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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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Petraeus’s Digital Obsession Led To His Downfall

Petraeus's Digital Obsession Led To His Downfall

Here lies the perfect example of the dangers of digital addiction, a real problem apparently, and also a great addition to everyone’s favorite Alanis Morissette karaoke song. CIA Director David Petraeus has been criticized for his digital communication compulsion exemplified through rapid responses to all emails and social media messages sent his way – and his constant Googling of himself. More »

These 10 Careers Tend To Have The Most Psychopaths

These 10 Careers Tend To Have The Most Psychopaths

Business Insider just released the jobs that most psychopaths call home. As clarification on the term, author Eric Barker says, “psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths….Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial char, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.” More »

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 »

Your 916-Page Vogue Issue Can Actually Be Used As An Economic Indicator

Your 916-Page Vogue Issue Can Actually Be Used As An Economic Indicator

Your giant ad-filled fashion magazines have just taken on another use besides coffee table fixture and paper weight. In a MarketWatch.com article today by Paul B. Farrell, the stand-out trend of the 21st Century was announced, declaring what Beyonce has been singing all along: “Who run the world? Girls.” According to the post, the stock market has a new bull-bear indication, the “Women’s Fashion Mag Ads Indicator,” which means that an increase in fashion magazine ads shows the industry’s confidence in America’s stock market and economy if it’s spending big bucks on promotion. More »

Rick Santorum Staffer Says It’s God’s Will That Women Shouldn’t Be President

Rick Santorum Staffer Says It's God's Will That Women Shouldnât Be President

At the beginning of this month, Rick Santorum almost won the Iowa caucuses, and Michele Bachmann performed so poorly that she had to drop out of the race. I had assumed this was just a matter of fundraising, debate performances, likability, and all the other usual issues the contribute to electoral success. Little did I suspect it might be God’s will! But according to Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director, God wouldn’t have wanted Bachmann to win: “The question then comes, ‘Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?’” Jamie Johnson wrote in an email.
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The US Doesn’t Need Quotas To Get Women Into The Boardroom

The US Doesn't Need Quotas To Get Women Into The Boardroom

Should the United States follow Europe in enacting mandatory quotas for appointing women to corporate boards? Forbes.com contributor Lisa Quast thinks so. But quotas aren’t a magic wand — profits are. Several European countries have passed laws recently that would require companies to boost more women into executive roles. As the Economist reported this summer, France is now requiring firms to set aside 40% of board seats for women, and Norway and Spain have similar laws on the books. More »