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Lift IOWA – Women In The News: 9-30-19


Seven years. That’s how long Katie Wold has wanted to open a coffee shop in her downtown Mason City storefront Market 124, and that desire became a reality this month. Mason City Globe Gazette

Lori Schaefer-Weaton, president of Agri-Industrial Plastics in Fairfield, sits in her office and reflects on the road that brought her to this spot. “I never thought I’d be here,” she said. “This wasn’t part of my plan.” But there’s no place she’d rather be. Cedar Rapids Gazette

For the past four decades, Professional Women’s Network — PWN — has been helping empower professional women in eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids Gazette

Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair trade store in Iowa City, will hold an event early next month aimed at financially empowering Pakistani women. Corridor Business Journal


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) is leading a respected poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers. The poll, recently released by the Des Moines Register with CNN and Mediacom, had Warren in the lead with 22%. Washington Post

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found “reasonable cause” that seven employers excluded women, older workers or both from seeing their job listings on Facebook through the use of targeted advertising. Bizwomen.com

In the wake of natural disasters, recovery organizations tend to seek out the man of the household, even if a woman requested the assistance. That’s one of the findings from a new study out of the University of Colorado Boulder. Bizwomen.com

Go behind the scenes of Netflix’s big bet on original content. Who’s leading that charge? Women, of courseFortune

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC promoted Alison Rose to chief executive officer, making her the first woman to run one of Britain’s big four lenders. Fortune

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