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The power of more than one woman on a board

The power of more than one woman on a board

Finance
The number of female Fortune 500 CEOs is shrinking Three is a powerful number, especially when it comes to putting women in positions of power. Within a boardroom, one woman — or even two — isn't enough to shift a culture, research shows. Although a majority of companies in the S&P 500 have at least one woman on their boards, only 25% have more than two, according to a recent study from PwC. But that's still not enough, according to Vicki W. Kramer, lead author of "Critical Mass on Corporate Boards." "The power of three" is the tipping point that brings change to the company culture, she says. Related: The key to more female CEOs: more female board members "Three really makes a difference," she says. "Women said they felt more comfortable and they cou...
Second Guatemalan woman sues Trump administration over border separation

Second Guatemalan woman sues Trump administration over border separation

World
June 26 (UPI) -- A second Guatemalan woman filed suit Tuesday against Trump administration officials to be reunited with her child. Perla Karlili Alemengor Miranda De Velasquez filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of her 12-year-old daughter and herself, so they could be reunited after more than a month apart. The suit says U.S. border agents forcefully separated Velasquez from her daughter while she sought U.S. asylum near San Luis, Arizona, on May 19, citing "severe violence" in Guatemala. Officials released Velazquez on bond after she established a claim of credible fear and was not judged to be a flight risk or danger to the community. Her daughter, however, was kept in federal custody, according to the suit. The suit alleges that Attorn...
Kardashian meets woman she helped free from prison

Kardashian meets woman she helped free from prison

Entertainment
Kim Kardashian West has met the woman she helped free from prison after 21 years. The reality TV star spoke of the moment she told great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson she was being released.Kardashian West championed Ms Johnson's case, and even met with US President Donald Trump to discuss her release. Image: Ms Johnson spent 21 years in prison. Pic: Can-Do Clemency Ms Johnson, 63, was jailed for life without parole for non-violent drug offences in 1997.She was released earlier this month after Mr Trump commuted her sentence following Kardashian West's intervention. ...
American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years

American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years

Sports
April 16 (UPI) -- American Desiree Linden was the women's champion and Japan's Yuki Kawauchi led the men Monday at the 2018 Boston Marathon.Runners packed the streets for the coldest Boston Marathon in 30 years. A field of 30,000 braved temperatures in the mid-30s and wind gusts of up to 32 mph, while dodging harsh rainfall.Linden is the first American woman to win the race since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach claimed first place in 1985. She navigated the Boston asphalt in 2:39:54. Fellow American Sarah Sellers crossed the finish line in second place.Kawauchi also ended a long drought for Japan. He finished the marathon in 2:15:58, winning the country's first Boston Marathon since 1987. He passed 2017 champion -- Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya -- down the stretch."I never gave up,'' Kawauchi told report...
Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Sports
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics on Monday in Gangneung, South Korea.The 24-year-old pulled off the move during her free skate at the Gangnueung Ice Arena. She was the first of five women to perform the skate on the final day of competition for an Olympics team medal. It was her first jump in a 4.5 minute program.Her skate helped put Team USA on the podium for a bronze medal in the mixed team final. Canada won the event and the Olympic Athletes from Russia finished with a silver medal.Nagasu began her routine with the U.S. team sitting in third place. She completed the triple axel and several other rotations, wrapping up a smooth skate with an explosion of emotion.Nagasu pumped her firsts before her final scor...