Women and Work http://wunc.org en Meet Jane Smith Patterson http://wunc.org/post/meet-jane-smith-patterson <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">For more than 40 years, </span><a href="http://www.digitallearninginstitute.org/board/jane-smith-patterson" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">Jane Smith Patterson</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;"> has been paving the way for women in North Carolina politics and digital technology. After her start as a young organizer and activist in her hometown in Columbus County, North Carolina, Patterson left home for college when she was 16 years old.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:29:09 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32973 at http://wunc.org Meet Jane Smith Patterson Google Backs Durham Program Connecting Women-Led Start-ups With Capital http://wunc.org/post/google-backs-durham-program-connecting-women-led-start-ups-capital <p></p><p>A new program in Durham is seeking to help female entrepreneurs close the gender gap in securing startup money.</p><p></p><p>Google is putting up $15,000 to fund the new organization called <a href="http://www.soartriangle.co/">Soar</a>, which will help women-led start-ups connect with venture capitalists and similar businesses that have gotten funding.</p><p></p><p>The non-profit Kauffman Foundation says only 5 percent of all venture capital goes to fund women-led start-ups, even though companies with female leaders are found to be more efficient and bring in bigger returns.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:01:40 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32574 at http://wunc.org Google Backs Durham Program Connecting Women-Led Start-ups With Capital New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally http://wunc.org/post/new-rti-center-studies-gender-and-imbalances-power-globally <p>RTI International has recently created a <a href="http://www.rti.org/page.cfm/Gender_Center">Global Gender Center</a> to study and find solutions for imbalances of power against women around the world.<br /><br /><br />Wendee Wechsberg directs the new organization and is doing field work in South Africa. She said many universities have researchers who study individual communities but the Global Gender Center will work to connect those experts. Priority issues include HIV, domestic violence and economic development.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31677 at http://wunc.org New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally Black Women's Power And Oppression Within The Black Church http://wunc.org/post/black-womens-power-and-oppression-within-black-church <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In many black churches, women do the administrative work, raise funds, and educate the congregation's children. It is rare to find black women in higher leadership roles like preachers and pastors. </span><a href="http://www.marshallturman.com/" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Eboni Marshall Turman</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> is the director of black church studies at Duke Divinity School, and author of </span><a href="http://us.macmillan.com/towardawomanistethicofincarnation/EboniMarshallTurman" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> (</span>Palgrave<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Macmillan; 2013).&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:17:17 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31612 at http://wunc.org Black Women's Power And Oppression Within The Black Church The State Of The Union: What It Means For North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/state-union-what-it-means-north-carolina <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Arial"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">In his annual address to the nation, President Obama discussed raising the minimum wage for federal workers and closing the gender wage gap. He also praised North Carolina's innovation hub. </span></font></font></span></font></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29839 at http://wunc.org The State Of The Union: What It Means For North Carolina The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread! http://wunc.org/post/kids-are-alright-fact-theyre-knitting-and-baking-bread-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s going on with the youth these days? &nbsp;Some are getting into knitting sweaters. Others are tending to backyard chicken coops. They are cheesemaking, canning, beekeeping and growing their own vegetables. These labor-intensive homemaking projects may be more than a trend towards rustic pleasures.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:10:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27684 at http://wunc.org The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread! The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread! http://wunc.org/post/kids-are-alright-fact-theyre-knitting-and-baking-bread <P></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">You may have noticed a DIY trend among young people these days. Some are getting into knitting sweaters; others are keeping backyard chicken coups. Otherwise, they are making cheese, canning, beekeeping and growing their own vegetables. These labor-intensive homemaking projects may not be just a trend towards rustic pleasures.</SPAN></P> <P><A href="http://emilymatchar.com">Emily Matchar</A> calls this movement the New Domesticity.&nbsp; And she documents this phenomenon in her new book, "<A href="http://emilymatchar.com/?page_id=429">Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity</A>."&nbsp;Generally, she is writing not about people who embrace DIY culture out of necessity, but rather as a voluntary lifestyle.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:45:28 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 15467 at http://wunc.org The Kids Are Alright. In Fact, They're Knitting and Baking Bread! Dress For Success Helps Put Women Back To Work http://wunc.org/post/dress-success-helps-put-women-back-work <p></p><p>A group of women looking for work participated in a special graduation ceremony this week in the Triangle.&nbsp; They are clients in <a href="http://www.dressforsuccess.org/affiliate.aspx?sisid=133&amp;pageid=1">‘Dress for Success.’ </a>The non-profit provides women with interview suits and career-building tools to get them back into the world of work.&nbsp; Businesses like Chinese computer maker Lenovo is a ‘Dress for Success’ partner.&nbsp; They hosted this year’s ceremony.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:39:12 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12460 at http://wunc.org Dress For Success Helps Put Women Back To Work