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Ladies America's annual 'Women Leading the Future' Conference is only 2 weeks away!
Ladies America
"Women Leading the Future" is a daylong conference hosted by Ladies America set for June 14, 2014 in the Washington, D.C. area. The conference includes upwards of 20-30 dynamic speakers and panelists of leading women (and some men) in the business, government, healthcare, journalism, law, military, finance, technology and more. In previous years, Ladies America has collaborated with Microsoft, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business, the U.S.O. and the United Nations Foundation.

Conference Details
Date: June 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Microsoft, Chevy Chase - 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase (Friendship Heights Metro)
Projected Attendance: 200-250 women & men
Conference Website: www.womenleadingthefuture.org
Conference Host Website: www.ladiesamerica.org
Social Media: @womenleadfuture, @ladiesamerica
Hashtags: #womenlead, #wlf2014

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  • Brand Expert and CEO of Idea Engineering, Simon Dixon
  • Renowned Business Consultant, David Goldsmith

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The new subtle sexism toward women in the workplace
Fast Company
The firing of Jill Abramson from the New York Times brought renewed attention to the topic of gender workplace bias, at least for a fleeting cultural moment. Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. insists the matter had nothing to do with gender, which may well prove true. Still, there's some measure of comfort to be taken in the topic receiving more notice for whatever the reason, because the danger of modern gender workplace bias is that too often it can seem like no problem at all.
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The motherhood penalty: Why women keep earning less than men
The Guardian
Further analysis of income tax statistics reveals that not only are men more likely to be working in higher paid occupations, they are also more likely to be earning more than women in almost all occupations — regardless of whether they are high- or low-paying jobs. When examining the most male and female predominant occupations, the stereotypes ring true. Male dominated occupations feature most heavily in areas associated with trades.
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Female 'A' students end up making less than male 'C' students
TIME
Your performance in high school is key to predicting your future salary. But so is your gender and race. The higher the grade point average you have in high school, the more money you'll make later in life, according to a new University of Miami study that will be published in the upcoming issue of the Eastern Economic Journal. But high-achieving female students still won't earn as much as male counterparts who didn't work quite as hard.
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8 career-ending mistakes even smart people make
Forbes
We have all seen it in our careers: People who we thought would have gone on to be the tops in their company or industry but who end up shooting themselves in the foot. And yet their careers got suddenly derailed — and always by their own actions. We often asked ourselves: How could such a smart person do such a dumb thing? And sometimes we might be looking at ourselves in the mirror when we ask the question.
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Women with 'vocal fry' less likely to get hired
CBS News
If you're job-seeking woman with a creaky, low-pitch voice, you may have some trouble securing a gig, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that women who speak in what's popularly called "vocal fry" are seen in a negative light, which can hurt their job prospects.
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Building and growing female leaders
The Huffington Post
"Ban Bossy'" launch this past March certainly fired people up about women's place in corporate America. The general public seemed to jump on board with the message behind the movement to empower young women to be leaders, but it came with its share of naysayers. Many of the negative comments left on social media sited "rap music" and MTV's portrayal of women as sex objects as being the reasons why we do not see as many female executives.
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Stress levels higher at home than at work for those balancing career, family
The Guardian
In her 1997 book, "The Time Bind," the sociologist Arlie Hochschild shook up conventional notions of family life when she argued that work was becoming more like home for many parents, a place of order and belonging where they willingly put in long hours. Home, Hochschild said, was becoming more like work, with sullen children, resentful spouses, endless chores, stress and chaos. Hochschild blew everyone's mind by arguing that home, that once-sacred haven of rest and renewal, was in fact more stressful for people than work.
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Ladies America is a national network of young, professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto, "Women Helping Women."


Women-owned businesses keeping their hold in federal contracting
The Washington Post
Despite budget fluctuations, women-owned businesses are maintaining their share of federal contracting dollars. These businesses have maintained around 4 percent of the federal contracting market share — based on reported spending since fiscal 2010 — with about 80 percent of contract dollars held by the combined efforts of women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged, women-owned small businesses.
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Ladies America — National Events
Date Event
June 14 Fourth Annual "Women Leading the Future" conference More information

Ladies America — Partner Events
Date Event
Oct. 16 The Pennsylvania Conference for Women More information
Nov. 13 The Texas Conference for Women More information
Dec. 4 The Massachusetts Conference for Women More information
Find more events across the country at www.ladiesamerica.org


 

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