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Military Women Know How to ‘Lean In’

Posted by YWM on April 5, 2013

kayla_head_shot_normalKayla Williams
Author, Truman National Security Project Fellow
This article was first posted on the Huffington Post.

There have been dozens of op-eds and blogs circulating recently in response to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and I’ve been devouring them in my limited free time. As a member of one of the key demographics her book targets — a working woman with small children — that means I’ve peered at many of them on the tiny screen of my smartphone in spare moments on the train or while my kids nap. The cross-talk about structural changes is, of course, valuable as we lobby for necessary systemic shifts.

While reading all the opinions, I realized that the Army already taught me how to lean in on a personal level. Serving in the military taught me a number of skills that have been essential to my success since I reentered the civilian world — and contain valuable lessons for other women:

1. Presentation Matters

How you present yourself in the military is often governed by regulation: the wear of the uniform, acceptable haircuts or hairstyles, even authorized shades of eyeshadow or nail polish are laid out. Part of this is for uniformity — but the degree to which you choose to obey the regulations in given circumstances and how much care you put into your appearance sends other signals as well. Showing up to a promotion board in a wrinkled uniform and unpolished boots would be noted unfavorably by those rating your readiness to rise in the ranks. In the early stages of my Army career, my male colleagues often ignored me because I didn’t communicate with confidence — what is known as ‘command voice’ in the military.

This carries over in the civilian world. Though dress codes are not laid out in regulation, the informal rules about appropriate attire can be just as important. People consider women wearing some — but not too much — makeup more competent. The evidence shows that women have plenty of experience listening to “mansplaining”: research has shown that men tend to lecture women even when women have more expertise on a given topic. The unfortunate habit of ending sentences on a questioning ‘up-note’ may add to that by making some women sound unsure of themselves. Posture is another key part of self-presentation: I can often recognize my fellow veterans by that alone. Those who have served in the military tend to stand up straight. When we lean in, it is not with slumped shoulders. And it matters: not only are others more likely to respect those with expansive posture, it also makes you feel more powerful and be more likely to take action.

2. Emotional Control

I got fired from my second job out of college partly because I couldn’t control my emotions in the office. My new boss and I did not get along, and she was a yeller. Several times after she publicly yelled at me for perceived failings, I cried in front of my colleagues. This experience indirectly led to my enlistment: when weighing my options, I clearly remember thinking “I bet in basic training I’ll learn to get screamed at without bursting into tears.” And I was right: I developed the ability to push down anger, frustration, humiliation and grief until the time was more appropriate.

This skill was particularly important as a woman: We are automatically assumed to be more emotional. Men who tear up after tragedies are seen as compassionate; women who do the same as weak. I may find this ridiculous and work to change that misperception, but in the meantime, I also know that I have to work harder to overcome that stereotype. In the civilian world, my ability to remain calm, cool and collected while men around me lost their tempers has given me tremendous credibility — and when I do show a flash of genuine anger, it is taken more seriously for being rare. Emotional control is a tremendous asset.

3. Prioritization, Planning and Decisiveness.

When I was in Iraq, I was promoted to sergeant and put in charge of a team. As the team lead, I was responsible for accomplishing missions while also ensuring my team had all necessary equipment and supplies. We had a limited amount of space to carry our technical equipment, food, water, clothing and other personal supplies, weapons, fuel and more. As the leader, you can solicit input — but when it comes down to the moment, you must be decisive — and possibly ruthless in choosing priorities. The military teaches a process called “backwards planning” that is inherently logical: You take the desired end state and figure out what interim tasks need to be accomplished in order for that to be reached. I use this constantly both at work and at home: If a report is due on the last day of March, I sit down and count out exactly how many days it takes to go through the publications process and review to determine when a final draft must be complete, count back from there to determine when a rough draft is due, and so forth.

