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STEMconnector Releases Long-Anticipated State of STEM Report, Examines Underlying Causes of STEM Talent Gap and Provides a Path Forward


STEMconnector released new research on the forces and factors that underlie the STEM talent gap, providing direction for further investment by industry, higher education, government, and nonprofits to eliminate barriers to opportunity for individuals across the STEM talent pipeline. The first-of-its kind report, The State of STEM: Defining the Landscape to Determine High-Impact Pathways for the Future Workforce, delivers a comprehensive view of the STEM ecosystem, identifying major players in the space for the purpose of fostering cross-sector collaboration to solve talent challenges.

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As Saudi Women Prepare to Get Behind the Wheel in June, AboutHer.com Looks at Their Journey Over the Past Year

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 26, 2017, Saudi Arabia lifted the country's longstanding prohibition on women motorists that had been in place since 1990. The royal decree, which will not only give women the right to mobility but will also reduce unemployment rates in the country, is set to take effect by June of this year.

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U.S. Small Business Administration Recognizes CCS/PR With Unique “Staying Power” Award

CARLSBAD, CA (May 3, 2018) — CCS/PR’s CEO Gayle Mestel today received the “Anthony Vigil Award for Staying Power” during the U.S. Small Business Administration’s luncheon event to highlight the importance of small business to our community, held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This prestigious recognition honors the agency’s success and longevity since 1966, commemorating over 50 years in business and acknowledging CCS/PR “as outstanding within San Diego and Imperial Counties.”

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Enterprising Women Names Three Women Business Owners to its Advisory Board

RALEIGH, N.C., May 9, 2018 –Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Anne B. Freedman, Dr. Margo Jacquot, and Jodi L. Standke to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. Distinguished leaders in their fields, these exemplary women business owners will contribute their expertise and resources to advancing Enterprising Women’s pre-eminence as a source of best practices and inspiration for successful women business owners across North America and globally.

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Thirty-One Gifts Launches Baby Product Line



Thirty-One Gifts is owned by Enterprising Women Advisory Board member Cindy Monroe, who is a past recipient of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award and has been inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame.

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