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The mysterious success of female-led firms
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Women business leaders have differentiated themselves as strong decision-makers. Research suggests that women at the helm of companies and investment portfolios tend to outperform their male counterparts, domestically and internationally. Despite the well documented nature of this "woman effect," the research community has not yet thrown its weight behind explaining the success of female-led firms. Unlocking these drivers has the potential to meaningfully impact our understanding of successful business judgment. More

Women: How to get what you want at work
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Ever wonder how the female executives who shatter the glass ceiling do it? Selena Rezvani, leadership consultant and author of "Pushback: How Smart Women Ask — and Stand Up — for What They Want," says that self-advocacy is key. In her book, she shares interviews with female CEOs and COOs from mega-companies like Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley and Bigelow Tea, and gets their take on this important topic. Here's some of what Rezvani uncovered. More

Are our colleges equipping women to be leaders?
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Women now make up the majority of higher education students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. They also lead 26 percent of universities in the United States. That's a small number, but it is significantly higher than the 4 percent of female CEOs who run Fortune 500 companies. Perhaps even more striking, five of the eight schools that comprise the Ivy League have female presidents at their helm. Yet despite higher education's growing ranks of female students and leaders, there are persistent problems for both sets. More

Women who run tech startups are catching up
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Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient, achieve 35 percent higher return on investment and, when venture-backed, bring in 12 percent higher revenue than male-owned tech companies. That's according to new research presented at a recent conference in San Francisco organized by Women 2.0, a media company devoted to women founders in the tech industry. More

Supporting Women in Politics
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Ladies DC event tonight
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Feb. 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Washington Hilton | Partnered with the Society of Virginia

Look for Ladies DC in the McClellan's Bar inside the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW, Dupont Circle. Grab a glass of wine and network with DC's largest, most dynamic group of professional women!

Top 10 cities for women entrepreneurs
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Although women now make up a majority of those enrolled in college, women are still underrepresented in some fields, including business and entrepreneurship. Many successful businesswomen shared their thoughts in a recent compilation of tips from small businesswomen, and they cited a lack of female mentorship and networking opportunities for women as barriers. Although female entrepreneurs are less common than male entrepreneurs, there are plenty of innovative, inspiring women in the business industry. More

Study: Women really do work longer and harder than men
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The findings of new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, an independent research consultancy, on behalf of 3M, may be best reviewed to the tune of the Grateful Dead's rendition of the song: "Women Are Smarter." The point of the study was to measure the effect of 3M's privacy filter on productivity, but the data ended up confirming a deeply held workplace behalf: Women employees work harder. More

Ladies DC Spring '13 Brunch
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Saturday, March 16 | Crios, Dupont Circle | 11:45 a.m.

Join Ladies DC for brunch with Kat Calvin, DC Young Entrepreneurs Founder, who will talk on, "You Don't Even Know How Awesome You Are." Forty dollars gets you an extravagant brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas and quality time with some amazing women. Registration is now open. Click here to join us!

Women and combat
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Women have played critical roles in the U.S. military for decades and the Obama administration's recent decision to lift a ban on women in combat has furthered gender equality in the armed forces. More

Infographic: Fearless women business owners
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As depicted in this women owned businesses infographic, women small business owners are feeling decidedly optimistic about 2013, with 81 percent feeling upbeat about their businesses' prospects for the coming year, reports a study. Not only are women entrepreneurs feeling good about their own prospects, a whopping three-fourths are positive about America's economic outlook, says The 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Survey. More

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