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Ladies America hosts 5th Annual Conference
Ladies America
On Saturday, June 27, Ladies America hosted its fifth annual Women Leading the Future conference at The United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event brought together women and men from all over the country to engage with each other on issues from business and government to healthcare and finance.

Lindsey Mask, Ladies America Founder and Executive Director, kicked the day off with several significant Ladies America announcements, including the finalization of the organization's 501(c)(3) status, the partnership with The Initiative to Educate Afghan Women and the date of next year's conference, June 25, 2016!

The conference offered attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of dynamic and accomplished speakers and industry experts. Conference highlights included an enlightening lesson on the power of storytelling, the necessity of dreaming big and the often-overlooked importance of emotional intelligence and empowerment in the workplace. The day continued with lessons on how to avoid common career mistakes and engaging panel discussions focusing on women's leadership, personal and professional branding and the importance of mentorship at all stages of life. For more information on featured speakers, click here.

The day was jam packed with professional development topics, but Ladies America didn't forget about the importance of investing in creative and physical well-being as well. Attendees enjoyed a musical performance by Capitol Harmonia (check out a video of their performance), an interactive flute performance by Anne Pollack of Crossing Point Arts and a refreshing yoga break.

Jill Jacinto, LinkedIn WORKS Associate Director, closed out the day with a detailed and informative overview of insider tips and tricks for making the most of your LinkedIn profile.

The conference was followed by a special performance of "Swing Time — The Musical!"

Set in a World War II era radio studio, this lively musical revue features a group of friends working together to put on their live big-band war bond drive radio broadcast. The performance featureed a live band performing chart-topping tunes like "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Minnie the Moocher," "Woodchopper's Ball," "La Vie En Rose" and more.

Thank you to our amazing speakers, volunteers, the U.S. Navy Memorial and our sponsors Tennis Central, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Nomi Network, iricchi, Cindy David Designs and more!

Ladies America is grateful to all the conference presenters, speakers, participants and attendees for making the conference a true success and looks forward to seeing you all again next year on June 25, 2016. Mark your calendars!

If you have any questions about the conference or are interested in membership or starting a city chapter of Ladies America, please contact us at info@ladiesamerica.com. We would love to hear from you!
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June 25, 2016 Women Leading the Future Conference More information


Ladies America Partner Events
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July 18-19 Rock the Runway DC — fashion event benefiting Music Unites and presented in partnership with Haute Haus Agency. Click here for tickets; Ladies America members' discount code: ladies2015 More information
Aug. 1-9 Citi Open Tennis Tournament sponsored by Tennis Central — Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, D.C. More information
Oct. 15 16th Annual Texas Conference for Women More information
Nov. 19 12th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women More information
Dec. 10 11th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women More information
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Opportunity to join board of directors of Ladies America partner organization
Ladies America
A Ladies America partner organization, Crossing Point Arts is a New York City nonprofit dedicated to bringing the arts to survivors of human trafficking. The organization is in the process of building its board of directors and is looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of survivors of human trafficking. Please email crossingpointarts@gmail.com for more information.
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Ladies Northern Virginia call for board members
Ladies Northern Virginia
Ladies Northern Virginia is looking to fill several board member positions, including Membership/New Members Director, Sponsorship/Partnerships Director and Mentorship Director. Additionally, there are currently open position on the Events Committee and the Communications Committee. If you are interested in applying for a position please submit a resume and letter of interest to maryann.east@gmail.com.
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Ladies America National Committee call for social media team professional volunteers
Ladies America
Interested in volunteering with Ladies America? We are looking for Digital Media Committee members. Contact Emily at erogers7@gmail.com for more information.
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Ladies Seattle call for board members
Ladies Seattle
If you are interested in volunteering with Ladies Seattle, please email info@ladiesamerica.org for more information.
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The best time of day to do everything at work
Fast Company
We all want to work smarter, and science and data have proven that timing plays an important role in scheduling different types of tasks at work, from getting a response to your email to asking for a raise. So grab your calendar and pencil in the best times to get these seven things done.
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How to turn business cards into business relationships
Entrepreneur
Business cards that symbolize fabulous connections and conversations can easily transform into annoying reminders of lost opportunities. So how can you turn business cards into cash? First, the most common mistake is failing to collect cards. Many people give out their cards but fail to collect from others. Politely insist on getting the potential contact's information so that you can follow up with him or her.
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An attitude of gratitude in the workplace
By Betty Boyd
How often do you get a thank you from anyone in your organization? Is it once a week, a month or a year? A study conducted by the John Templeton Foundation discovered that the workplace is the least likely place that someone would get a "thank you." In fact, according to the Templeton survey, 60 percent indicated "they either never expressed gratitude at work or do so perhaps once a year." So how can an organization overcome this trend and up the percentages?
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Husbands and wives: Who works, who doesn't?
National Public Radio
In the early 1970s, there was a standard model for married couples where at least one spouse worked full time: In two-thirds of those marriages, the man worked and the woman didn't. Over the next several decades, that changed dramatically, as more and more women moved into full-time jobs. By the turn of the century, the standard had reversed: In nearly two-thirds of these marriages, both people worked full time. But in the past 15 years, not much has changed.
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Is crowdfunding leveling the playing field for female entrepreneurs?
Fast Company
Women own more than 9.1 million businesses in the U.S., up from 7.8 million in 2007. These female-led companies employed nearly 8 million people and generated $1.4 trillion in sales last year. Even though one in five firms in the country with revenue over $1 million is woman-owned, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship found that female entrepreneurs receive fewer loans or get less favorable terms than men.
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The link between women leaders' stress and a negative workplace culture
The Huffington Post
A recent conference that reported on the experiences women have in leadership roles presented several examples of the ways in which women leaders face workplace stress in organizations today. This is interesting and revealing for two reasons: It points to the continuing impact men's attitudes and behavior have upon women leaders' stress, and, more broadly, it highlights that the features of many workplace cultures are psychologically damaging to employees at all levels.
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Should you hire a career coach?
U.S. News & World Report
Sometimes, there are only so many self-help books to buy, career inquires to Google and articles to read — as helpful as they are — before you need reinforcements. Career coaches can help you find a job or, more broadly, a career. They can support you while transitioning industries, starting a business, honing specific skills or performing better at work. But here's the thing: Some coaches are great at helping you, while others are totally winging it by Googling exactly what you're Googling.
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4 market factors to monitor for business success
American Express OPEN Forum
Monitoring your business' market for changes can be vital to continued success. Unless you keep abreast of how your market is evolving, you could find your business left behind as your product or service offerings become outdated, your target market moves on to a new trend or business and your competitors eat your lunch. Here are four market factors you should be monitoring.
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