Working Woman Report News Brief (3/19/14)

ACCORDING THE SECOND ANNUAL STATE OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES REPORT, NEARLY NINE OUT OF 10 WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS (87 PERCENT) ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS’ ECONOMIC OUTLOOK THIS YEAR, A 12 PERCENT INCREASE OVER 2013. THE ECONOMY, TAXES AND HEALTHCARE CONTINUE TO BE TOP CONCERNS.

UN WOMEN FOR PEACE PRESENTED ITS FIRST ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD TO ACTRESS AND PRODUCER TRUDIE STYLER WHO HAS WORKED TIRELESSELY WITH WOMEN IN THE AMAZONIAN RAINFOREST TO GET CLEAN WATER AND BATTLE POLLUTION. THE UN WOMEN FOR PEACE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WENT TO THE GOLDMAN SACHS FOUNDATION’S 10,000 WOMEN INITIATIVE. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES CAPITAL AND EDUCATES UNDERSERVED FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS AROUND THE WORLD. FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE SIMPLY HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE www.workingwomanreport.com

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