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Women at Augusta National

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A momentous decision was made this week,  as Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, admitted women for the first time in its 80-year history!

Former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and business  Executive Darla Moore were invited, to make it no longer a men only club.   Women’s groups have protested outside Augusta National every year – asking for change.  And as many major companies are now being headed by women, many outside the golf world wondered why not make the change?

Afterall, it’s well known that deals are made and sometimes major business decisions are made. on the golf course.       There are still several other clubs across the country that don’t allow women to join, and in some cases, don’t even allow women anywhere on the property!  So, there’s still more work to be done.

Thank you, Augusta National for making the right and a long overdue decision.

<p><em><span style=”color: #888888;”><img title=”Jim Wilcox1″ src=”http://thealbanyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Jim-Wilcox1.jpg” alt=”Jim Wilcox1″ width=”205″ height=”292″ />Written by Jim Wilcox, general manager</span></em> of<a href=”http://www.walb.com/”> WALB</a>.</p>

 

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