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February 2nd, 2016: Edition 47
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It's time to not only bridge but fill the gender gap in the world of small business. Male self-starters earn 300 times more in their businesses than women do in their own businesses,according to a new reportout last week from the non-profit Corporation for Enterprise Development out of Washington, D.C. The study measured growth of small businesses from 2007 to 2013 and studied a variety of factors affecting economic growth, prosperity and equity.
Sheryl Sandberg, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Malala Youafzai have all been on the cover of TIME Magazine. But last week Barbiemade her own breakthrough as a cover girl, looking more like women many of us know--or perhaps see in the mirror. At 57, Barbie is no longer just the ultra-thin "bad role model" type with her feet perpetually poised for high heels. She's curvy, petite or tall and has a range of skin shades and hair types.
Poynter Institute, the think thank for all things journalism, offered leadership training for women in the Online News Association and asked attendees to define words that best describe women in leadership - from negative to positive. So how to you move from "annoying" and "intense" to "smart" and "kickass"?This video will get you thinking.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Sexism in any form is unacceptable, especially among those who would seek the highest office of any land."