More Women, Less Problems

November 6, 2013
Center for Women in Business

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

Howard Buffet, CEO of the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, believes more women leaders will fix more of the world’s problems. Buffet explains his foundation works with the world’s poorest farmers—most of whom are female. He believes that women are the most underutilized asset humanity has in the fight against world hunger. Read more here.

The International Women Leaders’ Conference, taking place now in Israel, is tackling the issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Men and women from public, private, and NGO sectors are coming together to discuss progress achieved and gaps remaining in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals from a gender perspective. Read more.

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit focused on advancing women in the computing industry, is taking the concepts of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and bringing them to India. ABI will help provide design courses and networking opportunities for female engineers throughout India. Read more here.

Last year, there were more entrepreneurs over than age of 50 than under the age of 25. Female entrepreneurs like Bobbi Brown and Maxine Clark don’t let their age or gender stop them from being successful. Find out more here.

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