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FAST FACT: Women Losing Ground in Job Market Since ‘End’ of Recession

By Allie Fernandez

Recent data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has helped to contribute to a fascinating new report by the National Women’s Law Center on women’s unemployment rates in the U.S. According to their analysis, women have lost ground in the job market in the two years since the recession officially ended in June 2009:


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Changing Structures for a Changing Reality

By Jennifer P. Patello*

Can it really be that men are experiencing more work-life balance troubles than women? Apparently, as reported in the Families and Work Institute’s National Study of the Changing Workforce, The New Male Mystique.


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FAST FACT: Scary Stats on the STEM Gap

By Allie Fernandez*


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Some Think New Afghanistan Withdrawal Plans are Still Not Enough

By Juliana Stebbins*

President Obama announced on June 22, 2011 that in response to the United States’ significant progress in achieving projected goals in Afghanistan there will be an accelerated withdrawal of American soldiers who are deployed in the country. By the end of this year 10,000 troops will be welcomed back from Afghanistan and another 20,000 by the end of next summer. The remaining give or take 70,000 soldiers will return at a steady pace until 2014, the anticipated time in which security responsibilities will be transferred from U.S to Afghan authorities. 


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Getting to where you want to be in (non)profit

Navigating a career through the nonprofit sector may not be as easy as most people imagine. Once you decide to forgo the monetary bottom line to work for a specific cause or organization, you would think that doors would immediately open for you, and opportunities allowing you to work on behalf of the ‘greater good’ would be plentiful. Wrong. The nonprofit sector is just as competitive as the for-profit sector, with many individuals transitioning between for-profit and nonprofit work.

What are some of the pathways through and into the nonprofit sector and how can they be successfully navigated?


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Supporting Families and Reducing Poverty

By Melissa Stevenson*


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Foundations Investing in Women and Girls

Take a glance at the report Untapped Porential: European Foundation Funding for Women and Girls. Produced by the Foundation Center and Weisblatt associés, the report is the most comprehensive study to date on the philanthropic activities of European foundations. The study draws upon surveys, grants, and interview data to understand the range of foundational characteristics and interests, as well as their specific approaches to work related to women and girls.

Ninety percent of foundations, regardless of their present level of commitment, their size or location, expressed interest in at least a few issues related to women and girls. More than one-third of the foundations, or 37%, reported engaging in some grant making for women and girls.


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One Victory in an On-going Battle

On September 6th, Jill Abramson will move into the Executive Editor position at The New York Times, becoming the first woman to ever hold the title in the paper’s 160-year existence. Ms. Abramson’s promotion marks a great victory in the on-going battle for advancing women’s leadership in the media. This is welcome news considering that male experts outnumber female experts 9-to-1 in news media reporting and women represent only 29% of newspaper executives.


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