Dove Pressnall, Founder and Executive Director of Survivors’ Truths; was honored at the 50/50 Leadership & UNA’s 4th Annual Women of the World Awards and World Leadership Day. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dove also brings a degree in Business Administration and extensive program coordination and management expertise to the organization. She is a member of a number of professional organizations and has been a presenter on social justice-related topics at conferences around the world.
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Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer, Greentech Editor, GigaOm
Fehrenbacher has been a reporter covering technology for close to a decade, and has covered green technology for the past five years. She is a Senior Writer and Features Editor for GigaOM. Previously she was a reporter for Red Herring, an editor at Engadget and a reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun.
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Robin Chase is the founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car sharing marketplace. Buzzcar.com empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions.
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When Margot Fraser reflects on business trends and what she’d like to see more of in the socially-responsible business movement, the question of ownership immediately comes to mind.
The founder of Birkenstock USA would like to see new business ownership models pioneered and encouraged, where people investing in a company are also intimately connected to the organization. She recalls starting Birkenstock USA in 1967 with little money and loans from several friends. Such small-scale options aren’t viable for entrepreneurs today, which has Fraser questioning what alternatives are available.
“It’s obvious that what we have now in mainstream business is not working because the owners are mostly investors that don’t understand the business. Their only interest is to get money out of the business, to extract. While there is a need for profit, profit isn’t the reason for business,” says Fraser.
To read more, go to: http://www.care2.com/causes/a-call-for-new-business-ownership-models.html#ixzz1ycYVVa1x
March is Women’s History Month, which I celebrate each day by posting about an unheard of, unheralded yet notable woman every day of the month. If you’d like to be notified of each “31 Days of Notable Women” post, subscribe here to my FREE blog and don’t miss a single post!
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Beyoncé Knowles, the 29 year old singer, actress, dancer, and clothes designer made it to Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women list for 2010 with earnings of over $35 million dollars. The Houston-born diva ranks unusually low on our list this year because she didn’t tour or release an album over the past year. But her fourth solo effort “4” is on the way. The simple title was reportedly selected by her fans and is also a nod to her April 4th wedding anniversary with hubby Jay-Z. In the absence of new revenue on the music side, business-focused Beyoncé cashes in on her clothing line “Dereon” and massive endorsement deals with L’Oreal, DirecTV, and General Mills.
Source cited: http://www.forbes.com/profile/beyonce-knowles
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According to Forbes list of the “World’s Most Powerful Women of 2010”, Angela Merkel, is the most powerful woman on the planet. Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany, who oversees Europe’s largest economy. Renowned free-market champion and favorite of big business, boasts nine public companies with annual sales in excess of $70 billion. In all, there are 57 German companies on the Forbes Global 2000 ranking of the world’s largest public companies, with aggregate sales of $1.7 trillion.
Source cited: http://www.forbes.com/profile/angela-merkel
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Martha A. Duggan serves as Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs for United Solar Ovonic (a division of Energy Conversion Devices), headquartered in Rochester Hills,Michigan. United Solar is the leading global manufacturer of thin-film flexible solar laminate products for the building integrated and commercial rooftop markets. Ms. Duggan is responsible for policy development and advocacy before state, federal and international governments and energy regulatory bodies. Prior to joining United Solar, Ms. Duggan served as Vice President, Government Affairs for SunEdison, a leading solar integrator. At SunEdison, Ms. Duggan managed a team of solar policy experts across North America.
Source cited: http://www.solaralliance.org/about-us/officers-and-staff.html
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Gail Kelly, Chief Executive at Westpac (Education: BA/BS,University of Cape Town)
As head of Australia’s second-largest bank, Westpac, with $551 billion in assets and $15.9 billion in revenue, and the country’s most influential businesswoman, the native South African has an outsized public profile.
Source cited: http://www.forbes.com/profile/gail-kelly#comments
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Irene Rosenfeld, CE at Kraft Foods,USA
Education: BA/BS,Cornell University; PHD, Cornell University; MS,Cornell University
Her $26.3 million compensation package in 2009 made Rosenfeld the nation’s second-highest-paid female, after Yahoo’s Carol Bartz. She earned it, drawing fire early this year after announcing plans to acquire British candy maker Cadbury. Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway owned 9.4% of Kraft, voted against the deal, calling it “dumb.” When Rosenfeld refused to back down, Buffett retaliated by selling 33.1 million Kraft shares (one-third of Berkshire’s stake). Who was right? Kraft’s second-quarter revenues rose 25.3% to $12.3 billion, boosted largely by Cadbury’s business in Europe and in developing markets.
Source cited: http://www.forbes.com/profile/irene-rosenfeld
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