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

Posted by YWM on May 4, 2012

May is Military Appreciation Month.  Consider mentoring a woman veteran or military spouse.

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Moving beyond Equal Pay Day: Grace, grit and pay check fairness – When? [Forbes]

Despite the challenges involved, organizations should offer women to women mentoring [Management]

Data from the Census Bureau confirmed that Rachel Maddow was right during an interview on “Meet the Press”—men do earn more than women [Huffington Post]

Women are moving up in the defense industry [Washington Post]

New Rutgers U study shows it is time to invest in paid sick leave in the U.S. [National Partnership]

My Mother’s Day Wish; Equal Pay [Forbes]

In US there is a pipeline of strong female executives ready for CEO roles [Wall Street Journal]

Interview with Shellye Archmbeau on finding mentors and leadership [New York Times]

Dark gray suits and pearls: Why women are lacking in corporate leadership [Next Step Follies]

Activists protest about lack of women on Facebook Board [Mashable]

Scandal highlights lack of women in the Secret Service [Seattle Times]

Politics

Why 2012 could be the year of the woman and why it is important that women run [Forbes]

Before the general election, the two presidential candidates will have to address many issues regarding the dominant group of voters: women [The Tower Light]

The State of Women’s Rights: 2012 or 1963? [Huffington Post]

In state capitols across the country last Saturday there were rallies against the war on women [Lezgetreal]

STEM

Why the nation needs more female engineers [Washington Post]

France Córdova lead Purdue University to nearly doubled the number of tenured minority women faculty in STEM [Diverse]

Veterans/Military

Event shines light on military sexual assault [PC Courier]

Army to open 6 military occupational specialties in combat areas to women [Marine Corps Times]

Treatment of PSTD in women veterans – briefing [AAMC]

Loyal canine companion helps veteran regain her life after war trauma [New York Times]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Military spouses, the nation’s other heroes [Huffington Post]

USO honors Gen. Dunwoody is woman of the year [Army.Mil]

Woman who has risen to the top in gaming world thinks more female gamers will turn pro [Forbes]

At 102 WWII female veteran keeps doing good deeds [Los Angeles Times]

Health

The United States fared badly in the first country-by-country global comparison of premature births [New York Times]

Other News of Note

Motherhood remains a serious financial hazard for many moms while fatherhood delivers a bonus to men [Women’s e News]

When women’s issues are regarded as secondary to those of men’s, then these human rights often go unnoticed and unsupported [Huffington Post]

Are women ready to retire? [SF Gate]

Women are more active on social media than men [The Atlantic]

Secretary of State Clinton kicks off 7th annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership [Political News]

Are macho cultures fairer to women?  A look at the growth of women’s leadership worldwide [HBR}

Note to Foreign Policy magazine: Sex isn’t the only female issues. [Forbes]

The most dangerous cities in America for women [Forbes]

14 year old girl faults Seventeen Magazine for doctoring photos to portray perfect skin [New York Times]

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