Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oklahoma's Largest Women-Owned Businesses

Q. What do YOU think are Oklahoma's largest women-owned businesses? 
A. Enterprises (Oklahoma City)
Terry Neese Personnel (Oklahoma City)

Source. The Journal Record, August 17, 2010

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Oklahoma Journalists Melba Lovelace & Susan Ellerbach

Congratulations to two extraordinary Oklahoma women journalists - Melba Lovelace and Susan Boling Ellerbach. Both were inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame this spring. 

Lovelace writes the "Melba's Swap Shop" column for The Oklahoman. Ellerbach is Managing Editor of the Tulsa World. Information on the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame is on display in Exhibition Hall (3rd floor), in the Nigh University Center at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Debby Hampton to Head United Way of Central Oklahoma

Every since Bob Spinks, long time President and CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma, announced his intent to retire, the nonprofit world has been wondering who would take his place.

Today we know: Debby Hampton - current head of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits - will step into the position January 1, 2011.

You can read all about it by clicking here.  Congatulations, Debby!!!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Teen Parent Resource Center in Oklahoma City

Did you know there is a resource center for teen parents in Oklahoma City whose mission is to help our Oklahoma teen parents "Get Back on Track"?

According to their website,  Teen Parent Resource Center (TPRC) encourages teen girls and boys "to become better, self sufficient and nurturing parents and teens as well as great contributors to our society's well being."

They also provide information and referrals -- providing teen parents with resources and connections to other agencies that can help meet their needs. Resources include regularly scheduled classes on education and academic tutoring, leadership skills, job searches, budget and money management, parenting education and counseling. In addition, the center will house items for newborns and toddlers, such as clothes, diapers, furniture and baby formula and food.

You can learn more at their website and follow them on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Movie "Pearl" About Oklahoma Woman Showing at Warren Theatre in Moore, OK Sept 10-16.

Check out this great movie -- esp for kids -- about an Oklahoma woman!

The Chickasaw Nation is pleased to announce that its first feature film “Pearl” will be showing at the Warren Theatre in Moore starting Friday, Sept. 10 through Thursday, Sept. 16.

“Pearl” is an award-winning film that tells the true story of Eula Pearl Carter Scott, a Chickasaw who in 1928 became the youngest licensed pilot in the nation.

Tickets are on sale now. Four showings of the film will be available each day. For more information about show times, contact the Warren Theatre movie line at (405) 703-3777. Tickets are available at the Warren Theatre box office or online at (enter Moore, OK).

I went to the premiere of this movie this summer and enjoyed it very much. This is a well done movie about a remarkable Oklahoman. She died in 2005 right here in Oklahoma; you can read her obit here.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Tulsa's Kathy Taylor Is Changing Jobs Again: Thanks, Kathy!

Kathy Taylor recently announced that she will be stepping down from her role as public servant to join the law firm McAfee & Taft later this fall. Taylor is the former Secretary of Commerce for the State of Oklahoma and the former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was elected the 38th Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 4, 2006, in the city's largest voter turnout for a mayoral election. She is only the second woman to serve as Tulsa's mayor. Most recently, she has been serving as Governor Brad Henry's top education advisor and chief of education strategy.