Virginia Beach woman holds telethon for the homeless on Saturday to raise money and awareness

Yes, there is a pandemic.

Yes, the skies opened up Saturday afternoon and doused volunteers in Norfolk who were waving and hoping drivers would stop and donate money.

No, Regina Darden and more than 200 volunteers were not deterred as her H.O.P.E. Foundation held its second annual World Homeless Day telethon from the Murray Center in Norfolk.

“Homelessness is just a situation, it’s not who you are,” Darden said to cameras inside the center which were streaming the fundraiser on Facebook. “So many of us are one paycheck from being homeless. This could be any one of us….Give us a chance to give someone else a chance.”

Darden started H.O.P.E. Foundation — Helping Others Pursue Excellence — from her Virginia Beach home four years ago after she said God put it in her heart to feed and house the homeless.

Darden has been handling the bulk of the feeding part

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Bethenny Frankel Shares How Speaking Up As A Woman In Business Pays Off

Businesswoman, philanthropist, and television personality Bethenny Frankel is known for her bold and outspoken nature. Over the years, she has taken many calculated risks as an entrepreneur, investor, and lifestyle influencer. One of the best ‘risks’ has been speaking up as a woman in business. Now with much success, Frankel has taken on a new venture as the host of the “Just B with Bethenny Frankel” podcast which takes a nontraditional approach to business and lifestyle conversations with business luminaries.

To date, Mark Cuban, Television personality, Entrepreneur, and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer of Netflix; and Paris Hilton, Entrepreneur & DJ have joined Frankel on her show.

When it comes to speaking up, Frankel said that there are many ways to do business. Being fearless in her decision making and advocating

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Woman finishes Illinois Bar exam while in labor and right after giving birth

“When I have a goal, I’m going to see it through.”

A law school graduate has given the term “supermom” a whole new meaning after completing the Illinois State Bar exam during labor and after delivery.

Brianna Hill, 28, was taking part one of the two-part test on Oct. 5 when her water broke. The test was administered remotely this year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Hill told “Good Morning America.”

“I started the second section and 15 to 20 minutes in, I started having contractions,” Hill said. “I had already asked for an accommodation to get up and go to the bathroom because I was 38 weeks pregnant and they said I’d get flagged for cheating. I couldn’t leave the view of the camera.”

“I was determined,” Hill added as to why she didn’t stop the exam after showing signs

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Houston woman uses art to raise money for mammograms

Chris Noble couldn’t stay retired long.

It was only six weeks into retirement when she starting working for one of Houston’s breast imaging centers, The Rose, as what she calls a “friend-raiser.”

But when Houston was required to quarantine earlier this year due to COVID-19, Noble’s ability to raise money for The Rose at public events became almost nonexistent.

That’s when she started painting.

“I started painting these pictures of women and as I started painting, I started adding bling and sparkles and that sort of stuff,” said Noble. “They turned out pretty fabulous.”


Noble began selling her paintings on social media for $250 each, or the cost of a mammogram, said Noble.

Her concept’s theme is Buy a Girl, Save a Girl and all the proceeds from the paintings go directly to The Rose to help aid its mission of

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How “the most powerful woman on Wall Street” is working to close the gender wealth gap

A women-run company led by investing titan Sallie Krawcheck, known as “the most powerful woman on Wall Street,” is taking on the ambitious role of narrowing the gender wealth gap.

“There have been two big drivers of wealth in our country: one of which has been real estate, which people of color have been redlined out of, the other of which has been investing,” Krawcheck told CBS News’ Michelle Miller. “And women and people of color have been kept out from that.”

The gender wage gap between men and women in the U.S. has been the subject of debate and countless campaigns for equality, and that wage gap is even steeper for women of color. That wage gap, coupled with women taking more time out of their careers to care for children and investing less than men, means that even women who successfully saved for retirement could find themselves

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Wells Fargo’s Kara McShane Named Commercial Real Estate Finance Council’s Inaugural 2020 Woman of the Year


Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is pleased to announce that Kara McShane, head of Commercial Real Estate (CRE), has been named the inaugural 2020 Woman of the Year by Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC). The award is given to a member of CREFC who is nominated by industry peers, exemplifies strong engagement and leadership in the commercial real estate finance industry, has helped improve the marketplace, and demonstrates high ethical and professional standards.

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Jon Weiss, CEO of Wells Fargo Corporate and Investment Banking, comments on Kara McShane, Head of Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate, receiving CREFC’s Woman of the Year honor (Photo: Business Wire)


McShane has more than 25 years of commercial real estate and fixed-income experience. She took the helm of Wells Fargo CRE, which is the #1 commercial real estate lender in the

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7 Top Tips From the Business Woman of the Bible, Lydia, for Today’s Woman of God

Lydia was one of the most successful business women in the Bible. You will find her story in the Bible in Acts 16:14-15. According to Biblical records, Lydia was a business woman who dyed and sold purple cloth, a material used by the wealthy and elite of the day. This meant Lydia worked in a high-priced market with a high-end target market.

But Lydia was more than just a woman who sold luxury goods to the elite and the powerful. From all accounts it appears she was also the head of her household, an employer of others, and a woman of great Christian faith. She was the first European convert to Christianity and the first to establish a church in her home for other Christians. Fellowship times included examples of how to do business and worship as a part of a business woman’s day.

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