Archive for June, 2014

Study Finds Gender Bias in STEM Fields

Filed in More Headlines, Starting Out by on June 23, 2014 0 Comments
Study Finds Gender Bias in STEM Fields

Amid the ongoing push to interest young women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, new research finds that gender bias continues to hamper females’ careers in those disciplines. A paper—“Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students”—published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, finds subtle but strong […]

Social Share Toolbar

Continue Reading »

Five Tips for Returning to the Workforce

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on June 16, 2014 2 Comments
Five Tips for Returning to the Workforce

More than 40% of women interrupt their professional careers for family or other reasons. Getting back into the workforce after a hiatus isn’t always easy, but Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch, tells Shawna Ohm of CNN that “it’s easier than it was maybe 10 years ago.” Cohen offers women these five tips for successfully […]

Social Share Toolbar

Continue Reading »

CareerCast.com Identifies Best Jobs for Women

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on June 11, 2014 1 Comment
CareerCast.com Identifies Best Jobs for Women

Melissa Minchala discovered a passion for computer science almost by accident. The co-founder and president of DataVelocity, a tech-support and IT solutions firm for small businesses based in New York City, Minchala says she started in the information technology field while studying for a degree in psychology. “I applied for a job as a receptionist. […]

Social Share Toolbar

Continue Reading »

Best and Worst Countries for Female Entrepreneurship

Filed in Featured, Hot Stats by on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
Best and Worst Countries for Female Entrepreneurship

The United States again ranks as the best place for female entrepreneurship in the second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Developmental Index (GEDI), commissioned by Dell. Australia had the second-highest index score; Sweden ranked third. Bangladesh and Pakistan ranked lowest of the 30 nations surveyed. While praising some countries’ efforts to nurture women entrepreneurs, the report […]

Social Share Toolbar

Continue Reading »

[Q&A] Filmmaker Sarah Moshman: Never Be Afraid to Fail

[Q&A] Filmmaker Sarah Moshman: Never Be Afraid to Fail

Sarah Moshman is the producer and director of  “The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things.” The 99-minute documentary is from production company Heartfelt Productions,  co-founded by her and fellow producer Dana Michelle Cook. It includes interviews with 17 women about their careers and their lives. Moshman, Cook and three other women (Alana Fickes, Ashley […]

Social Share Toolbar

Continue Reading »

[Q&A] Pastry Chef Gale Gand: Choose Love Over Money

Filed in GC Q+A, Hot Careers, More Headlines by on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
[Q&A] Pastry Chef Gale Gand: Choose Love Over Money

Chef Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, teacher, entrepreneur, and mother. The James Beard Foundation recognized her as 2001 Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year. Gand has opened several highly acclaimed Chicago-area restaurants including Trio, Brasserie and Tru, which was nominated by the Beard Foundation for Best New […]

Social Share Toolbar

Continue Reading »