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

Posted by YWM on May 25, 2012

Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day.  Remember the sacrifices our service members and their families have made.

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Bill pushes to close wage gap between men and women [New York Times]

The wage gap is real and still exists. In NH it is 78 cents to a dollar [Eagle Tribune]

How to lift women leaders out of the pick ghetto [Business Week]

Five things you should know about the Paycheck Fairness Act [Think Progress]

Study finds that discrimination in the workplace against women may depend on men’s marital status [Huffington Post]

Empowered Workforce

Career-Day Barbie and Stepford Wives: Don’t forget they are made of plastic… [Huffington Post]

Veterans/Military

JulieHera DeStefano’s is making of a film, Coming Home, about female soldiers in Afganistan [Pop City Media]

VA releases report on challenges facing women veterans [Warner.Senate]

Military body armor is not a good fit for women [Washington Post]

Military spouses can promote themselves better by turning a negative into a positive -[Augusta Chronicle]

Female veterans the invisible soldiers [Huffington Post]

Female veterans struggle to find employment [CNET TV]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Women in Business: Q&A with Victoria Ransom, CEO of Wildfire [Huffington Post]

Barbra Streisand has brains to go with her amazing artistry and appeal [Examiner]

Laura Law-Millett, co founder of GI Film Festival, is a veteran herself [WJLA]

Stem in action: Allison M. MacFarlane nominated as NRC chairman [Washington Post]

STEM

Negative perceptions still choking off women’s access to STEM careers but encouraging girls in the early grades will benefit them and U.S. economy. [Women’s e-News]

Health

VA effort fights heart disease in women  [Marine Corps Times]

Other News of Note

Women working in the beer industry come together to shed its male- only reputation [Crain’s Cleveland]

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