By CANDY STALLWORTH A new bill proposed in the California state legislature would require all publicly traded California companies to “have a minimum of one female…on its board of directors.” If the bill passes, then by the end of 2019, any foreign or domestic publicly held company that identifies its executive office in California would have to have at least one female board director or face fines ranging from $100,000 to $300,000. The required number of female board members would increase in subsequent years, and more females would be required for larger boards. Reasons cited for this potential directive, according to the bill, are that “publicly held companies perform better when women serve on their boards of directors”, “There has been a greater correlation between stock performance and the presence of women on a board since the financial crisis in 2008”, and other equally nebulous claims. The studies cited within the bill text perfectly … [Read more...] about PROPOSED CALIFORNIA BILL TO MANDATE WOMEN ON BOARDS OF DIRECTORS IS RIDICULOUS AND INSULTING TO WOMEN
Source: Juanmonino / Getty Two Winston-Salem women, Michaela Pearson and Candice Little, have been arrested after the clip went viral on Facebook showing the women help three children smoke what appeared to be marijuana. The videos, which originally appeared on Snapchat, shows an adult holding the paraphernalia to the children’s mouths while they inhaled. According to ABC 7, the women were held on charges of child abuse and contributing to delinquency of minors. The mother of the children reportedly trusted the women to care for the children in the video. They are being held on $150,000 bail. Watch the disturbing video, here: RELATED STORIES: Cardi B’s Husband Offset Arrested In Georgia On Marijuana And Gun Possession Charges White Woman Arrested After Spray Painting N-Word And “Hail Trump” On Neighbor’s House Two Women Arrested After Video Of Toddlers Smoking Weed Goes Viral was originally published on hellobeautiful.com More By Shamika Sanders … [Read more...] about Two Women Arrested After Video Of Toddlers Smoking Weed Goes Viral
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Cristela Guerra Globe Staff August 31, 2018 BRAINTREE — It didn’t matter that Mary Kennedy wore “unglamorous” overalls, as she called them, or a tool belt slung off her waist, steel-toed boots that never kept her feet warm, and goggles. She was a young woman in the 1940s and a welder on massive Navy ships, one of 1,200 women working at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. Now 95, Kennedy was and remains a “Rosie,” a title taken from “Rosie the Riveter,” a painting by Norman Rockwell turned recruitment poster and iconic emblem of World War II ingenuity. On Monday, Labor Day, these women, the thousands of Rosies who stepped up to take over jobs traditionally done by men in factories, shipyards, and companies while their brothers, fathers, and husbands fought on the war’s front lines, will be celebrated and … [Read more...] about On Labor Day, a celebration of ‘Rosies,’ the women who kept the factories churning during WWII
Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 LANSING — The State of Michigan will pay about $750,000 and make other changes to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department on behalf of female officers at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility near Ypsilanti. The federal lawsuit was brought in 2016, alleging the Michigan Department of Corrections discriminates against female officers by forcing them to work excessive overtime at Michigan's only prison for women. Chris Gautz, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections, said the proposed settlement was reached following an Aug. 17 conference in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona Majzoub in Detroit. Under the proposed settlement, Gautz said: The department would pay about $750,000 to about 700 female officers who have worked at the prison since 2009. A freeze would be lifted that barred female officers at Women's Huron Valley from transferring to other … [Read more...] about State of Michigan to pay $750K to settle women’s prison federal lawsuit
Lisa Mascaro, Ap Congressional Correspondent Updated 3:02 am PDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photoSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters on an escalator at the Capitol in Washington. John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of Senate women. less FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photoSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters on an escalator at the Capitol in Washington. John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his … [Read more...] about With McCain gone, could women replace the lion of Senate?