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New Year, new everything for Ladies America!
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As we expand across the country, Ladies America can see the incredible influence professional woman are having and will continue to have on our world. Through "redefining networking," generating a digital information sharing platform, creating strong business partnerships, offering education on an array of core areas such as finance and technology, a multi-city, multi-profession tight-knit community of professional women has emerged, thereby also creating a national voice for women. As we have grown, we also learned more about what we are doing, where we are going, and how important it is to share with the outside world. With that, we have been overhauling our national website and invite you to be some of the first to take a peak!

How female entrepreneurs can stand out in 2013
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Resolutions and promises to take up a SoulCycle class aside, 2013 is already off to a positive start. So far, 20 female senators were sworn in by the 113th Congress to serve on the Senate, breaking records and changing the course of history simultaneously. It's been reported that the job outlook is on the rise as well, with 34 straight months of job growth all the more likely to keep continuing. And even fellow Forbes contributor Eric T. Wagner has created a post filled with 57 quotes to inspire entrepreneurs and worker bees from all walks of life alike. More

6 paradoxes women leaders face in 2013
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Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. So much of the news was good last year: women were better educated than ever, we continued to claim coveted CEO roles at companies such as IBM and Yahoo, and one study even reported that women were the primary breadwinners in a majority of households in the U.S. That sounds like progress. More

Look to Native American history for examples of female leaders
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Evidence supporting Swanee Hunt's point of view regarding the benefits of more women serving in government can be found in an important piece of our own history mdash; Native American society. As Howard Zinn points out in "A People's History of the United States," many Native American governance structures were set up with women exclusively at the very top of the hierarchy. They served more or less as a board of directors, selecting (and removing) men for specific roles. More
Join Ladies America at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Balls
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Ladies America has been offered a very special opportunity to participate in one of the historic "2013 Presidential Inaugural Balls" held once every four years, on Jan. 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C. If you are a member of a Ladies America chapter, would like to become a member and/ or are a supporter of Ladies America, we are delighted to share this rare occasion with you! These "often hard to come by" tickets are $250 per person. In addition, Rent-the-Runway has offered Ladies America unique discounts on gowns and other beautiful pieces to welcome in the new year or dress just right for an Inaugural Ball. For more information, email email Join history with Ladies America on Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C.

When marketing the self, be wary of the humblebrag
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Do you feel innovative? Creative? Are you ready to self-start your way through 2013 to achieve your career goals? Perhaps you should be. That is the way a lot of professional people are describing themselves online these days. Analysis carried out recently by a networking website reveals more than the familiar lonely hearts talk of those who claim to have "a good sense of humor." This is marketing of the self in a noisy and insecure world. More

As 2013 begins, a 'pretty positive' job outlook
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If you're searching for work in this New Year, the Labor Department's final jobs report for 2012 suggests: The trend is your friend in 2013. The jobs outlook is actually "pretty positive," said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an employment consulting firm. More

Networking: Maintaining relationships in a digital world
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Newsle is a service that allows you to keep up-to-date on where your friends are featured or mentioned online (news, blogs, articles). Newsle finds articles about you, your friends and colleagues, and anyone else you care about and notifies you minutes after they're published. For friends with common names, the service makes sure it finds articles about the right person, and most importantly, it allows you to instantly congratulate your friend on being mentioned though a tweet, Facebook post, or LinkedIn post. More

A look at the Ladies DC Dance Trance event
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On Jan. 4, Ladies DC partnered with Dance Trance DC — a dance fitness company that creatively combines "Top 40" music with choreography and aerobics, on an evening designed to help even the busiest of women (and men) create…and meet their New Year's fitness goals in 2013. The evening started with an hour-long Dance Trance class followed by a panel discussion with experts — a nutritionist, life strategist and personal stylist — who shared their perspectives, advice and best practices to set — and hit — personal and professional goals in the coming year. Sweetgreen sponsored the first half of the evening and participants ended the evening at a happy hour at Lincoln Restaurant. The evening was a success and even founder of Ladies America, Lindsey Mask, was in attendance!

Democrats already looking for the right woman for 2016
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Prominent Democratic activists and women's groups are determined to ensure the party fields a powerful female presidential candidate in 2016, drawing encouragement from a 2012 cycle that saw Democrats win female voters by a lopsided, 11-percentage-point margin and elect several new women to the Senate. More

It's time for women to take control of our future
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If 2012 was the year of the "war on women," 2013 should be the year of the woman. After 200 years of Western feminism, now is the time for women to stop advocating, and start doing. 21st century feminism must welcome and nurture female leaders in all walks of life, across communities, nations, professional fields, and yes, even politics. These female leaders need to, in the words of Nike, "Just do it." We need to do it our way, using our own ways of thinking and language. Without these contributions on the part of women, the future looks bleak. More

A crowdfunding platform to boost organizations serving women and girls
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There is no shortage of quality organizations working on issues related to women and girls, but many are in danger of closing; they raise under half the average amount of what other charities and nonprofits are able to raise. Now there's a place for these organizations to get some real help from the public — and instead of making a donation into an organizational black hole, donors can see exactly what will happen with their cash, courtesy of a new fundraising platform called Catapult. More

Ladies America is a national network of young, professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto, "Women Helping Women."

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