Feeling Under the Weather? You May Want a Woman Physician

October 23, 2013

It’s Wednesday, here’s what’s making news this week:

  • A recent study by the University of Montreal revealed female physicians outperform male physicians on many metrics when it comes to patient care. Eight hundred seventy physicians were recruited and their treatment of diabetes patients was closely monitored. In all three metrics accounted for, women outranked their male counterparts. Read the rest of the study here.
  • Entrepreneurship calls for an open mind—open to change and aware of the power of connections. These are just a few tips from powerful women such as Martha Stewart and Bobbi Brown that can help launch men and women into business success. See more tips here.
  • Most people have heard of Spanx, but not everyone knows the story behind it. CEO and founder Sara Blakely took $5,000 of her own savings and ran with the idea that women would enjoy a reliable type of shape wear. Before she knew it, she was demonstrating her product’s before and after effect to Neiman Marcus associates. Now, she’s the youngest female self-made billionaire. Read the rest of her story here.
  • The third annual 2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index of Fortune 100 Companies revealed women are continuing to make gains in the boardrooms of Fortune 100 companies. In 2013, women held 16.6% of board seats of these companies. Check out the rest of the key findings of the study here.

What have you been reading? Let us know in the comments.