The first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded 119 years ago, and on Wednesday for the first time in its history, two women won without having to share the prize with a man. Their groundbreaking development may shift the perception of women in scientific roles, and continue to disrupt the centuries-old mindset that women are second to men in innovation or in any field.
Dr. Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist at UC Berkeley and French researcher Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planch Institute accepted the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors, a
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.
Forbes School of Business & Technology’s Center for Women’s Leadership Launches New Mentoring Program
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
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
New research is revealing how genetic differences in the fat in men’s and women’s bodies affect the diseases each sex is likely to get.
University of Virginia researchers Mete Civelek, PhD, Warren Anderson, PhD, and their collaborators have determined that differences in fat storage and formation in men and women strongly affect the activity of 162 different genes found in fat tissue. Further, 13 of the genes come in variants that have different effects in men and women.
Some of those genes identified have already been connected with conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The findings help explain the differing health risks men and women face, and they set the stage for better, more targeted treatments.
“Obesity is associated with a number of health risks, and how men and women store excess calories as fat makes a difference in how they have different susceptibilities to common diseases,”
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“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