? Is this a skill you learn and, therefore, able to teach or is it an [...]

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February 26th, 2009, 1:05 pm

The Struggle To Achieve Equity Partner Status

by Anna Collins, Esq. (Portland, Maine) When the National Association of Women Lawyers released its annual survey at the end of last year, the statistics regarding women equity partners were sobering. Only 16% of equity partners are women. On average, only 15% of a firm’s highest governing committee members are women, and 15% of the [...]

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February 26th, 2009, 6:00 am

25 Influential Black Women in Business

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) The Network Journal, a business magazine which provides news and commentaries on the workplace and focuses predominantly on Africa-American professionals, recently announced its 2009 list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business.” The twenty-five women will be honored during Women’s History Month at the Eleventh Annual 25 Influential Black Women in [...]

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February 25th, 2009, 4:09 pm

The Network & Affinity Leadership Congress

by hannah

In corporate America’s war to attract and retain top talent, diversity is front and center. People of color, women, the LGBT and disabled communities have made huge strides in advancement by forming thousands of groups inside corporate America to work together for culture change and address the way companies do business with diverse markets. On [...]

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February 25th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Bright Spots in the Financial Sector Job Market

Last Friday, Forbes.com reported that 117,639 have been or are scheduled to be lost from 500 of the largest companies in the United States, including General Motors, which plans to cut 47,000 jobs; Caterpillar, which cut 22,000 jobs and PNC Financial Services Group, which plans to cut 5,800 jobs. Of course, the banking and financial [...]

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