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

Posted by YWM on February 10, 2012

March is Black History Month

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Understanding the three generations of women in the workplace [Small Business Trends]

Can beautiful women be taken seriously in business? [Forbes]

It’s the style of leadership and the actions leaders take that help women move up in organizations [Linked In]

Advocating for more women in office say issue is not just about having a body that reflects the population’s gender makeup , but about needing women in office who focus on issues that are important to women [Modesto Bee]

Walmart women still seeking justice – file with EEOC [WGN TV]

No women on Facebook’s board shows male influence in social media business [Bloomberg]

Empowered Workforce

Why girls need mentors.  Girl Scouts have done a study on why girls need mentors [The Glass Hammer]

A group of senators is launching a bid to organize 1 million people in support of women’s rights [Huffington Post]

Health

Republicans take aim at birth control [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Skirmish over women’s health gets political [New York Times]

Women’s rights groups launch campaign to save birth control from Catholic Bishops [Feminist.org]

Texas women lead battle on both sides of women’s health issues [New York Times]

Women are at risk of taking drugs unnecessarily [Washington Post]

Violence Against Women

New website Women Under Siege will focus on the violence against women that happens during war time. Project of the Women’s Media Center [Women Under Siege]

Military and the Church: strange bedfellows in military sexual assault [Truth-Out]

Picking up the pieces after military sexual assault [Truth-Out]

Senate passes Stalking Awareness Month Resolution [Women s Policy]

Senate committee passes Violence Against Women’s Act Re-authorization by a straight party line vote [Women’s Policy]

Veterans/Military

Pentagon is recommending that women be allowed to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines [Washington Post]

History of women in combat still being written – slowly [New York Times]

Military women suffer same deployment ills as men [Defense News]

Pentagon Channel posts videos on problems women veterans face when returning home [HomePost]

The war’s glass ceiling [The Jakarta Globe]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Air Force announces first four star general nominee [Air Force News]

Astronaut Janice Voss, a veteran of five spaceflights, has died at 55 after a cancer battle [Collect Space]

STEM

New DOL  “Why Green is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career,” has been released [MarketWatch]

Small Business

Black women entrepreneurs setting fast pace despite obstacles [BET]

Other News of Note

Parents: Would you quit your job to save money on child care? [CBS News]

Just because a woman may be over 50 doesn’t mean she has it all figured out [FeistySideofFifty]

Are Mexican voters ready for their first female president? [Forbes]

For some Black women economy and willingness to aid family strains finances [Washington Post]

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