Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The United States Postal Service just announced that a new Postmaster will soon be taking over the reigns of the organization. The organization's current COO, Megan Brennan, will soon take a big step into the position of Postmaster General. She will become the first woman to head the postal service, succeeding Patrick Donahoe who is retiring.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Kentucky Training Program for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Teaches Them How to Run And Grow A Business
The Lexington Minority and Women Contractor Training Program is a 10-week teaching and training program designed for women and minorities who already own their own business but want to learn how to grow and take that business even further. The program meets just once a week but packs a lot of training into that time span. Business owners will learn how to manage cash flow, how to keep financial records, payroll practices, and even contracts. These are just some of the important skills necessary to run a successful businesses.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
According to the latest findings by American Express OPEN, published in March of 2014, businesses owned by women of color now make up 32 percent of all women-owned businesses in the U.S. This is a tremendous growth, considering that in 1997, the percentage of women-owned businesses by women of color was just 17 percent.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
President Obama has nominated Loretta Lynch, a New York federal prosecutor, to be the next U.S. Attorney General. Once confirmed, Lynch will become the very first African-American women in history to hold this position.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Candidates are post-doctoral female scientists who are pursuing postdoctoral research. The grant money will be used to fund their research. The female scientists are working on a vast array of unusual projects, such as studying chemicals in premature babies' urine that may uncover early signs of sickness, researching gene therapies, studying galaxies, and taking on other projects in chemistry and biology.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Applicants must be women who have been in business in the state of New Jersey for less than six months or are in the business planning stage. Five cash awards will be given, ranging from $1,500 to $7,500. Ten finalists will be asked to present their business plans. Five will be chosen to receive grants.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Finding balance between work and home is a challenge for all working mothers. No one knows that better that First Lady Michelle Obama who discussed her views on working mothers in an interview published in MomsToWork.com, a web site posting articles about work and parenting. Here are some of the key points Mrs. Obama made in her interview.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Women know too well what the term wage gap means. It means earning less money than men do for the exact same job. Overall, women in general earn about $.77 for every dollar that a white man makes, but for minority women, the gap is even larger.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Cosmopolitan Magazine recently published a list of the top 14 best jobs for women. The list was created by two of Cosmo's career consultants. This list represents what they feel are the absolute best jobs for women.
They include many jobs you may not have even considered, such as a public relations specialist, web site strategist, physical therapist or information security analyst.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
At the age of 11, Malala started writing blogs for the BBC under a pen name. She used the blogs to speak out about what life was like under the Taliban. She included such entries as "When the Taliban came to Swat (what she affectionately called her home town), they banned women from going to the market and they banned shopping." But the area in which Malala particularly focused was education for women. The Taliban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending schools.