Google didn't sound right
From Bucharest, Romania, comes word of a new breakthrough for the Internet, and we have Cornelia and Nonu Dragoman to thank for it. It seems the couple, both of Transylvania, met via a chat line and - after three months of exchanging messages - decided to marry. Oh, come on, you say, that's nothing new. Well, no, but there's more. Last Christmas, they welcomed their first child, a boy. And since, as Cornelia puts it, the web has been "the main beacon of my life," when the time came to name the little guy, she and Dad could think of no better choice than ... Yahoo, one of the most popular search engines.
Businesses where women break boardroom 'ceiling'
When it comes to placing women on corporate boards, the United States is the world leader, and the best company in this regard is Albertson's, the nation's No. 2 grocery chain, with 2,500 stores in 37 states. Overall, according to a new survey of female representation in boardrooms, 17.5 percent of directors of major US companies are women, compared to an average of 10.4 percent at all companies among Fortune magazine's Global 200. At Albertson's, which is based in Boise, Idaho, half the board positions are held by women. The study was compiled by Corporate Women Directors International, a not-for-profit that strives to increase female participation on corporate boards. Fortune's leading Global 200 companies, based on the percentage of women on their boards, and the countries where each is based, if not the US:
1. Albertson's Inc. 50.0%
2. Statoil ASA (Norway) 44.4%
3. Wells Fargo & Co. 35.7%
4. SBC Communications Inc. 35.3%
5. Hewlett-Packard Co. (tie)
J.C. Penney Co. (tie)
United Parcel Service (tie)
Royal Ahold NV (Netherlands) 33.3%
9. McKesson Corp. (tie)
Centrica PLC (Britain) (tie)
Deutsche Post AG (Germany) 30.0%
- Corporate Women Directors International