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Reynolds rewind: International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017

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Stories on women in business are ripe for reporting. (Photo by "Unslash" via pixabay CCO Public Domain)
Stories on women in business are ripe for reporting. (Photo by "Unslash" via pixabay CCO Public Domain)

March 8th is International Women’s Day. If your story archive and ideas list are a little thin on the topic, you might want to think about expanding your coverage of women in business and in the workplace.

We’ve explored issues involving working women in a number of articles rich with tips and ideas you can use to develop your own stories moving forward.

Women in Business: 5 New Themes

As the business world changes, so have the challenges many women face in the workplace. This is a great place to start when developing new local story ideas about women in business.

Five Tips for Covering Women-Owned Businesses

Women own millions of business across the country and the number starting their own businesses continues to grow. These tips and video will help you report on women heading businesses in your area.

Use Census Data to Report on the Gender Wage Gap

Now that you’ve got a few ideas ready, maybe you want to look at the gender wage gap. How do you get started? Using a story from the Arizona Republic, here’s how you can mine census data to get started on a story.

How to Use BLS Data to Report on Women’s Employment

Looking at women’s employment? You’ll need some data to add some heft to your reporting. Here’s how you can best use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s website.

Using Databases to Cover Women-Owned Business

Need a little hands-on help? Try one of our quick training videos that will show you how to explore different databases online to find numbers on women-owned businesses.

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