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The One, Two Punch of Being Anti-Gay

Deena Fidas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deena Fidas

First a reputation stain, then the pocketbook strains. That's what lawmakers the world over learned to expect recently when efforts to penalize LGBT people move forward.

The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

Stephanie Michele | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Generating, moderating and channeling influence has become the most important thing that any company can invest in, so why aren't more doing it?

Parity in 2084?!

K. Sujata | Posted 02.19.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

If women continue to support other women, we won't have to wait until 2084 to see gender equality in the boardroom and in the C-suite. Let's challenge ourselves and others to make major strides in 2014.

C-suite Doors Still Locked to Women: Time to Press in From the Outside While You Lean in From the Inside

Rebecca Sive | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Rebecca Sive

Understand that your corporate leadership will derive from your having power and influence in ways and places that matter to your company's decision makers, not (so much) from your camaraderie or diligence. (Otherwise, you'd be in that C-suite already.)

Twitter Triumph: 100% of Fortune 500 Will Soon Tweet

Adam Wexler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Wexler

With a rising stock price the IPO appears to be a success, but that's nothing compared to what's coming from the social media giant. In many respects, Twitter is already the king of the social media world. Soon, that will be undisputed.

6 Reasons to Start a Part-time Business

Tai Goodwin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Tai Goodwin

Do you belong to that growing number of people who spent close to six-figures on an education you hardly use in your day job? Taking on consulting projects on the side can give you a chance to stay engaged with your intended field and keep your practical experience current.

Obama's Closing the Small Business Administration, Why Is the Media Helping?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Here is the truth that you will never hear or see in any story in the mainstream media about why President Obama wants to close the SBA.

Are Working Dads Stepping up at Home?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents
Eve Tahmincioglu

"Half of the world's parents are men," says Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Center for Work & Family or Center for Work and Family. "And yet, so often, men are so noticeably absent in terms of the conversations around work and family."

Illinois' Fortune 500 Top 25

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.30.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you live in Illinois, you may have a Fortune 500 company in your backyard. In today's chart we break down the Fortune 500 to the Top 25 Illinois co...

Obama Small Business Administration Shutdown Will Go Unreported in Mainstream Media

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

One journalist from the mainstream media could save the SBA and all the federal programs to assist the 28 million small business that create over 90 percent of net new jobs in America. Just one. Don't hold your breath.

SBA Fraud and Potential Closure Reveal True Small Business Advocates

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only government agency to assist the nation's 28 million small businesses. President Obama is proposing to close it. Now, who is objecting to that plan?

Obama's Plan to Close the SBA Will Sink the Economy and His Approval Rating

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The one and only agency in Washington to assist the 28 million American small businesses is the SBA. The agency is charged with managing the single largest economic stimulus program in U.S. history to assist small businesses.

Why Men Must 'Lean In' to Support Women's Leadership

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should tr...

Has the Mainstream Media Unwittingly Helped the Government Cheat Small Businesses?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I think the mainstream media has unwittingly helped the government cheat American small businesses out of over two trillion dollars in federal contracts over the last decade.

Leadership Mandates for Business Transformation

Faisal Hoque | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Lurking in the background is a new threat -- a new entrepreneur, a new delivery model or a new idea that can and will rip the legs out from underneath an otherwise stable and profitable industry.

Small Business Administration Cheats Small Businesses Again

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

One good investigative journalist could end this 10-year-old federal contracting scandal and stop the government from cheating America's 28 million small businesses out of over $200 billion a year. Just one. Where are you?

And The World's Most Profitable Company Is...

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

It's still an oil man's world after all. Fortune released its list of the world's 500 largest corporations on Monday, ranking them by revenue for ...

Fixing the Green Economy Gender Gap

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Kathleen Rogers

With more than a century of industrial development at our backs, the moral imperative to change how we treat natural resources and human capital while reducing and eliminating dirty fossil fuels is urgent.

Should the Federal Government Be Giving Small Business Contracts to Fortune 500 Firms?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Ever since the economy took a nosedive in 2008, I have watched with total amazement as presidents, Congress, economists and the mainstream media have totally and completely ignored the single most important factor in the U.S. economy: Small businesses create virtually 100 percent of the net new jobs in America.

The Case for Business Lifecycle Management Is Found in the Numbers

Mike Berman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Mike Berman

A business is as much a living organism as a person. We equate growth and change as natural, as well as necessary, stages in one's lifecycle.

Nerds Anonymous

Amy S. Chen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Amy S. Chen

I won't be dismissive and say that people like Tina Fey and Ellen Degeneres are not incredible role models, but celebrities provide a much different type of support than women in STEM or climbing the corporate ladder are able to otherwise provide.

Rebecca Shapiro

Christine Quinn Reacts To Controversial NY Times Article | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media

City Council Speaker and Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn appeared at Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women event on Monday...

Mothering Our Mother Earth

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Sadly, humanity is taking advantage of our planet like an ungrateful teenager. Let's clean up our room and show our Mother Earth some respect.

The Top Spot On The Fortune 500 Is....

Fortune | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Fortune: Walmart retook the top spot, Berkshire Hathaway made the top five and Apple grew enormously. Here are the top 10 companies on the For...

Condi Owes Me a Beer!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Martha Burk

Was the 10-year slog, the fear from death threats and stalking, taunts, and t-shirts with our heads on pig's bodies -- and worse -- worth it? Yep. One more barrier broken, one more myth about "woman's place" shattered.