IOWA

The Des Moines Arts Festival’s annual awards included Iowa State University graduate Anna Segner for the  Leysens Family Best of Emerging Artist. Mixed media artist Amanda Outcalt of Norfolk, Va., won Best of Show for the second year in a row. Des Moines Business Record

As development director for Iowa City's iconic Englert Theatre, Katie Roche recently was featured on the Corridor Business Journal’s Real Success with Nate Kaeding. Corridor Business Journal

NATION

New research analyzing information from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that while reports of sexual harassment in the workplace have declined significantly over the past 20 years among white women, those declines have been far less significant for black women. Pacific Standard

European leaders have agreed to nominate International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde to become the next president of the European Central Bank. Marketwatch

The US women’s team have earned $90,000 in bonuses for reaching the World Cup quarter-finals, a sum that would be six times higher were they entitled to the same bonus structure as their men’s counterparts. The Guardian

Girlboss founder Sophia Amoruso is starting an online networking platform for women she hopes will be professional and allow women to show more of their personality. Business Insider