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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

First Woman Ever to Head the U.S. Postal Service as Postmaster General

Megan Brennan, Postmaster General

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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kentucky Training Program for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Teaches Them How to Run And Grow A Business

There's a big difference between knowing how to do what you do in your career field and actually running a business in that industry. As a business owner, women and minorities in particular can use all the help they can get in learning how to step from business employee to business owner. In the state of Kentucky, the Lexington Minority and Women Contractor Training Program may be just the thing they need.

The Lexington Minority and Women Contractor Training Program is a 10-week teaching and training program designed for women and minorities who already own their own business but want to learn how to grow and take that business even further. The program meets just once a week but packs a lot of training into that time span. Business owners will learn how to manage cash flow, how to keep financial records, payroll practices, and even contracts. These are just some of the important skills necessary to run a successful businesses.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Black Women Entrepreneurs in These Three States Are Not Complaining!

Black women entrepreneurs

According to the latest findings by American Express OPEN, published in March of 2014, businesses owned by women of color now make up 32 percent of all women-owned businesses in the U.S. This is a tremendous growth, considering that in 1997, the percentage of women-owned businesses by women of color was just 17 percent.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

President Obama Nominates First Ever African-American Woman for Attorney General Position

Loretta Lynch

President Obama has nominated Loretta Lynch, a New York federal prosecutor, to be the next U.S. Attorney General. Once confirmed, Lynch will become the very first African-American women in history to hold this position.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

L'Oreal's Women in Science Fellowship Program Awards $60,000 Grants To 5 Women

L'Oreal
It's no surprise that French cosmetics and beauty company L'Oreal would want to reward women in science for their accomplishments. Seventy percent of the company's scientists and innovators are women. Since 2003, they have been recognizing the achievements among these exceptional women.

Eligibility

Candidates are post-doctoral female scientists who are pursuing postdoctoral research. The grant money will be used to fund their research. The female scientists are working on a vast array of unusual projects, such as studying chemicals in premature babies' urine that may uncover early signs of sickness, researching gene therapies, studying galaxies, and taking on other projects in chemistry and biology.

Monday, November 3, 2014

New Jersey S.E.E.D. Grant Program for Women Open for 2015

Women entrepreneurs in the state of New Jersey may now begin submitting applications for the 2015 S.E.E.D. Grant Program. The program, offered by The Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation and the New Jersey Department of State, Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, gives five cash awards every year to deserving women entrepreneurs.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be women who have been in business in the state of New Jersey for less than six months or are in the business planning stage. Five cash awards will be given, ranging from $1,500 to $7,500. Ten finalists will be asked to present their business plans. Five will be chosen to receive grants.

Friday, October 31, 2014

WWMD: What Would Michelle Do? -- First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks Out on What Working Moms Need

Michelle Obama

Finding balance between work and home is a challenge for all working mothers. No one knows that better that First Lady Michelle Obama who discussed her views on working mothers in an interview published in MomsToWork.com, a web site posting articles about work and parenting. Here are some of the key points Mrs. Obama made in her interview.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10 Worst States Where Minority Women Suffer the Biggest Wage Gaps


Women know too well what the term wage gap means. It means earning less money than men do for the exact same job. Overall, women in general earn about $.77 for every dollar that a white man makes, but for minority women, the gap is even larger.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Hottest Jobs for Women -- Or, Where to Find the Big Bucks!


Cosmopolitan Magazine recently published a list of the top 14 best jobs for women. The list was created by two of Cosmo's career consultants. This list represents what they feel are the absolute best jobs for women.

They include many jobs you may not have even considered, such as a public relations specialist, web site strategist, physical therapist or information security analyst.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Young Pakistan Woman Earns Nobel Peace Prize -- Read Her Amazing Story!

Malala Yousafzai at just 17 years old is the youngest winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. The young Pakistan woman appears wise beyond her years as she publicly expresses her appreciation and honor at being "the first young woman or the first young person to receive this award.” But it's not just her young age that is so amazing. It is her story of survival and strength.

Malala's story

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.
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