July 30, 2015

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Why Silicon Valley Is Failing Miserably At Diversity, And What Should Be Done About It

SAN FRANCISCO — When Angelica Coleman, a young African-American woman, walked into the offices of Dropbox Inc. for a job interview in October 2013, one of the first things she noticed was how nobody there looked like her. When she quit this February, one of the last things she was told by her direct manager […]

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Black Women are the Fastest-Growing Group of Entrepreneurs in the Country

Despite declining jobs numbers, economic stagnation, and fiscal woes, Huffington Post reports that “the number of women-owned businesses grew by 74 percent between 1997 and 2015. That’s 1.5 times the national average of business growth .” The publication continues that “…the number of businesses specifically owned by black women is outpacing that of all women-owned […]

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LBW Presents New Webinar: The Fabulous Fake vs. Real Black Women

League of Black Women Presents: The Fabulous Fake vs. Real Black Women Having Our Say – with Sandra Finley, LBW President In the midst of the recent Rachael Dolezal controversy, the civil rights activist who posed as a black woman, there has been a lot of  heated debate and speculation about what she did and why she […]

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LBW President, Sandra Finley, Talks Advancement Road Blocks with Crain’s Magazine

Here’s what’s really blocking black women’s path to advancement By: Sandra Finley To understand how well professional black women are faring in the workplace, you need only look at the abysmal statistics reported annually as the “gap” between white and black women in corporate leadership. Black women working to build their careers struggle to avoid […]

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LBW 2015 12th Global Leadership Conference Registration and Schedule Page

Location: Chicago Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago, IL. Event Dates May 18-20, 2015  Cost: $3700.00 For more information please contact Tameka Morgan at 708-506-3111 or email at tmorgan@leagueofblackwomen.org.        

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Loretta Lynch Appointed as First Black Woman Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch’s long wait to become U.S. attorney general ended Thursday, with the Senate voting 56 to 43 to confirm the veteran New York prosecutor five months after President Obama submitted her nomination to Congress. Lynch is expected to be sworn in as the nation’s 83rd attorney general Monday, according to Justice Department officials […]