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Even Barbie Wants to be Her Own Boss.

on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Posted in The Madsen Blog "Centre Piece"

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Barbie, the iconic doll, invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), has had more than 150 careers in her lifetime -- doctor, nurse, football player even president. But the Huffington Post suggests her “latest gig might be her toughest challenge yet.”

Funding Once Displaced Now Replaced

on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Posted in The Madsen Blog "Centre Piece"

Florida Governor Rick Scott has reinstituted funding from the Displaced Homemaker Trust fund to help women prepare for the job market.

Learning the Lingo

on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Posted in The Madsen Blog "Centre Piece"

Intrapreneurship appears to be the latest buzzword in business even though the word has been around since the late ‘70s.

Pay Equity Begins at Home

on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Posted in The Madsen Blog "Centre Piece"

It’s amazing to me that women nationwide are still making 77 cents on a dollar compared to their male counterparts. In Florida, women make 84 cents on the dollar. Several weeks ago, I went to Tallahassee to speak on this issue and to encourage our legislators to pass a paycheck fairness bill.

Goodbye to a Brash, Bold Defender of Women’s Rights

on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Posted in The Madsen Blog "Centre Piece"

Karen DeCrow (née Lipschultz) must have been familiar with the phrase: “Well-behaved Women Never Make History.” Along the way, this feisty American feminist made history for women both on this planet…and in outer space. She pressured NASA to recruit women as astronauts. She led campaigns to ensure that collegiate sports would be included under the scope of Title IX.

Use Your Blinka!

on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Posted in The Madsen Blog "Centre Piece"

Women drivers often get a bad rap. Lately, though, I have noticed that there are just too many drivers – both women and men – who fail to use their turn signals.