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Join Ladies NYC for 'Planning For Your Future' event
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Ladies NYC is partnering with Learnvest to host a Financial Event "Planning For Your Future" on Wednesday, Feb. 6. LearnVest ( is a national women's online financial company that believes in "empowering people everywhere to take control of their personal finances so that they can afford their dreams." Ladies NYC is thrilled to partner with Learnvest because we share the same core values of empowering women to succeed. More

Publicist board opening for Ladies NYC chapter of Ladies America
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Ladies America's NYC chapter has an amazing opportunity for YOU or another PR professional you know to get involved in a leadership role with your city as the PUBLICIST for Ladies NYC. Below, please find a write-up and submit your resume and a statement of interest along with a writing sample to by COB, Friday, Feb. 8.

This is a professional volunteer opportunity that comes with significant connections & direct work with a national public relations firm that has Ladies America as a client.

The position description is below. Again, please feel free to pass this opportunity along to any skilled contacts in your network who you think would me good for the role.

— To engage local and national media in the good work and growth of Ladies NYC, using traditional media, press releases, videos, photographs, and social media in coordination with the social media board member. Will work directly with the co-directors of city chapter and national public relations firm representing Ladies America.

Special offer: Unleash the power within
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Ladies America has been offered a VERY SPECIAL opportunity for those on their path to "unleashing the power within" with the one and only Tony Robbins! This is a ridiculous deal, not open to anyone else.

With 50+ attendees, they will even recognize our organization.

March 21-24. Includes 50 percent off the actual price, plus complimentary upgrades. It would be awesome to have 50+ of your members attend and perhaps tack on a half day excursion for the organization as a great way to get to know one another.Email if you are interested! Please click here for more details.

Jessica Richman: Top 3 crowdfunding campaign lessons
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Ladies America member Jessica Richman is the co-founder of uBiome, the world's first citizen science campaign to sequence the human microbiome. They raised almost $200,000 from 1500 people in over 30 countries in less than three months on Indiegogo — the largest successful citizen science project in history. How did they do it? More

NYC encourages growth of women-owned businesses
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Until recently, minority- and women-owned firms have only been able to compete for small contracts. Last year, the federal government removed that limitation and now New York City has, too. Legislation just passed means that contracts greater than $1 million will count towards the Minority and Women Business Enterprises procurement goals for city agencies. M/WBEs will now be in demand on larger contracts, creating more opportunities for them. More

Meet the 33 most creative women in advertising
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Madison Avenue isn't just made up of Mad Men. Women have had a hand in creating some of the most iconic ads in America, from the Alfac Duck to Old Spice's "man your man could smell like" to Allstate's Mayhem. And yet they only make up 3 percent of creative directors industry-wide. More

Bringing more women into computer science
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The percentage of women majoring in Computer Science is at an anemic 12 percent and has been dropping over the last several decades. This is a gigantic problem, both for the women who choose alternatives but would be happier in computer science and for society at large. Computer science is in worse shape than any other STEM major, and yet the future will see computer science jobs growing faster than most any other major. This is a giant problem. More

Gabrielle Douglas, Women's Sports Foundation: How investing in women changes the world
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2012 was The Year of Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas. She rocked the world of sports by gracefully competing at the London Olympics and becoming the first American gymnast to win team and all-around gold in the same Olympics. Douglas' journey to the top of the podium is not a story of privilege, but rather an example of what is possible when a community embraces a gifted athlete and is willing to invest in her future. More

35 female CSR leaders you've (possibly) never heard of
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Men still dominate CSR, at least at the higher levels. GreenBiz's 2011 salary survey found that two-thirds of VP of Sustainability roles at large organizations are held by men — and it will surprise few readers to find that there was a 20 percent pay gap between men and women at the highest levels of sustainability. Yet, the connection between gender diversity and CSR runs deep. More

The catch-22 of being a female boss
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The careers for most women follow an expected trajectory: We begin in our 20s, surrounded by young colleagues of both sexes; move into our 30s, when some of us leave entirely or shift to reduced hours to raise families; then throttle on through our 40s, the decade of major career advancement. As the ranks of women professionals thin, those of us who remain and move upward may face unexpected challenges related to the loss of our female coworkers. More

4 new ways to make your business (or career) shine
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It's funny how the idea of New Year's resolutions can be so polarizing. While some are inspired by the notion of kick-starting some part of their lives, others offer their own version of Liz Lemon's masterpiece eye roll. No matter how you feel about resolutions, here are four things smart entrepreneurs — and, really, any ambitious careerist — should tackle early in the year to make it your most successful year yet: More

Secret ingredient for success
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What does self-awareness have to do with a restaurant empire? A tennis championship? Or a rock star's dream? David Chang's experience is instructive. Chang is an internationally renowned, award-winning Korean-American chef, restaurateur and owner of the Momofuku restaurant group with eight restaurants from Toronto to Sydney, and other thriving enterprises, including bakeries and bars, a PBS TV show, guest spots on HBO's "Treme" and a foodie magazine, Lucky Peach. He says he worked himself to the bone to realize his dream — to own a humble noodle bar. More

Ladies America at the Texas Black Tie and Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball
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Members from San Francisco, LA, NYC and Pittsburgh came to DC to take part in the special offer from Ladies America to attend the inaugural celebrations.

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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