women

Women Moving Million’s Executive Director, Sarah Haacke Byrd, Shares Details about A New $100 Million Campaign For Global Gender Equity

On September 30th 2020 Women Moving Millions, a community of nearly 350 women philanthropists committed to mobilizing millions for gender equity, hosted their 9th summit, The Power of Us. Virtually bringing their community together from across the globe, they engaged dynamic speakers such as Jamia Wilson, Laverne Cox, and Vicki Saunders to discuss the need for mobilizing catalytic resources to gender justice during this incredibly difficult time for women and girls around the world. Citing recent data that showcases the impact of the current pandemic, members learned of the realities of women and girls at this present moment in time and were invited to #GiveBold and #GetEqual by stepping into Women Moving Millions’ new $100 million campaign for gender equity. 

With 750 million girls out of school, rising domestic and sexual violence as

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shopping

Palo Alto office shopping spree tops $850 million

PALO ALTO — A big Southern California real estate and investment firm has gobbled up its latest in a string of Palo Alto office property purchases, a deal that extends a buying spree in the Silicon Valley tech hub that now tops $850 million.

Alexandria Real Estate, acting through an affiliate, has bought two Palo Alto office buildings on Hillview Avenue near Arastradero Road, acquiring a site that’s in the famed Stanford Research Park.

The deal suggests investors still seek to collect commercial properties in choice and prestigious locations despite the economic uncertainties that the coronavirus has triggered.

The just-purchased buildings have a combined 77,000 square feet, according to Santa Clara County property documents and commercial real estate listing services. SAP, a tech giant, is the tenant in the two buildings.

Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate paid $40.5 million for the buildings, county documents filed Oct. 8 show. Alexandria bought only

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Missouri University Of Science And Technology Receives $300 Million Gift, The Largest In Missouri Higher Education History

Missouri University of Science and Technology(Missouri S and T) announced today that it had received a $300 million donation, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education. St. Louis businessman and Missouri S and T alum Fred Kummer and his wife June are giving the money to a foundation they created that will support several initiatives at the university.

The Kummers’ gift will be administered by The Kummer Institute Foundation. Funds from the foundation will support several new initiatives at Missouri S&T, including:

  • A new research and development entity modeled after other university-affiliated centers like the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The new organization will be the home to four new research
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Missouri S&T announces ‘transformative’ $300 million gift

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis businessman and his wife have donated $300 million to a foundation to support Missouri University of Science and Technology in what the university said is believed to be the largest single gift to a higher education institution in Missouri.

The school announced the gift Monday from Fred and June Kummer. He is the founder and chairman of St. Louis-based HBE Corp., a design and build firm for health care that he began in 1960.

Kummer is a 1955 civil engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, which was then known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy.

The university will use the gift to establish a new school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, and provide scholarships and fellowships for students.

Chancellor Mo Dehghani called it “transformative.” The funds will make Missouri S&T a leading center of innovation and entrepreneurship,

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Missouri S&T receives $300 million gift

“Transformative” donation is the largest ever in higher education in Missouri; boost also foreseen for local and state economies

St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife June have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). Photo by Terry Barner/Missouri S&T
St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife June have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). Photo by Terry Barner/Missouri S&T
St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife June have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). Photo by Terry Barner/Missouri S&T
The Kummer gift will enable Missouri S&T to establish a new school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students, and bolster the Rolla region’s economy. Photo by Missouri S&T
The Kummer gift will enable Missouri S&T to establish a new school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students, and bolster the Rolla region’s economy. Photo by Missouri S&T
The Kummer gift will enable Missouri S&T to establish a new school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students, and
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fashion

Judge sets bond at $2 million for men accused of killing Euclid mother, fashion model

EUCLID, Ohio – A municipal judge set $2 million bonds for the two men accused of killing a mother and fashion model from Euclid.



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Daylonta Jones, 20 and Curtis Gatheright, 21 are both being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail as their case is presented to a grand jury. Both men face murder charges in the Oct. 1 death of Shalaymiah Moore who was shot in the back and shoulder in what police have said was an attempted robbery.

Gatheright’s bond was set on Monday at his initial hearing, and Jones was set on Wednesday.

The shooting happened about 3:15 a.m. last Friday on Lakeshore Boulevard just west of East 210th Street, according to Euclid police.

Jones preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 13 at 9:00 a.m. Gatheright’s is scheduled for the same day at 2:00 p.m. The hearings will be more

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women

Report: 29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery

UNITED NATIONS — A new report estimates that 29 million women and girls are victims of modern slavery, exploited by practices including forced labor, forced marriage, debt-bondage and domestic servitude.

Grace Forrest, co-founder of the Walk Free anti-slavery organization, said Friday that means one in every 130 women and girls is living in modern slavery today, more than the population of Australia.

“The reality is that there are more people living in slavery today than any other time in human history,” she told a U.N. news conference.

Walk Free defines modern slavery “as the systematic removal of a person’s freedom, where one person is exploited by another for personal or financial gain,” she said.

Forrest said the global estimate of one in 130 women and girls living in modern slavery was made based on work by Walk Free, the International Labor Organization and the International Organization for Migration, both U.N.

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How a founder bootstrapped her fashion startup to a profitable $2 million in revenue with bags made of apples and no investors

Samara CEO Samila Visram, right, and her sister Samara, left.
  • Samila Visram founded sustainable fashion brand Samara in 2017 after she couldn’t find a bag that was “cruelty free, simple, and elegant.”
  • The brand sells bags, clothing and accessories made from ethically-sourced sustainable materials like apple leather, bamboo and castor oil.
  • A chunk of the company’s profits go to supporting Visram’s other venture, Soular, which provides children in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with backpacks that have solar-powered lights so they do homework without expensive kerosene.
  • Visram said Samara is profitable and has been “since day one,” generating $2 million a year in revenue.
  • Doing small production runs, maintaining a staff of four who perform many roles, and handling projects like photoshoots in-house have all helped keep costs down, Visram said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Bags made out of apple leather. Sunglasses made out of castor oil.

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Adore Beauty lodges prospectus for $270 million ASX debut



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Aussie beauty marketplace Adore Beauty has lodged its prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, as it heads for an IPO worth $269.5 million.

The offer values the business at $614.8 million, and gives it an opening market cap of $635.3 million, based on an initial offer price of $6.75 per share.

Adore Beauty will trade under the ASX code ABY.

In an Instagram post, co-founder and executive director Kate Morris, who launched the business out of her garage some 20 years ago, said she “would never, ever, EVER have dreamed that @adorebeauty would make it onto the ASX”.

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Well this has been one hell of a lockdown project!! 20 years ago in my garage, I would never, ever, EVER have dreamed that @adorebeauty would make it onto the ASX. I am so very proud

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The Music Center Announces $25 Million Gift from Philanthropists Tina and Jerry Moss to Benefit Programming and Enhance Access to Arts Experiences

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Music Center today announced it received a $25 million gift from Tina and Jerry Moss to benefit new programming initiatives. With this gift, the arts organization will establish an annual, free summer concert, open to all, to be held outdoors on the newly named Jerry Moss Plaza, located at The Music Center; sustain and enhance The Music Center’s commitment to free and low-cost events; and formally launch arts partnerships with community organizations to help uplift artists and their work, with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC ) artists. Jerry Moss, a longtime Music Center supporter since 1968, is the legendary music executive who co-founded A&M Records with partner Herb Alpert and guided the careers of major artists, including Quincy Jones, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Sting and Janet Jackson, among countless other music

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