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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First Time in NFL History -- A Woman Will Do the Play-By-Play For Monday Night Football

The week one game on “Monday Night Football” will make history. Beth Mowins will be the first woman to call a game play-by-play in the history of “Monday Night Football.”

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Open Meadows Foundation Offers Grants for Initiatives Benefiting Women

Open Meadows Foundation offers grants twice per year to support projects and initiatives that benefit girls and women. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Grants for Women in the Jewelry Business

Women who want to take their jewelry-making talents to the next level, like starting their own jewelry business, will find grant support from Halstead. If this name sounds familiar, it should. Halstead has been a jewelry supplier to small jewelry businesses since 1973.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Need Startup Money? -- Ask 37 Angels

Women entrepreneurs still have a challenge when it comes to funding their startup companies. But the good news is that there are an increasing amount of investors willing to help, like 37 Angels.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

This Region Leads in Funding Women Owned Businesses

Every year Dell releases a Global Women Entrepreneur Cities Rankings list. This year the list has ranked Nairobi highly -- sixth globally -- in providing capital for women-run enterprises.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

This Program is Offering Up to $25K in Low Interest Loans to Women-Owned Businesses

Woman representing Aviatra Accelerators

Aviatra Accelerators in Covington, Kentucky, is a non-profit organization that offers three different programs tailored to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs at any stage of business development. Women entrepreneurs participating in the upcoming LAUNCH class will be eligible for up to $25,000 in low-interest loans.

Friday, August 18, 2017

This Program is Giving Away $100K in Funding to Women-Owned Businesses

2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards winners
2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards winners
The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is an international business plan competition created in 2006 to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. Since their inception, they have accompanied 162 promising female business-owners and recognized 58 Laureates.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

New App Makes it Super Easy to Find Local Women-Owned Businesses

Women-owned businesses are expanding faster than businesses owned by men. One of the reasons for the growth is because women support other women. The Scottsdale, Arizona WOWOB (woman-owned, woman-operated businesses) group has made it much easier to find women-owned businesses by creating a new app.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trump Just Committed $50 Million to the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative

The World Bank Group announced the creation of a $1 billion innovative new initiative to advance women entrepreneurs. Just after this announcement, President Donald Trump committed $50 million to the program from the U.S.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Women Entrepreneurs in These 10 Cities Are Killing It!

The number of women-owned businesses across the nation has grown by over 3.5 million, now representing 38 percent of all businesses in the United States. In some cities, the growth has been as much as 122 percent in the past decade, proof that women are killing it -- especially in these 10 cities.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Why You Should Send Your Daughter to Summer Camp -- To Learn Coding!

Summer is the time when many parents send their kids to summer camp. Summer camps are changing and now offer opportunities for kids to learn new skills. For girls, this means learning skills in the STEM fields. Why should you send your daughter to coding summer camp? Here are several reasons.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

"Girl Develop It" Helps Women Achieve Their Technology Goals

Women represented just 26 percent of professional computing occupations in the 2016 US workforce, according to the National Center for Women in Technology. Girl Develop It, a national, nonprofit organization, is helping women break into technology jobs like web and software development by offering events and meet-ups for women interested in technology careers.

Monday, July 24, 2017

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Pledges $850K to Get More Women to Pursue STEM Careers

General Motors CEO Mary Barra wants more women to pursue careers in technology and engineering, and she is putting her money (well, General Motors money) where her mouth is. Barra just announced that GM will pledge $850,000 to nonprofits whose programs help women and minorities gain skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Saturday, July 22, 2017

First Two Women On Track to Become Navy SEAL Officers

President John F. Kennedy founded Navy SEAL teams in 1962, but this is the first time females have applied to become Navy SEALs. Two women have recently become the first female candidates to make it this far in the process.

Monday, July 17, 2017

First -- And Only -- Woman to Win the “Nobel Prize for Mathematics” Dies of Breast Cancer

In 2014 Maryam Mirzakhani from Iran became the very first woman, and very first Iranian, to receive the coveted Fields Medal, also known as the “Nobel Prize for Mathematics.” She earned the prestigious award for her work on dynamical systems and complex geometry. After a four-year battle with breast cancer, Mirzakhani died July 15 at the age of 40.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Intel, Pfizer and IBM Commit $300 Million to Help Fund Women-Owned Businesses

At a recent 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany, multinational technology company Intel, along with IBM and Pfizer, announced they have committed $300 million to increase spending with women-owned businesses. Intel referred to the initiative as "inclusive sourcing in its supply chain (which) can help to foster economic empowerment within underrepresented minority groups."

Thursday, July 6, 2017

NYC Creates $10 Million Grant Fund to Help Women Owned Businesses

Women-owned construction companies in NYC may have a better shot at city construction contracts, thanks to a $10 million fund the city created to help minority and women-owned businesses. The Mayor's office stated that the new fund will help level the playing field for women- and other minority-owned small businesses.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This Southern City Gets $100K Grant to Expand Opportunities For Women

What began in 2013 as a program to help low-income citizens is now focusing on growing small, women- and minority-owned businesses. The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, has received a grant of up to $100,000 from City Accelerator to expand economic opportunities for all citizens, especially businesses owned by women and other minorities.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

This Female Led Non-Profit Organization Has Given Away Record Loans to Women-Owned Small Businesses

Janie Barrera is president and CEO of LiftFund, a San Antonio-based non-profit that has a history of lending to small businesses, particularly those owned by women and minorities. As of May of this year, the company has beat all their past records by underwriting a total of $250 million in loans to 18,000 clients.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Trump's New Executive Order to Increase Apprenticeship Opportunities for Women

President Trump just signed a new executive order that will result in more opportunities for women to participate in apprenticeship programs. The new grant system, called ApprenticeshipUSA, will pump $200K into apprenticeship programs across industries that include construction trades to agriculture, manufacturing, information technology and health care.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two Sisters Create Robot That Tells You What You Should Wear -- and Win $10K in Funding

Swiss-born sisters Antonia and Lidia Bolla have created a solution to the problem many women face daily -- they don't know what to wear. They have launched a virtual shopping assistant (robot?) called Jamie & I that began as a start-up program at the University of Sydney. After winning $10,000 in funding in a business pitch contest, they turned the program into a business.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Equal Opportunity in the Construction Trades Grant Hammers Out $90K in Funding

Think you have what it takes to be a female small business owner in the construction industry? Boston Attorney General Maura Healey does! Her office will be awarding $90,000 in grant funding to organizations across the state to promote equal opportunity for women and minority workers and small business owners in the construction industry.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Women-Owned Electric Bicycle Shop Shocks the Industry

Riding a bicycle just got a little easier, thanks to Abby Simpson and Lee Ann McKay, owners of e-Bloom Electric Bicycles. The new electric bicycles look just like regular bicycles, except they offer a little more boost with added battery power.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Former Executive For Google Helping to Fund Women-Owned Businesses

Karen Cahn spent ten years at Google and YouTube before she founded iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women. "Why? Because we can, and we want women to win. Period," states Cahn.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This Senator is Proposing Two Bills That Will Promote Women in STEM Fields

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono recently proposed two bills that will create competitive grant programs to promote more women and minorities in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics.) Both bills are aimed at eliminating barriers to women pursuing careers in STEM areas.