The purposes of this handbook are to provide a forum for presentation of the
current state of knowledge about women in business and management and
to specify the directions for future research that will be most constructive
for advancing the representation, treatment, quality of life and success of
women who work in these fi elds. In this sense, we hope that the Handbook
on Women in Business and Management will serve as a reference for recent
advances in research and theory, informing both scholars and those with a
general interest in the subject....
The only system designed for everything that today's modern women handle
Most time-management systems don't succeed for working women. Why? Quite simply, they don't understand our specific needs and the wide variety of tasks we find ourselves facing each day.
For example, in the case of a multinational corporation, it might be reason-
able to assume a high degree of control and coordination in the administration
of the cluster of subnets of the corporation’s intranet. The administrators of
this intranet might very well be able to design and manage the whole network
of event servers deployed on their subnets, and thus it might be a good idea to
adopt a hierarchical architecture within the intranet. Of course, the intranet
would connect to other networks outside of the inﬂuence of the administrators.
Marcelo Thalenberg (Sao Paulo, Brazil) has over 30 years experience in the technology business as both an executive and entrepreneur in companies like Texas Instruments and Avnet, among others. Today, Marcelo is the president of MT Criativa, a consulting and entrepreneurial education company. The company provides time, teamwork, marketing and sales management training using Microsoft Outlook. Marcelo writes articles in electronics and computer magazines including Eletronica Saber. He has written a marketing trends column and most recently has written about time management at Voce S.
The number of women entering small business ownership has increased significantly
across the world. These women make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and
development of local, national and global economies. Yet, despite their increasing
numbers, they have received little attention from the academic community and research
into the experiences of women small business owners is confined to a handful of countries.
The work on women entrepreneurs is far more extensive and generally eclipses the
area of small business ownership.
It was called the "Breakfast for Champions," the annual
fundraiser to benefit the Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit
organization that helps women develop entrepreneurial skills and
expertise. On this particular June morning in 2001, more than
1,000 women gathered in the grand ballroom of Boston's Fairmont
Copley Hotel to network and to honor women entrepreneurs.
Virtually the entire "who's who" of the women's business
community was there, as well as investors, lawyers, and others
who work with and support women-led businesses.
Women with disabilities need good health. Good health is more than the absence
of disease. When a disabled woman has good health it means she experiences
well-being—of her body, mind, and spirit.
Women with disabilities can take charge of their own health when they have
information that affirms their own experience of their bodies and health needs. They
can also use this information to change the way people think about disability. As
women with disabilities take charge of their lives, they will gain respect and support in
Including urinary issues in the gynecologic evaluation is helpful. Urinary
tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons to seek medical
care and are sometimes triggered by sexual activity. Urinary incontinence is
an increasingly recognized health problem (see Chapter 10).
Finally, because domestic violence is common (2), screening for current or
previous physical, emotional, or sexual abuse is an important part of the pa-
tient’s history and in some states is mandatory.
The view that a midwife is the expert in normal pregnancy is not new
but the context within which midwifery is practised has changed over
the years. From the early 1960s the most usual place to give birth
moved from being a woman’s home to hospital settings and the
majority of women now give birth in hospital. In recent years larger
tertiary maternity units have been developed, housing a range of
specialised services, and there has also been an increase in the number
of midwife-led units.
We know the interventions that can save most women’s lives. If every
woman had access to essential maternal care, 74% of maternal deaths could
be prevented4. If all women had access to self–controlled means of HIV/
AIDS protection and were in a position within society to use these methods,
millions of HIV/AIDS deaths could be prevented. Thus, we do not so much
need new technology, as we need to ensure universal access, utilization and equity.
But ensuring universal access, utilization and equity means that our health
services cannot continue to function as “business as usual.
Excess abdominal fat, assessed by measurement of waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio, is independently associated with higher risk for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Measurement of the waist circumference is a surrogate for visceral adipose tissue and should be performed in the horizontal plane above the iliac crest. Cut points that define higher risk for men and women based on ethnicity have been proposed by the International Diabetes Federation (Table 75-3).
Your Marketing major will cover all the essential
components of marketing including consumer behaviour,
marketing management, strategy, research and analysis.
You’ll explore the strengths and weaknesses of many of the
theories on which the conventional approach to marketing
is based. You’ll also discover that marketing is not about
routinely applying a standard set of techniques but instead
about using knowledge and experience to give each issue
its own specific strategy.
In the last 20 years, national and international interest has become increasingly focused on
Women’s Health. Throughout the world, this important health care discipline has traditionally
been underserved and specifi c conditions undertreated. The National Women Health
Network (1975), the Women’s Health Initiative of the National Institutes of Health (1991),
and the Global Alliance for Women’s Health of the United Nations (1994) are a few examples
of the many comprehensive efforts to increase education, advocacy, research, and
resources for Women’s Health issues....
In much of the developing world, health systems at the local level are
fundamentally failing to sustain and improve the lives of women. In many
cases women are the last to receive adequate health care and are dying because
of it. Women are dying because they do not have access to emergency obstetric
care when they require it. Women are at risk because their nation, province
or village has not placed sufﬁcient priority on ensuring that they are protected
from the threat of contracting HIV/AIDS.
This book examines women’s financial activity from the early days of the stock
market in eighteenth-century England and the South Sea Bubble to the mid
twentieth century. The essays demonstrate how many women managed their
own finances despite legal and social restrictions and show that women were
neither helpless, incompetent and risk-averse, nor were they unduly cautious and
conservative. Rather, many women learnt about money and made themselves
effective and engaged managers of the funds at their disposal....
The Black Women in Sport Foundation was founded in 1992 by Tina Sloan Green, Alpha Alexander, Nikki Franke, and Linda Greene as a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of Black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration. The Foundation is resolute in facilitating the involvement of women of color in every aspect of sport in the United States and around the world, through the "hands-on" development and management of grass roots level outreach programs....
I succeeded in getting together a certain number of women who helped
as best they could to aid the wounded. It was not a matter of amputations
or operations of any kind. But food, and above all drink, had to be
taken around to men dying of hunger and thirst; then their wounds
could be dressed and their bodies washed. ...
Oh, how valuable it would have been ... to have had a hundred experienced
and qualified voluntary orderlies and nurses! ... As it was, there
was no time for those who knew their business to give the needful advice
and guidance, and most of those who brought...
This initial stage of the project also provides the project manager with opportunities to get to know the team and
help them get to know each other. The time-honored kick-off group lunch can be combined with techniques
often using in training sessions such as sharing personal and professional information with a colleague who then
makes the group introduction. In addition, the project manager should ensure that the physical workspace is
arranged in a way that facilitates collaborative activities such as pair programming and team problem solving.
The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health provided here represent
a compilation of current practices that includes evidence-based, traditional, and
empiric care from a wide variety of sources. The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery
& Women’s Health are used voluntarily and assume that the practicing women’s
health professional will temper them with sound clinical judgment, knowledge of
patient or client preferences, national and local standards, and attention to sound risk