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Posted by Crystal Williams on October 9, 2014

redbookBPW Foundation is proud to share an online preview of the November issue of RedBook magazine, featuring two Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® participants, who met with First Lady Michelle Obama during a private July 2014 White House roundtable on women veterans.

Good Morning America highlighted the article today and The First Lady’s attention to the challenges women veterans face. BPW Foundation was asked by the White House to partner on the roundtable, to lend subject matter expertise and to recommend participants for the discussion.


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

Posted by YWM on June 22, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

 Women who have succeeded in business should be brave enough to share their achievements in order to inspire others and not shy away from publicity [Newsday]

Anniversary of Walmart V Duke is marked by push for equal pay [Care2]

MA women’s commission presses for equal pay and sick days [Boston Herald]

Queen bees, mentors and the boss problem [Business Week]

Even women doctors can’t escape the pay gap [Forbes]

Why women still can’t have it all.  This article is generating quite a discussion in the media and blogosphere [The Atlantic]

Gender make of of UVA Board of Governors is questioned [Washington Post]

The impossible juggling act: motherhood and work [CAP Radio]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

60 women named to League of Extraordinary Women [Fastcompany]

WWII veteran devoted her life to service [Tulsa World]

28 top business women to watch [DRShannonreece]

Elinor Ostrom, only woman to win Nobel Prize for Economics dies [Huffington Post]

Ms Magazine is 40 years old [Huffington Post]


VA should accelerate plans to help female veterans [Boston.com]

Senate Bill aims to help homeless women veterans [Air Force Times]

Documentary looks at post service challenges for female troops [Ruptured Duck]

Inequities plague women veterans [State of Heath]

“Invisible War” film documentary examines rape in the military [Washington Post]

Allow women veterans married to veterans to have their own headstones[UserVoice]

Other News of Note

State Department creates global sports mentor program for women [Business Week]

40 years after Title IX women still lag in tech fields [Delmarva Now]

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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]


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]


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]


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

Posted by YWM on April 20, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Equal Pay Day: Step Up or Step Out of the Way [Moms Rising]

Equal pay- will we every get there: an interview with Lily Ledbetter by Martha Burke [Huffington Post]

Equal pay and single mothers of color [American Progress]

For women in pharma the glass ceiling is cement [Forbes]

Dispatches on the war on women: Poor women get no choice [FemaleEquality]

Working mom’s challenges: sick leave and child care [NPR]


Are women less satisfied with their health care then men? [New York Times]


Gender and Polling [New York Times]

Gov. Perdue says women need to be vigilant [Washington Post]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Sterling Awards names 20 most Influential Women In West Tennessee including BPW’s own Beth Bates [Jackson Sun]

Pat Summitt steps down as Tennessee women’s basketball coach [Washington Post]

Google’s Marissa Mayer joins Wal-Mart’s board of directors [Forbes]

Violence Against Women

Sexual assault is a violation of everything that the U.S. military stands for [GovExec]

Rape victim says military labels them as crazy [CNN]

Biden challenges GOP on Violence Against Women Act [Politico]

Pentagon outlines plan to crack down on sexual violence [Christian Science Monitor]

Small Business

Women ditching West Coast to start businesses in New York [Huffington Post]


One more leak in the pipeline for women in tech: Teacher bias [Forbes]

Gen Y

Young women are more career driven than men [New York Times]


Female veterans struggle on return from war [WTHR]

Women veterans report poorer health despite access to health care [ScopeBlog]

Benefits and challenges of being a military spouse [Huffington Post]

VA needs to address homelessness among female veterans [New York Times]

Supporting the families of the fallen [Huffington Post]

Marines to open officer infantry school to women [Stripes]

Other News of Importance

President Obama:  Women’s economic security key to economic recovery [NJ]

Comments rekindle stay-at-home vs. working mom [USA Today]

Ruth Marcus: The debate on women we should be having [DemocraticUnderground]

It is not a mommy war, it is a war on moms [Huffington Post]

