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Limoniera has selected GEC as a New York-based cleaning expert thanks to our innovative uses of lemons as an all natural cleaning solution. As a special treat, GEC customers in May will receive a bag of Limoniera lemons along with a lemon cleaning recipe from me. We love the opportunity to share our natural cleaning philosophy with even more members of our community. And stay tuned, because next month we hope to be announcing another exciting partnership! As a small business passionate about organic, natural green cleaning, we are proud to announce our new partnership with Limoniera an outstanding green...
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Please check out this great story featuring mentor Beth-Ann Eason. Great job Beth-Ann! http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2013/05/23/conde-nast-zip-list-startup-story/...
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Joan Amble passed along this thought provoking article written by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a past guest speaker of one of our W.O.M.E.N. events. Enjoy.   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/jobs/sponsors-seen-as-crucial-for-womens-career-advancement.html?_r=0...
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Mentor Larraine Segil wrote this piece for the Huffington Post on 4/26/13. Enjoy!   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larraine-segil/lean-in-small-business_b_3148866.html...
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W.O.M.E.N. mentors Maggie Wilderotter and Denise Morrison were on the CBS Morning Show on May 7th. They were interviewed by Mellody Hobson for a segment which features moms and sisters in honor of Mother's Day. We are very proud! http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50146347n  ...
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We have some great news to share with our W.O.M.E.N. in America mentors and mentees -- Elena Granovsky Zislin, Class of 2012 STEM mentee, has been recognized as an emerging leader by the Women's Bond Club in New York.  She will be presented with a Rising Stars Award on May 7th at the 20th Annual Merit Award Dinner held at the American Museum of Natural History.  Here is a link to the Wall Street Journal article: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130502-910366.html. Congrats Elena!!...
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Here's an interesting article by Deborah Gage at the WSJ: "Women Executives Make Venture-Backed Companies More Successful: Study" "...it finds that companies have a greater chance of either going public, operating profitably or being sold for more money than they’ve raised when they have females acting as founders, board members, C-level officers, vice presidents and/or directors. At successful companies, the median proportion of female executives was 7.1%; at unsuccessful companies, 3.1%." http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2012/10/04/women-executives-make-venture-backed-companies-more-successful-study/...
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W.O.M.E.N. would like to share the following blog post featured on Forbes.com, written by one of our own mentors, Christa Carone, Chief Marketing Officer of Xerox. Carone was inspired to write this piece particularly after discussions with her mentees and in the wake of Marissa Mayer’s appointment at Yahoo, which compelled her to share a more practical point of view regarding balancing both a high-powered career and motherhood. As Carone states “it’s so important for the next generation of female executives to better define this “have it all” dynamic and take a more practical approach to achieving it. Because, the reality...
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One of our mentors, Irene Britt, has recently been named President of Pepperidge Farm. She will be the first female to lead the company, since company founder Margaret Rudkin who retired in 1966. Congratulations Irene! http://www.marketwatch.com/story/irene-chang-britt-becomes-president-of-pepperidge-farm-2012-08-01 ...
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Rebecca Boudreaux has been selected as a speaker at the 5th International DME Conference in Beijing, China September 17-20. She is the only female speaker and will be representing both her company Oberon Fuels and North America. Congratulations Rebecca! To learn more about the conference, please visit: http://aboutdme.org/index.asp?sid=87 ...
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