It isn’t so obvious from a glance down the aisles of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the recent Franchise Expo Midwest where it appears that men outnumber women about 8 to 1. But more women are entering the entrepreneurial world of franchising. And for good reason. “The r
It can’t be easy being a writer if your grandfather is Elmore Leonard, the legendary author of crime stories. Megan Freels Johnston, writer, producer and director, says, “I didn’t want to be compared to him, but he was very encouraging to me.” Known for the 2017 film, The Ice Cream Tr
How dare she? The reaction to Serena Williams’ call for fairness at the U.S. Open is a case study in gender inequity in sports, the workplace, in public and in private where women are punished for fury and men are praised for telling it like it is. Read more from Gloria Feldt in Take
Spirits move her. Litty Mathew is co-founder at Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles, maker of a growing portfolio of small-batch, organic spirits that combines her love of family, cooking and entrepreneurship. “It is an artisan’s job, that is the fun for me, the aspect of doing everyth
“How are you?” “Busy.” No matter how many times I ask that question to many different women orbiting various galaxies of my life, the answer is almost always— with rare exception—that four-letter, empty word I have come to loathe: Busy. We give the methodical, habitual response
So far seven years in the making, “Lilly,” a political drama on the life of fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter, is the passion project for award-winning director and writer Rachel Feldman, who is now aiming to begin production. Since she saw Ledbetter at the Democratic National Convent
It’s simple, right? Equal means equal. Unless it doesn’t. Kamala Lopez, executive director of Equal Means Equal, a non-partisan initiative to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment into law, has launched the Equality Pledge this month in concert with the National Women’s Political Caucus.
It’s September and back to school reminders are everywhere. Is this giving you the itch to enroll in continuing education, earn a secondary degree, take classes just for fun or ramp up your career with additional training? “According to recent estimates from the American Council
What are you good at doing? What is your expertise? “I definitely think when someone challenges you to think about what you’re good at in a different way it’s an ‘Aha!’ But it also ignites that passion that is already within,” says Dr. Angie Williams, dean of Multicultural Affairs an
Coming home in 1992 to a break-in in progress changed the priorities for Ellen Snortland. The author, filmmaker, performer, journalist, actor, coach and activist surprised and escaped a knife-wielding burglar with a loud scream. Because of that close call, Snortland set about to make
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