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WMC News Brief: BBC, Clinton, Bulgarian Diplomat

September 25, 2009

America's Top-Paid Female CEOs 09/25/09 ABC: This year, America's top-paid female CEOs earned, on average, $3.9 million. Compare this to the men, who raked in an average of $11.9 million. Clintons Finding Comfort In A Reversal Of Roles 09/25/09 Boston Globe: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to give the closing address today at the multibillion-dollar global philanthropic network headed by her husband, Bill Clinton, the former president. Bulgarian Who Is To Lead Unesco Advocates Political Pluralism 09/24/09 NY Times: The Bulgarian diplomat who defeated the Egyptian culture minister in a close vote on Tuesday night to become the first woman to lead Unesco is a 57-year-old mother with two grown children, an expert in arms control and the daughter of an influential family who came of age during the cold war. Women Make A Big Impact In Media 09/23/09 Variety: Femmes have had a banner year in entertainment. BBC Seeks Older Female Newsreader 09/24/09 BBC: The BBC is actively seeking an older female newsreader, as it seeks to counter accusations of ageism. Women Media Networks Launches In Asia Pacific 09/25/09 Asia Media Journal, China: Women Media Networks (WMN) is a new not-for-profit media organization that is creating a regional network to empower women and help them realize their full potential. Burmese Opposition Supports New U.S. Approach 09/25/09 NY Times: The decision by the United States to engage the ruling junta in Myanmar drew the endorsement Thursday of the nation’s most high-profile dissident, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, but analysts cautioned that the change would not have a significant effect in the near term. Anti-Choice Zealots' Latest Bizarre Ploy 09/24/09 AlterNet: The one good thing about these extremists is that they help reveal the anti-woman, anti-sex agenda of the anti-choice movement. Women Leaders In Transportation 09/24/09 Zikkir: On Monday September 21, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary LaHood kicked off a partnership with Spelman College in Atlanta that will develop women leaders in transportation and offer a head start to future women small business owners. Women's Empowerment...Not An Issue Here? 09/24/09 Huffington Post: Is "women's empowerment" still an issue here in the U.S? If you talk with women of the millennial generation, they may say no. Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2009 Working Mother: Our 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies are standing tough in their support of working families. Despite the layoffs, cutbacks and general economic maladies the country is facing, they continue to spend on health care, child care and work/life benefits. A Changing Tide Of Opinion For Girls And Women 09/24/09 Huffington Post: This year the G8's commitment has been enshrined in the Africa Union's Campaign to Accelerate Reduction in Maternal Mortality in Africa led by Bience Gawanas, the AU Social Affairs. Lawsuits Used To Shrink India's Maternal Deaths 09/25/09 Women’s eNews: India has one of the worst maternal death rates in the world and the country's improvement targets are way off-track. Health advocates say legal interventions can pick up the pace and save women from easily preventable death. Tens Of Thousands Of Women Delay Retirement Amid Recession 09/25/09 Telegraph, UK: The number of females over the age of 60 in work has jumped during the past year as they struggle to cope with the rising cost of living. Saudi Women Face Uphill Battle In Abuse Cases 09/25/09 Financial Times, Deutschland: While Islam grants women legal and financial independence, Saudi customs permit men to deny basic opportunities to women. US Flu Warning To Pregnant Women 09/24/09 American Free Press: Top US health officials Thursday urged pregnant women to get the (A) H1N1 flu vaccine, even before trials are complete for their high risk-group, when the dosage starts becoming available next month. Lyme Disease: Women Work To Bring Lyme Disease To Surface 09/25/09 Chicago Tribune: "Lyme disease affects thousands in Illinois and Wisconsin, including many in the Chicago area," said Lauren Egler of Elgin. The River Crosses Rivers: Series A 09/15/09 Backstage: While created by women playwrights of color, what's alluring about them isn't an obsession with ethnicity. Indeed, the topic of ethnicity is often secondary to more universal—and more beautiful—explorations. The Mother Of Reinvention 09/24/09 NY Times: Asked “what inspires, you, an architect, an actress?” Chanel, a k a Mr. Lagerfeld, was quick to respond, “An actress, why not?” Justine Henin's Return Gives Women's Game A Needed Boost 09/24/09 Miami Herald: Women's tennis just got a lot more interesting with the return of former No. 1 Justine Henin after a 16-month hiatus. UCI World Road Championships: U.S. Women's Team Strongest In Years 09/24/09 Velo News: Riding the momentum of Kristin Armstrong’s gold-medal performance at Wednesdays’ world time trial championship, the U.S. women’s road team is hoping to extract a little more hardware out of the UCI world road championship on Saturday.

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