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2014-05-05 08:31:26

- Company Addresses Challenges in New Third-Party Assessments DEERFIELD, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International has unveiled plans to help advance the rights of female cocoa farmers in two of the world's largest cocoa-growing countries, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The action plans respond to new third-party assessments by Harvard University and CARE International, which revealed striking gaps in income and opportunities for female cocoa farmers. In Ghana, female cocoa...

2014-05-01 08:31:56

"Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS" MENLO PARK, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys will join with Greater Than AIDS and ESSENCE to headline a special ESSENCE Empowerment Experience panel on Friday, July 4(th) (specific time to be announced) in New Orleans on "Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS."...

2014-04-24 23:16:02

CEED recognizes those who have empowered others or received empowerment from CEED and demonstrated outstanding commitment while supporting the small business community. Troy, MI (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Lynn Drake, president and co-founder of Compass Commercial / ITRA Global has been honored with a CEED MicroLoan, Oakland County -- Outstanding Achiever award. Drake’s accomplishment was celebrated on Thursday, April 17th at CEED’s 30th anniversary awards celebration at the Suburban...

2014-04-23 16:00:45

Cooperative Extension is “one-stop shop” for community education and outreach, MU researcher says Research shows that wealth inequality creates barriers to community development, due to the widespread effects of poverty. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund shows that more than one in five children in the United States falls below the poverty line. Although many organizations address poverty, they often serve similar demographics and may compete for clients and resources....

2014-04-16 12:35:48

World Bank Group Event Addresses Need for Gender Equality in Supply Chains and within Companies WASHINGTON and DOHA, Qatar, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo Group, participated in Gender & the Economy, an event hosted by World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation on Monday, 14 April in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75631 His Excellency delivered a speech on the...

2014-04-09 23:26:55

Caswell Corporate Coaching Company (CCCC), an industry leader in Corporate Coaching, strategically aligned with Len May and http://www.LenMayCoaching.com to implement the CCCC proprietary methodology as an Associate Corporate Coach in the Western Region of the United States of America. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Caswell Corporate Coaching Company (CCCC), an industry leader in Corporate Coaching, strategically aligned with Len May to implement the CCCC proprietary methodology...

2014-03-25 23:25:54

The United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS), partnering with the New York City-based technology company, Apploi, will launch an ambitious initiative across four continents, enabling those with previously no or little access to jobs access to a global employment platform, and a fair chance to compete for jobs. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 On 17 March 2014, the United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS), partnering with the New York City-based technology company,...

2014-03-24 23:21:32

A unique collaborative social responsibility initiative funded 60 rural Indian entrepreneurs, this Women's Day. San Jose, Chicago, New Jersey, Dallas, Atlanta (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 “As the largest online community for Indian women, it is our responsibility to help rural women who have been dealt a difficult hand. The success of this unique Women’s Day initiative showed how the idea of ‘lending a hand’ resonated with so many women from around the world. We are proud to be...

2014-03-12 20:23:59

HOPKINS, Minn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Cornell Wilkes is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Professional Services. Susan is the President and Co-Founder of Global Horizons for Women and Founder/President of Adventures in Giving LLC. Global Horizons for Women provides retiring/retired professional women with opportunities to use their time, expertise, experience, and assets to support economic opportunity for women in...

2014-03-08 23:00:38

Muna Issa - Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - explains why equality is still on the agenda and what part the Duke of Edinburgh Award plays in promoting and extending the rights of women. (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 On International Women’s Day, we seek to reaffirm our commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award helps to provide opportunities for women, especially those whom are marginalised, and to build their...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'