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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Hottest Jobs for Women -- Or, Where to Find the Big Bucks!

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

Young Pakistan Woman Earns Nobel Peace Prize -- Read Her Amazing Story!

Malala Yousafzai at just 17 years old is the youngest winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. The young Pakistan woman appears wise beyond her years as she publicly expresses her appreciation and honor at being "the first young woman or the first young person to receive this award.” But it's not just her young age that is so amazing. It is her story of survival and strength.

Malala's story

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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Walmart Wants To Help 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs Start A Business

Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment

Many people are not aware that the Walmart Foundation is a major supporter of women's empowerment efforts. In 2011, the Walmart Foundation launched the Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative with a mission to fund women's empowerment efforts, both in the United States and internationally.

Since its beginning, $45 million in grants have been awarded for women's empowerment efforts.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Top 25 U.S. Companies For Black Women

CareerBuilder recently published a list of the top 25 companies for black women. The list is an annual rating of companies that have been researched by Essence Magazine for their reputation of hiring and promoting black women.

These companies were nominated by research firms, headhunters and other organizations. The list was then submitted to further scrutiny to make sure they were indeed initiating programs that support black women. The result was 25 cream-of-the-crop organizations that practice what they preach. Below is a preview of some of the companies that made the list.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Grant Available for Indian Women Documentary Filmmakers

The Indian Documentary Foundation and Chicken & Egg Pictures are offering a $10,000 grant to each of two Indian women documentary filmmakers. The grant is for experienced filmmakers who are either in the middle of their career as a filmmaker or a first-time film director.

The films must address human rights, social justice, and environmental issues. Women filmmakers based in India are encouraged to enter. The grant will include a combination of cash and financial support services that include editing, post production and sound mixing. All films submitted must be directed or co-directed by a woman.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Top 50 Companies Who Hire the Most Women

Women employees

Women continue to struggle finding jobs at companies that will offer equal opportunities in both hiring and advancement. It helps to know before you interview with a company what your chances are of even being hired. One way to find out is by reviewing Fortune Magazine's list of the top 50 companies who hire the most women.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Study Shows Most Women Business Owners Are Not Growing Up to Their Potential -- EY Wants to Show Them How To Do It

 The Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program Class of 2012
A recent study by Ernst & Young (EY) revealed that only two percent of women entrepreneurs generate over $1 million in revenue. The study indicates that their businesses have potential to grow much larger, but they often lack not only the ability to identify their company's full potential but also the tools to make it happen.

Three important steps to growth

According to EY, women entrepreneurs are not utilizing three important steps to growth:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How Ursula M. Burns Became the First African-American Woman CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

Making it to the top echelon of any company is not easy. Leading a Fortune 500 company as its chairman and CEO takes extraordinary effort, as any one of the top female CEOs at American companies will tell you. Among those influential women is Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The CEO Disparity Gap: Women Are Three Times More Likely Than Men to Make Sacrifices for Family

Climbing to the top of the corporate ladder is difficult for both men and women. Careers can often take time away from family. How men and women deal with the sacrifices it takes to become an executive, however, is not the same, as pointed out recently by a Harvard Business School study.

The good old boys club is alive and well

The study interviewed 4,000 men (56 percent) and women (44 percent) executives across the globe between the years of 2008-2013 and found some interesting differences between men and women regarding the balance of career with marriage and children. While most executive men (60 percent) had wives at home to care for house and children, only 10 percent of female executives experienced the convenience of having a stay-at-home spouse. In addition, most male executives are married (90 percent) compared to just 70 percent of female executives.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Where Can Women Go to Get Small Business Loans? -- Check Out These Top 10 Places!

Woman business owner

Women-owned businesses are now growing faster than businesses owned by men. What is so extraordinary about this new turn in business is that women have to overcome far more obstacles than men, particularly when it comes to financing. They often have to use their own personal savings in order to start or grow their businesses.