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Women and the Economy

Small Loans Mean Big Opportunities for Women in the Philippines

Maura Hart | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Maura Hart

As small business owners in the Philippines, these women often do not qualify for traditional loans and other commercial banking services. They look to nonprofit financial institutions like Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) for financial services that are specifically designed to help them build their businesses.

How Small Loans Mean Big Changes For Rural Women

Julie Slama | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Slama

In most countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty is concentrated in the rural areas, where approximately 125 million people live. The majority of the population is made up of self-employed farmers and small business owners who rely on their own hard work to survive.

On International Women's Day, ‘Invisible' Women Need Financial Access

Mary Ellen Iskenderian | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Wherever she lives, no matter what country, when a woman controls her own finances she invests that money in ways that can bring about long-term change -- education for her children, health care and better housing for her family. But low-income women around the world are routinely denied access to the basic financial products that most of us take for granted.

8 Ways Businesses Can Eliminate Mad Men Workplace Policies and Keep Women at Work

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Liz O'Donnell

Corporate America needs to make significant shifts in how it operates to keep women engaged in work and part of our country's economic engine. Here are eight ways employers can "do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode" and keep working mothers at work.

Why Older Women Are So Vital To A Country's Economic Success

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Politicians and marketers take note: by mid-century, nearly 20 percent of the world's population will be women aged 50 and over, numbering nearly two-billion in total. Indeed, as the global population ages, the female demographic surges ahead.

Social Security Turns 78 Today! Will It Make It To 80?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Some in Washington are still obsessed with undermining this essential foundation of retirement security in America.

The Power of Pissed-Off Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Our goal is nothing short of radical inclusiveness, as we work to build an organization, a movement, and a society that values diversity and upholds respect for every single woman and girl, no matter where she comes from, what she looks like, where she works or who she loves.

When Women Win, Everyone Wins

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Organizations must create "policies and practices that will allow women to flourish and advance." How is your employer advancing the core pillars of this agenda?

Why More Women Are Delaying Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

While the women's movement is often cited for encouraging women to delay motherhood, new data suggests there may now be another culprit: the economic ...

An Open Invitation to Jack Welch

Nell Merlino | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

As a man who is a role model to so many businesspeople, Jack Welch needs to understand what's really going on with women in business.

The United Arab Emirates -– a Fertile Frontier for Financial Women

Anne Izzillo | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Anne Izzillo

American and Emirati business women are striving for the same goals: diversity on corporate boards, improved business operations and gender equality.

Missing From the Domination Fest: Men

Rick Newman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Rick Newman

Today's man has barely earned the right to massage his partner's feet when she gets home from her 12-hour workday at the investment bank or the ER or the particle accelerator.

My Friend, Hilary Rosen

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

I did not read Hilary's comments about Ann Romney to in any way take away from the hard chore of raising children, or staying at home and raising them and not working outside the family.

From Under the Mattress and into the Bank: Increasing Financial Access for Women in Nigeria

Joseph W. Saunders | Posted 06.12.2012 | Money
Joseph W. Saunders

A growing chorus of voices is calling for a shift away from cash-based economies in the developing world.

Nursing the Economy Back to Health

Ceridwen Morris | Posted 09.21.2011 | Women
Ceridwen Morris

It's interesting catching up on some of the films about the 2008 economic crash and remembering how little I really understood back then. I think it's partly because I was extremely pregnant at the time.

The Pink Slip: Women and Layoffs in the Recession

Rod Shrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rod Shrader

It turns out that even though women are more than holding their own in terms of staying employed, their gains are not reflected in leadership positions.

President Obama and the Future of Women's Health

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

With a president who understands and accepts a woman's right to reproductive justice, the focus will now entail a reexamination of the multitude of factors that are part of the larger picture.

Obama and the Progressive Community

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

The euphoria of November 4th and the upcoming excitement surrounding the inauguration are competing with the reality of each looming crisis, from the economy to Gaza.