Working Woman Report News Brief (3/21/14)

AN ARTICLE OUT OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES TAKES A LOOK AT THE STATE OF WORKING WOMEN IN BANGLADESH. DESPITE THE BACKLASH OVER LOW WAGES AND CONDITIONS IN FACTORIES ESPECIALLY SINCE THE BUILDING COLLAPSE LAST APRIL, IT APPEARS MANY WOMEN ARE OPTING FOR FACTORY LIFE OVER THE ALTERNATIVES WHICH OFTEN INCLUDE ARRANGED MARRIAGES AND SEVERE RESTRICTIONS.APPROXIMATELY 5,600 FACTORIES IN BANGLADESH EMPLOY MORE THAN 4 MILLION PEOPLE; 90 PERCENT OF WHOM ARE FEMALE.

YOU’RE PROBABLY FAMILIAR WITH TIFFANY LAMPS. BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT THESE LAMPS WERE DESIGNED BY A WOMAN WHO CAME FROM TALLMADGE, OHIO? ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE OUT OF THE AKRON BEACON JOURNAL CLARA WOLCOTT DRISCOLL WAS THE CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND MANY OF TIFFANY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL DESIGNS. AROUND THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY, SHE LED A GROUP OF FEMALE ARTISANS WHO DESIGNED AND CUT THE GLASS FOR MANY TIFFANY LAMPS, AND SHE PERSONALLY DESIGNED SOME OF THE MOST VALUABLE TIFFANY LAMPS THE COMPANY EVER MADE. YET FOR THE MOST PART, SHE DID IT ANONYMOUSLY.FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE SIMPLY HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE WORKINGWOMANREPORT.COM
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