Claire Underwood, $70M and the verdict heard around Silicon Valley are on the minds of our women to watch this week Ellen Pao: After weeks of watching arguably the most high-profile gender discrimination suit in Silicon Valley history unfold, the jury ruled Friday that Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate or retaliate against former junior partner Ellen Pao, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported.
In the moments following the verdict — some four weeks in the making — Pao had this to say: "If I've helped to level the playing field for women…
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:30:04 +0000 Wyden aims to bring logic to funding wildfire battle An Oregon Democrat is teaming with an Idaho Republican to insert language in the Senate budget that could lead to passage of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act.
Senators Ron Wyden and Mike Crapo, of Oregon and Idaho respectively, attached a provision to the Senate budget that adjusts a funding cap that prevents agencies from treating wildfires as natural disasters, leading to a cycle of underfunding fire suppression.
The move sets the state to pass the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, which would…
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:18:17 +0000 Column: A transition from coal to clean energy It’s easy to think of Oregon as a sustainability leader among states. We’re passionate about the quality of our air and water, and we’ve recently become only the second state in the country to adopt a low carbon fuel standard, called the Oregon Clean Fuels Program.
With so much attention paid to our health and environment, it might be surprising for some Oregonians to learn that the amount of power we get from renewable resources isn’t 100 percent.
In fact, the state still uses coal for…
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:14:28 +0000 Who says it's a man's world? A woman's guide to corporate domination Leadership coach Emily Bennington offers this simple equation at the beginning of her book " Who Says It's a Man's World" —"You + 15 Goals + 60 Days = Rock Star."
The statement says a lot about the author's approach to career advice: concise, goal-oriented and relentlessly upbeat and chirpy. It's a style that's perfectly adapted to young women first entering the workforce out of college. The book is filled with situation-specific advice in a digestible format that will come in handy just about…
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:50:13 +0000 Build rapport with new partners by hosting a joint webinar Building a relationship with a new partner is hard work. It’s not worth the effort if there isn’t the potential for a big payoff in the future for you and the partner.
But it helps to knock out a few quick wins to establish rapport and lay the groundwork for success.
Here are five quick wins you can propose at the outset of any partnership:
1. Publish reciprocal guest blog posts
Write a post that the partner can publish on his blog and ask him to write a guest post for your blog. These posts…
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:39:26 +0000 Walmart sells West Oahu parcel to Panda Express owners Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sold a parcel in Kapolei in West Oahu near its existing store to the billionaire owners of Panda Express for $5.75 million, according to public records.
CFT Developments LLC, which lists Andrew Cherng and Peggy Cherng, the husband-and-wife founders of Panda Express, as its managers, recently bought the parcel, which is located near the Kapolei Walmart (NYSE: WMT) store.
The California-based Panda Restaurant Group, which also owns Panda Inn and Hibachi-San, has 19 Panda…
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:32:56 +0000 Goldmann's renovation set to begin next month with funding from WHEDA, U.S. Bank The renovation of Goldmann’s department store into a Native American health clinic and potential restaurant will begin April 17 thanks to a complicated forging of partnerships and funding sources.
Also this week, Kenosha organizations are advancing plans to create their own Milwaukee Public Market-style business downtown.
The renovation of the former Goldmann’s building on West Historic Mitchell Street is a partnership between Milwaukee developers Randy Roth and Phoenix Investors LLC. The project…
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 Former Times sportswriter Gary Shelton joins SaintPetersBlog Veteran Tampa Bay sportswriter Gary Shelton has signed on to write for SaintPetersBlog, the political blog site focused on coverage of state and local politics, politicians and the lobbying that happens around them.
Shelton was the anchor of the Tampa Bay Times' sports desk for about 25 years and wrote for the Miami Herald sports pages before that. He took a buyout from the Times during the most recent round of layoffs in fall 2014.
The move is a big win for SaintPetersBlog Publisher Peter Schorsch…
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