A look at “women’s issues” and the Supreme Court [New York Times]

For Fun

Who made the stiletto? [New York Times]

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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]


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]


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]


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)


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)


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)


“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)


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 March 16, 2012

This year is the 40th anniversary of passage of the Equal Rights Amendment

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Why aren’t there more female leaders? Cultural constraints on women maybe determining factor [New York Times]

Wage Gap is a reality still [South Coast Today]

Why women are poorly represented in US foreign policy [The Atlantic]

Stereotypes of women’s work ethic; the real reason there aren’t more women in positions of power [PolicyMic]

Study reveals how race affects perceptions of women’s leadership [Forbes]

Gender diversity boosts share prices [Evolved Employer]

Empowered Workforces

Five pieces of advice from women who frequently mentor others [The Glass Hammer]

What it takes to boost women’s empowerment [Huffington Post]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Pat Summit, winningest basketball coach ever, deals with her Alzheimer’s [New York Times]

Woman suffragette and crusader posthumously reinstated in church that had expelled her in 1906 [New York Times]

Women of the Korean War honored [WAMU]

Women who built successful media business on leadership, mentoring, and changing the face of business [Huffington Post]

Brief history of women flying in the military [Maxwell.af.mil]


House GOP hesitates on birth control mandate fight [New York Times]

NY Times Editorial against The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act [New York Times]


1970s laws are today’s ammo for women’s rights. Who thought we would be looking back to the “good” old days. [Women’s eNews]

Republicans escalate their attack on women but according to this writer the women are winning [The Hill]

Centrist women tell of disenchantment with Republican Party [New York Times]


Safety of female homeless veterans examined at hearing [Washington Post]

Job hunting women veterans helped by Joining Forces Mentoring Plus [USO]

Proposed PA voter ID legislation could hurt disabled vets [LancasteronLine]

A military spouse caring for her wounded husband finds help and support with BPW’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus [USO]

Homeless women veterans slow to sign up for services [Rapid City Journal]

Former Marine lobbies to adopt her canine partner [Military Times]

Treating the wounds of sexual trauma [Baltimore Sun]

Small Business

This study examined women workers in three age groups—Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers [Small Biz Trends]

Other News of Note

Women have been disproportionately impacted by the recession and experienced challenges in securing jobs, fighting foreclosures, securing quality education for their children, and accessing healthcare. [One Miami Now]

Hillary Clinton has fought for women’s rights around the world and is fighting for them at home [New York Times]

Women, Wealth and power: The emerging paradigm [Forbes]

New documentary describes the power and influence of female super heroes [Vancouver Sun]

Report on The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit: Fearless Women Taking on the World [The Daily Beast]

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

Posted by YWM on March 9, 2012

March is Women’s History Month

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Researchers at the Universities of Michigan and Virginia which found that access to contraception has helped close the gender pay gap [Think Progress]

Women, especially African Americans, still battling for workplace equity [OurWeekly]

Over half (53%) of women believe that they will never be equal to men in terms of pay [The Grapevine]

Workplace sponsorships and why women need them now.  Moving beyond mentoring [Comstock]

EU considers quotas for women on boards [New York Times]

The worst paying cities for women [247 Wall Street]

Empowered Workforces

Secretary of State Clinton announces Innovation Award for Empowerment of Women and Girls [State Department]

Are women’s high standards keeping them from happiness? [Forbes]

The majority of Latino women and men agree on a woman’s right to have easy access to contraception and to equality between the sexes [MarioWire]

Are women enemies of our own free time? [Parenting]

Unleashing women’s economic power here at home and worldwide [American Progress]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Girl Scouts, charting 100 years of change in girlhood.  Not all about cookies [Washington Post]

Army Lieutenant Jessica Scott was the accidental leader of a successful twitter campaign against Rush Limbaugh {BuzzFeed]

The Sea Service Leadership Association hosted the largest gathering of military women.  BG Wilma Vaught was honored with a lifetime achievement award. [Washington Post]

