6:30 pm, March 9th | by Hillary Reinsberg
At least the headline isn’t misleading. The article ”Beautiful female journalists at two sessions,” in China’s People’s Daily newspaper is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a slideshow of attractive female journalists at some sort of congressional session.
1:45 pm, March 9th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Boobs no more. At least not for German Bild newspaper, which has, at last, decided to stop featuring naked women on its cover. This, apparently, is a big deal.
10:06 am, March 9th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Today is The Daily Beast’s Women In The World conference. Not there? Neither are we! But you can watch the livestream here.
8:30 am, March 9th | by Hillary Reinsberg
There’s no doubt that Lady Gaga’s a woman of business. She’s a singer too, but we’d she’s foremost genius of branding. Her latest reported investment: a vineyard.
7:25 pm, March 8th | by Hillary Reinsberg
LinkedIn routinely has “Hackdays,” where employees are allowed to work on special projects or try to throw together creative hacks. Essentially, a break from the regular routine. Now, they’re debuting a female-only version.
6:25 pm, March 8th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Facebook released a nice little video today, discussing the company’s efforts to promote women (despite not having any on their board). Though the appearance from Sheryl Sandberg was nice, the definite highlight was engineer Sophia Chung’s story of putting her anti-cheerleader professor squarely in his place.
5:30 pm, March 8th | by Hillary Reinsberg
There’s some good news on International Women’s Day: a worldwide study shows that for the first time, women make up more than 10 percent of board director seats. Hooray!
1:44 pm, March 8th | by Hillary Reinsberg
International Women’s Day, despite its vague “let’s celebrate half the population for one day” message, isn’t really anything to complain about. But before you gush about the lady-inspired Google Doodle and whatnot, it’s worth knowing about the holiday’s somewhat peculiar origins as part of the Socialist movements of the early 1900s.
7:00 pm, March 7th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Forbes has released its “World’s 20 Richest Women” list, which makes us feel kind of how entertainment reporters must feel when the Oscar nominees are announced: it’s exciting, but totally predictable. Well, mostly, at least. There is this one fun gem: the creator of Spanx has joined the billionaire ranks.
4:45 pm, March 7th | by Hillary Reinsberg
There’s a whole lot of drama in Europe (well, in this country too) over the fact that not enough women are represented on corporate boards — and there’s discussion that the EU may begin mandating that females take up a certain percentage of board seats. Important a topic as it may be, a lot of the discourse revolves around much complaining without much action. But at last! European business schools have taken very deliberate action — in the simplest way possible. By naming the thousands of women that companies should put on their boards.