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Julie Larson-Green, the new boss of Windows.

Julie Larson-Green, the new boss of Windows.

“Leading Windows engineering is an incredible challenge and opportunity, and as I looked at the technical and business skills required to continue our Windows trajectory — great communication skills, a proven ability to work across product groups, strong design, deep technical expertise, and a history of anticipating and meeting customer needs — it was clear to me that Julie is the best possible person for this job, and I’m excited to have her in this role.”

Binu Verma co-founded CEFI transforms city museums to schools for the disadvantaged

Binu Verma co-founded CEFI transforms city museums to schools for the disadvantaged

Currently with 100 non-school going children from the slums of Bangalore, the Musuem School concept and operates at the at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM), in the heart of Bangalore, 5 days a week and 4 hours everyday. Completely run by women, it has five qualified teachers, and another five program assistants, helping with free pickup and drop facility and nutritious snacks.

Rebecca Van Dyck and Facebook’s new ad The Things that Connect Us

Rebecca Van Dyck and Facebook’s new ad The Things that Connect Us

Her ” All Asses are not created Equal” for Levi’s Curve ID line and the subsequent Go Forth campaign have all been globally appreciated for turning the spotlight and amping revenues for the respective brands. In May, 2011, Advertising Age had included Van Dyck on its “Women to Watch” list, and this year Fast Company honored her with their “100 Most Creative People in Business 2012″.

Bloomberg TV launches Women to Watch, focusing on women in tech, work-life and entrepreneurship

Bloomberg TV launches Women to Watch, focusing on women in tech, work-life and entrepreneurship

The one-hour special report addresses the Kleiner Perkins sex discrimination lawsuit, work-life integration and why more women aren’t entering the field.

Emma, Sammi and Elena demand and get a Woman Moderator for the 2012 US Election debates

Emma, Sammi and Elena demand and get a Woman Moderator for the 2012 US Election debates

Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel, and Elena Tsemberis, three high school sophomores from Montclair, New Jersey who started a campaign as part of a civics curriculum, after coming to know that the last woman who moderated a presidential debate was two decades ago,  launching  a petition on Change.org has met with resounding success. ( wowElle had […]

Dilma Rousseff’s rejuvenation of Brazil starts with a US $ 60 bn stimulus package

Dilma Rousseff’s rejuvenation of Brazil starts with a US $ 60 bn stimulus package

Dilma Rousseff has been credited with launching a host of social programs and initiatives that can be termed nothing short of revolutionary, beginning with her Science without Borders program and the Brazil without Misery initiative, the most prominent amongst them

8.3 million or 29 percent of all businesses in the US now owned by women

8.3 million or 29 percent of all businesses in the US now owned by women

Though women-owned firms constitute 29 percent of all US businesses, only employ 6% of the country’s workforce and contribute just under 4% of total U.S. business revenues — roughly the same share they contributed in 1997. One of the key ‘pressure-points’ seem to be what the analysis describes as the Heartbreak Hill – the 100-employee threshold and the million-dollar revenue mark, once reached, the mostly single-owned or the small core group is forced to gradually transition in spirit, structure and the likelihood of taking on other equity partners—be they individuals in senior management positions with an ownership stake may even change the women-owned business tag as well.

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