Meet the Army military spouse of the year [The Times News]

Bianca Strzalkowski, Marine Corps and 2011 Military Spouse of the Year greeted Mrs. Obama [Examiner]

WWII female veteran receives rare honor for her gender: Legion of Honor medal [Sun Sentinel]


What causes the gender gap in fields such as engineering and science? [Coumbian Missourian]

Female focused business accelerator announces its first participants [TechCrunch]

Gen Y

Beyond ‘Slut’ And Shopaholic: what being a Gen Y woman Is really all about [Forbes]


HERvotes warns politicians not to erode women’s gains [Google]

Sounds crazy with what’s been in the news lately but could this be the year of the woman? [WomenseNews]


Contraceptive coverage opponents turning to courts to overturn rules [National Partnership]

Small Business

Tips and information roundup for women entrepreneurs and small business owners for International Women’s Day [BusinessInsider]

Some 10.1 million firms are owned or co-owned by women, 40 percent of all businesses in the U.S. [Open Forum]

WOBS bipartisan contracting bill will improve small business program for women [WIPP]

Why franchising is catching on with women [Business News Daily]

Women and risky business: do they go together? [InPowerWomen]

Women and minority contractors working harder to get Government contracts but is paying off [Sun Herald]

Violence Against Women

NY Times editorial on sexual violence in the military [New York Times]

Congresswoman says military must change how it deals with rape  [Stripes]

Sexual assault lawsuit filed against military [ABC News]


VA budget includes money for women’s health care [LawFirmNewsWire]

Dr. Celia Szelwach researches transitional workforce challenges for rural women veterans [Atlas Research]

During Women’s History Month, take some time to honor the contributions of women in the military [Mesothelimoma]

Female military veterans called for Rush Limbaugh’s show to be pulled from the American Forces Network [Huffington Post]

Women veteran “victims” as viewed by the media [ServiceWomen]

Military spouses’ support group to welcome same sex partners [OutServeMag]


Women college sports beat pro sports in attention [WomenseNews]

Other News of Note

Pinterest’s grow due to women’s use [SFGate]

Maureen Dowd: Do you have no shame Rush? [New York Times]

I am not babysitting says a stay-at-home dad [Rolereboot]

10 reasons why feminism helps men and boys [Huffington Post]

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

Posted by YWM on March 2, 2012

March is Women’s History Month

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

After earlier rapid advances, feminism’s cultural agenda seems to have stalled [Harvard.edu]

Message to women: Demand equal pay to receive equal pay [Standard]

Equal Pay Enforcement Act on verge of being vetoed by Wisconsin governor [Huffington Post]

Miss Representation, a documentary, explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence [Star Phoenix]

How the “Woman Effect” shapes the world economy [InPowerWomen]

Empowered Workforce

Why women need sponsors not mentors [Forbes]

Three benefits of a  mentor and how to get one [SimpleMom]


Number of women patent holders surges [Huffington Post]

CompTIA, non-profit trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced new member community aimed at expanding IT career opportunities for women. [Bradenton]

Women are an often overlooked workforce in the field of clean energy [Austin Econ Network]

Though the tech sector prides itself on disregard of the status quo,  it that appears the glass ceiling is as strong as ever [Huffington Post]

How to get more women hired for technical jobs [IT Jobs.fin]

Study takes mystery out of hiring Tech women [Women’s eNews]

Mothers talk to their daughters less about math [Parenting]


Why we need more women in political office [Huffington Post]

Quest for women’s push back vote starts with HERvotes press conference [Women’s e-News]

Olympia Snowe will not seek re-election  [Elect Women]

Obama’s support among women rises [Huffington Post]

Saluting Misbehaving Women

Woman colonel works for military women and women veteran’s health [Bellingham Herald]

Tuskegee nurse was first African American in nurse army corps [AF.Mil]

Military sexual trauma survivor reaches out and helps others [KDHNews]

First female African American major genera, Marcia Anderson, breaks down barriers [The Sentinel]