My husband and I both have full-time jobs, and we have two small children. Each day is a careful dance: if we leave the house fifteen minutes late, worsening traffic means we’ll actually be half an hour late to work. We’ve decided to prioritize eating home-cooked dinners together as a family, and making that happen requires careful menu planning, grocery shopping, timing and communication. I value sleep more than cleaning — so the house gets messy, and we pay a cleaning service to come every two weeks. If we want to go on a date, we have to arrange for a babysitter weeks in advance. Personally and professionally, I constantly rank priorities, backwards plan to accomplish goals and make swift decisions when necessary. Too many people hem and haw on decisions until it is too late and their preferred option is no longer available or are unable to backwards plan and end up delivering projects late; managers seem to genuinely believe they can tell subordinates that “everything is top priority.”

4. Perspective

On my wedding day, the organizer repeatedly told me I was the calmest bride she’d ever seen. This baffled me — it was a happy day, a celebration of love. What was there to worry about? My sister, who had my dress, had gotten lost and was running a bit late. I wasn’t worried — the event would not start without me! The same thing happens when I give speeches or appear on television; people are surprised that I am calm. “What’s the worst possible outcome?” I ask, then answer: “I’d be temporarily embarrassed if I say something stupid. No one is shooting at me.” That sense of perspective may be the most important lesson I brought back from Iraq: if no one is going to die, it probably isn’t worth a high degree of panic.

5. Strength

I didn’t know if I could make it in the military when I enlisted. The Army invests a great deal of resources training troops — by the time we went to war, in addition to training on how to speak Arabic and do my job, I’d spent hours drilling on how to use my weapon, work with my team, perform first aid and more, not to mention the daily physical fitness training. After years of vaguely feeling that my body was just something men looked at, it was something of a surprise for me to learn that with practice, it could run 7 miles, carry a 35-lb rucksack 12 miles in under 4 hours, do 55 pushups in two minutes, and more. (After my daughter was born, I had a similarly-startling realization that my breasts are not just ornamental, they can make food for another human being.)

When I was called to translate as we provided first aid for three injured civilians, it was tremendously calming and affirming to feel that training kick in: Knowing where in the medical supply kit to find what supplies was practically muscle memory. I could see the infantry troops naturally take up a defensive perimeter and scan their sectors of fire: It was a fluid, practiced event. For hours, I did what I had to do, forgetting to eat or drink. It wasn’t until we got in the Humvee to head back that the emotional side hit me — along with hunger and thirst. I hadn’t fallen apart or freaked out. I had done my job. Being prepared was an important part of that, as was not having to do it alone: I was powerfully aware of being part of a team.

Today, that knowledge of my own strength and competence stays with me like a talisman. It gives me pride and confidence to know that if I see a car accident on the way home, I can stop and provide emergency first aid until professional assistance arrives — I won’t faint or panic at the sight of blood or gore. When things are rough, I tell myself, “If I could handle a year in Iraq, I can handle this.” I’m not special –but humans are tough. But numerous studies have shown that women underestimate their abilities. Find ways to recognize your own strength.

The military is not right for everyone, and it can be a tremendously difficult place for women. Women in the military face promotion gaps at some ranks in some services, are less likely to reenlist and disproportionately face sexual harassment and assault. But military women get equal pay for equal work: base pay is calculated from time in grade and time in service. We also have access to the same health care, family support and education benefits that have made military service attractive to so many.

The internal benefits, however, have been most important to me. My time in the military taught me how to present myself effectively; control my emotions; prioritize, plan and be decisive; maintain perspective; and know my strength. Some women may gain those abilities in other settings, but college and work alone had not developed them in me. These skills have been both professionally and personally valuable: today, I’m a published author and recognized advocate who balances full-time work, motherhood and an active public role. The Army taught me to lean in — and to stand up straight and use my command voice while I do. I’m grateful.

