Video: Women in Business
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:06:00 +0000Women in BusinessCelebrating #InternationalWomensDayhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/6820913?cpt=8&wpid=2637WMBDlanger>>today-- central illinois is celebrating international women's day<<paul cicchini>> w-m-b-d's brooke brighton joins us to highlight the growth here in central illinois.brooke?<<brooke brighton>>paul, lauren -- today used to be called international ?working? women's day.it was a day to celebrate the growth of women in the workforce.bonnie harken -- founder and c-e-o of crossroads programs for women --teaches women that anything is possible.<<((bonnie harken/founder & ceo of crossroads programs for women "being able to serve the women of the area with good programming is a real blessing to me.")the number of women business owners is on the rise. according to bonnie harken of crossroads programs for women -- females have features that set them up for success in leadership positions. (bonnie harken/founder & ceo of crossroads programs for women "we have been given some natural talents in terms of nurturing and empathy that helps a lot.")even though more women are rising in ranks -- harken has some concerns for equality in the workforce. (bonnie harken/founder & ceo of crossroads programs for women "equal pay and equal opportunity for women. i've been a business woman pretty much all my life and as an independent business woman, you kind of make your own future."although there's room for improvement -- harken is remaining positive -- and knows there are great things to come in the future.(bonnie harken/founder & ceo of crossroads programs for women "i just say i'm so thankful to have a glass because i can fill it up when i need to."))>> <<brooke brighton>>organizers of this year's women's day are pushing to social media. use the hashtag 'be bold for change' to celebrate the accomplishments of women in business.lauren?