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We couldn't be happier to welcome our two newest mentors into the W.O.M.E.N. family...Jane Chwick, an Advisory Director at Goldman Sachs and Christiane Lemieux, Founder and Creative Director of DwellStudio. Both are incredibly talented and successful businesswomen who share our passion for advancing the careers of young women. They will no doubt be wonderful additions. Please check out their bios and feel free to drop them a welcome note!  ...
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We are THRILLED to welcome our newest mentor Janet Rollé to W.O.M.E.N. In America. Please check out her bio and join us in welcoming her...she is going to be an amazing addition.  Also, our first news tidbit from Janet below!   THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS, MONA, JAMAICA Issued: June 07, 2013 For Release: Immediately Subject: 18 to receive honorary doctorates from UWI UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica – The 2013 graduation ceremonies at The University of the West Indies (UWI) will see the conferral of 18 honorary degrees: five at both the Mona and the Cave Hill Campuses,...
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Great article featuring Mentor Maggie Wilderotter in ChiefExecutive.net! http://chiefexecutive.net/where-are-the-women-2   July 18, 2013 By John Kador KEY TAKEAWAYS   ·         Programs designed to promote women benefit all employees, both women and men ·         CEOs must add recruiter-in-chief and chief development officer titles to their CVs ·         Retention, not recruiting, is the main challenge to gender Balance at the top ·         Work-life balance initiatives don’t stand a chance against the up-and-out culture that defines success at most for-profit organizations   Businesses in the U.S. are doing a much better job of recruiting women, identifying high performance individuals and grooming upcoming stars for...
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Congrats to Sunny Webb, whose work with 3D Printing Technology was published Automation World! http://www.automationworld.com/industry-business/rethinking-industrial-manufacturing-through-3d-printing        ...
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Congrats to Soraya Darabi! The company her and her team have been working on for the past 12 months has launched. Check it out: www.zady.com And please see a couple news tidbits below.  We are so proud!!      Fast Company: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682522/curating-a-collection-of-slow-fashion      Tech Crunch: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/09/foodspotting-co-founder-soraya-darabi-debuts-new-ecommerce-and-retail-startup-zady/   ...
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Check out this wonderful article on Mentor Donna Orender! http://www.golfbusiness.com/flash/digital/2013June/default.html#28...
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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20130623/NEWS/623009999/16     No. 35 Linda Addison Global head of dispute resolution and litigationNorton Rose Fulbright When Fulbright & Jaworski combined with Norton Rose in early June to form the third-largest legal practice in the world, Norton Rose Fulbright, Linda Addison, formerly partner-in-charge of Fulbright’s 115-lawyer New York City office, took on a new role: global head of dispute resolution and litigation. Her group accounts for one-third of the $2 billion global practice, which has 3,800 lawyers in 54 offices worldwide. Ms. Addison also serves on the firm’s global executive committee.  ...
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This story appears in the June 10, 2013 issue of Forbes. Audrey MacLean may be the only Silicon Valley investor who was never floored by Mark Zuckerberg. “I’m just not entirely sure how to gauge the faddiness of the Internet,” says MacLean, who, at 61, is one of the nation’s most seasoned, well-connected and successful angel investors. That’s consistent with the view she’s held for at least 15 years, since FORBES put her on the cover. “My motto was, You don’t need six fluffy dot-coms when it was questionable whether you even needed one.” MacLean is no Luddite. As a limited partner in the Valley’s biggest...
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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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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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