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

Posted by YWM on April 15, 2012

April 17 is Equal Pay Day

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Women still strive for pay check fairness  [The Reporter]

AAUW releases state by state pay gap data [MsMagazine]

Do non-parents really have and easier time at work than parents? [The Jane Dough]

Why should women use their assets to get ahead; men do [Forbes]

A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin has a theory pay gender gap: Money is more important to men [NY Daily News]

Is the economy a level playing field for men and women, or are the cards stacked against one sex — as the result of workplace sexism or the natural evolution of the economy? [The Atlantic]

Equal Pay Day puts focus on gender gap [Tucson Citizen]

Empowered Workforces

Professional women working for change through networking and mentoring [Huffington Post]

The business case for gender balanced leadership [SmartBlogs]

President pledges more opportunities for women [USA Today]

Politics

President Obama: These are not just women’s issues [Care2]

Romney camp stumbles on pay equity issue [New York Times]

Collision over women’s roles sets off debate among women [New York Times]

Media off target in blowing up so called women’s war of words on work and motherhood  [Washington Post]

Political polls paint conflicting picture of women [Roll Call]

STEM

Portland, OR group gets women ready for green jobs [Portland Observer]

New Jersey female engineer works to reverse numbers of women in STEM jobs [Army.Mil]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Elite female night raiders break down barriers in Afghanistan [PakTribune]

Gloria Feldt former CEO and president of the Planned Parenthood is still fighting for right to choose [Forbes]

Avon names Sherilyn McCoy as new CEO [Forbes]

WVA women share home front and Rosie the Riveter stories [Herald dispatch]

Pioneering female Marine laid to rest [UT San Diego]

Veterans/Military

Ensuring military spouses get the education they want [Huffington Post]

The VA faces challenges with expanding its homeless-veteran programs to women [U.S Medicine]

Among military spouses , it’s common to readjust and start over repeatedly as they navigate military life [Huffington Post]

Women veterans struggle to find work [CBS News]

Small Business

Why women lag behind men in the start up community [Women2.org]

Women are now a third of all small business owners [Oregon Business Report]

Women business owners more confident about their businesses success than men [Huffington Post]

Gen Y

Levo League offers career assistance and mentoring on Gen Y women [Mashable]

Young and female in the tech start up central [Inc]

Other News of Interest

Supreme Court Women: All four get together to  honor O’Connor [Legal Times]

Women are stronger negotiators when buy a car [Forbes]

World Economic Forum’s 2011 Global Gender Gap Study finds U.S. ranks 68th in an evaluation of gender wage equality among 135 countries representing 90% of the world’s population [Huffington Post]

Mentoring is a key way in which professional women’s organizations serve their communities and work for change [Huffington Post]

Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces underscores tradition of First Ladies highlighting the needs of and giving back to under served populations [Huffington Post]

Why gender based marketing to children is a bad idea [Forbes]

Women have money: why many financial advisors are missing out [Investment News]

WH releases report on women and the economy [Examiner]

Female IBM executive just a face in crowd at Masters [New York Times]

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

Posted by YWM on April 6, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Sen Gillibrand says women will run Wall Street before the White House (SF Gate)

New LinkIn survey shows women most anxious when negotiating (PR Web)

Women find bread winning role suits them (Centre Daily)

Why successful women terrify us (Forbes)

Women fight for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (MCall)

A review of advice for wanting to succeed in the workplace, caricatures women (HBR)

Gender shouldn’t matter, but apparently it still does (HBR)

Study finds, on average, barely 6 percent of executive positions at the mid-size business level are held by women (Chron)

Pay differences between men and women attributed to several factors: industry, company size, education and experience and as well as the location of a job (SF Gate)

A survey investigates how professional lesbian women perceive their workplace experience (Pride Source)

The most pressing issue facing the transgender community is workplace discrimination (JDSUPRA)

Empowering women improves economy for all (Forbes)

Gender gap tops $1 million at lobbying firms (Bloomberg)

Empowered Workforces

What makes a good mentor; its personal (The Glass Hammer)

Value of women’s networks at work question unless they include management commitment, training and mentoring (Market Watch)

STEM

Mills College debuts new lecture series to inspire future women scientists (Market Watch)

