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Theresa E. Chacopulos – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Theresa Chacopulos - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Theresa E. Chacopulos – Senior vice president and senior financial advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors Chacopulos was ranked among Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors for 2013 and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona. Chacopulos serves high net worth clients, offering a customized approach to portfolio management. A 29-year financial services veteran, she holds… Read More →

Jan Brewer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jan Brewer - 50 Most Influential Womenin AZ Business

Jan Brewer – Governor, State of Arizona Brewer became Arizona’s 22nd governor in 2009, inheriting the worst budget deficit in the country. Through her support of free-market principles, competitive taxes, lean regulations and a ready workforce, she has transformed Arizona into one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. Surprising fact: “I’m a gardener… Read More →

Mara Aspinal – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Mara Aspinal - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Mara Aspinal – President and CEO, Ventana Medical Systems Aspinal, who holds an MBA from Harvard, joined Ventana as president and CEO in 2011. She founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics. Surprising fact: “I will attend any live sporting event – from baseball to… Read More →

Charter 100 Arizona announces new board

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Charter 100 Arizona, a nonpartisan, networking association for accomplished women leaders from diverse fields, has announced its new board of directors. The purpose of The CHARTER 100 is to recognize outstanding women in the community and to provide a forum for their interaction. Founding board members include Sandra Day O’Connor, Hattie Babbitt and Margaret Hance.… Read More →

Diane Brossart – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Brossart - Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Brossart – President and CEO, Arizona Forward Diane Brossart joined the nonprofit civic group — which aims to move Arizona forward environmentally, economically and socially — as a member 30 years ago. She was appointed to her leadership role in 1991, when Valley Forward focused exclusively on Maricopa County. Rebranded as Arizona Forward is… Read More →

Karen M. Abraham – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Karen Abraham - Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Karen M. Abraham – Senior vice president and CFO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Abraham oversees eight departments including finance, taxes, facilities and risk. With 30 years worth of experience at BCBSAZ, she works directly with the CEO on the development of long-range plans and policies. Surprising fact: “My mother was a bookkeeper and… Read More →

Study: Most Agree 'Glass Ceiling' Exists

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According to a survey conducted by financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe women in the workforce today face a barrier to career advancement with one in five (22 percent) citing the financial industry as the hardest glass ceiling for women to break through.  The firm has been working to… Read More →

Study: Most Agree ‘Glass Ceiling’ Exists

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According to a survey conducted by financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe women in the workforce today face a barrier to career advancement with one in five (22 percent) citing the financial industry as the hardest glass ceiling for women to break through.  The firm has been working to… Read More →

FDA approves return of nausea treatment

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The only drug specifically designed for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women will be back on the market in June of this year. The treatment was pulled from shelves thirty years ago but a thorough investigation finds the drug safe and the FDA gave its approval yesterday. “This is fabulous news,” says Dr.… Read More →

Do you spend $1 million with minority-, women-owned firms?

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The Arizona Million Dollar Roundtable (AZ MDRT) is seeking nominations for the induction of its inaugural slate of companies in the state that spend at least $1 million annually contracting with minority and woman-owned suppliers. Companies that qualify for recognition by the Roundtable will be honored at a special luncheon ceremony on Nov. 16, 2012… Read More →

Data Reveal Arizona Women Paid Less Than Men in Nearly Every Congressional District

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – An unprecedented analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the gender-based wage gap affects women in nearly every corner of the state. In fact, in all but one district in Arizona, there is a gap between the wages of women and men. This is the first-ever analysis of these data by… Read More →