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Balance Work with Carefree Summer Fun


As a working woman, the days of carefree summer vacations spent by the pool or at the movies are fleeting. A full work schedule may make the weather seem like the only difference between summer and the rest of the year. 

Women More Likely than Men to be Denied Mortgages in Chicago


A study conducted by Spencer M. Cowan of the Woodstock Institute from 2011 to 2013 in the Chicago six-county region has found that women are more likely to be denied mortgages than men. 

The New $10 Bill Will Feature a Woman


Last Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that a woman will be featured on the redesigned $10 bill. 

Best Ways to Enjoy Your Day Despite a Busy Work Schedule

So, you have a busy work schedule. From the moment you wake up you’re on your toes, showing a house on one side of town, staging another, squeezing in a salad in the car; the list goes on. By the end of the day you’re left feeling drained and ready for bed. 

Working Women: Hopeful Future for U.S. Maternity Leave


For many women, starting a family may become an increasingly prevalent idea on the mind, especially as one ages. However, this can become a conflicting issue as women are faced with a choice: a career or a family.

Federal Agencies Issue Final Standards for Diversity Policies and Practices


Last week, federal agencies issued a final statement establishing principles for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the institutions they govern.

Attain Clear Skin in Spite of Your Allergies

Since women in the housing economy are always on the go, they may not realize when their allergies are flaring and how it affects their skin. Traveling from house to house can spark allergies, making your skin look lackluster. However, there is help.


The Alluring City with the Highest Percentage of Female-Led Startups

Brooklyn has the largest percentage of women-led startups. According to TechCrunch, it is the "national frontrunner" in this regard with 28 percent of women-led startups. This surpasses the national average for women-led startups, which is 15 percent. The reason women-led startups are thriving in Brooklyn is up for debate. According to FORTUNE, "in 2013, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership identified 500 innovative start-ups that together had created 23,000 jobs, occupied 1.7 million square feet of office space, and boosted Brooklyn’s GDP by $3 billion."

Survey Reveals Decrease in Diversity at Fortune 100 Companies


U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) released the results of his 2014 Corporate Diversity Survey today which reflects a decline in the representation of minorities and women on executive teams.

Hottest Fashion Trends for Summer 2015

As we approach summer, knowing what fashion styles are trending can provide us with a huge confidence boost. We also need to know what is work-appropriate in the warmer months. Summer 2015 will bring with it 1970s inspiration.