Women http://wfae.org en Women March In White At National Baptist Convention http://wfae.org/post/women-march-white-national-baptist-convention <p>The National Baptist Convention has been in Charlotte all week for its annual session. It’s billed as the nation’s largest and oldest African-American religious convention, and organizers say it attracted people from 49 states and the Bahamas. One of the convention’s signature events was Wednesday’s Women in White March. Women dressed in white (the color of choice for missionaries) to raise money and also show off their state pride. WFAE's Tasnim Shamma produced this audio postcard from the event.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:44:43 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 34693 at http://wfae.org Women March In White At National Baptist Convention Female Business Owners http://wfae.org/post/female-business-owners <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Owning a business is an ambitious venture for anyone. But as a female business owner, there are particular challenges that one might face. In the late </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, women owned only ten percent of U.S. business. Now, women own forty percent of all privately-held firms. This considerable rise of women leaders has helped shift the business landscape and has opened up a wealth of opportunities for aspiring female entrepreneurs and small business owners. Two female </span>Charlotteans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> started the company, Towne and Reese, and continue their rapid rise of success. A conversation about being a women and owning a business, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26222 at http://wfae.org Female Business Owners Vanity Fair's Elissa Schappell On Women http://wfae.org/post/vanity-fairs-elissa-schappell-women <p>This election year, the women’s vote has made headlines over and over, and women’s issues have turned into major political debate. That attention has brought women into the spotlight in a variety of ways, including through literature. We’ll meet a Vanity Fair contributing editor who is not only a book critic for a women’s magazine, but who writes stories about women as well. Elissa Schappell joins us to talk about writing for and about women, but also about women’s role in society today and in the political landscape.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 5811 at http://wfae.org Vanity Fair's Elissa Schappell On Women