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Award to recognize young professional women

The Women’s Council, a Rochester Business Alliance affiliate, has added the Athena Young Professional Award to its annual Athena Awards celebration. Nominations are now open for both awards to be presented at the Women’s Council’s 29th annual Athena Awards luncheon ...

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Report: Women business owners face gender gap

NEW YORK — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & ...

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Unlikely partnerships help small biz thrive


NEW YORK — When Psyche Terry’s lingerie business needed a lift, she got it from a retailing giant. Terry started Urban Intimates, a lingerie line for curvy women, in 2009. At first, its lacy bras and panties were sold only ...

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Pols: Public campaign financing vital to women

ALBANY — More than 160 women who are elected officials or hold other leadership posts wrote to New York’s top elected officials, all men, urging them to enact public campaign financing. Calling it “vital” to participation in politics by women ...

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US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1M

WASHINGTON — U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short. The biggest factor is that men dominate construction and manufacturing — industries ...

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Helping women in the justice system

Attorney Catherine Cerulli, who is also a psychology professor at the University of Rochester and director of its Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, delivers her presentation during a “Justice Involved Woman Conference” at Staybridge Suites in Rochester on June 21. Vasiliy Baziuk

Attorneys defending women charged with crimes need to overcome preconceived notions because it matters in their defense, according to a Rochester attorney. Catherine Cerulli, who is also a psychology professor at the University of Rochester and director of its Susan ...

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Grants for women in nontraditional jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $1.8 million for up to six grants through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program. The grants will support innovative projects that improve the recruitment, hiring, training, employment and ...

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Obama increases number of female, minority judges

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is moving at a historic pace to try to diversify the nation’s federal judiciary: Nearly three of every four people he has gotten confirmed to the federal bench are women or minorities. He is the first president who hasn’t selected a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships.

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Success is in the eye of the beholder

I attended a luncheon recently for Rochester-based women attorneys who had graduated from my alma mater, Albany Law School. The event focused on the different paths through which women attorneys could find professional fulfillment. Over lunch, each table discussed the various issues faced by women attorneys and at the end of the meal, each group offered a report summing up the gist of the conversations...

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