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« on: September 11, 2006, 11:06:32 PM »
although it shouldnbt be a big event when women do anything, after all, it shouldnt matter WHAT gender does it, but it does, so lets put some encouraging news/links here.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0911biz-azw-inventors0911.html

the baby seat id was clever.  feel free to copy the entire artcile for those to lazy to go to the website to read it.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 10:38:57 AM »
More women named to boardsA survey found that 15% of vacant seats on large Phila. corporations were being filled by women.
By Jane M. Von Bergen
Inquirer Staff Writer
Their goals haven't been met, but leaders of the Forum of Executive Women say they are heartened by an increasing number of women being added to area corporate boards.

According to a survey being released today, more than 15 percent of the vacant or new positions on the corporate boards of large Philadelphia companies were filled by women last year, up from 6.06 percent in 2004.

It was the sixth annual board survey by the Philadelphia-based group of women leaders in businesses and nonprofit organizations.

"It is certainly more positive, but we don't need to be jumping up and down yet," said Sally Stetson, cochairwoman of a Forum subcommittee that wants to place more women on corporate boards and in executive suites.

"There's still clearly lots more work to do," said Stetson, a principal in the Radnor-based Salveson Stetson Group Inc., an executive-search firm.

The Forum will present its findings this morning at its annual breakfast. University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann is scheduled to speak on "Women and Power in the Knowledge Economy."

Tempering the group's optimism are other statistics drawn from the proxy-based survey of the 100 largest publicly traded companies that have either headquarters or a significant presence in the region.

The number of women in top executive positions - the pool from which board members are typically drawn - is down. The number of women who are among the top five earners in each company is also down.

Stetson said the Forum stood ready to help companies find qualified board members, either from among businesswomen in this area or through their association with similar executive groups in other cities, including Boston and Atlanta.

At this morning's breakfast, the Forum will honor three local companies that have shown a commitment to women in leadership positions.

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., of Lionville, added two women to its board last year and now has three women on its 12-member board. Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp., a Philadelphia insurer, added one woman and now has three women on its 10-member board. Lincoln National Corp., a financial company with Philadelphia headquarters, added one woman, who joined three others on an 11-member board.

In addition, Campbell Soup Co. and Cigna Corp. each named a woman to a board seat.

In total, there were 38 board vacancies, of which six were filled by women, according to the survey.

Two other local companies, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Inc. and Penn Virginia Corp., each added a woman to their boards after the Forum's research deadline.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 12:12:54 PM »
good news, but is it all good?

Women boost majority status at universities

Anne Ryman
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 18, 2006 12:00 AM

Women are tightening their grip on the university campus.

An increasing majority of students at Arizona's major universities are women, enrollment figures indicate. And college majors traditionally dominated by men, including architecture, law and medicine, are seeing larger percentages of women.

Women make up a majority on all three state university campuses: 53 percent at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, 63 percent at Northern Arizona University. advertisement 
 
NAU has large programs in nursing and education, fields dominated by women. When the latest figures for fall 2006 are released this week, university officials say they expect the increase to continue.

The trends reflect a national shift that has raised hopes for the future advancement of working women and concerns about whether too many young men are shrugging off college. The national average of college-enrolled women is 57 percent.

At UA, nearly every college reported an increased percentage of women over the past decade. More than half of the law students and 60 percent of medical students last year were women. They remain far behind in engineering and architecture, however.

Women also outperform men in graduating. U.S. Department of Education statistics show that men are less likely to get bachelor's degrees.

Theories abound as to why colleges are going female. The reasons range from the influence of baby boomer moms to the attraction of young men to blue-collar jobs.

"It's . . . more surprising if you don't go (to college)," said Hadiza Mohammed, 21, an ASU accounting major.

What it means for the future is unclear. Women likely will make up a larger percentage of careers traditionally dominated by men. Yet many still delay or downshift careers to make time for raising children. Even experts who have studied the trend hesitate to make predictions.

"The $64,000 question is: 'Will that majority grow?' " said Jacqueline King, author of a 2006 study, "Gender Equity in Higher Education."
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006, 08:23:28 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 12:32:14 PM »
1st lady speaker!

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 01:46:15 PM »
Blue, are you a minority?
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006, 01:47:56 PM »
Blue, are you a minority?

kinda.  im a white guy thats a total freak living in the south.

and i think im the only one on earth over the age of 15 not getting any action at the moment.

so, yeah, id say i am...
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006, 01:53:11 PM »
a freak white guy in the South does not sound like a minority... :o

and I am so stalking you. :o

youd be surprised...

and im cool with lady stalkers...
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006, 04:20:01 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061108/ap_on_el_ge/new_congress_demographics

ummm, once you ladies take charge, i hope you will remember all the nice things we guys do for you....

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