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Women Change Communities, One ‘Giving Circle’ At A Time

Women Change Communities, One ‘Giving Circle’ At A Time

May 23, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1904
Two women interested in new ways to give back to their community found inspiration in a magazine story about a Seattle giving circle. That was in 2003. Since then, the Charlotte-based Women’s Impact Fund has grown to nearly 400 community leaders awarding 49 grants totaling more than $3.7 million – and it has become one of the… View Article
Facebook Posts Show Iranian Women Tossing Hijabs, Praising Freedom

Facebook Posts Show Iranian Women Tossing Hijabs, Praising Freedom

May 19, 2014 6:18 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1700
Thousands of Iranian women are protesting their nation’s oppressive culture by tossing aside their hijabs and taking selfies that are turning up in a growing Facebook gallery. The page, titled “Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women,” has garnered nearly 180,000 likes in just two weeks. The women pictured on it are seen joyfully shedding the Muslim… View Article
15-Year-Old Student Graduates With Four College Degrees AND High School Diploma

15-Year-Old Student Graduates With Four College Degrees and High School Diploma

May 19, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1746
Alexander “AJ” Gilman will graduate from high school on Thursday, but the 15-year-old already has four two-year college degrees. According to USA Today, Gilman, a student at Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center charter school, enrolled at the Paradise Valley Community College at just 13-years-old. Two years later, he not only received associate degrees in business… View Article
Online Marketers Are 21% Sexist … Even When They’re Women

Online Marketers Are 21% Sexist … Even When They’re Women

May 15, 2014 6:38 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2372
Apparently, the tech-industry brogrammer culture has no stranglehold on sexism, as Internet marketers routinely devalue women’s work by an average of 21 percent. That’s according to search-marketing firm Wordstream, whose CEO Larry Kim just outed his customers’ biases. Kim compared how successful his female colleagues’ work is with how successful his clients perceive them to be…. View Article

How CEO’s Can Actually Take Maternity Leave

April 9, 2014 8:29 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1960
With the number of female founders on the rise, it is no longer uncommon to publicly discuss the challenges of raising capital while visibly pregnant, how long one can put off starting a family, or what constitutes an appropriate maternity leave plan for businesses that are not large enough to require adherence to the Family… View Article