Privilege not an indicator of women’s success in STEM careers (News.KU)

Female leaders in the tech industry said mentorship is key to increasing the numbers of women in high tech (Austin 360)

New efforts offer gateway to women to STEM careers (Star Gazette)

Health

Study suggests  a biological explanation for the racial disparity as to why black women are more likely to develop and die from cervical cancer (Washington Post)

Politics

“Where are the angry American women?”Attacks in legislatures and on the campaign trail have jolted women into action (New York Times)

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

USC female veteran first to win Mellon Mays award (Daily Trojan)

Small Business

WISE symposium boosts women entrepreneurs (Syracuse)

Veterans/Military

Military spouses go without recognition (Camp Le Jeune Globe)

More women veterans are homeless and housing is scarce (10TV)

Female veterans have harder time finding work (KPHO)

Military wife talks about importance of going back to school for her (Bangor Daily News)

From single parenthood to stalled careers, military spouses make their own sacrifices (MSN)

Other News of Interest

IBM’s new woman CEO puts Augusta in awkward position (Business Week)

The First Lady will appear on “Colbert” Wed, April 11th to talk about her Joining Forces initiative (Inquisitr)

Only 25 percent of Time Magazine’s contenders for its  100 most influential people in the world list are women (Washington Post)

Roughly 65 to 75 percent of the space in the prestigious magazines goes to male writers (Mother Jones)

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

Posted by YWM on December 23, 2011

Equitable and Successful Workplaces

In keeping with the holiday spirit, did you know that Santa’s reindeer are female? [SantaLady]

Where are the women of color at the top of corporate America? [Harvard Business Review]

Where are the women on the Forbes’ list of 30 under 30? Tech is worst with only 2 [Forbes]

Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau launching new public education efforts including an Equal Pay Checklist [womensorganizations]

The Post Office is an employer that ensures women equal pay for equal work and has been a haven for veterans seeking a stable career path. [Delmarva Now]

Workplace sexual harassment allegations are not easy to prove and can be costly to defend. [KCENTV]

Women’s pay still lags behind men’s as gap slowly closes [PennLive]

Corporate barriers include the “old boy’s network” which view women as untested, unknown, and riskier [Archinect]

Better balanced and diverse leadership leads to more successful businesses – based on brain science [Huffington Post]

Equality at work for women: is this as good as it is going to get? [Forbes]

Empowered Workforce

Black males (and women of all races) fail to network and be mentored effectively. [Examiner]

Women senior executives prefer to wear black to work [Wall Street Journal]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Hillary Clinton’s next act: Making half the world’s leaders women [Blogher]

Meryl Streep battles for Women’s History Museum [Womensenews]

First female, African American mayor elected in Indiana has her work cut out for her in Gary [NPR]

Oldest woman veteran boosts efforts to help today’s vets find jobs.  [NBC]

The most loved power women of 2011 [Forbes]

Western Kentucky University woman elected first female head of national veteran student group [BF Daily News]

A missing chapter in Air Force history – the WASPS [The Moderate Voice]

Power women 2011: the winners and losers [Forbes]

A misbehavin’ woman – the penis mom [Huffington Post]

Veterans/Military

PEW study: Female veterans more likely than male counterparts to disapprove of Iraq and Afghanistan wars and are more likely to have seen combat that women in the past [Chicago Tribune]

Black women enlisting in the military at higher rates than whites or Hispanics [New York Times]

VA suffers growing pains as it serves women [Sun Journal]

Women veterans and under employment [AliceFisher]

Gen Y

Will Gen Y change the 8 hour day? [Time]

Small Business

Start up program for women in mobile tech in NY offers dollars and mentoring [Wall Street Journal]

Government program looks to serve women entrepreneurs [Entrepreneur]

Three reasons women start fewer businesses than men [Washington Post]

Developing countries have higher percentage of entrepreneurial women [Huffington Post]

Health

Some things we can’t change about our risk for breast cancer, some things we can. What’s in our power to shift. [Forbes]

