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Ambivalent Sexism

Often the “breakdown in communication” that one may experience is ambivalent sexism—the active subtext of sexism present in the interaction. The attitudes and beliefs (often unconscious) that we carry toward our own as well as the opposite sex can have a significant impact on the dynamics of interpersonal interactions and efforts to communicate. Following are some of the basic sexist assumptions that are socially constructed and reinforced (for us to…

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Role-playing Gender Communications

I’m glad of the opportunity to take our previous conversation about gender and communication dynamics from six months ago a little further. We’ll also do some role-playing of gender communications a little later. Rather than a “how to,” I think of this more as a “be with”… By that I mean working to understand the social dynamics at play as well as the unconscious gender attitudes and orientations we carry.…

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International Women’s Day Celebration 2018

On March 8th, 2018, Coast Women in Business and the Women’s Business Center of Mendocino hosted a community potluck breakfast gathering and storytelling event: “International Women’s Day Celebration 2018”. History Started by the suffragettes in the early 1900s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women’s Day belongs to all communities everywhere—governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media, and more. Whether through a global conference,…

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Business Entities

Entrepreneurs need to learn about the various types of business entities currently in existence so they can choose the one that’s right for their businesses. It can pose a tough dilemma. Following are the type of business entities to consider for your enterprise along with their benefits and disadvantages. Type of Entities Types of entities include (in alphabetical order): Corporation C Corp S Corp Limited Liability Company (LLC) Partnership General…