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April 2014 Blog Archive

Burberry's Angela Ahrendts to start at Apple this week

Angela Ahrendts

Angela Ahrendts is the Burberry CEO who revitalized the hundred-year old fashion house, nearly tripling revenues, according to Forbes. And now, after announcing her move to Apple months ago as retail chief, Ahrendts will finally be stepping into the new role this week. 

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MAKERS Launches in China!

MAKERS China Yang Lan

MAKERS has gone global!

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The World's Toughest Job

#WorldsToughestJob

Sometimes advertisements hit the nail right on the head. Here's a great example: Mullen did a "gotcha" project of sorts for a client that will make your eyes well up by the end.

The agency posted this job listing online for a "director of operations" at a company called Rehtom Inc. The requirements seem less than ideal, dare we say, not a job anyone in their right mind would apply for:

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Who Inspired the Women Who Inspire Us?

MAKERS Map of Gratitude

Whether it's a perfect sound bite from Gloria Steinem at a conference or a paragraph on Shirley Chisholm that catches your eye in a history book and leads to an extensive Google search, we all have that one person, that hero in our lives who's inspired us to do better.

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This Is Your Brain "On Princess"

Goldieblox brain on princess

GoldieBlox, a toy company whose mission is to “get girls building,” has produced a witty video,“This is Your Brain on Engineering.”

In this video, we see that the traditional toys young girls are given are damaging their self-confidence in the long run. The video illustrates a brain on “princess,” loaded with makeup and fake hair rolling down a conveyor belt.

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Breaking Down the Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

gender wage gap

Women's rights have come a long way, but what we can't forget is that on average, women still only make .77 cents on the dollar for every dollar that a man makes. That's not a wage gap from 50 years ago, or even 25 years ago, it's the wage gap that exists today.

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President Obama Plans Two Executive Orders to Boost Equal Pay for Women

Obama Equal Pay Day

For Equal Pay Day, the day on the year’s calendar that marks the approximate extra time the average American woman would need to earn as much as the average man did in the prior year, President Obama plans to bypass the "do-nothing" Congress to promote equal pay with two new executive actions.

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Because of Them, We Can

Because of Them We Can

When we first saw the Because of Them We Can project by Eunique Jones, we knew we had to share it.

Jones honors heroes who have paved the way for those to come by capturing both that inspiration and potential in her photography. The images of children posing as these icons are not only cute, but they are definitely chills-inducing. Here's what Jones says about her project:

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