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.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Since its beginning, $45 million in grants have been awarded for women's empowerment efforts.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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
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
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|
Three important steps to growth
According to EY, women entrepreneurs are not utilizing three important steps to growth:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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 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
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.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Here's how it works
Women who are the primary wage earner in their family and want to either continue their education or need job training can qualify for the grants. Award recipients who win a $500 cash grant at the Liberal club level will advance to Soroptimist District level. Here they are eligible to win another cash grant and then proceed to the South Central Region level where they could receive up to an additional $5,000. Three finalists will receive $10,000 each in cash awards.