Other News of Interest

Feminism’s uneven success [New York Times]

FBI director approves more expansive definition of rape [National Partnership]

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

Posted by YWM on September 30, 2011

Equity

Equality is good for business [Democrat and Chronicle]

The need for gender equality on TV [Think Progress]

Where have all of the female coaches gone? [Hattiesburg American]

Girls playing sports with boys [Times Union]

Saudi Monarch grants women right to vote (but can’t drive to the polls) [New York Times]

Successful Workplaces

Best cities for women in business [Forbes]

Women led start ups key to economic recovery [Fast Company]

Kathleen Parker:  What do women want in the workplace? More women [Press Herald]

Top women leaders: higher ambition creates equal, if not more value then men [Forbes]

Empowered Workforce

Jarrett-Tchen op ed: Helping women reach their economic potential [Washington Post]

Role of gender in workplace negotiations [Science Codex]

Women top men as social communicators [MediaPost]

Work-Life Balance

Report: Eldercare the new childcare? [WorkFamily]

White House and National Science Foundation announce new workplace flexibility policies.  Should help women in STEM [WorkFamily]

Health

Executive women and eating disorders [Forbes]

Drinking coffee linked to less depression in women [New York Times]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Another American Legion elects its first female commander [NWI Times]

USS Patriot’s trailblazing female commander not looking back [Stripes]

Kagan establishes herself as power during first year on court [Washington Post]

Military/Veterans

VA hospitals continue reaching out to women vets and improving care [ABC Local]

Australian women to be allowed in frontline combat [IB Times]

Small Business

November 26 is Small Business Saturday [Entrepreneur]

Gen Y

Gen Y women and the recession [IB Times]

Other Important News

Federal definition of rape called too narrow [New York Times]

New report says single sex education is ineffective [New York Times]

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It Happened This Week: Black History Month

Posted by sherrysaunders on February 22, 2011

Did you know? Here are some interesting facts to remember during Black History Month.
February 22

1832 The Female Anti Slavery Society of Salem was established.  Mary A. Battys was the first president.

1956 – In Montgomery, Alabama, 80 participants in the three-month-old bus boycott voluntarily gave themselves up for arrest after an ultimatum from white city leaders. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks were among those arrested. Later in 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court mandated desegregation of the buses.

February 23

1868 – William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (W.E.B. Du Bois), educator and activist, is born in Great Barrington, Mass.

1965 – Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by an African American woman in a major American city.

1979 – Frank E. Peterson Jr. is named the general in the Marine Corps. He is the first African American to hold this post. He was also the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general. Peterson retired from the Marine Corps in 1988 after 38 years of service. “At the time of his retirement he was by date of aviator designation the senior ranking aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps and the United States Navy with respective titles of “Silver Hawk” and “Gray Eagle”. His date of designation as an aviator also precedes all other aviators in the U.S. Air Force and Army.

February 24

1864 – Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.

1999 Lauryn Hill, Hip-hop and R&B star won five Grammy awards, the most ever won by a woman.

February 25

1948 – Martin Luther King ordained as a Baptist minister.February 26

1971 – President Nixon met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and appointed a White House panel to study a list of recommendations made by the group.

 

February 26

1869 – Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote sent to the states for ratification. It was ratified February 3, 1970

1920 – In 1920, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) founded “Associated Publishers.”

February 27

1872 Charlotte E. Ray, the first Black woman lawyer, graduated from Howard University.

1902 – Opera singer Marion Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1939, Anderson was scheduled to perform at the Daughters of the American Revolution  concert hall. After the DAR refused to allow her to perform, she performed an outdoor concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

1942 Charlayne Hunter-Gault was born on this date.  In 1961, she and Hamilton Holmes integrated Georgia University.  Upon her graduation in 1963 she became the University’s first Black graduate.  She went onto become a nationally recognized and respected journalist.

