A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Virginia Rometty

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Virginia Rometty

Women’s News: Is South Dakota wrong to tell women that abortion could lead to suicide?

Women’s News: Is South Dakota wrong to tell women that abortion could lead to suicide?

Inspiration Of Motherhood: Halle Berry and Daughter Nahla Get Crafty at Color Me Mine

Inspiration Of Motherhood: Halle Berry and Daughter Nahla Get Crafty at Color Me Mine

A Message From The Creator

“Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.”
― Gary Zukav

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Virginia Rometty

Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty (born July 1957 or 1958) is an American business executive; the president and CEO of IBM. She is the first woman to head IBM. Prior to becoming president and CEO in January 2012 she held the position of Senior Vice President and Group Executive for Sales, Marketing, and Strategy at IBM. She has been named to Fortunemagazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for seven consecutive years, ranking #7 for 2011. She was also named to the Time 100 in 2012.

Rometty graduated from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University in 1979 with high honors, receiving a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering.

After graduation in 1979, Rometty went to work for General Motors Institute; in 1981, she joined IBM as a systems engineerin its Detroit office. She joined IBM’s Consulting Group in 1991. In 2002, she “championed the purchase of the big business consulting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, for $3.5 billion.” Rometty became senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing and strategy in 2009. Rometty is “credited with spearheading IBM’s growth strategy by getting the company into the cloud computing and analytics businesses. She was also at the helm of readying Watson, the Jeopardy! playing computer, for commercial use.” On October 25, 2011, IBM announced that she was to be the company’s next president and CEO, with Sam Palmisano stepping down but retaining his position as chairman. Rometty’s appointment marks the first time a woman has been CEO of IBM. Regarding her promotion, Palmisano stated, “Ginni got it because she deserved it… It’s got zero to do with progressive social policies.”

Rometty is on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater Northwestern University, as well as on the Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. and on The Deming Cup‘s committee at Columbia Business School, which recognizes individuals for operational excellence. She also served on the Board of Directors of AIG from 2006 until 2009.

Rometty is married to Mark Anthony Rometty.

Women’s News: Is South Dakota wrong to tell women that abortion could lead to suicide?

Hey Everyone, I really need your opinion on this story. Thanks, Kim

An appeals court inspires fury by ruling that women seeking abortions must be warned of an increased risk of suicide — despite shaky evidence of that link

A South Dakota appeals court ruled this week that doctors must tell women seeking abortions that they could be more prone to kill themselves if they have the procedure — even though the supposed link between abortion and suicide is based on arguably bogus evidence. The appeals court ruled 7-4 that conclusive proof of causation was not required, enraging abortion-rights activists who argue that the new rule puts an added burden on women seeking abortions — which would be unconstitutional according toRoe v. Wade. Has South Dakota gone too far? Here, a guide:

First off: What’s the connection between abortion and suicide?
The anti-abortion groups championing the ruling cite two “widely circulated studies that found an ‘increased’ suicide risk” among women who had abortions, says Kay Steiger at The Raw Story. But there’s a problem: The studies did not determine “that abortion caused the increased risk.” In fact, the American Psychological Association called the link “misleading,” stating that “the best scientific evidence indicates that the relative risk of mental health problems among adult women who have an unplanned pregnancy is no greater if they have an elective first-trimester abortion than if they deliver [the baby].”

What does the court say?
Judge Raymond Gruender wrote that “various studies found this correlation to hold,” and added that “there is nothing in the record to suggest that abortion as a cause [of suicidal thoughts] has been ruled out with certainty. As a result, the disclosure of the observed correlation as an ‘increased risk’ is not unconstitutionally misleading or irrelevant.”

Can abortion-rights groups fight the ruling?
No. “Tuesday’s ruling was the final piece in the fight over the law’s constitutionality,” says Kristi Eaton at The Associated Press.

Will this stop women from getting abortions?
Time will tell. And remember, South Dakota “has spent the last few years making access to abortion the most taxing and violating experience ever,”says Feministing. It was also the first state to have an informed consent law — which requires abortion providers to give women certain information before they undergo the procedure — and last year mandated the longest waiting period in the nation, 72 hours, and a meeting at an anti-abortioncounseling center before a woman can get an abortion, says David Bailey atReuters.

Sources: The Associated PressFeministingThe Raw StoryReuters,The Wall Street Journal

Inspiration Of Motherhood: Halle Berry and Daughter Nahla Get Crafty at Color Me Mine

What little kid doesn’t enjoy a gigantic lollipop or trip to Color Me Mine?

Halle Berry just became the best Mom in the world in her daughter Nahla‘s eyes for her fun outing in Beverly Hills, Calif. on July 24.

How did the duo spend their quality time together?

Berry and Nahla had matching curls and smiles, as they strolled alongside each other on the sidewalks of Beverly Hills.

Nahla sported a cute caricature top, patterned skirt and sneakers, while clutching her mothers’ hands who is donning a casual ensemble consisting of a loose tee, boyfriend jeans, and sandals.

First, the 42-year-old actress took her little one to Color Me Mine — a ceramic shop where kids get to pick a ceramic item of their choice to paint and decorate.

Berry and Nahla decided upon a clay pot and cat to display their artistic talents.

After some craft time, Nahla skipped alongside her mother, enjoying a lollipop almost half the size of her head.

hough this may not be the city of choice for Berry and Nahla’s play date — Berry previously wished to move her daughter to France instead of staying in the West Coast but biological father, Gabriel Aubrey, has been fighting against this wish — they appeared to be having a blast.

Celebuzz is also happy to report Berry is out and about after her previous on-set injury.

%d bloggers like this: