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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How Trump's Hiring Freeze Will Hurt Opportunities For Women, Veterans and Minorities

President Jimmy Carter tried it. President Ronald Reagan tried it. Now President Donald Trump is trying it. It's called a hiring freeze on federal jobs, and it is part of Trump's "100-day action plan to Make America Great Again." But many fear it will hurt job opportunities for women and veterans.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Dies at Age 69

Roe v. Wade was a famous Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortions in the U.S. The landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion prompted a national debate that continues today about issues including whether, and to what extent, abortion should be legal. The anonymous plaintiff in the case, “Jane Roe,” recently died at the age of 69. Her real name was Norma McCorvey.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Woman Goes From Living in Her Car to Selling Her Art to Celebrities

Tiffanie Anderson knew she had a special talent when she was 20 years old. She believes her talent as an artist was inherited from her grandparents, who were also artists. But making a living as an artist was another matter, leaving her for a time living out of her car.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

MGM Resorts International Honored for its Support of Women-Owned Businesses

MGM Resorts International was just named one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises in 2016. The company joins a prestigious group of 59 companies that have been recognized by The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for providing women-owned businesses with opportunities for economic participation.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why Women Entrepreneurs Can Count On "Count Me In" For Support


Count Me In For Women's Economic Independence is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization that provides tools, resources, and community support for women entrepreneurs. The nonprofit, founded in 1999, has helped hundreds of women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their micro businesses into million dollar enterprises.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

President Trump Wants to Eliminate These 5 Programs That Offer Support and Grants to Women

Donald Trump with a smirk

According to exit polls, 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump. In light of Trump's recent budget cut plans that will eliminate five federally funded programs that serve women, as well as minorities and low-income people, you have to wonder how that same 53 percent would vote today.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

These Cities Were The Best And The Worst Places For Women-Owned Businesses in 2016

Well, the year is over, and it's time to start out the new year with new ideas that will help women become successful business owners. An American Express OPEN-commissioned report revealed that more than 9.4 million women-owned businesses currently operate in the U.S. They represent nearly a third of all privately held companies in the nation. Location is everything. Where are the best cities to start a business?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Teen Mom Beats Cancer and Other Odds and Starts Her Own Company

Deona Hooper is 42 years old and is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Social Work Helper Magazine. Life is good now, but it certainly did not begin that way for Hooper. She had to beat incredible odds to get to where she is today, including beating cancer.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Wine Company Owner Carves Her Own Niche in a Male-Dominated Industry

Sherrijon Gaspard is one of more than 60 black-owned wine producers in an industry dominated by white men and about a third of which are women. She became interested in wine about four years ago, but wanted to create something fun, and something that would appeal primarily to women. She did. It is called Vina Sympatica sparkling wine.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Women Are Less Likely to Experience Gender Pay Gap in These 20 High Paying Jobs for 2017

The bad news is that the gender gap in pay for women still exists. The good news is that women can earn highly competitive salaries in certain fields, and in some fields, they represent a high percentage of the workforce.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Beer Is Not Just For Men -- Ask Professional Brewer Kim Collins

Indiana native Kim Collins has been brewing beer since 2012 for 5 breweries in Colorado. Her company is Guardian Brewing Company where she has made over 100 unique craft beers, including joining 5 other breweries in creating special Inauguration Day beers.

Friday, January 6, 2017

This Woman Will Lead One of NASA's Newest Discovery Missions

NASA recently announced their plans for two new Discovery missions, and one of those missions will be led by a woman. The purpose of the new missions is to explore asteroids, the oldest parts of our solar system.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

These 5 Women Changed Our Lives Forever

When people talk about inventors, they usually mention men such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Yes, their inventions changed our lives. Women, too, throughout history have been inventors whose discoveries changed our lives forever. Just look at these 5 women.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Two Women Entrepreneurs Win a Whopping $425K Deal on Shark Tank


Sarah Lee and Christine Chang are glowing after winning a $425,000 deal on Shark Tank. They are founders of a natural Korean beauty company called Glow Recipe. At first, the sharks thought they were just distributors, until the two entrepreneurs explained how their experience in the beauty world led them to create their products using the best ingredients from Korea.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Women Owned Businesses With Experience Just Need The Cash -- WomenVenture Can Help

So many businesses owned by women were started by women who have a great deal of experience and a proven capacity to succeed. All they need is the money! Yet traditional lenders often ignore them. WomenVenture will not. In fact, women with experience are just the kind of clients that WomenVenture is looking for.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bet You Didn't Know These 10 Well-Known Companies Were Started By Women

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, Founders of Proactiv
Consumers buy products and services every day without giving a thought as to who started or owns the company that produces the products. With more than 9.4 million companies being owned by women, the chances are pretty good you will be buying something at some time that is made by a company that is woman-owned.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Florida Woman Makes $200 A Day Selling Positive Pregnancy Tests Online

A woman in Jacksonville, Florida, discovered a very unusual way to make money. She is selling her urine for $30 a pop to be used for a positive pregnancy test. The woman is 6 months pregnant, so pregnancy tests will come out positive. Someone who wants to use this information for whatever reason can get it for just $30.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

This State Gets a D- in Meeting the Needs of Women

Meeting the needs of women includes areas such as access to health care insurance, above poverty-level income, and opportunities for self employment. One U.S. state in particular recently got a grade of D- in meeting those needs. That state is Florida.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Grants of $500 to $100K Available to Women From These 7 Sources

Women who start their own businesses know how difficult it is to obtain funding to either start or expand their companies. Locating sources for grants and other funding is equally challenging. Here are 7 good sources of grants ranging from $500 up to $100,000 for women-owned businesses.

Friday, December 9, 2016

$500K in New Financing Program Available to Women Owned Businesses in the Bronx


A new program offered to women- and minority-owned businesses in the Bronx will increase their financing options beginning in early 2017. The Contract Financing Program will increase lending from the current $125,000 at 6-9 percent interest to $500,000 at 3 percent interest rate.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

This New Fund Will Give Grants to Women Owned Businesses in Wisconsin

Non-profit organization, Doyenne Group, has just started a new fund called Evergreen Fund that is going to represent a promising new source of funding for businesses owned by women and minorities in Wisconsin. The woman-owned Madison, Wisconsin company hopes to change the face of small business in the state.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

First Asian-American Woman Elected to White House Cabinet Position

Elaine Chao has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Transportation. With this nomination, Chao becomes the first Asian-American woman to be elected to a Presidential Cabinet position.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

These 12 Women Are Being Considered For Positions In Trump's Cabinet

All eyes are on Donald Trump as he begins to assemble his cabinet members. The last two administrations, Clinton and Obama, gave about a third of all cabinet positions to women. Will Trump follow suit?

Friday, November 25, 2016

These 4 Lenders Receive Small Business Leader Awards For Lending To Women

The Small Business Leader Award (SBLA) honors mission-driven lenders who create lending opportunities for women and entrepreneurs of color. For the third consecutive year, SBLA recognizes lenders who have demonstrated ambitious growth plans for small business lending and lending models that effectively target women and minority business owners.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

NYC Will Spend $7.5 Million to Increase Number of Women in Film and TV

Studies have shown that women and other minorities are greatly underrepresented in the film and television industry. The city of New York wants to change this, so they are launching a $7.5 million program over the next five years to address this issue of inequity. The program is considered the very first of its kind anywhere.