Tag: Women

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Business

Three Black Women named among most powerful in business

URSULA BURNS, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF XEROX (NNPA)–Three African-American women were among those feature in Fortune magazine’s annual “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” released in late October. Ursula Burns, CEO and president of Xerox; Rosalind Brewer, CEO and president of Sam’s Club; and Shonda Rhimes, creator of the hit shows “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” are among the top movers and shakers in business, according to the magazine.

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Opinion

Men dither while women lead in the world

by Hanna Rosin (CNN) — This important leader handles the debt crisis with grace, navigating expertly between austerity and growth. The leader’s opponents grumble, more out of jealousy than genuine opposition, and loyal supporters hail the leader as a hero. The leader’s popularity soars; re-election is not in question. Meanwhile, unemployment is at an all-time low, and the leader’s nation is looking like its own island of prosperity, a beacon to a suffering continent.

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Business

Baxter to head local chapter of NAWBO

READY FOR LEADERSHIP—Donna M. Baxter, CEO of Soul Pitt Media and known as the Tech Diva makes plans for her two year term as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh Chapter. (Photos by Diane Daniels) Concerned about the growth and development of small and medium size businesses in the region, as the recently appointed president of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, Donna M. Baxter said one of her goals is to provide relevant programming and assistance to support and advance the membership. As an organization she said, “We will continue to extend our arms embracing and supporting businesses from all communities. We’ll also create quality programming for women business owners that will express our new theme, ‘Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise in Business.’”

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Health

Fun Fit Fabulous hits jackpot with more than 1,000 women

FUN FIT FABULOUS CELEBRITY PANEL—From left: Jennifer Antkowiak, Jeanette Jenkins, Holly Frazier, Nia Frazier and Miyoshi Anderson. Massage Envy appointments, cream to remove stretch marks, zumba workouts, lunch, fun, fellowship, health screenings, vendors from all over the city, and large beautiful burlap bags filled with goodies, are just some of the things that the more than 1000 registered women received on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the annual Highmark Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women’s Health Conference.

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Metro

Women of Excellence highlight women’s issues

From left: 2013 Legacy Honoree Bev Smith with 2012 Legacy Honoree Jean Bryant. (Photo J.L. Martello) On June 20, the New Pittsburgh Courier continued its six year tradition of honoring the region’s most esteemed African-American women at the 2013 50 Women of Excellence Luncheon. “There’s a saying in the bible that a prophet is never honored in his own land,” said Bev Smith, the Courier’s 2013 Legacy Award recipient. “But the New Pittsburgh Courier continually makes that untrue.”