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The right way to put more women in boardrooms
Christian Science Monitor
Japan and Germany each announced goals to put more women in top company slots. Yet their approaches differ. And new research indicates gender qualities can't be stereotyped according to sexual differences. This suggests official bias based on sex could be misplaced.
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Are ambitious people happier?
Fast Company
The tension between ambition, relationships, and happiness is at the center of our conversations about leaning in, having it all and why we're always so busy. Though it's central to American life, the ambition-happiness tension receives surprisingly little academic attention, though new research drawing from a 90-year longitudinal study of gifted children sheds new light.
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Turn your passion into your profession
Inc.
It is the classic dream of entrepreneurship: to make a living doing what you love. Whether it's taking a love of baking and starting a cupcake empire, or moving from a 9-to-5 job in IT to designing custom websites on your own schedule, there is are plenty of reasons to turn your personal talent into a money-making venture. But all too often, budding business tycoons make the mistake of intermingling business affairs with their personal life.
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The female ad exec guide to success
Digiday
It's scary starting off as a young person in a new career — and it can be extra daunting as a young woman stepping into the male-dominated world of advertising and digital media. Some seasoned female industry execs were asked to share bits of advice that they wish someone had told them when they were just starting off in their careers. See what these successful women have to say about topics like finding the right mentors, speaking up, letting go of the need to be liked, and how to move up.
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The new kind of worker every business needs
Harvard Business Review
We live in a world in which amplified individuals — people empowered by technologies and the collective intelligence of their social networks — can do things that previously only a large organization could. Indeed, they can do some things that no organization could do before. For better and worse, this is the world in which weekend software hackers can disrupt large software firms, and rapidly orchestrated social movements can bring down governments.
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The Girl Scouts are going to help solve the women-in-tech problem
Business Insider
Here's a great idea for encouraging more girls to develop programming skills: get the Girl Scouts involved. The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International are partnering up to create a new video game developer merit badge, reports Angel Thanatos on the GirlGamer.com blog.
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New LinkedIn research: What women really want from work
Forbes
According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Business Report from AmEx Open Exchange, a surprising number of today's (and tomorrow's) jobs lie in the hands of women. In particular the hands of female founders whose businesses have trailed only massive publicly traded firms in job creation since the recession began to devastate the market in 2007.
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Returning to the workforce? Seek a 'reverse mentor'
The Wall Street Journal
For a few years now, the marketing and tech industries have created such roles, in which younger, more entry-level employees are paired with executives. The idea is that the millennials will teach digital platforms to the older executives, who will apply their years of business savvy to get the most out of those platforms.
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