The unfinished fight over contraception [New York Times]

Will there ever be a consensus on the mammogram debate [Forbes]

When women quit hormone therapy, their rates of new breast cancers decline [Science Daily]

How the Blunt Amendment will take away critical health care coverage for millions of Americans [NWLC]

Blunt Amendment Tabled in Senate [Politico]


Women veteran found it hard to find a jobs program for which she qualified [The News Tribune]

White House to honor diverse group of Iraq War veterans [Detroit.com]

Female veterans speak about Iraq war and its influence on women’s roles in the military [The Villages Daily Sun]

Other Items of Note

Women want to see other women fail and other myths set straight [Business Insider]

President Obama to lead by example in the US, by harnessing the talent of women and girls [White House]

Some women feel naked without make up [UPI]

5 myths about women as consumers [Fiscal Times]

The redomestication of American women [Forbes]

UC Davis to pay women $1.35 million in title IX case [Feminist]


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

Posted by YWM on February 24, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Pregnancy discrimination remains wide spread [National Partnership]

Crossing gender lines: Why should women mentor men? [Glass Hammer]

Media’s gender gap: where are the girls? [Time]

The wage gap between moms and other working women [NPR]

How can it be that women, despite accounting for half the workforce, hold only 17% of the top corporate jobs? [North Jersey.com]

Bat Girl in an interesting public service announcement from 1966, promoting equal pay for women [Secret-oranges]

Why a company’s next board  member should be a woman [Tech Crunch]

Colbert takes family leave; many workers cannot [Forbes]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

69th Anniversary of women in the Marine Corp is celebrated [Camp Lejune Globe]

51 year old female Sgt. completes basis training [Examiner]

The Girl Scouts celebrate a century of service and camping [The Daily Herald]

Looking at women who use their gifts to help others during Black History Month [Morris Town Green]

A conversation with Vernice Armour, the first African American woman Marine Corp pilot [Chicago Tribune]

Indiana woman uses painting business to mentor women [NWI Times]

Women key part of Cherry Point Marine Corps history [HaveNews]


Focus on social issues could shape political battle for women [New York Times]

Veteran Tammy Duckworth runs for office and has some words for Rick Santorum [Prospect]

Gail Collins and David Brooks on the decision that this election should be about sex [New York Times]

Republican female congressional hopeful and first female pilot to fly in combat disagrees with Santorum’s on women in the military [The Hill]

Will the Congressional glass ceiling shatter in Iowa and North Dakota this fall? [UMN ED]


42% of women don’t experience pain before a heart attack [New York Times]

Why health activism is central to women’s rights [Women’s eNews]


Brains are beautiful, geek is chic and smart is sexy–changing the way women are perceived in the world of science, technology, engineering and math [Bostinno]

Shrinking numbers, growing need for women in technology jobs [Des Moines Register]

American’s next top engineers: She needs your role models [HBR]

More programs needed that target minorities and women for STEM [Washington Post]

Gen Y

For women under 30 most births occur outside of marriage [New York Times]

Young mothers explain marriages fading allure [New York Times]

Violence Against Women

Women’s eNews takes on Liz Trotta and her rape in the military comments [Women’s eNews]


Veterans recognized at WVA state house.  Women say they face different challenges from male counter parts [Metro News]

Congressional budget cuts could slash job opportunities for women vets and victims of violence [Huffington Post]

Women and the Wounds of War on DOD’s Recon channel [DOD Live]

Women veterans getting lost in homeless count [Examiner]

Duel military couple balance family and Army [WWNYTV]

Justice Department backs equal benefits for military gay couples [New York Times]

Sen Patty Murray on future veteran workforce [Washington Post]

Others News of Note

Two more articles about the right’s attack on the Girl Scouts  [Forbes] [Washington Post]

Top brands divided along gender lines survey finds; only agree on Southwest, Google and Dove [Business News Daily]

Better outlook for women baby boomers retirement: but there are still problems [Seattle PI]

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