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Women and Minorities Make Slow Progress in Filling Ranks at Law Firms by Elizabeth Olsen

Women and minorities continued to make small, slow gains in their numbers at major American law firms last year, according to the National Association for Law Placement, a legal employment tracker.  Read more.

From the UN Women website: UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality.

This website is up-to-date with news about women from around the world and resources to help girls and women thrive!  Learn more at http://www.unwomen.org.

The Atlantic has a fascinating article about the women who wanted to become president before Hillary Clinton.

The article begins:

Hillary Clinton may become the first female president of the United States, but she is not the first woman who has run for the job.

This year alone there are five women who have earned their party’s nomination—including the Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Gloria La Riva, who has been on various Socialist tickets for more than 30 years.  Read the rest of this article here.

With determination and excitement, the charitable trust, WorldWomen, has been launched and will host an international conference, WorldWomen17, in March next year which Theresa believes will have a positive lasting effect on New Zealand. Historically New Zealand has led the way in women’s rights and was the first country to grant women the right to vote on 27 November 1893 .

Theresa the former CEO and Managing Director of Telecom NZ and co-founder of My Food Bag says WorldWomen is a catalyst to create amazing outcomes and spark meaningful change in the world.

Learn more by visiting their website!