Why Finance Needs More Women

It’s no surprise that the world of finance is male dominated, especially at the leadership level. While there are lots of women graduating from college with finance degrees, there still aren’t as many women CEOs and women on Wall Street as you might think. In fact, 4.4% of Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies have female CEOs, according to Catalyst. While about 74% of the industry's assets are run by men alone, only 2% of these assets are handled by women alone. The remaining 14% is made up by a … [Read more...]

Giving Girls in Uganda an Equal Chance

“I want to be a nurse.” This comment was made in response to my age old question of, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked this question to children in the United States, but this time I was in Uganda, speaking with a 14-year-old girl, Malacondia, who attends St. Luke’s Primary School in the northern part of Uganda, near the border with South Sudan. The school educates children from Uganda as well as refugees from South Sudan, displaced by the horrific unrest there. Not … [Read more...]

The Five Benefits of Gratitude

Self-care has always been an important skill to have. In fact, self-care for social workers is an actively taught and trained skill. This is due to the fact that self-care leads to better care for others. There are many ways to express self-care and one of them is through gratitude. As studies complied by the Case Western Reserve University show, gratitude leads to five major benefits. Those with a high level of gratitude have fewer health issues and feel more positively about the future. On … [Read more...]

Career Options for Women Who Want to Help the Elderly

There are various career options for women that want to work in the elderly care profession. There are jobs that require experience and the completion of degrees such as geriatric nurse practitioners, to jobs that require little experience, such as a dog walker or care assistant, where you can learn on the job. While most jobs helping the elderly consist of care-giving and some physical labor, not all do and these career options may be perfect for older women who want to change career paths or … [Read more...]

Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s national English language Contest

Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s national English language contest, From Our Dark Side, is seeking Canadian women writers and their best genre film ideas! Submit your 3-5 page genre film outline by January 6, 2017 and you could be selected to join the 2017 incubator program designed to help you get your idea for a feature length project to the next stage. Winners will also attend workshops at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival AND receive a transportation subsidy … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Finding a Safe Place to Live in a Big City

After thinking about it for some time, you are going to take the proverbial plunge and move to a major metropolis. Maybe it’s a new job that’s inspiring the move, or a desire to give big city living a try. No matter the reason, you are now in the process of finding a place to live, and you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. While you wish you could spend a week or two touring the city and determining the safest places to live, you simply don’t have the time or money to do that. As a result, … [Read more...]

Ideal City Breaks for Women in Europe

Regardless of whether you splash the cash on a non-stop shopping trip or treat yourself to a self-indulgent spa weekend, every girl deserves a city break every now and again. The rejuvenating powers of just a few days away can work wonders, and help banish the stresses of modern life. The only problem you might encounter is deciding where to go. But thankfully, the variety and diversity of Europe has something to suit all kinds of traveller. With this in mind, here are some ideal city break … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from a Toxic Lifestyle

Nowadays it's as if there are hazards around every corner. From the exhaust spewing out of the vehicles we drive to the products we use to clean our homes, it seems as though toxins have become nearly ubiquitous in the modern world. Most of us have become accustomed to living with these unhealthy substances, reassuring ourselves that “these things are perfectly normal,” but a growing number of health-conscious women are making an effort to minimize their exposure to things that could potentially … [Read more...]

The Top 5 College Majors for Women

Have you ever wondered what the top college majors are for women, in particular? Well, the short list of five majors below will help you gain some insight into what most women are choosing as their career path. 1. Nursing Nursing is a vast field, with so many different types of nursing positions that can be filled. You can, for example, become an oncology nurse so you can work with cancer patients, or you can work in the maternity ward and help with newborn babies. From emergency room … [Read more...]

Tips for Moms Entering a Criminal Justice Career

To get off to a bright and exciting start to a new career in the criminal justice field, as an involved mother, you have to apply the skills that you learned in college toward your everyday life. For instance, creating a schedule that will enable you to work and still see your children regularly requires intensive problem solving skills. Look at your new career in the same manner as you would a new investigation. Your online criminal justice masters degree is much more valuable than you … [Read more...]

“I Know Gender” Course Modules, UN Women

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to introduce the module Trade and Gender Equality, a new module part of the "I Know Gender" online self-paced course. This module was developed in collaboration with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and aims to enhance knowledge on the relationship between trade and gender equality. To register for this and other I Know Gender course modules click here. Training for gender equality is an essential component for … [Read more...]

Going It Alone – The Benefits of Being a Female Solo Traveler

Image by nromagna, used under CC license 2.0 Perhaps you’re bored in your job and want to break out with some travel, but don’t have a travel buddy. There’s nothing to stop you trotting the globe by yourself. In fact, you’ve everything to gain from doing so. Solo travel is enriching and empowering. Here are a few of the benefits of travelling solo and some of the places you should try it. Learn about yourself Traveling alone is your avenue to find out who you truly are. You’re on your … [Read more...]

Minority Women Are the Fastest Growing Group of Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Entrepreneurs play a massive role in the country’s success, bringing with them new ideas and ways of business. What’s really exciting as of late is that minority women are in fact the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. Women are stepping out into the business world like never before and are truly a force to be reckoned with, as the numbers show. This means women are now bringing their ideas to fruition, securing financing on their own from banks and places such as … [Read more...]

Four Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Husband or Partner

For many women, this time of year is an important one when it comes to their relationships with those closest to them. In the run up to Christmas, many women are spending their time finding the perfect gifts, planning the festive season and ensuring that everything is going to be special and memorable for their families. But, gift selecting isn’t always easy, and a lot of women get stuck when it comes to purchasing the perfect Christmas gift for their husband. If you’re preparing for the festive … [Read more...]

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