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The Greater Women’s Business Council’s LACE Awards Honor Women in Business and Corporate Members Dedicated to the Advancement of Women-Owned Businesses

ATLANTA – November 12, 2018– The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, hosted its annual LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards Gala on Nov. 9 at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta.

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Monica Smiley, Editor & Publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, Is Named to the 2018 Folio: 100 List of Leaders in Magazine Media

New York, NY (November 7, 2018)— Folio:, the publishing industry’s go-to source for news, business intelligence and peer-to-peer networking, has named Monica Smiley, Editor and Publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, to its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees.

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New Data from EY: Belonging at Work

Belonging Barometer, a new study that reveals the emotional and reputational impact of exclusion and belonging in the American workplace amongst various communities, including the LGBTQ community, differing genders, differing races, differing generations.

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Struggling to Find Great Talent? Consider Candidates without a Degree

In a super tight labor market, the old ways of hiring no longer hack it. Danny Iny offers eight tips to improve your chances of finding a great employee—and some of them may surprise you.

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Countries with Mandates and Stock Exchange Diversity Policies Make the Most Cracks in the Glass Ceiling for Women on Corporate Boards

November 01, 2018 Washington, DC— In the fifth edition of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Boardroom,” a global study of gender parity on corporate boards, Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, finds that women are making advances across Europe and in some other countries, but overall are still underrepresented in the boardroom. The most positive changes were found in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, and the United Kingdom, as well as in Australia and Kenya. The full report includes developments from more than 40 jurisdictions.

The report, considered a first-of-its-kind for a major law firm, provides insights into a variety of approaches to foster gender equality in the boardroom. Among the most effective approaches, according to the report’s findings, are mandatory quotas, public stock exchanges’ diversity policies, and efforts undertaken by institutional investors.

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