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



Written by: Dr. Terry Neese, Former NWBC Council MemberWASHINGTON, 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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Women Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan & Rwanda Invited to Apply for Business Education



Oklahoma City, OK, September 11, 2018 - For the past 13 years, Oklahoma City-based non-profit, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women's (IEEW) PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program, in partnership with Northwood University, has held ten-week courses for women business owners in Kabul, Afghanistan and in Kigali City, Rwanda. This week, the application to attend the 13th class of entrepreneurs went live online; it will also be distributed by past students to potential candidates.

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