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Recalling Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A ‘precise female’ (access required)

The most gratifying words of praise I’ve ever received were also the tersest: “Just right,” penciled in the margin of a draft opinion I had written as a clerk at the Supreme Court. The author of those words, Justice Ruth ...

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Danielle Torain: ‘You’re talking about your own folks’

Danielle Torain grew up in Baltimore, and her career included work in the mayor’s office before taking over as the executive director of the Open Society Institute Baltimore early in 2020. Having young people of color in positions leading organizations, ...

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Jenkins to leave Executive Alliance in October (access required)

Executive Alliance announced Tuesday that Executive Director Luwanda Jenkins is stepping down from that role in October. A search for Jenkins’ replacement has begun. Jenkins had been executive director for the Baltimore-based women’s network for the past two years. She ...

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Devaney & Associates wins ‘Best in Show’ in 2020 National Mature Media Awards program (access required)

Owings Mills-based Devaney & Associates, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency, won a Gold Award and was named “Best in Show” in the Best Marketing/Advertising Campaign category in the 28th annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The program, presented by ...

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Women have disrupted research on bird song, and show how diversity can improve science

Americans often idealize scientists as unbiased, objective observers. But scientists are affected by conscious and unconscious biases, just as people in other fields are. Studies of birds’ vocal behavior clearly show how research approaches can be affected by the people who ...

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Family trio to open spa franchise location in Prince George’s County (access required)

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, a 475-plus unit franchise that brings luxury spa experiences to the masses, is coming to Brandywine. Prince George’s County business owners and mother-daughter trio Toya Evans, Lauren Williamson and Chanel Grant have signed ...

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Esther McCready, 89, UMSON’s First African-American student, dies (access required)

Esther E. McCready, DPS (Hon.), DIN ’53, the first African American to gain admittance to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), died Sept. 2 after a lengthy illness. She was 89. In 1950 at only 19 years old, ...

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Md. universities expanding their focus on nonprofit offerings (access required)

With the nonprofit sector emerging as the third-largest workforce in the U.S. economy, Maryland universities increasingly are offering programs to train students for careers in those fields. No university has been more aggressive in this regard than Coppin State University, the ...

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Supporting women’s entrepreneurship during COVID-19 and beyond

Minority Women Business Creation

It has been five months since COVID-19 tightened its grip on America’s economy and the repercussions weigh most heavily on small business owners, and disproportionately on female business owners across the nation by several measures. As of the start of ...

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FEATURED MOVER | Courtney Sagal, Irvine Nature Center

Courtney Sagal was promoted to deputy director of Irvine Nature Center, a 45 year-old environmental education organization. Having risen through the ranks over the past 12 years, Sagal has honed her operational management skills and is ready to help the organization execute ...

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