Wells Fargo Commits $55 Billion to Women-Owned Businesses by the Year 2020

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SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo today announced a commitment to lend a cumulative total of $55 billion to women-owned businesses in the U.S. by the year 2020, updating its lending commitment first established in 1995. The announcement will be made by Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo lead executive for Small Business and West Coast Regional Banking […]

Study Shows Declining Life Span for Some US Women

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NEW YORK – A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can’t explain. The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation’s counties – many of […]

Drexel University Hosts Second Annual Women of Color Leadership Forum

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SACRAMENTO – Drexel University will host its Second Annual Women of Color Leadership Forum, Saturday, Sept. 22 at One Capitol Mall. The event, moderated by Darla Davenport-Powell (CEO of GreaterWorks LLC) runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This year’s title is “Lifting As We Climb” and will feature panel of dynamic women in administrative […]

Empowering Girls to Embrace Technology

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NATIONWIDE – Over 20 years ago, African American Latasha Gary, 37, became interested in computers. Today, she is the Director of World Wide Sales Operation Systems for Compaq Computer Company. She manages 25 employees working on various projects around the country and overseas. She became interested in computers in high school, and the school only […]

Helping Underprivileged Women Dress For Success

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SACRAMENTO – For the thousands of women who are without an interview suit or professional-looking ensemble, Dress for Success, the international non-profit organization that promotes economic independence for the disadvantaged women, has teamed up with Dressbarn, the national retailer of women’s clothing, to collect and distribute professional attire for its 10th Annual “Send One Suit […]