Female business executives are making some headway in breaking down the corporate glass ceiling, according to the latest annual UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders, but the male-to-female ratio in the board room is still lopsided in favor of men. Women now represent 10.9% of the highest paying executive and board positions in California’s top 400 public companies, a 1% increase over last year. Companies that install women in leadership roles "have about three times as much revenue as the average company in our study and nearly 50% as much income as well," author of the study Amanda Kimball said.
The San Diego City Council has approved a lease agreement with Brown Field International Business Park LLC and a $1 billion master plan for aviation and non-aviation facilities at Brown Field Municipal Airport. The plan includes an airport maintenance building, hangars, tie-downs and a fuel station, as well as a number of green-energy features.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has presented a budget proposal to the City Council, which has supported some parts and criticized others. Filner's plan for a five-year labor agreement with city employees has drawn support, while councilors disagree on using $34 million in one-time funding.
Brokers of Expertise, a website for teachers, was launched this week by California schools chief Jack O'Connell. The site is meant to be a social-networking tool -- similar to Facebook -- for educators across the state, who can post profiles and become "friends" with other teachers. The site also includes links to professional-development resources. "It just opens the doors to expand the conversation," one teacher said.
A San Diego program offers supervision and structured activities for children and adults with special medical needs on the weekends, allowing parents some free time. The Together We Grow program guides children and adults through sensory exercises, story time, art projects and other activities.