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India Finance Minister to set up women only bank

Mar 1, 2013
India's finance minister has announced plans to set up the country's first ever women only bank. P Chidambaram says he hopes that it will be granted a license by October.
Posted In: India, women, bank

Under Armour gets a makeover for women

Feb 15, 2013
The company that was founded by a former football player and is known for its hard-core, performance sportswear is testing a new branding strategy geared towards women.
Posted In: branding, women, fashion, clothing, Retail

CEO of Wikimedia on making a site useful for billions

Jan 31, 2013
Wikimedia head Sue Gardner talks about growing the popular web collaboration project, Wikipedia.
Posted In: Wikipedia, women

Training women for corporate combat

Jan 24, 2013
The business world isn't all that different from the military. You need to be on the front lines to get ahead.
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Defense Secretary Panetta lifts ban on women in combat

Jan 23, 2013
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced today that he was lifting a military ban on women in combat, opening up thousands of positions on the front lines.
Posted In: women, military

Women outperform men in hedge funds

Jan 17, 2013
According to a report by consulting firm Rothstein Kass, hedge funds managed by women have been outperforming those run by their male counterparts.
Posted In: hedge funds, women

The financial reality of investing for women

Dec 7, 2012
We often hear that women are more risk averse than men. Commentator Helaine Olen says yes, male and female investors may approach risk-taking differently, but that's not why women have less money to put away.
Posted In: Investing, men v. women, women

Fun facts from the Census on jobs by gender and race

Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Posted In: women, Jobs, race, Economy, census

Global gender gap is closing, but U.S. lags

Oct 24, 2012
Equality for women has come a long way but still has a way to go according to the 2012 Global Gender Gap report. The report ranks countries on the access women have to education, economic opportunity, healthcare and political power.
Posted In: gender gap, women

Growing up as 'the Martian's daughter'

Sep 26, 2012
Marina von Neumann Whitman has been a lot of firsts. She was the first woman ever on the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Posted In: women, Economics, book

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