Saturday, January 31, 2015
The importance of the Center
Women's Business Centers (WBCs) are beginning to pop up everywhere. These centers offer services that include training and counseling in a wide variety of areas that help women learn the skills they need to become successful entrepreneurs. The new Delaware Women's Business Center will offer business plan development services, and business training and counseling in other areas that will help women entrepreneurs run successful businesses.
There are about 100 Women's Business Centers located throughout the U.S. Women entrepreneurs can locate a center nearest them to see what programs they offer in their area.
The Delaware center is located in the same building that serves as headquarters for the First State Community Loan Fund, which has provided important services to women in business since 1992, including business consulting and financing for women-owned businesses.
For more information, visit www.delawareonline.com/story/money/business/2015/01/21/supporters-celebrate-launch-womens-business-center/22119095/
Friday, January 30, 2015
In spite of what many people might think, women's brains are not hard-wired only to perform certain functions. Gender difference does not mean that female brains are any less capable of grasping concepts like science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But these stereotypes have been part of society for many years and are nothing but myths.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Whether it's referred to as wage gap, income disparity, or female-to-male earnings ratio, it all means the same thing. It's the difference between what women earn compared to men for the same job. When you're talking about wage gaps, just remember that smaller is better. Usually.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
|Maxine Williams, Global Director of Diversity at Facebook Headquarters|
It's becoming a well-known fact that diversity is lacking in technology companies. Even at Facebook, minorities are underrepresented, with only 2 percent blacks, 4 percent Hispanic, and a third women. Facebook recognized they had a problem and hired Maxine Williams to fix it.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Even though women either own or manage 30 percent of businesses, they own only 5 percent of the largest organizations, according to a new report released by the United Nations. If nothing changes, the report estimated it would take up to 200 years for women to catch up and establish equality with men.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Women with low incomes who live in the state of Minnesota have an opportunity to learn a new trade and make more money through the state's new Women and High-Wage, High-Demand, Nontraditional Jobs Grant Program.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Jaenelle Westrom, a woman in Davenport, Iowa, has completely changed the way men and women think about gun ownership. Her store, Davenport Guns and Shooting Club, is the first ever woman-owned and oriented gun store in the city.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
New Birth Control App Claims to be an All-Natural, 99.9% Effective Way of Preventing Unwanted Pregnancies
A new app called Natural Cycles created by two physicists in Sweden is aimed specifically at preventing pregnancy, and the creators claim it can identify a woman's non-fertile days when she is 99.9 percent safe to have unprotected sex without conceiving.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
There are many powerful women in the world who represent a wide variety of industries, including politics, business, education, medicine and more. How about a list of women who have become successful in starting and growing their own businesses? Yes! Forbes has an annual list they call The World's Most Powerful Female Entrepreneurs.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
|Intel CEO Brian Krzanich|
Monday, January 5, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The Jewish Women's Foundation has 16 funds -- 13 in the U.S. and 3 in Israel -- whose mission is to expand opportunities for Jewish women and girls. By awarding grants through their Jewish Women's Collaborative International Fund, they are able to change the lives of Jewish women and girls across the world.
Friday, December 26, 2014
|Sweet D’s, owned and operated by Danielle Gochenour|
Monday, December 22, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Women-owned businesses are growing like crazy. They have grown faster than the rate of small businesses, according to the annual American Express OPEN report. Between 1997 and 2014, the report states, the number of businesses in the United States increased by 47 percent but the number of women-owned firms increased by 68 percent -- 1-1/2 times the national average. Women's Business Centers are spreading to help continue their support and growth for women-owned companies.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Since 2010, minority women pursuing degrees and careers in the healthcare field have received a big green light from the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship grant. The education grant comes from the generosity of Macy's and the American Heart Association. Eligible women have until December 31, 2014 to apply for the scholarship.
Friday, December 5, 2014
|Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration|
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Her name doesn't come up when asked who are the most powerful women in America. She is never listed in Forbes Magazine’s annual list of “The United States’ Most Powerful Women.” But she is by far considered the most influential woman and African-American in Obama's inner circle. Her name? Valerie Jarrett.
Friday, November 28, 2014
|Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is a strong supporter of legislation that will give women business owners greater access to government contracts.|
Why women are losing billions
The government has only reached 4.3 percent of it's 5 percent goal of government contracts awarded to women-owned businesses, according to the SBA. One reason might be that many of the contracts have been given to firms that aren't even eligible according to Congress' set-asides guidelines. Many feel this reflects a lack of good management of the WOSB program by the SBA.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
What they all have in common
These remarkable women are business owners, corporate presidents, CEOs, or other senior executives. They come from corporate environments, government, health care, education, non-profit and more. What they all have in common is the fact that they have worked hard, had a positive attitude, and remained focused and determined in their efforts to succeed. Check out some of their comments.
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.