Working Woman Report News Brief (3/10/14)

TECH GIANT GOOGLE IS STEPPING UP IN A BIG WAY TO SUPPORT WOMEN. IN AN EFFORT TO HELP ESTABLISH MORE FEMALE-LED TECH COMPANIES. GOOGLE HAS CREATED A PROGRAM CALLED #40 FORWARD WHICH WILL GIVE OUT A TOTAL OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO COMPANIES THAT PLEDGE TO INCREASE FEMALE PARTICIPATION.

ONE WOMAN WHO IS BREAKING ALL BARRIERS IN TECH IS SONY’S SHANNON STUDSTILL. SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE MALE-DOMAINTAED WORLD OF VIDEO GAMES. SHE RUNS SONY SANTA MONICA STUDIO, THE GROUP BEHIND THE HIT FRANCHISE “GOD OF WAR”. A RECENT STUDY SHOWED WOMEN ACCOUNT FOR JUST 4 PERCENT OF PROGRAMMERS AND ENGINEERS.

AND DID YOU KNOW IT IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH? WELL IT IS AND TO MARK THE OCCASION BOBBI BROWN IS LAUNCHING THE PRETTY POWERFUL CAMPAIGN FOR WOMEN & GIRLS .THE PROCEEDS FROM BOBBI’S SPECIAL PRETTY POWERFUL MASCARA WILL BE DONATED TO THE GIRL RISING FUND, WHICH SUPPORTS GIRL-EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.

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