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United Way women’s forum focuses on social issues

Panelists at the United Way of Central Maryland and Woman's Leadership Council's Woman Forum on The Need:Communites in Crisis: From Left, Stacey Stewart, Moderator, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide; Heather Sheridan, Director of Homeless Services for Maryland's Department of Human Resourses; Holly Freishtat, Baltimore City's First Food Policy Dierctor; and Paula Singer, Cheif Network Officer of Laureate Education and CEO of Laureate Global Products and Services. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Social issues like public health and access to education can only be addressed if members of diverse sectors of the community come together, speakers at a forum of women business and community leaders said Wednesday. That was the central message of United Way of Central Maryland’s first Women’s Leadership Council Forum, which focused on ways to make progress in such areas as financial stability and homelessness. The event in Baltimore brought together about 400 attendees on the 15th anniversary of the Women’s Leadership Council’s local chapter, made up of a group of women philanthropists and advocates.

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Wal-Mart to spend $1B on raises, training

Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest private employer, is giving raises to nearly a half-million workers and offering what it says are more opportunities for advancement.

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