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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Women Are Poorer Than Men in These States

It was President Obama who said, "When women succeed, America succeeds." So, why are women still earning only $.78 of every $1.00 that a man earns? According to a recent report released by The Institute Women's Policy Research, this is the case in every U.S. state.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Women Business Owners in These 10 Cities Are Making A Killing!

Women business owners

Between 1997 and 2013, the number of businesses owned by women in the U.S. grew by 59 percent, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Female entrepreneurs generate more than $1.3 trillion in total revenues and are responsible for more than 8.6 million businesses in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

5 Ways Women-Owned Companies Can Break the $1 Million Mark

5 Ways Women-Owned Companies Can Break the $1 Million Mark

What entrepreneur wouldn't want to reach that $1 million level in revenues! But only 2 percent of women who own their own businesses are able to reach it. On the other hand, companies owned by men are 3.5 times more likely to hit the $1 million mark. What's up with that??

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Women Organize March to Support Awareness of Women-Owned Business Issues

Women Organize March to Support Awareness of Women-Owned Business Issues
Fran Pastore, CEO of Women's Business Development Council
For the second consecutive year, the Women's Business Development Council (WBDC) is organizing a march at the Connecticut State Capital in Hartford, Connecticut, to raise awareness of the issues faced by women-owned businesses. This year, the Women Owned Business Day march is being held on Wednesday, April 8.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Number of Women in Computer Science Jobs Dropping -- Down to 1960 Levels!

Number of Women in Computing Jobs Dropping -- Down to 1960 Levels!

A disturbing report has been released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The report shows that although progress has been made by women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the field of computer science is falling behind at alarming rates.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Even In Nursing, Men Make More Money Than Women -- Here's Why

Male nurse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 3.5 million nurses employed in 2011. Of that number, 3.2 million or about 91 percent were female and 330,000 were male. So, it is safe to say that women dominate the nursing field. So, why do women nurses make only 91 cents for every dollar that male nurses earn?

Friday, March 27, 2015

5 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Raise Capital

5 tips for female entrepreneurs who want to raise capital
Two of the most important factors for female entrepreneurs who want to start their own business is financing and credit. Whether or not women have access to business funds equal to men depends on who you talk to. Recently, a business magazine, Albuquerque Business First, spoke with a women in the know about this very subject, and here are 5 tips she shared to help other women entrepreneurs.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Female CEO of Technology Company Offers 4 Pieces of Advice for Other Women

Female CEO of Technology Company Offers 4 Pieces of Advice for Other Women
It's a fact that men outnumber women 7 to 3 in the technology industry, even though women hold 41 percent of science and engineering degrees. Yet there are some women who break through the statistics and take senior roles at technology companies. Women can learn from these women.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's Here -- Walmart’s “Women-Owned” Products Are Now In Stores and Online!

It's Here -- Walmart’s “Women-Owned” Products Are Now In Stores and Online!
A promise made by Walmart last June is now being fulfilled. Walmart promised to support women-owned businesses by launching a "Women-Owned" campaign that would support women-owned businesses by highlighting in Walmart stores the products that are made by women-owned companies. By displaying a "Women-Owned" label, consumers will know that the products were made by companies that are owned by women.

Monday, March 16, 2015

New York City Program To Help 5,000 Low-Income Women Become Entrepreneurs

New York City Women

A new program just launched in New York City called Women Entrepreneurs NYC (or WE NYC), has a goal to help 5,000 women from poor neighborhoods learn how to start their own business. The 3-year program targets women from poor communities in NYC who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Marriott Making It Happen For Women Entrepreneurs

Women's conference at a Marriott hotel

Since 1997, The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has been supporting women's business development by certifying and facilitating development of women-owned businesses. Each year, the non-profit organization recognizes Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, and Marriott International is once again on the list.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Research Shows Young, Good-Looking Women Earn More Money -- What??

Young Good-Looking Women

According to a Newsweek article, how you look matters when it comes to not only getting hired but earning more in the job market. And it affects both women and men, although particularly women.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Women-Owned Businesses in These 25 Cities Are the Most Profitable

Women entrepreneurs

Every year, American Express Open publishes a report called the State of Women-Owned Businesses. In 2014, that report showed there are 9 million businesses in the U.S. now owned by women, and their total annual revenues are topping $1.5 trillion each year.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Is Selling Girl Scout Cookies Bad Business?

Young girl selling girl scout cookies

Girl Scout cookies are an American tradition. Girl Scouts have been selling these boxes of delectable treats for almost 100 years. Who can resist these adorable little girls with their tantalizing boxes of Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos®, and Shortbread/Trefoils®? It's all cute on the outside, but Girl Scout cookie makers tell a very different story.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Top 10 Worst Paying Jobs For Women in 2015

Woman working underpaid job

Overall, women today are making about 83 percent of what males make for the same job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is a general statistic; however, according to USA Today some jobs pay women much less. Some occupations even have the same pay gaps that existed in 1979!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

These Four Women Changed the Internet and Made It A Safe Place For Women

These Four Women Changed the Internet and Made It A Safe Place For Women

Social media is dominating the way people talk to each other and share information. It can be a great way to share all kinds of information that might be helpful to other women. But it can be a dangerous place, too. According to The Journal of Adolescent Health, 33 percent of all Internet-initiated sex crimes in 2010 involved social networking sites. How can women share information but protect themselves at the same time?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Imagine a Fashion Show That Uses Role Models, Not Fashion Models, on the Runway

Fashion Designer Gets Real By Using Role Models on the Runway

For more than 100 years, fashion models have created controversy because of the image they portray to vulnerable young girls and the rest of the population. Their bodies have become thinner and thinner, sending the message that in order to be fashionable, you must be skinny. One fashion designer has taken fashion modeling back to reality by featuring real women, not models.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Only 5% of Minority, Women-Owned Businesses Get NYC Contracts -- Until Now!

Business women

One way that small businesses can really take their enterprises to the next level is to land a government business contract. It's where the big money is, but it is very hard for small businesses to obtain, especially those owned by women and minorities. But NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has their backs with money and programs that will help women- and minority-owned businesses get city contracts.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The 3 Most Challenging Challenges For Women Entrepreneurs

Frustrated business women

The business world is changing, and women entrepreneurs are the ones who are changing it. After years of struggling to earn equal pay for equal jobs, more and more women are starting their own companies and calling the shots. They are launching their own businesses at a rate that is twice those of men. However, they continue to struggle with issues like capital and business growth.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Women's Business Center Opens in Delaware

New Women's Business Center Opens in Delaware

A new Women's Business Center has just opened in the state of Delaware. The center is located in the Community Services Building in Wilmington, Delaware. Local entrepreneurs and supporters of small businesses attended the grand opening. The center is very important to them.

Friday, January 30, 2015

5 Ridiculous Myths About Women and Science

Black woman scientist

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

Top 10 U.S. Cities Where Women Make ALMOST As Much Money as the Men Do!

Men and Women Wage Gap

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

Kudos to Facebook For Appointing a Woman as their Global Director of Diversity!

The Global Director of Diversity at Facebook is... a Woman!
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

Women Own Only 5 Percent of the Largest Companies in the World

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

Washington's "Get Certified" Campaign Helps More Women in Business Get Government Contracts

Washington's "Get Certified" Campaign Helps More Women in Business Get Government Contracts
Getting business contracts from the government is a coveted prize for small business owners. It's also where the money is, but, unfortunately, most of these contracts go to men. In order for women in business to compete, they must become certified. The state of Washington wants to help.