JPMorgan’s Dimon Signals Optimism on Economy, U.S. Rule Changes

May 22, 2017

Jamie Dimon To read about the bank’s most recent earnings, click here. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Citigroup Inc., which received its long-sought after investment-banking license in the kingdom last month, helped arrange a $17.5 billion Saudi bond sale last year and a $9 billion Islamic bond issue in April. Dimon said JPMorgan’s Saudi operations had boomed from two staff during his first trip to the kingdom to about 80 employees today. The bank employs about 30 women …

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… not true: anything made by humans is going to be biased, so we need to have a bias for inclusion.” It might seem counterintuitive, but we can make financial services more human by servicing the underserved via a smartphone app versus a traditional bank. Many of our customers call us family; they think of us as a friend or a partner. Were able to include people who are excluded from traditional finance. women, for example, often encounter discrimination in a face-to-face interaction with a …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 17, 2017

… running ads portraying adult women as slaves to their senses and casting men as lonely losers until, that is, they doused themselves in Axe body spray, at which point the ladies came running. Not anymore. The new “Is It OK for Guys?” spot is the latest installment of Axe’s “Find Your Magic” campaign, which launched last year by urging men to ditch macho stereotypes and embrace a more enlightened version of masculinity instead. Now, Axe wants its customers to know …

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We are what we wear and that matters a lot in job interviews

May 12, 2017

… When I graduated college, a matching suit was the go to get-up. I wore one to work every day and had a closet full of different matching suits. Now, 10+ years later, suits for women are neither fashionable nor required. But, the startup culture has blurred the lines of what exactly business casual means. While I dont miss wearing a similar outfit every single day, I have seen the angst that the vague term business casual causes. In the age of startups and young exec teams, jobseekers may be …

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What does it mean to be an Arab man?

May 11, 2017

(CNN)Do Arab men support gender equality? What challenges do they face in their daily lives? What does it mean to be a man in the Middle East and North Africa in 2017? These are some of the questions that 10,000 men and women across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories were asked in the International Men and Gender Equality Study in the Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA). “The findings are, in essence, a powerful riposte to the …

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How female support can aid career growth

May 6, 2017

Image: pixabay/unsplash women still have tremendous strides to make in the workplace. A recent University of Phoenix study shows that women are still underrepresented in leadership positions, and more than half of Americans say they have not worked for a company with a female CEO or business owner. Unfortunately, these stats aren’t as shocking as they should be. Because there are so few of these leaders, some women may feel like they have to compete with each other for one of the top …

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I’m a single woman and I don’t need a subscription box to ’empower’ me

May 6, 2017

… single women.” It encapsulates everything worth criticizing about tech bro culture: It’s a shameless money-making gambit by a founder who doesn’t know anything about his customers, who maybe thought “Subscription boxes are so hot right now! Let’s figure out someone we can convince to buy them! How about some sad single ladies?” Because obviously single women are in need of treats to cheer them up about their pitiful excuses for lives, amirite? When …

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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …

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Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

The hair care company Shea Moisture apologized Monday after social media backlash over an ad it released last week. It shows white women, and just one woman of color, talking about hair hate and how Shea is their go-to productprompting cries of whitewashing. The product, founded in Harlem in 1991, has a strong African-American customer base. SEE ALSO: Pepsi finally unites America with its terrible Kendall Jenner ad Wow – we really f-ed this one up! Please know that our intent was not, …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ cast seems a little confused about feminism

April 23, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale presents the story of a near-future patriarchal dystopia, where women are forbidden from reading or using money and are categorized by their supposed virtue and utility as child-bearers. But according to the cast of Hulu’s new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, it’s “not a feminist story.” A panel at the Tribeca Film Festival went in an unexpected direction on Friday night when the cast of the show emphasized that their project …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… appealing. For women, sports photos were 166 percent more likely to get liked; for men, they were 45 percent. While its possible a lot of people are interested in finding someone whos active, Abramowitz suggests these photos work especially well because they give people a natural conversation starter. Hey, Im into tennis too obviously works a lot better than a plain old “Hey.” SEE ALSO: Can this dating app end ghosting for good? One thing this data makes very clear is that our …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… shoppers returning items they did not want during a statutory cooling-off period. Consumer analysts Savvy Marketing compiled figures for BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme and found that among 1,000 online shoppers questioned, women’s clothing had been returned by 63% of them. Retailers said free returns were an important part of their business, but the costs had to be recovered somewhere or they risked going under. Related Topics Personal finance More From this publisher : …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors. Susan is the President of BBG Ventures, an early …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and there was a very senior City man there and the …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

… public airing, where he’s unambiguous as the President of the United States on his concerns over human rights, on freedom of the press, on the rights of women, on freedom of religion and the rule of law and all the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of Turkey.” Referring to Erdogan, Allen warned that “history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn’t go very well.” …

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Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… “turned into my carer”. “We haven’t had sex for four-and-a-half years. This stuff breaks up marriages. “I wouldn’t at all be surprised if there are mesh-injured women that have taken their own lives and didn’t know what the problem was,” she said. “I want the procedure banned, I want the material banned.” Tens of millions of pounds Between April 2007 and March 2015, more than 92,000 women had vaginal mesh implants in England, according …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… Health workers connect pregnant women in emergencies to a local network of vetted taxi drivers, who are paid via the popular mobile money system M-Pesa to pick them up and get them to clinics, fast. “She lived with obstetric fistula for over 30 years. Which is just unbelievable. It just shouldn’t happen.” The Vodafone Foundation started to help, financially, in 2010, supporting a charity hospital called Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) in the …

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Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… #instamoto #solo #dreambig #lovemylife #sportbikelife #sportbike #hondacbr600 #honda #bikelife #bikerchick #ladybiker #nikkimisurelli #AlaskaMotoGirl A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on Mar 12, 2017 at 4:30pm PDT She considers herself to be somewhat of an ambassador when it comes to inspiring women to take hold of their lives and see the world no matter what. She feels that traveling is something that a woman “needs for herself,” and if you want something bad …

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Join an ‘Option B’ group before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book arrives

April 14, 2017

… share the burden at home, died of a cardiac arrhythmia two years ago. Lean In prompted the launch of “Lean In circles,” which encouraged women to join small groups to discuss their careers and lives. SEE ALSO: Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on grief and resilience is available for preorder Option B is instead including a wider group than just professional women. The book, and its community, encourage readers to share their stories of overcoming adversity, to join discussion …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… 100 years ago this month. Johnson’s story captures what’s distinctive about the film. He was a black soldier who faced something even more lethal than German bayonets when he returned home. He discovered an America that was also at war with itself. Some of the most ferocious battles during World War I took place not in Europe but on the streets of America — and some are still being fought today. What should the President do when a foreign dictator is accused of murdering women …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Sexism is the new clickbait. It’s time to find another route to internet fame.

April 1, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable It’s becoming all too easy for brands to use sexism as low-hanging fruit to go viral. Time after time, we rise to the bait, giving the brands exactly what they set out to achieve internet fame. In some ways, it’s reassuring to see a brand getting dragged for sexism. The fact that people will readily call BS on companies objectifying women and reinforcing outdated gender stereotypes is a sign of hope and progress. For some brands, getting dragged for …

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