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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on October 28, 2011

Empowered Workforces

Women file new class action suit against Wal-Mart [New York Times]

LinkedIn surveyed 760 women, 52% never had a mentor, 62% never asked to be a mentor [Reuters]

Women and broadband usage [WIPP]

What women can do to level the playing field [Washington Post]

8 lessons from women on Wall Street [New York Times]

More on LinkedIn survey: women don’t have mentors b/c we are too picky and too lazy, and women need to build a “good old girls” network [Careerealism]

The 10 worst stereotypes about powerful women [Forbes]

Successful Workplaces

Although quotas for women on corp boards can have negative effects, overall women = more thoughtful leadership, better attendance [Wharton]

Building a grassroots movement: taking workplace flexibility from private to public [Huffington Post]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

50 years since Julia Chase-Brand  broke the gender barriers for long-distance running, which was historically banned for women b/c it may “make their uterus fall out.” [New York Times]

Virginia Rometty named IBM’s first female CEO [New York Times]

Park ranger tops in her field [Washington Post]


Women making slow, sure strides in science and math [Huffington Post]

Small Business

SBA proposes stiffer penalties for companies that misrepresent their size [Washington Post]

SBA offering training for women business owners [BizJournals]


NY Times editorial against Mississippi’s personhood initiative [New York Times]

Editorial: Playing politics with women’s lives [New York Times]

HPV linked to heart trouble in women [New York Times]


More women veterans falling into homelessness [Los Angeles Times]

Returning women vets face harder road finding jobs then male counter parts [Kansas City.com]

VA continually reaching out to women vets [Sentinel Source]

In new elite Army unit women who make the grade serve along side men [Washington Post]

Soldier’s death highlights women’s role with special operations teams [Washington Post]

Army Chief of Staff backs expanding role of women in combat [Army Times]

GAO finds DOD oversight of sexual harassment policies inadequate [Stripes]

Study: one in three women raped in service [Press TV]

Other Important News

The recession in Pink and Blue (women and men) [New York Times]

Selling Girl Scout cookies cultivates young leaders [Women’s E News]

Dangers of misrepresenting women in the media [Forbes]

More women in Senate but seats are at risk [New York Times]


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