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WOMEN MAKING HEADLINES

Crowdfunding Site Launches for the Female Entrepreneur

October 24, 2013 | | 13,803 Comments

(Wall Street Journal) Plum Alley launched just over a year ago as an e-commerce website that put the spotlight on products created by women. Now it’s going to target fundraising for their start ups.

As the project progressed, founder and … Read More

You Can Call Her Mayor Brown: How Aja Brown Is Transforming the City of Compton

October 12, 2013 | | 13,740 Comments

(Vogue.com) Her name is Aja (because her mother liked the Steely Dan song), but you can call her Mayor Brown. Compton, the small California city that gangsta rap put on the map—the birthplace of Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, and the … Read More

Geraldine Moriba Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide

September 30, 2013 | | 13,730 Comments

Geraldine Moriba has been named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide.  Included in her role will be Chairing CNN’s Diversity Council, as well as offering strategic guidance on issues of diversity to the CNN Management team. The announcement … Read More

Changing the Face of Angel Investing with Simone Castillo

August 9, 2013 | | 13,556 Comments

In 2011, only 12% of startups pitching to angels in the U.S. were women-led, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. Out of that 12%, 26% secured funding. The Pipeline Fellowship is Angel investing boot camp … Read More

Women at Business School: Jennifer Wynn

July 29, 2013 | | 13,859 Comments

(Financial Times) Jennifer Wynn is an MBA student at New York University Stern School of Business and a founding teacher of the Achievement First East New York Middle School, a charter school in Brooklyn where she served as dean of … Read More

URSULA BURNS: Seeking Perfect Work-Life Balance Is A ‘Fool’s Journey’

July 15, 2013 | | 13,937 Comments

(Business Insider) Work-life balance and women in the workplace have become a hot topic after Sheryl Sandberg published Lean In, a book on the subject, and Marissa Mayer controversially recalled Yahoo’s remote workers, sparking the ire of some women.

Another of the world’s most prominent women … Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Black Women 2013

June 4, 2013 | | 13,370 Comments

(Forbes Woman) A couple of weeks ago, FORBES published its 2013 annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Of the 100 women featured, 11 are black, of whom 3 are Africans. They include political leaders, corporate executives, heads of … Read More

Rahm Emanuel Names Desiree Rogers Chairman of Choose Chicago

May 21, 2013 | | 14,100 Comments

Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing, has been appointed to chair the board of Choose Chicago, the official destination marketing organization for Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his appointment of Rogers to the Choose Chicago post on Monday. Emanuel described … Read More

Inspiring Young Girls to Define Success on Their Own Terms

May 17, 2013 | | 14,335 Comments

(CNN) – Female role models are a very powerful and positive image to implant into young girls’ psyches. In a recent study of 1000 UK women aged 18 to 60, the lack of role-models emerged as one of the top … Read More

The Most Powerful Woman at Condé Nast

May 11, 2013 | | 14,100 Comments

(AdWeek) – Many at Condé Nast aren’t sure what Jill Bright does, but they are sure of one thing: She’s one of the most powerful people at the company. “So powerful, she’s scary” is actually how many describe Bright, 50.

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