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Lift IOWA – In Case You Missed It: 2-19-18



Waterloo has lost one of its most generous residents. Pauline Barrett, whose numerous large financial donations helped a wide array of foundations, causes and programs throughout the Cedar Valley, died at home Friday at age 96. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

FBL Financial Group Inc. has named Lori Geadelmann as general counsel, effective March 1. She succeeds David McNeill, who will retire from FBL after more than 28 years with the company. Des Moines Business Record

In an interview with the CBJ’s editorial board, Corridor Development President and CEO Jennifer Daly discusses the first steps in a new regional rebranding effort, the organization’s aggressive trade show schedule for 2018 and other steps on the new journey. Corridor Business Journal 

Monica Nealson, 28, of Nevada was busy filling orders for 23 dozen decorated Valentine’s Day cookies after posting several weeks back on social media that she was starting a business, Cookie Creations by Monica. Ames Tribune


At the annual Makers Conference in Los Angeles, more than 40 business leaders took to the stage to pledge to make changes to help women in the workplace.

In corporate America, men still hold the vast majority of executive-level jobs — with one notable exception. At nearly 60 percent of the 100 biggest U.S. companies by revenue, the chief human resources officer is a woman. Bloomberg 

On the heels of a Business Journal analysis showing that few women make it to the boardroom comes a report that indicates the rate of women taking over as CEO remains stagnant. Bizjournals.com 

Since Time’s Up debuted Jan. 1, more than 1,000 people across multiple industries have sought help from the organization, attorney Tina Tchen announced at the Makers Conference last week. So far, Time’s Up has raised $20 million, and 200 lawyers have volunteered their time and resources. The Lily

Consulting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., which had longstanding affinity groups and mentoring programs aimed at women and minorities, is shaking things up as it tries to get more employees to care about workplace diversity. The company’s solution? Allowing men into women-only networking groups. Wall StreetJournal

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