Tag Archives: women in business

Guest view: National eyes are on Philadelphia pay-equity case

In 1963 the Equal Pay Act was passed with the noble intention of eliminating pay inequality by making it illegal to pay men and women unequally for equal work. Although an initial step in the right direction, over 50 years have passed, and America still struggles with a gender pay gap. A case in Philadelphia is highlighting the divisiveness of the issue.

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Guest view: Health and wellness communications can be engaging

A strong wellness program can be a differentiator for recruitment, reduce the cost of health care benefits and help build a team atmosphere based around healthy choices. However, communicating the benefits and program elements of a wellness initiative can be hard to navigate. Human resources and corporate leadership need to walk a fine line – avoiding sounding paternal, moralistic or even too personal while empowering employees and spurring participation.

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Former editor brings her storytelling skills to new PR venture

Jeannette Krebs (Photo: Submitted)

Reporter turned public relations pro turned editor turned business owner: Jeanette Krebs’ path between the journalism and communications fields led her to launch Krebs Communications & Public Engagement in March, a firm focused on covering clients’ media relations, communications strategy, crisis, social media and writing needs.

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Dairy godmothers: Specialty cheese biz taps into local dairies

From left, Sue Miller, Stefanie Angstadt and Alex Jones brought together their collective talents to form the Collective Creamery CSA in 2016. (Submitted photo)

Stefanie Angstadt of Oley started making cheese as a hobby soon after graduating from college in 2008. After a few years she knew it was something she wanted to do full time. She opened Valley Milkhouse in a former dairy farm in Oley in 2014 and began to manufacture and sell her cheeses professionally. Not a dairy farmer, herself, she ...

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A Conversation With: Laura Deitch

Laura Deitch, owner, Pure Barre Mechanicsburg (Submitted photo)

Laura Deitch, 36, opened Mechanicsburg Pure Barre more than two years ago after falling in love with the discipline in New York City, where she worked in public relations and communications. She also teaches classes in the studio, and plans to open a second location later this year.

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