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ASU engineering students who designed a mobile dental clinic for humanitarian outreach in nicaragua were honored during tempe sister cities “making a world of difference” gala

The nearly all female team of engineering students, who call themselves Engineering Smiles, raised enough money to design and build the 24-foot trailer frame, which will be delivered to ASU in January  The students are continuing their fundraising through www.engineeringsmiles.org so they can furnish the unit.

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State of Women-Owned Small Businesses

State of Women-Owned Small Businesses
In conjunction with celebrating National Women’s Small Business month, Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine University have released new data showing how women-owned small businesses stack up against the national average for accessing capital.

The Q3 results from the Private Capital Access (PCA) Index show that women-owned businesses are feeling more optimistic for growth compared to other businesses, however they are feeling more restricted when it comes to accessing capital. Other key facts include:

  • ·69% of women-owned businesses are planning to hire in the next six months (compared to 61% national average)
  • ·67% of women-owned businesses are in need of financing due to planned growth (compared to 59% national average)

You an access the full PCA Q3 index report at this link.

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Better Business Bureau Joins with White House, Cybersecurity Community to Urge Consumers to “Lock Down Your Login” Scams, fraud, and identity theft often tied to hackable passwords; BBB urges two-factor authentication (2FA)


Arlington, VA ( September 28, 2016 ) – Every two seconds, someone is a victim of identity fraud. That’s why the Better Business Bureau is teaming up with the White House, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and dozens of public and private sector organizations to call on consumers and businesses to “Lock Down Your Login.” The campaign, which launches today, focuses on steps anyone can take to make their online accounts safer, including two-factor authentication (2FA). Tips and suggestions are available at lockdownyourlogin.com .

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Network of Executive Women and CCL identify ‘green lights’ and ‘stop signs’ for women in consumer goods and retail

green lights report 2016

CHICAGO (September 28, 2016) – The Network of Executive Women published a new report today outlining steps companies can take to advance women leaders in the retail and consumer goods industry.

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Women's President Orgainzation Launches New Chapter in Mexico City, Sponsored by American Express


NEW YORK, NY (September 19, 2016) -- The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), an international peer advisory group for million dollar plus women-led companies, will launch a new chapter in Mexico City on September 20th at 9:30 a.m. at the Hotel St. Regis, Paseo de la Reforma 439, Mexico City. The event is sponsored by American Express.

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