Topic: role models

Hallelujah — More Women Made Forbes’s Billionaire List

Hallelujah â More Women Made Forbesâs Billionaire List

Forbes just released their list of the world’s billionaires and there are noticeably more women on it this year. Even better, many of these women are self-made, meaning they didn’t inherit money from their family or deceased husbands, or happen to be the Kardashians (I don’t care if they are self-made.) Thirty-five more women joined this year’s record-length list of 1,426 super-rich people across the globe. They now number 138, or 9.7% of the total. Last year, they represented 8.5% of the list of 1,226 billionaires.
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Daily Worth Founder Amanda Steinberg: Personal Finance Is ‘The Next Frontier Of Women’s Liberation’

Daily Worth Founder Amanda Steinberg: Personal Finance Is âThe Next Frontier Of Womenâs Liberationâ

Smart money management is hard — we struggle with it, and we work for a site all about women and business! Getting a handle on your personal finances is a challenge, and it can be a daunting task, but taking control of your money can also be an act of empowerment. That’s certainly how Daily Worth founder Amanda Steinberg sees it, and she is on a mission to help other women take charge of their financial futures. We got to speak with her a bit about Daily Worth’s expansion, and what the biggest financial priority for women should be. More »

Fired Groupon CEO Writes Charmingly Honest Goodbye Letter

Fired Groupon CEO Writes Charmingly Honest Goodbye Letter

Business has been tough for Groupon lately – profits are down, and share prices, too – which means work has been tough for 32-year-old founder and CEO Andrew Mason. Yesterday, the company’s board fired him, announcing they’d immediately begin searching for a new chief executive. Unceremonious firings happen just about day in corporate America. The difference here is that Mason wrote a blazingly honest, even funny departure letter to Groupon employees. “After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family,” he begins. “Just kidding – I was fired today.”
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3 Inspiring Moments In The Beyonce Documentary

3 Inspiring Moments In The Beyonce Documentary

Saturday night, HBO aired “Life Is But a Dream,” a documentary about Beyonceproduced by Beyonce and directed by Beyonce. Beyonce was also pretty much the only person who spoke. It was pretty self-indulgent. As the Fug Girls tweeted, “I would rather hold out for the Beyonce documentary that isn’t directed and produced BY Beyonce.” And, you know, fair enough. But also: BEYONCE. Here are our picks for top-three awesome moments from the Beyonce documentary, including Beyonce on the wage gap (kinda-sorta).
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A History of African-American Women In The Workforce

A History of African-American Women In The Workforce

It’s no secret that woman have had to work hard to get to where we are now in the workplace. (And we’re still not on equal footing.) But it’s also no secret that African-American women in particular have had to work harder.

In research for their book, Documenting Desegregation, authors Kevin Stainback and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey found that since 1970, segregation between black and white women in the American workplace has increased – “so much so that it has eliminated progress made in the late 1960s,” they note in an article written for The Washington Post. More »

Meet Sloane Stephens, The Future Of American Tennis

Meet Sloane Stephens, The Future Of American Tennis

Serena Williams isn’t used to losing tennis matches, and tennis fans aren’t used to watching her lose. That’s what made her loss last night to a teenager at the Australian Open so shocking. Meet Sloane Stephens, the charismatic 19-year-old who achieved a career high last night in defeating Williams, currently ranked #3 with a shot at #1. Today, Stephens is being hailed as the future of tennis. More »

5 Civil Rights Pioneers And Their Day Jobs

5 Civil Rights Pioneers And Their Day Jobs

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which Americans set aside to honor the man who used civil disobedience to advance the rights of black Americans. King, of course, worked as a pastor before and during his years as an activist. And that got us thinking about the “day jobs” of other major figures in the Civil Rights movement. We remember them now for their lasting achievements, but they also had to earn a living, often under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. Here are five Civil Rights leaders, and the day jobs that kept them going. More »