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

Posted by YWM on January 6, 2012

January is National Mentoring Month

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Women deserve equal pay [News Review]

Organizations can’t afford to not accelerate their investment in women. Mentoring is one way to help. [Diversity Journal]

Flexibility at work might improve employees’ health [EHSToday]

Wall Street steps up recruitment of women [Registeredrep]

Empowered Work Forces

Business women in Oklahoma are mentoring women in Afghanistan and Rwanda [NewsOK]

Part time work could provide best balance for moms [Yahoo]

Less than half of Generation X women said they are motivated to do it all, but the majority believe that is what is expected of them. [Media Post]

Women are dropping out of the labor force but not forever; instead, they seem to be postponing their working lives to get more education [El Paso Inc via NY Times]

Health

Houston VA selected as women’s health research site [Cypress Times]

Saluting Misbehavin Women

Army’s first female 4 star general meeting demands of changing army [Military.com]

Female Quapaw tribe member named Oklahoma’s Veteran of the Year [Star Tribune]

Woman Marine Veteran remembers her time in the Marines after Pearl Harbor [Tampa Bay Online]

Women of Steel: using Margaret Thatcher’s name in vain [New York Times]

Women’s eNews announces its 21 leaders for the 21st Century 2012 [WomenseNews]

 Small Business

What is in the DNA of women lead start-ups? [Women2.0]

Women in the emerging market [Huffington Post]

Here are some women who are rising to the top and disrupting the space that they are in [Daily Disruption]

STEM

Wanted technical women: STEM education [US News]

CISCO’s Padmasree Warrior advocates for women in tech and believes in mentoring  [Gigaom.com]

Veterans/Military

The untold story of our women veterans [The Veterans Site]

Women change face of combat & VA care [UT San Diego]

Reflections on the Iraq war:  Biggest losers were both Iraqi women and US women soldiers [OPEDNews]

Victim advocates want radical overhaul of how the military handles sexual assaults [Stripes]

Military women are still waiting [HTRNews]

Other Items of Note

After violence and misogyny the blue bra becomes a symbol of women’s power  [Washington Post]

The U.S. ranks 40th in the world for women’s political empowerment and we’re losing ground. Real democracies are truly representative and women need to vote. [Huffington Post]

Study: Women’s expectations don’t match their motivations [BND.com]

Sexism and top ten lists [Forbes]

10 most ridiculous quotes about women in 2011 [EcoSalon]

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