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January 07, 2011

Skirts in the Boardroom
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We hear a lot about women breaking the glass ceiling, but why are there so few women running things in America’s corporate boardrooms? A business woman, top attorney and author has some answers. Then - the media often romanticizes the life of a teen runaways. But the facts are far different. An expert on runaways is here with some facts that will open your eyes.
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InfoTrak: Getting More Women Into the Boardroom
Marshawn Evans, JD, entertainment attorney, former star of “The Apprentice” on NBC-TV, and author of Skirts in the Boardroom” believes women need to formulate a clear strategy in order to succeed in the mostly male-dominated corporate world. She explained why women are sometimes uncomfortable in competitive situations. She also discussed the importance of networking for women.
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InfoTrak: PreTeen Runaways
Steve Simpson, expert on runaways, teen suicide and youth at risk, and author of Runaway says that the nation’s fastest growing segment of runaways is children under the age of 12. He believes that the majority of youngsters who run away from home do so because of some form of abuse. He also talked about the role that newer technologies like cell phones and social networking web sites have had in the growing numbers of runaways.
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InfoTrak: Preventing Medical Mistakes
A recent study found that American hospitals are making preventable medical errors that kill thousands of Americans each year. Gloria Lopez-Cordle, nationally-recognized patient advocate, and creator of The Personal Medical Journal a patient organizational tool believes that patients and their families need to take charge of their medical information to prevent mistakes by doctors.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Marshawn Evans
As one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a corporate life-enrichment consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, innovative leadership and peak performance strategies. She is author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life (Wiley 2008), and founder of The SKIRTS Network™ and The Work Your SKIRTS Awards.™ As a pioneering woman in the world of professional sports, she is also President of EDGE 3M Sports & Entertainment – a full-service brand management agency responsible for elevating the profile of elite entertainers and athletes in the NBA, NFL, WNBA, and Major League Baseball (www.edge3m.com). She is Founder and Executive Producer of The Caring EDGE Awards held annually in Atlanta, GA recognizing the philanthropic contributions of professional athletes and entertainers. Named one of Atlanta’s Power 30 under 30, she is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and practiced as an employment lawyer with one of the nation’s most prestigious firms. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. As a rising media commentator, Marshawn has been featured by Glamour Magazine, ESSENCE Magazine, Upscale, Monarch, Diversity Business Magazine, USA Today, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, ABC, Fox News, MTV and NBC. She regularly provides commentary for Fox Business Channel, Pink Magazine, Black Enterprise, CNN & ESPN.

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