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CBS: Full-time working mothers as often employed at managerial level as full-time working fathers

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Fewer women than men in management positions Three-quarters of women in the employed labour force are part-timers , as against one-quarter of men. It is much more uncommon for part-timers to hold a management position than for full-timers. As a result, the proportion of managers among women is much lower than among men. Women also appear to be less keen to move up to higher management or top positions than men, as the recently published Emancipation Monitor shows. Full-time working mothers almost as often working at managerial level as fu... Read More »

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association sponsors free youth workshop at The Oregon State Fiddle Contest funded by OOTFA’s Kielhorn Endowment

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Oregon Youth Fiddlers are invited to attend a free workshop on March 22, featuring Performance & Contest fiddling and learning advanced tunes and bowing techniques. All students will also receive a free month of access to FiddleVideo a fiddle teaching website that Willis has just launched this past year. Willis is the founder and principal instructor on the site that includes international teacher and performer Hanneke Cassel teaching Scottish Fiddle tunes and techniques. Willis started playing classical violin at the age of 3 and transi... Read More »

BCN: Stefan Zarnic appointed Director Next Media

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Burda’s central advertising marketer BCN (Burda Community Network) is expanding its management team: By 1 July 2015 at the latest, Stefan Zarnic will take on the newly created position of Director Next Media. He will report directly to manager Andreas Schilling. In Stefan Zarnic, BCN has secured a proven digital and multi-channel expert with more than fifteen years’ experience in digital marketing. The 45-year-old joins the company from InteractiveMedia (Deutsche Telekom), where he is currently Vice President Publisher Management and Member ... Read More »

15,000 child refugees to benefit from Vodafone Foundation ‘Instant Classroom’

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Digital 'school in a box' created to bring tablet-based teaching to refugee camps. Vodafone Foundation Instant Classroom takes 20 minutes to set up and can be used in classrooms without electricity. To be deployed in partnership with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to 12 schools in Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo over next 12 months. The Vodafone Foundation Instant Classroom has been specifically designed for areas where electricity and internet connectivity are unreliable or non-existent and will be de... Read More »

Modern Wine Cellar Builder in Fort Lauderdale/Miami Florida wins Houzz Best in design

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Facing the inevitable downturn to the financial industry in 2008, forward thinking investment banker, Jake Duquette, made a bold move. He decided to leave his career in the high finance world and enter the construction industry, of all places, at a time when the industry was in shambles after the housing bubble burst. Why would Duquette make such a crazy move? He had seen many spectacular residential luxury wine cellars in the homes of his high net worth clients. It was clear that this was an industry that was not diminishing, even during a ... Read More »

NationaLease appoints Victoria Kresge Vice President of Dedicated Services

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NationaLease, one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, has named Victoria Kresge Vice President of Dedicated Services, reporting to Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales. In this position, she will be responsible for growing the organization's Dedicated Services business, both with new prospects and existing customers, and developing business solutions for both. "We're extremely pleased that Victoria has agreed to join NationaLease to help us grow our Dedicated Services program," Gallick said. "She'... Read More »

LATINA Style ranks Prudential Financial as a top company for Hispanic women

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“This award reflects the diverse and inclusive culture of Prudential,” said Michele Green, vice president and chief diversity officer for Prudential, who accepted the award at the 17th annual LATINA Style Awards Lunch and Diversity Leaders Conference held last week in Washington, D.C. “We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion is a strategic growth driver for us. Diversity and inclusion is integrated into the way that we do business, the way we support diverse communities and the way we recruit, develop and engage our employees.” ... Read More »

Mercure unveils the figures of the international casting “The Six Friends Theory”

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The aim is to select a candidate, somewhere around the world, and take him or her to meet an Aboriginal from the Bundjalung tribe in Australia, and prove that they are only 6 degrees of separation away from each other! The casting call opened on January 20th and Internet users can take part on the Mercure Facebook page. The application procedure is simple. Candidates simply have to post a video up to 1 minute long on Facebook, capturing their personality, what they are passionate about, what drives them, their plans, their talents and so for... Read More »

Orion Systems Integrators expands its Board of Directors with appointment of two accomplished Industry Veterans

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Orion Systems Integrators ("Orion"), a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to the Fortune 500 and other large and mid-market customers, today announced the appointment of Mark Gerencser and Geoff Nyheim to the company's Board of Directors, as the company prepares for accelerating growth. "We welcome Mark and Geoff to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with them as Orion expands its global presence and customer relationships," said Sunil Mehta, Chief Executive Officer of Orion. "As one of the fast... Read More »

African Americans learning from the past to avoid the 14 biggest post-divorce mistakes

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At the beginning of the 20th century, the divorce rates amongst African Americans were just a fraction of what they are today. With the rise in divorce for the African American community has come heartbreak, drama and broken homes as well as a collective need to learn how to navigate through tough breakups. "Black History Month is not only a time to reflect on the past but also to look ahead to how the future can be improved," explained Chicago family law practitioner Lester L. Barclay, author of the book The African-American Guide to Divorc... Read More »

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