Thursday December 5, 2013
MSWOnlinePrograms.org is a website that provides information for students and professionals in the Social Work field. One of their articles lists 101 greatest sites for social workers. The sites that were listed were hand selected by the site's founders to offer "great professional and educational resources for people who are interested in social work as a career." You can find the list here: 101 Greatest Sites For Social Workers
More About Social Work
How to Become a Social Worker - If you are thinking of joining this field, here is what you will need to do. First see out if you are cut out to be a social worker. Find out what degree you will need. Learn about additional requirements and then get advice on finding your first job.
The Real Life of Social Workers - The best way to learn about any career is to talk to people who actually work in it. Real-life social workers share their stories here. Read about what being a social workers is really like or tell us your story about life in this field.
Social Worker: Career Information - What do social workers do, how much do they earn and what is their job outlook? What are the educational and other requirements?
Thursday December 5, 2013
All qualifying U.S. small businesses are invited to make a short video telling how their business can benefit from a productivity makeover and SCORE advice. Valuable prizes will be awarded, including Brother products and services, a professional promotional video and national media exposure through the 2014 SCORE Awards. The BizClips contest is part of SCORE's 50 th anniversary celebrating the 10 million small businesses SCORE has assisted since 1964. The contest gives small businesses a national platform for showing how they can be made better and stronger.
Videos can be simple or more complex, and must be 30-60 seconds in length and submitted by midnight on February 25, 2014.
The public will have a chance to vote on their favorite businesses during a public voting round in April 2014, during which SCORE and contestants will actively promote voting on all eligible videos. A panel of small business experts will select a grand prize winner, taking into account the number of votes each video receives. The top 25 finalists will also receive a Brother P-Touch prize. The winner will receive $2,500 in Brother products and services, and will be flown to Washington, D.C. for special national announcement at the SCORE Awards Gala in September 2014.
Complete details are on the Contest website at www.bizclips.score.org.
Saturday November 30, 2013
Russian Women In Business: Stuck On The Career Ladder. Although emancipation has made huge progress in Russia, society has not yet changed its patriarchal attitudes towards women on the workplace.
Russian Startups Sell Out-Of-The-Box Solutions. E-commerce startups are appearing in Russia in increasing numbers. A new trend has updated the usual online shopping experience, offering an entire range of services attached to goods. Looksima.ru, one such startup has a target audience of women between the ages of 25 and 35.
Russian Business Women Are Better At Turning Down Bribes Than Men. A World Bank report says fewer Russian companies are paying bribes and it's mostly businesses led by women that choose to stand up to passing money under the table.
On YouTube, watch the 2013 Russian Business Woman Awards.
Friday November 29, 2013
Women are outnumbered on the boards of the vast majority of the world's top corporations despite studies that show businesses that have higher numbers of women on their boards outperform companies that have predominantly male boards.
Can diversity come to Detroit's tech scene? When Twitter Inc. announced its IPO two weeks ago, the filing revealed that the company has no women or people of color on its board. When the National Venture Capital Association completed its most recent census, it found that 87 percent of respondents were white and 80 percent were male. And exactly nobody is shocked.
Why Are 83.4 Percent of Fortune 500 Board Seats Held By Men? The lack of board diversity is important primarily because it's a huge tell--and not because it has huge consequences. A company that can't manage to have half its board seats filled with women simply isn't trying. Which is to say that the vast majority of large American companies simply aren't trying.
Average Stock Price of Gender Diverse Corporate Boards Outperform Those with No Women. The progression of women on corporate boards has changed over time, region and by sector, and whether gender diversity helps drive stock performance. It also looks at the proportion of companies with processes in place to drive diversity and equal opportunity.