Angel Oregon 2011: The rise of Pacifc NW Entrepreneurs, Investors and where innovation starts here

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On March 16, 2o11 more than 300 people( investors, entrepreneurs and other influential peeps) gathered at the governor hotels. 24Notion were there to take part of the celebration on the day of Angel Oregon 2011. We are the proud patron sponsored for OEN AO 2011 again this year. The room is filled with many entrepreneur enthusiasts but short on women attendance. The ratio 85% of male dominance and 15% women says it all where we need more Women entrepreneurs to take part of this day. Glad that Soothie suckers( women launched start up concept) won as the concept stage winner.

here are list of winners of the AO 2011:

OpenSesame (Launch Stage Winner) and Soothie Suckers (Concept Stage Winner) emerged as the victors at OEN’s Angel Oregon 2011. OpenSesame will receive the $185,000 Launch Stage Company Award and Soothie Suckers Wins $25,000 Concept Stage Company Award.

4-Tell and Preciva were awarded OEN’s Angel Oregon Peoples’ Choice Awards among the Launch Stage and Concept Stage categories respectively in voting by more than 300 people who attended the competition.

Launch Stage company winner OpenSesame is an online marketplace that makes purchasing an e-learning course as easy as downloading a song from iTunes. Winner of the Concept Stage award Soothie Suckers, LLC makes all-natural, herbal, freezable remedies to mainstream consumers.

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UNITED NATIONS WOMEN part II: The empowerment of rural women

55th session of CSW: Panel for 2012 – The empowerment of rural women. Fifty-Fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (24 February 2011)

CSW55 - Click for more informationGender equality has been  hot topics for years. I’m passionate about this topic that would create  public outreach for women’s right that will results in women empowerment. Whether it is a workforce relation issue, violence against women and girls, hunger and poverty and access to educations for women and young girls.  This is where UN Women brings forth this issues and to take actions together to make a difference.

A global policy-making body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide. read more: About CSW, Documentation, NGO Participation

The fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 22 February to 4 March 2011. Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the session. There will be a number of activities, including interactive dialogues and panels, during the two-week session.

Watch live webcast: The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges

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