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15th Annual Milwaukee Women inc Research Report Highlights “Power of 3” Female Directors, Expands to Include Female Executives

MILWAUKEE – October 8, 2018 – Milwaukee Women inc, a nonprofit organization that works to achieve a balanced representation of women on boards of directors to maximize the performance of Wisconsin businesses, today released its 15th annual research report, the “Power of 3.” Highlighting research from Catalyst that notes companies with three or more women directors outperform those with low representation, the “Power of 3” report found that: 12 of...
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The Greater Women’s Business Council’s LACE Awards Honor Women in Business and Corporate Members Dedicated to the Advancement of Women-Owned Businesses

ATLANTA – November 12, 2018 – The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, hosted its annual LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards Gala on Nov. 9 at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta. This annual event celebrates, honors and recognizes GWBC corporate members and certified WBEs for their c...
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Monica Smiley, Editor & Publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, Is Named to the 2018 Folio: 100 List of Leaders in Magazine Media

New York, NY (November 7, 2018) — Folio:, the publishing industry’s go-to source for news, business intelligence and peer-to-peer networking, has named Monica Smiley, Editor and Publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, to its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees. “I am proud to represent Enterprising Women in this August gathering of leaders in the print and digital media industry as we continue to innovate and expand our reach,” Smiley said. The Folio: 100...
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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. The survey of over 1,000 employed adult Americans uncovered that second only to home, 34% percent feel the greatest sense of belonging at work. Additional key findings from the survey include: D...
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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. Washington, D.C. (November 2018) —The U.S. Department of Labor has just released its latest numbers and unemployment rates are holding firm at 3.7 percent. This is a nearly 50-year low. If you're an employer you don't have to be told what this means: it's really...
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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 Kingdo...
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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!! The trivia question over the airwaves that morning was, “What is the one thing wanted most by head wounded service members coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan?” The answer: a baseball cap to cover the wounds of war. In that moment, I knew I had t...
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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 ...
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Chicago – October 9, 2018: Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global ™ announced today that distinguished corporate communicator Mara Hedgecoth, senior director, Global Marketing and Communication at APCO Worldwide , joined the organization’s board of directors. “As a majority women-owned business that has grown into a pioneer of the communications industry, APCO Worldwide is a shining example of what our organization aims to help women business owners and...
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4 Ways CEOs Can Overcome Mistrust And Make Marketing Their New Best Friend by Denise Kohnke

Eighty percent of CEOs responding to a global survey admitted that they don’t trust their marketing departments, saying they believe marketing team members don’t have business credibility and are too disconnected from the financial realities of their companies. But Denise Kohnke, who has worked 25 years in marketing and directed brand development for more than 100 organizations, thinks the opposite is true. She says it is CEOs who are too disconn...
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