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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:38

Problems Female STEM Students Face

Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) encounter a variety of challenges—some related to gender, some not. While half of all Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields are earned by women, women earn fewer STEM doctoral degrees than men, and most of the leadership positions in the industry and academia are still held by men.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:56

One Thing Leads to the Next

Art was never a particular passion for Judith Hayner.

During her undergrad art history class at Eastern Michigan University, the professor asked her and five other students to stay after class one day. They had just taken an exam, and she thought, "Did I flunk?"

Published in Career
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:11

Women in STEM: Part of the Solution

A total of 74 middle school girls statewide attended one of two Michigan Women's Foundation University of Life events this summer for leadership development, college and career exploration and guidance, and an in-depth look at STEM careers.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:23

The Neighborhood Coffee Shop

The worn wooden floorboards creak at The Sparrows Coffee Tea and Newsstand, and the back wall is five different shades of paint. "It's gritty, but warm and welcoming," said Lori Slager Wenzel, owner and founder.

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:39

Women in STEM: We Fixed that Problem, Right?

While men still receive a higher proportion of doctoral degrees across all scientific and engineering fields (53.8%, versus 46.2% for women ), this gap has narrowed since the mid-1980s. (There was a 31.4% gap in 1985.)

Published in Career
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:36

Bolster Your Business

It might still be summer, but classes are in session at GROW. Whether you're starting, building or scaling a business, these events offer some of the best information to help you toughen your trade, strengthen your skills and gain knowledge.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:45

And That’s the Bottom Line

Floriza Genautis, Founder and CEO of Management Business Solutions, Inc. (MBS), knows staffing.

After graduating with a degree in math and computer application from De La Salle University in the Phillippines, she had a job waiting for her. Instead, Floriza moved to Silicon Valley to be closer to her family—and ended up mopping floors at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:27

Are You a Phubber?

July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month.

Why not all year long? We sure need it.

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Have you heard of "Summer Slide?" You probably have if you're a parent—and you most definitely have if you work in education.

"Summer Slide" refers to the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. As a mom to three school-age boys, it's something I try to be mindful of. I attempt heading into each summer break with a plan: summer reading logs, book clubs, math apps and camps. Of course, these initiatives are often received with eye rolls and complaints ... but I know if I don't push it, my boys will inevitably fall behind.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:26

Q&A: Sandra Gaddy

On March 22, 2017, Sandra Gaddy began her new role as CEO of Women's Resource Center (WRC)—a nonprofit organization that advocates for women to achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Sandra brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and fund development to the position, as well as a talent for developing teams and building collaborative relationships.

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