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Virtual Enterprise International: Experiential Education At Its Best

on Wed, 2017-01-25 14:54

Supporting a group like Virtual Enterprise Int'l (VEI) is easy because once you volunteer to judge a live business competition (think Shark Tank!), you feel inspired. You will be convinced that VEI classes, actually held during the school day, teach more than almost any class you can think of from your own high school days! Now in 400+ schools and reaching 12,000 students around the world, VEI is also a fascinating volunteer opportunity for a business professional who would like to be a judge or coach a virtual business team.

 

A Wealth of Opportunity Overlooked - but not for long!

on Fri, 2016-12-30 14:08

Congratulations to Gayle Jennings O'Byrne, whose financial acumen now laser focused on start ups by women of color was recently profiled in Forbes. These companies are growing fast and repesent 8 out of 10 start ups founded by women. Continued success to you, Maya Ventures, the Harriet Fund and Harriet Angels.

Women Outnumber Men at the NYSE!

on Mon, 2016-12-19 19:38

At least for the closing bell ritual of the NYSE, we upended the historic ratio of men to women. 100 Women in Finance celebrated our 15th anniversary and our name change as membership reaches 15,000+ globally!

About Time to Deal with Unconscious Bias?

on Wed, 2016-09-14 07:21

Congratulations to Leniece Flowers Brissett, author of this piece, who so clearly describes a problem we need solved now.

http://www.vox.com/2016/8/31/12694276/unconscious-bias-hiring

 

 

Hunter Celebrates Early Suffrage Movement

on Sun, 2016-01-17 20:24

Last week I joined many other Hunter alumna (including one from the class of '46!) to marvel at the ingenuity, passion and commitment of the early leaders in the suffrage movement. Inspiring and fun! President Jennifer Raab, Congreswoman Carolyn Maloney and other prominent New Yorkers, told fascinating stories and reminded us of how hard this path toward equality can be!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/30/arts/design/revisiting-the-fervor-of-the-womens-suffrage-movement.html
 

Is Courage What's Needed Or Men's Willingness to Change?

on Sun, 2014-04-06 14:19

Read about the challenges women face in the world of tech:

Question: Should a woman get out in protest or become the boss and change this toxic culture from within?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/technology/technologys-man-problem.html?ref=business&_r=0

 

Double Standards Revealed in One Minute

on Wed, 2013-12-11 23:01

Amazing that a video can show exactly what the problems are in just one minute! How might we resolve these issues? What can each of us do today to change this?

The Power of Vulnerability

on Wed, 2013-03-06 13:08

This may not be news from today's media, yet the question of what gives meaning to our lives is newsworthy, right?  According to Dr. Brene Brown, what gives meaning to life is connection. All too often what prevents connection is the "I'm not good enough." This TED talk is powerful and was certainly life changing for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

Acceptance of Westover Award April 24, 2010

on Sat, 2012-07-28 18:30

 

Pictured here: Granddaughter at Westover April 2010

Excerpts from speech in April 2010 at the Westover School, an all girls school in Middlebury, CT where Charlotte Beyer graduated in 1965.

It began in chapel in 1963. We recited first Corinthians “When I became a man, I put away childish things.” My 'new girl' brain was thinking ‘Whhaat?! When I become a man!?!?’

But I was a scaredy cat at Westover. I was not a head of school and spent most of my time trying to be liked, and if possible, play a woman, not a man(!) in one of the Dramatic Club productions.