1988 Ice skater Debie Thomas because the first Black American to win a medal (Bronze) at the Winter Olympics.

February 28

1776 George Washington wrote a letter to poet and slave, Phyllis Wheatley, inviting her to visit his Cambridge, MA headquarters.  She had earlier sent him a poem she had written in his honor.

1943 The play Porgy and Bess, Staring Todd Duncan and Anne Brown, opened on Broadway

1999 Venus and Serena Williams both won tennis tournaments on this day making it the first time in the Women’s Tennis Association’s history that sisters had won championships on the same day.  Venus won in Oklahoma City and Serena won in Paris.

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On This Date: Black History Month

Posted by sherrysaunders on February 10, 2011

Did you know? Here are some interesting facts to remember during Black History Month

1927 – Opera singer (Mary) Leontyne Price was born in Laurel, Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

1907 – Civil rights activist and politician Grace Towns Hamilton was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the first African-American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1965.

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On This Date: Black History Month

Posted by sherrysaunders on February 8, 2011

Did you know? Here are some interesting facts to remember during Black History Month

February 8

1986 – Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

1986 – Pre-med student Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the Women’s Singles of the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship competition.

1968 – Three students were killed by officers during a demonstration on the campus of South Carolina State in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The students were protesting segregation at an Orangeburg bowling alley.

1944 – Harry S. McAlphin is the first African American to receive credentials to attend White House press conference.

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News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by sherrysaunders on October 15, 2010

The Gender Gap and Midterms [PBS]

Report says Motherhood explains wage gap [SHRM]

Working Moms have one less thing to stress over [Science Daily]

Tammy Duckworth delivers message of strenght in diversity [USF]

Traumatized female vets battle to get care [Salt Lake Tribune]

More women making big bucks [Washington Post]

New rule to benefit women small business owners finalized [The Town Talk]

Huge pay gap between women and men in non profit top management [Crains New York]

 Women deliver for shareholders [Forbes]

 More American Families depending on working wife [Healthland Time]

 President promotes family friendly work policies [Tri Valley Central.com]

 Lawsuit accuses CitiGroup of using recession to fire women [ABC]

Homelessness among women vets on the rise [Feminists for Choice]

Fewer women could be in Congress post Nov 2 [arcamax]

Redefining the gender gap this November [The Hill]

Why the jobless gender gap persists [CNN]

Ten Tips to Create a Flexible, Virtual Work Environment [Huffington Post]

The second paycheck – spousal safety net [NY Times]

Stop Stereotyping Women Entrepreneurs [Forbes]

Women executives twice as likely to leave jobs as men [U.S. News]

Paycheck Fairness Act poised to beef up women’s rights at work [InTheseTimes]

Gender pay gap even wider on Wall Street [Salt Lake Tribune]

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News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by sherrysaunders on September 10, 2010

Why women are fleeing Wall Street [Bnet.com]

SBA says set aside program for women on the way [BisNow]

Small business woman struggles to get credit [Blogs NYTimes]

Attack helicopter woman pilot reflects on role of women in the military [NPR]

Social Security: The firewall between aging with dignity and aging in financial desperation [Kansas City Star]

Historic victory for NY’s domestic workers [Workers]

Making Social Security less generous is not the answer [Slate]

Top 10 characteristics of successful women business owners [Womens’ Leadership Exchange}

The United States of inequality [Slate]

Women navigate motherhood differently than in the past [freep.com]

Minority and women small businesses struggle to get NY City contracts [Blogs NY Times]

Women supporting philanthropy [Post Gazette]

Two reports: health care reform helps small businesses [OCRegister]

One of only four Black women to hold rank of Col. in Marines retires [Dayton Daily News]

Jobs are stealing family time [Washington Post]

Why so few women start tech companies [Colorado Bizmag]

Women have reason to cheer Labor Day. [Concord Monitor]

Women finding support in non trad jobs [Fort Wayne.com]

Boy girl differences call for more brain studies [Womens E-news]

Reflections on jobs, job safety and pay equity [SWTimes]

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