Women in the military face unique challenges, both during and after service. But they also possess unique skills, ones that prove valuable across many phases of their careers—and their lives outside work. Continue reading Why Military Experience Is An Asset In The Workplace
The business voice of the LGBT community, formerly known as the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the organization will formally shorten its name to its acronym “NGLCC” and be known as the, “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.” Continue reading NGLCC Renamed “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce”, Reaffirms Mission as Business Voice of the LGBT Community
New Orleans voters elected LaToya Cantrell as mayor Saturday, making her the first woman to hold that position in the city’s 300-year history.
Virginia’s most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from office Tuesday by Danica Roem, a Democrat who will be one of the nation’s first openly transgender elected officials and who embodies much of what Del. Robert G. Marshall fought against in Richmond. Continue reading Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse
A female marine has broken the glass ceiling by becoming the first to qualify as an officer for the elite force. Continue reading Female US marine breaks glass ceiling by becoming the force’s first woman officer
Allie B. Latimer’s pursuit of opportunities for women is legendary. She made history in 1977 when she was the first woman and the first Black person appointed General Counsel of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), as well as the first woman to attain the GS-18 salary level at GSA, directing a staff of over 150 lawyers. After graduating from Hampton Institute, she volunteered for two years with the American Friends Service Committee, performing work in prisons and mental institutions. Continue reading Meet Allie B. Latimer – Attorney, Civil Rights Activist and Humanitarian
African Americans and Hispanics, the largest racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, made positive strides economically and educationally during the past year but continue to lag behind whites, a civil rights group’s annual study contends.
Continue reading Positive Strides in Income and Education
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) named Cameron Cruse and Lisa Bradley, founders of R. Riveter, as co-recipients of its Woman of the Year Award for their support of military spouses through their U.S.-based handbag company. Continue reading American Legion Auxiliary honors founders of R. Riveter with Woman of the Year Award
Danielle Outlaw, a 19-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department who started as a police explorer when she was in high school, will serve as Portland’s next chief, only the third outsider named to lead the Police Bureau. Continue reading Portland Mayor Selects First African American Woman To Be Next Chief Of Police