Monthly Archives: March 2011

Women in Business by the Numbers

Today is the last day of Women’s History Month, an observance that came about because a group of women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. That was on March 8, 1857. We’ve come a long … Continue reading

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Find the “And”

How many of you went through school being told not to start sentences with the word “and”? I know I did. But, I could never break the habit of doing it. Seems like every time I wanted to add emphasis, … Continue reading

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Changing the World, One Woman at a Time

After the Taliban closed girls’ schools in the 1990s, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi founded the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL). Despite the risk to Dr. Yacoobi’s life, AIL supported 80 underground home schools for 3,000 Afghan girls. Today, as it continues … Continue reading

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New Opportunities for WBOs

Yesterday the leaders of women’s business organizations gathered for lunch in Washington, D.C., with representatives from federal agencies, congressional offices, and hundreds of women business owners to celebrate a milestone that was more than a decade in the making: the … Continue reading

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