Lenny Mendonca: Parity for women, a $12 trillion opportunity means changing workplace for all

By Lenny Mendonca.  Published special to the Mercury News on 12/26/2015. A recently released report "Women in the Workplace" from Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Institute shows the extraordinary challenges women face in advancing as corporate leaders. The most shocking finding is that at the current pace of progress, it will take women 100 years to [...]

By | 2017-12-01T12:30:06+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

92nd Street Y Launches Women inPower Fellowship

CONTACT: Jovana Rizzo, BerlinRosen,, 646-200-5329 Beverly Greenfield, 92Y,, 212-415-5452    92nd Street Y Launches Women inPower Fellowship  New program to help women rise to C-suite positions through mentorship, executive training, social impact  Fellowship led by Advisory Committee members including fashion designer Norma Kamali, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Ernst & Young Partner Ellen [...]

By | 2017-12-01T12:30:06+00:00 October 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Peruvian Women Export Their Art as They Learn Their Rights

By Alicia Villanueva Chavez on Sep 14, 2015 Female artisans in Peru have gained access to world markets to sell their crafts. They are also learning to demand their rights to find balance in their lives.  “When we began training we wanted only to embroider to earn money, but at each meeting something new to [...]

By | 2015-10-07T09:45:23+00:00 September 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Women Make Strides in Business Ownership

By Ruth Simon.  Published in The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2015. The growth rate of new businesses remains stalled, but the share of women-owned firms has climbed. While the growth rate of new businesses remains stalled, fresh government data shows that the share of women-owned firms has climbed. The total number of U.S. firms [...]

By | 2015-10-02T15:20:22+00:00 August 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Who is Jen Welter, the NFL’s first female coach?

Social change comes quickly, almost unexpectedly quickly, these days and for the first time in a long time a positive bit of change hit the NFL on Monday with the announcement that Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians was making a move to hire what is believed to be the league’s first female coach. Jen Welter [...]

By | 2015-07-29T16:01:15+00:00 July 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

92nd Street Y and Ellevate Network Launch Video Series to Give Voice to Women Leaders

New Video Series Released Today in Advance of 92Y’s New Women inPower Fellowship July 14, 2014, New York, NY--Today, 92nd Street Y (92Y) and Ellevate Network announce the launch of their dynamic “Women Who Lead” video series, spotlighting women leaders in business, finance, technology and media. The series features Ellevate Network's Chair, Sallie Krawcheck, and other [...]

By | 2017-12-01T12:30:07+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Press|0 Comments

Why Facebook changed its friend icon so the woman comes first

Published on the BBC, June 9, 2015.   The female figure in Facebook's friends icon used to be at the back, but now she's been moved front and centre and we've found out why. Facebook designer Caitlyn Winner says she noticed the male icons were symmetrical (except for the hair) but the woman "had a [...]

By | 2015-07-09T13:18:20+00:00 July 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Women less likely to be shown ads for high-paid jobs on Google, study shows

By Samuel Smith, published in The Guardian, July 8, 2015.   Female job seekers are much less likely to be shown adverts on Google for highly paid jobs than men, researchers have found. The team of researchers from Carnegie Melon built an automated testing rig called AdFisher that pretended to be a series of male and female [...]

By | 2015-07-08T12:57:23+00:00 July 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The World Cup pay gap: What the U.S. and Japan didn’t win in the women’s soccer final

By Mary Pilon, published on POLITICO, 7/6/2015.   This is a Great American Sports Town and here it was that I watched the Women’s World Cup, taking place 3,500 kilometers away in Vancouver, Canada. By kickoff Sunday night, hundreds of soccer fans had poured in to Lincoln Park to gather around a mammoth screen to watch [...]

By | 2015-07-07T13:29:52+00:00 July 7th, 2015|News, The Facts|0 Comments