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

Posted by YWM on January 27, 2012

January is Mentoring Month – Mentor a Woman Veteran or Military Spouse

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Must women pry the board room door open? [The Glass Hammer]

Davos expects rise in female executive attendance [eFinancial News]

The path for getting more women in senior leadership [Forbes]

Men out earn women in all US areas except in one a tiny town in FL [BizJournals]

Should pregnancy be treated as a disability? [Wall Street Journal]

Walmart faces long battle on sex discrimination despite court win [Huffington Post]

Women 100 years away from board parity [HRM Today]

Just because there are only a few women CEOs doesn’t mean we are not successful [Forbes]

Mentoring

Michelle Obama on personal service, mentoring and giving back [More]

Giving back to women veterans and military spouses who have given so much to us [Huffington Post]

A Miss America contestant’s cause, “Mentoring: Investing in Tomorrow’s Future Today,” focuses on positive impact a mentor can have on children [Examiner]

Cherie Blair on why women should become mentors [Huffington Post]

Politics

Number of women in politics declining [Charlotte Observer]

Small Business

Five lessons for daughters taking over the family business [The Grindstone]

Gen Y

Gen Y: The new workforce [The Next Web]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Little Pink Book lists top 11 women in philanthropy [Sacramento Bee]

All female Seabees Team makes history in Afghanistan [Los Angeles Times]

Female engagement teams build rapport with Afghan women [Gazette]

Walmart promotes African American woman to run Sam’s Club.  One of Fortunes Most Powerful Women [Loop21]

Woman veteran goes from drugs and suicide attempt to helping others [New York Times]

Health

Secrets from the world’s healthiest women [CNN]

STEM

Organizations for women in technology formed in the past thirty years follow a “separate but equal” doctrine [Venture Beat]

Math study provides clues as to why women don’t excel at chess [New York Times]

Veterans/Military

Part two in the series “The Battlefield and the Barracks: Two War Fronts for Women Soldiers” [Truth-Out]

GAO report shows VA’s shortcomings in dealing rising number of homeless women veterans [Government Executive]

Number of homeless female veterans more than doubles [MSNBC]

Woman Veterans Coordinator responds to gender PTSD study [Swords-to-Plowshares]

Other News You Can Use

Social Enterprise trains women philanthropists in Angel investing [Just Means]

A complex portrait emerges of black women who feel confident but vulnerable, who have high self-esteem and see physical beauty as important, who find career success more vital to them than marriage [Washington Post]

New definition of rape finds men struggling for awareness of how rape has affected them [New York Times]

Are pink Legos just building stereotypes?  [NPR]

A scientific look at the dangers of high heels [New York Times]

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