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  • AT&T, Coca-Cola and Dell Among Best for Women’s Businesses

    The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has released its annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises, which honors corporations with “world-class programs” that create level playing fields for women’s business enterprises (WBEs) to compete for corporate contracts. The companies who made the cut include: Accenture...

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  • U.K. Review Calls for More Women on Boards

    A U.K. review of women in business recommended that FTSE 100 companies voluntarily double the number of women board members within four years—and warned that mandatory rules may be needed if no progress is made. The review, carried out by the former Standard Chartered Chairman Mervyn Davies, recommends that...

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  • Education for Women is the Key to Capping Global Population Growth

    With global population expected to increase to over 9 billion by 2050, many people are looking for ways limit and even decrease this estimate.  Bill Clinton has proposed that the key to successfully limiting population growth, easing food shortages, and slowing natural resources is to provide women around the world with...

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  • Calling Mr. Mom?

     Telling women they have reached parity is like telling an unemployed worker the recession is over. It isn’t true until it feels true. That’s because measuring women’s power by looking only at women — and by looking mostly at the workplace — paints a false picture. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/magazine/24fob-wwln-t.html

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  • The Risk-Taking Edge of West Coast Women

    A transplant to Silicon Valley finds that many businesswomen there are more willing to take risks and invest in start-ups than their more corporate-oriented East Coast counterparts. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/business/smallbusiness/11sbiz.html?ref=smallbusiness

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  • GM Taps First Women as Product Development Chief

    In an industry which has long been controlled by male executives, product development has been a particularly male-dominated domain.  However, General Motors has promoted Mary Barra as its new head of product development, the first woman to hold that key position at a major automaker. Barra, 49, will oversee...

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