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New Data from EY: Belonging at Work

Belonging Barometer, a new study that reveals the emotional and reputational impact of exclusion and belonging in the American workplace amongst various communities, including the LGBTQ community, differing genders, differing races, differing generations.

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Struggling to Find Great Talent? Consider Candidates without a Degree

In a super tight labor market, the old ways of hiring no longer hack it. Danny Iny offers eight tips to improve your chances of finding a great employee—and some of them may surprise you.

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Countries with Mandates and Stock Exchange Diversity Policies Make the Most Cracks in the Glass Ceiling for Women on Corporate Boards

November 01, 2018 Washington, DC— In the fifth edition of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Boardroom,” a global study of gender parity on corporate boards, Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, finds that women are making advances across Europe and in some other countries, but overall are still underrepresented in the boardroom. The most positive changes were found in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, and the United Kingdom, as well as in Australia and Kenya. The full report includes developments from more than 40 jurisdictions.

The report, considered a first-of-its-kind for a major law firm, provides insights into a variety of approaches to foster gender equality in the boardroom. Among the most effective approaches, according to the report’s findings, are mandatory quotas, public stock exchanges’ diversity policies, and efforts undertaken by institutional investors.

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OPERATION HAT TRICK "THEY PROMISED TO DEFEND. WE PROMISE TO SUPPORT."


By Dot Sheehan, President and Founder, Operation Hat Trick 
Who EVER would have thought a simple New Hampshire radio broadcast trivia question would change my life and that of millions of others!!

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NWBC CELEBRATES THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF H.R. 5050 DURING NATIONAL WOMEN'S SMALL BUSINESS MONTH



Written by: Dr. Terry Neese, Former NWBC Council Member
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2018 – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is celebrating the anniversary of the passage of H.R. 5050, the Women’s Business Ownership Act tomorrow, October 25, 2018. The passage of this legislation, and its resulting impact on women business owners, would not have been possible without some incredible, tenacious women that I am fortunate to have worked with. This week, in particular, has me reminiscing on the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business and how that set the stage for HR 5050. For me, on August 16, 1986 the Conference opened a door I didn’t realize was closed. The biggest lesson we learned was that organizing, educating, and cultivating partnerships is paramount.
HR 5050 was historic – it only took 103 days from introduction to passage. On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed H.R. 5050, making it the law of the land. This unprecedented piece of legislation gave women business owners in the United States critical resources to build their enterprises and succeed in their respective fields.

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