Topic: Education

CEO Pamela Barnes of Global Women’s Health Nonprofit EngenderHealth Talks Career Changes And Taking Risks

CEO Pamela Barnes of Global Women's Health Nonprofit EngenderHealth Talks Career Changes And Taking Risks

Here at TheGrindstone, we’re all about women in business, whether that be in traditional for-profit ventures or in the incredible world of non-profits. Pamela Barnes, the CEO and President of EngenderHealth, has experience in both. As the head of a large global organization focused on improving women’s health around the world, she knows a lot about being a woman in a leadership position, as well as mentorship and innovation. I spoke to Pamela about her inspiring job, including her career experience before taking her position as CEO, what her work life is like now, and the biggest challenges involved in running a company with employees who work, literally, all over the globe.
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Student Loan Debt Is A Girl Problem

Student Loan Debt Is A Girl Problem

Every week we wade through a ton of stories full of bad news about college costs and student debt. With educational debt having outpaced consumer debt a few years ago, the news that 7 million students will likely see the interest rates on federal subsidized loans double in July, coupled with the revelation that one third of millenials regret going to college, I have to wonder if student debt is becoming a gendered issue. More »

The Rise Of Corporate Colleges

The Rise Of Corporate Colleges

Each year, McDonalds managers and would-be managers numbering in the thousands spend a week at Hamburger University to take classes in business and strategic management.

That’s right. There’s a brick-and-mortar “college” at the chain’s Illinois headquarters, and courses employees take there can be used toward an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. More »

Willow Palin Graduates From Beauty School

Willow Palin Graduates From Beauty School

Bristol Palin is the Palin child who tends to get all the attention: She announced her pregnancy during her mother’s campaign for the vice presidency, she competed on Dancing With the Stars and then got her own reality show, and she “wrote” a “book” called Not Afraid of Life. But while Bristol, whose Wikipedia entry describes her as an “an author, advocate, speaker, and reality television personality,” may get all the attention, her little sister has been pursuing her own career, and it’s a much more traditional one.

Willow Palin, the Palin family’s family’s middle daughter, has just graduated from beauty school in Arizona. More »

We Need To Take College Less Seriously

We Need To Take College Less Seriously

Sarah: So, now that the holiest of days, April Fool’s Day, is behind us, we can turn our attention to thisjoke.
I’d like to start off by saying that I never had anything published by the Wall Street Journal when I was a senior in high school, and I got into college.
Colette: I’d like to start by saying that if I raised my eyebrows any higher after this, they would be on the back of my head.
They would be lost in my high bun.
But yes, sure, great; I guess it’s impressive that this 18 year-old published a piece in a national newspaper..
Sarah: Hahahaha
Colette: UNFORTUNATELY, it was this.
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‘Beautiful Mind’ Author Sylvia Nasar Says Her Employer Underpaid Her By $1 Million

âBeautiful Mindâ Author Sylvia Nasar Says Her Employer Underpaid Her By $1 Million

Economist Sylvia Nasar became a best-selling author when she wrote A Beautiful Mind, her 1998 biography of a troubled Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and economist. She became even more prominent when her book became an Oscar-winning movie starring Russell Crowe in 2001. Now she is taking her employer, Columbia University, to court, and the stakes are high. More »