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Women Leading the Future afterglow!
Ladies America
Ladies America hosted the 2013 WOMEN LEADING THE FUTURE last Saturday! Over 200 women enjoyed a day of insightful speakers and meaningful networking. Get the story and hear the music.


Keynote & President/CEO of USO Washington Metro, Elaine Rogers

Ladies America Founder, Lindsey Mask, & conference attendees enjoying WLF Conf.

Stay up to date with all the insights, photographs, interviews, and quotes that Ladies America will be posting in the coming weeks!

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US tops list of best countries for women entrepreneurs
Forbes
At the fourth-annual Dell women's entrepreneurs event, Dell announced the results of the first-ever global index to measure female entrepreneurship around the world. Not surprisingly, the more than 8 million women-led businesses in the United States came out on top. According to Dell, the "Gender-GEDI" is the only such index looking specifically at high-potential female entrepreneurship based on aspiration, thriving business environments and entrepreneurial networks in each country.
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For Clinton, empowering women is 'unfinished business'
NBCNEWS.com
Transitioning into her new role as a "private citizen" and ratcheting up speculation about her future presidential aspirations, Hillary Clinton stepped back into the spotlight Thursday to begin explaining how she would apply the lessons she learned as secretary of State to make an impact around the world, focusing particularly on increasing opportunities for women, something she called the "great unfinished business of the 21st century."
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Cheerfulness may hold back female leaders
CNNMoney
One way for women to combat the stereotype that they are less fit as leaders than men is to be less cheerful and show more pride, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at the Technische Universität München School of Management, found that for both men and women, expressing pride gave the impression that one is willing to lead, especially when compared to expressions of happiness. But the difference was more pronounced among women.
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June 2013 Happy Hour & Mentorship Program
Ladies America
June 2013 Happy Hour & Mentorship Program Soft Launch is June 25! Learn what's in the works, and how you can get involved. Registration this month includes open wine/beer. Register here.


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The next Dalai Lama could be a woman
The Washington Post
The Dalai Lama said during a visit to Australia that the next Dalai Lama could very well be a woman. In speaking to reporters about how the world needs more compassionate leaders today, he said that "biologically, females have more potential ... Females have more sensitivity about others' wellbeing." As a result, he said, "if the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful, then automatically a female Dalai Lama will come."
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Why women must ask (the right way): Negotiation advice from Stanford's Margaret A. Neale
Forbes
Few Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA students would argue that Professor Margaret A. Neale is a powerful woman. At over six feet tall, even male classmates would be intimidated to negotiate with her. And it's not just because she often calls out students' "sub-optimal" negotiation strategies in front of the whole class—it's because she's clearly a master negotiator.
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5 secrets to communicating effectively with millennials
Entrepreneur
The millennial generation is one of the most sought after — and most misunderstood. Will Pearson, president and co-founder of mental_floss, has managed to hit the right note with this young audience in print, online, books, board games and T-shirts. Pearson shared his insights for communicating with 20- and 30-somethings at the World Innovation Forum in New York City. Here are his top five tips.
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Study shows women-owned businesses thriving, face usual obstacles
CPA Practice Advisor
Despite the difficult economic climate during the recent recession, women-owned businesses performed just as well as men-owned businesses during the period 2007 – 2010, and in many cases outperformed their peers. However, in today's newly released analysis by the National Women's Business Council, the data demonstrate women-owned businesses tend to struggle with some of the key obstacles in growing their businesses.
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Are you a leader or a manager? There's a difference
Inc.
Leaders aren't always managers and vice versa. It is a rare individual that is both of these things. They have very different skill sets, both critical to success at a high-growth business. Understanding who your leaders are and who your managers are will help you create an organizational structure that not only addresses core business functions and needs but also morale and culture, which are equally if not more important.
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Facebook adds Twitter-like hashtags
Forbes
Facebook announced it is allowing users to create and click on hashtags similar to Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Pinterest. A hashtag, which is simply a word preceded by a pound or hash symbol — # — is a way to participate in a public discussion about a topic and allow others to click on or search for the hashtag to find your content. Google+ also hashtags.
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