Tag: Womens

Sifan Hassan sets new European women’s 10,000m record, breaking Paula Radcliffe’s record

a close up of a flag: Hassan beat Paula Radcliffe's 2002 mark by more than 24 seconds.

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Hassan beat Paula Radcliffe’s 2002 mark by more than 24 seconds.

  • Sifan Hassan has set a new European record for the women’s 10,000m.
  • Hassan has beaten Paula Radcliffe’s 2002 record by more than 24 seconds.

Sifan Hassan has set a new European record for the women’s 10,000m, beating Paula Rafcliffe’s 2002 record by more than 24 seconds. The 27-year-old runner, who won 1500m and 10,000m gold at the World Championships in Doha last year, clocked 29 minutes 36.67 seconds.

Radcliffe’s time was 30:01.09, run at the 2002 European Championships in Munich.

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Female Retail Brand Founders & National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, an initiative focused on promoting female-led business operations.

In 2020, this month-long spotlight on female business owners is especially important, as recent reports show the impact of the pandemic has been dramatic on women in the workforce: Many aged 25 to 54 have stepped out of the professional environment to care for children and family. 

Despite this year’s challenges, the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report indicated upward growth in the world of female-helmed businesses. 

Findings from the research indicate there are nearly 13 million women-owned businesses in the US that employ 9.4 million people and generate $1.9 trillion in sales. 

Additionally, women-owned businesses grew 21% between 2014 to 2019, while businesses owned by women of color doubled that growth rate: As of 2019, women of color accounted for 50% of all women who owned businesses.

Within the retail and direct-to-consumer sector,

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Forbes School of Business & Technology’s Center for Women’s Leadership Launches New Mentoring Program

Forbes School of Business & Technology’s Center for Women’s Leadership Launches New Mentoring Program

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2020

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Forbes School of Business & Technology’s Center for Women’s Leadership (CWL) will launch its Mentoring Program on Friday, October 2, 2020 at noon PT during CWL’s virtual webinar Developing Curiosity, the Key to Successful Women’s Leadership.

The new Mentoring Program supports CWL’s vision and mission of fostering productive, development-focused relationships between successful women leaders and Ashford University students and alumni. CWL focuses on strengthening the leadership capacity and competence of female leaders to support leadership in the university, organizations, and communities worldwide.

In partnership with Ashford’s peer mentoring initiatives, CWL’s Mentoring Program offers 10 weeks of guided reflection, conversation, and application ideas designed to empower future women leaders by: developing their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowerment; increasing their

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Women Use Tech To Solve Women’s Health Problems, A Market Men Ignore

Amanda French, co-founder & CEO at Emme, is applying her medical device development background to solve the oral contraceptives’ missed pill problem. After three years of building and testing its Bluetooth-enabled “smart case,” which works with more than 100 birth control brands, it has launched. 

When you miss taking a pill, the app automatically sends user-customized reminders. It notifies at-risk users when back-up contraception is needed. The app also allows users to track symptoms in the categories of “mood, body, sex, and flow” related to their menstrual cycles or hormones. When you track symptoms, you can see patterns as they pertain to pill habits. The data can be used to understand the effects specific birth control pills have on hormonal issues and help women and their doctors find the right pill in the right dose. But, like many female founders

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Bloomberg Women’s Buy-side Network | Women at Bloomberg

If you are interested in being part of this network, please reach out to [email protected]

To be inspired by the future of investing and to inspire the next generation of women buy-side leaders”

With the rise of the asset management industry in Asia, Bloomberg has launched a Buy-side Women’s Network, to form a community of like-minded senior female leaders from the buy-side industry across Asia.

Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg LP, hosted a lunch in Singapore with senior executives from some of Asia’s largest buy-side players to launch the network. The network aims to inspire top female leaders on the future of investing, and to inspire the next generation of buy-side professionals through Bloomberg Startup, an educational program targeting university students.
In April 2019, we launched the India / South Asia chapter of the Bloomberg Women’s Buy-side Network in Mumbai, an informal community of female leaders and aspiring leaders
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Soteria Solutions Awarded Coveted Grant From The Office On Violence Against Women’s Training And Technical Assistance Initiative

Soteria Solutions Awarded Coveted Grant From The Office On Violence Against Women’s Training And Technical Assistance Initiative

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DURHAM, N.H., Sept. 24, 2020

Soteria Solutions to deliver proven solutions and methodologies developed through a decade of research and evaluation for participating campuses

DURHAM, N.H., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Soteria Solutions, the leader in innovative programs that prevent sexual and interpersonal harassment while building safe and respectful organizational cultures, was awarded the OVW’s Training and Technical Assistance (TA) Initiative Grant for $399,924. Soteria Solutions will provide training and technical assistance to institutions of higher education through the Strengthening Campus Needs Assessments and Strategic Planning Project.  

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(PRNewsfoto/Soteria Solutions)

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced the award.

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Texas Tech women’s soccer game postponed because of lack of goalkeepers

No group of Big 12 goalkeepers allowed fewer goals last season than those from Texas Tech. But without anyone left to play the position this week because of COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing protocols, the school was forced to postpone Friday’s season opener.

Texas Tech announced Monday that it would not be able to play Friday’s game against Kansas State after two players tested positive for COVID-19 and seven more were ruled out as high-risk contacts. Among the nine total players unavailable are both of the team’s goalkeepers.

Texas Tech said in a statement that each of the seven players classified as close contacts tested negative for COVID-19 on three occasions during the past week. Conference health protocols prohibit them from returning to team activities

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Technology Meets Creativity on Women’s Empowerment Platform

Arts, Development & Aid, Education, Gender, Global, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Labour, TerraViva United Nations

NEW YORK, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) – Eight years ago, and at the age of 11, Fuzia co-founder Riya Sinha decided to start the online platform for girls and women. Her story and Fuzia’s DNA are intrinsically wrapped around each other – and highlight how even in the age of feminism where women’s voices tend to be drowned out, a platform for them can become a global success.

Sinha in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service explains that Fuzia, with 4-million majority-female followership, was started after she published a book.

“We wanted to give girls a voice. I had written my first book: Runaway Twins when I was 11 and sold it over Amazon and through the local Palo Alto bookstore, Books Inc. in the United States,” she said. “This got me into thinking

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