Topic: Fortune 500

A Billion Women Are Expected To Enter The Workforce In The Next 10 Years

A Billion Women Are Expected To Enter The Workforce In The Next 10 Years

Ladies, slip on your wet suit and get ready to surf a billion-woman wave into the workplace worldwide. That’s right, it may not be a man’s world for much longer according to the latest survey from Booz & Company on women at work. It reports that up to 1 billion women are expected to enter the work force in the next ten years. Hang ten, people, it’s not all sand and sunshine. More »

Deborah Farrington Gives A Different Approach To Help Women Get On The Board

Deborah Farrington Gives A Different Approach To Help Women Get On The Board
Deborah Farrington, founder of the New York venture capital firm StarVest Partners, has an inspiring guest post up at Women 2.0 about how women can claim a seat on the board. She points out that being a venture capitalist is about more than just choosing the right companies to invest in. The real job is in wielding influence on those companies’ boards to guide them in the right direction. And that’s a power that women are missing out on.

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Andrea Jung And Reese Witherspoon Are Celebrating The 125th Anniversary Of Avon With A World Tour

Andrea Jung And Reese Witherspoon Are Celebrating The 125th Anniversary Of Avon With A World Tour

Avon Products CEO Andrea Jung and Avon Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon are traveling to 16 different cities all over the world to celebrate the company’s 125th anniversary. Earlier this week they were in Poland and then they moved on to Russia by Thursday. At each event held in the cities Jung and Witherspoon are presenting grants of $60,000 to a local organization that supports victims of domestic violence. These grants were made as part of the new $2 million Avon Global Believe Fund that Avon created to help support women’s domestic violence shelters and agencies in each of the 16 cities on the Avon Believe World Tour. More »