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Thank you to everyone who attended our Women Leading the Future Conference!
Ladies America
Ladies America hosted the fourth annual Women Leading the Future Conference on Saturday, June 14 in Washington, D.C.

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Special thanks to our speakers, volunteers and sponsors, New York Life Insurance, EMC, Paid to Think, Urban Sitter, GetWashio, Sherron Washington, Cecil Shaw, Charlie Moore and innumerable others who made Saturday such a huge success!

Check out video and photos from the conference

Ladies America now has a THEME SONG performed by Brittney Valdez, written by Charlie Moore, produced by Cecil Shaw, and available for purchase on iTunes here.
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Women working longer will change face of aging workplace
Today Show
If you're a woman looking forward to retiring after years in the workforce, brace yourself. You may have less company than you expect. The share of older women remaining in the workforce has increased sharply over the past 20 years, much more quickly than for men. In 1992, just 23 percent of women ages 55 and older were working, or 59 percent of the share of men, according to BLS data. But by 2012, 35 percent of women in that age group were working.
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Women and work: Opt out or pushed out?
The Washington Post
Some call women leaving the workforce in order to balance work and family life "opting out." Social scientists who study workplace culture say it's more like they were "pushed out" because workplaces require long, demanding hours of face time and see flexible or part-time work as almost a sign of weakness. And, unlike in other advanced economies, there are no policies or laws that give real support to working families.
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Study: 40 percent of women professionals are 'hanging on by a thread'
Forbes
Popular psychology to the contrary, most women professionals are struggling, according to a new study by career strategist and author Megan Dalla-Camina, author of "Getting Real About Having It All." In the study, Dalla-Camina surveyed 1,000 American women professionals about their well-being. The results: While women are making great progress on the career front, 70 percent believe the concept of success at both home and work is a myth.
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The 12 best jobs for women in 2014
Forbes
Career services site CareerCast.com has found encouraging data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on women in the workforce. It's important (and easy) to get upset about workplace inequality, but CareerCast has decided, instead, to celebrate the fields in which women are already making strides and can expect employment opportunities in the coming years. Thus CareerCast has released its list of the 12 best jobs for women in 2014.
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There are now more female Fortune 500 CEOS than ever
TIME
There are now 24 female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list, the most in the history of the annual ranking. The most prominent addition to the list is Mary Barra, who became the first female executive of a major automotive company when she was appointed CEO of General Motors earlier this year. Marissa Meyer, chief executive of Yahoo, did not make the cut — the tech company is not part of the Fortune 500 for the first time in nine years.
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US No. 1 country for female entrepreneurs
Fox News
It pays to be a female entrepreneur in the U.S., according to new research by Dell. The second-annual Dell Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index once again ranked the United States at the top of its list. Australia followed closely behind as the second-best country for female entrepreneurs, with Sweden coming in third.
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The surprising countries with more female corporate leaders than the US
TIME
Where are women climbing the corporate ladder? In countries you would probably least expect. The highest proportions of women with senior roles are in the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. There, women comprise 30 percent of senior management positions, which is higher than the global average (24 percent).
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5 ways to overcome the gender wage gap — on your paycheck
The Week
Whether a woman has a hunch she's not making as much as her male buddies for the same job, or she wonders if she could be making more, if she didn't do her research before accepting the job offer, there's a chance she isn't pulling in what she's worth. "If you accepted the first offer, you are underpaid; if they gave you your desired salary without any pushback, you are underpaid," said Katie Donovan, founder of Equal Pay Negotiations.
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Ladies America — Partner Events
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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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