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Deborah Frett

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Mentor a Woman Veteran: Give Back to Those Who Have Given So Much

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 11:08 AM

While we should thank our veterans every day, collectively we as a nation all say thank you on Veterans Day, November 11. But many of us want to offer more than just a sincere "Thank You," we would like to do something. In February of this year, Business...

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Mentoring: Giving Back to Those Women Who Have Given So Much

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 12:49 PM

You aced the holiday dinner, picked out the perfect presents, rung in the New Year with style, and started working on those resolutions. By now, you've got that gym routine down and even shed a few holiday pounds. You dusted off the resume, reached out to your networks and updated...

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Gen Y Women In The Workplace: What Employers Need To Unlearn And Relearn

(7) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 10:17 AM

The key to recruiting, supporting and retaining Gen Y workers may require unlearning what we "know" about this cohort and relearning the importance of flexibility, equality and inclusivity for business success. Last week, Business and Professional Women's Foundation (BPW) Foundation released findings from our national survey on Gen...

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What You Can Do To Honor Women Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 1:19 PM

This Veterans Day (11/11/11), take a moment to ponder the sacrifices that our military and veterans have made and continue to make on behalf of all U.S. citizens. How might you express your appreciation?

A heartfelt "thank you" would be wonderful. Certainly, fly the American flag at the entrance to...

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Make Your Mother Proud

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2011 | 11:49 AM

Each May, we are inundated with advertising from jewelers, florists, and other retailers promising the "perfect" Mother's Day gift. How did Mother's Day morph into a shopping spectacle that rivals any other holiday of the year?!? It all seems so inadequate -- and absurd -- when I consider the many,...

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Last Year's Slacker Is This Year's Slow Starter

(13) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 11:57 AM

The tide is changing. Rhetoric on the 80 million strong Generation Y is softening. Last year, Gen Y was labeled lazy slackers with unrealistic work expectations. This year, they are simply slow starters who have been humbled by the current economic environment....

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On Equal Pay Day, Step Up or Step Out of the Way

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2011 | 5:39 PM

According to the last study by the National Center for Educational Statistics:

  • Female high school graduates are more likely than male graduates to have taken geometry, algebra II, pre-calculus, biology, and chemistry.

  • Females are more likely than their male classmates to participate in music or...

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Top 12 Women Veteran Stories of 2010

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 4:13 PM

The number of women in the military is growing and so is our population of women veterans. And we must support them.

Business and Professional Women's Foundation built on our continuing efforts to support women veterans by convening a Summit of government officials, leading employers...

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This Veterans Day, It's All About Jobs and the Economy

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 4:00 PM

As the recent elections and latest headlines have declared, Americans are most worried about jobs and the economy. Sadly, women veterans have even greater reason to be worried about these issues.

A woman veteran between the ages of 18-24 is twice as likely to experience unemployment as a non-veteran...

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Ten Tips to Create a Flexible, Virtual Work Environment

(3) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 1:28 PM

The workplace flexibility movement has two things going for it: one, it's not going away, and two, just like the word itself, it can adapt and change to fit any organizational culture.

Business and Professional Women's Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization that supports workforce development...

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Fact or Fiction: Is Gen Y Lazy?

(14) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 5:21 PM

Calling Gen Y (born 1978-1994) lazy is en vogue. The Washington Post's April 3rd article is among the latest to call into question this generation's work ethic. The article highlights new data from the Pew Research Center that confirms current suspicions: Gen Y is...

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Workforce Demographics: Who Are We Creating Jobs For?

(8) Comments | Posted February 17, 2010 | 1:15 PM

On the one year anniversary of the stimulus bill, and as President Obama and Congress wrangle through passing a jobs bill, we must not only concentrate on what jobs we are creating, but who exactly will fill those positions.

Women comprise nearly half...

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The Work-Life Tip Sheet: 10 Steps to a Successful Workplace

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2009 | 11:11 AM

Over the years, there's been plenty of shaming big employers -- picketing, signs with attack slogans, marching in the streets. But the game of us-against-them doesn't work. In order to transform the workplace to better reflect today's workforce, we need to think about how to make working women and their...

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