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Warren Buffett calls for America's men to boost women in business
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
The key to America's future success lies in helping women achieve as much as their male counterparts, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said in an essay that echoes a recent debate about gender roles in corporate America. Buffett — whose conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway was recently described as the least diverse big company in America — took to the pages of Fortune magazine to argue that not only was helping women do well in the workplace the ethical thing to do, it was also in a man's self-interest.
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3 things every professional reference should have
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Despite the new age technology surrounding us, personal recommendations and word of mouth marketing is still king of many businesses’ profits. However, like every other marketing agenda, there is a structure and a format as to how to carry it out positively and more importantly profitably. That being said, there are three items a professional reference should have.
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Recap: Women Are Talking
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Ladies America was honored to participate in the first-ever global conversation called Women Are Talking last week from DC with LA, NYC, Dallas, Chicago & around the world. Female thought-leaders from around the US & beyond were communicating via technology, where they, including our own founder, Lindsey Mask; spoke freely about challenges, successes, expectations and "what's next." Check out this coverage by Voice of America by clicking here.
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SBA launches new program for women contractors
The Washington Post
Small Business Administration chief Karen Mills has a few items left on her agenda before she steps down from her appointed post and President Barack Obama's cabinet — one of which is helping women-owned small businesses secure more federal contracts.
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Is virtual work the key to the future of women in technology?
Small Business Trends
The lack of women entrepreneurs in the tech industry, and the shortage of female tech employees, have been topics of much discussion. Now a new survey from Elance, Women in Technology, suggests virtual work might be the key to women finally achieving parity with men in tech roles.
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Ernst & Young's worldwide index of women as public sector leaders
Public Finance International
Governments around the world are striving to promote more women into their leadership ranks. But the mixed results achieved to date are a testament to the numerous difficulties inherent in such a task. Ernst & Young's Worldwide Index of Women as Public Sector Leaders analyzes women's representation in public sector leadership positions across G20 countries. It is intended to stimulate a global conversation about the policies, measures and role models that are needed to promote and retain the female talent that abounds in the public sector.
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The art of being noticed as a woman in IT
IT Business Edge
If you're a woman in IT, perhaps you've noticed how difficult it can be to have your voice heard in a world where men, by virtue not only of their sheer numbers in proportion to women, but of such factors as their self-promotion skills, tend to dominate just about everything that goes on. Does it have to be that way? Well, perhaps not.
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Rethink Risk event — May 11
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Check out Maggie Warrell's recent Forbes article about Marissa Mayer.

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For women leaders, likability and success hardly go hand-in-hand
Harvard Business Review
In their blog post, "New Research Shows Success Doesn't Make Women Less Likable," Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman conclude from their analysis of assessments of men and women leaders who have come through their leadership program that "likeability and success actually go together remarkably well for women."
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Women replace men as leaders of progressive think tanks
The Huffington Post
As conservatives consider new ways for the GOP to reach out to women voters, progressives have taken a different approach: tapping women to run their think thanks. When Anne-Marie Slaughter was chosen to succeed Steve Coll as president of the New America Foundation, she became the latest in a long line of women to succeed a man at the helm of a progressive or quasi-progressive think tank in the past two years.
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Women lawyers' secrets to success
Law Times
Four years after their firms identified them as strong performers, a group of women lawyers continues to move up the ranks of the profession thanks in part to ongoing mentorship and an increased focus on retention efforts.
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