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Best jobs for women in 2014
CareerCast
The following is the CareerCast.com listing of the 12 best jobs for women in 2014 based on average annual salary, projected hiring outlook and number of women in the field, as well as other criteria including stress, physical demands, the percentage of women working in the field and more.
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Business netiquette: The right way to use social media
By Scott Steinberg
Modern social networks provide endless opportunities for associations and working professionals to connect with colleagues, peers and potential partners in new and novel ways. But as widespread as services like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn have become, basic rules of etiquette and business conduct still apply. Keep in mind that not all businesses or individuals utilize or perceive interactions on social networks in the same way. Likewise, communications sent via these channels may also lose some of the subtle nuances conveyed through personal interactions.
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Google is offering free coding lessons to women and minorities
Business Insider
Google is offering vouchers to any women and minorities interested in learning how to code, CNET's Seth Rosenblatt reports. In a blog post from Gregg Pollack, CEO of the Code School, Google is paying for three free months for any women and minorities interested in tech to expand their skills. The offer is part of Google's $50 million "Made With Code' initiative, which aims to help close the gender gap in tech.
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Female entrepreneurship growing faster than ever
Fox Business
Women are pushing themselves out of the shadows today and taking their entrepreneurial talents to the forefront, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Over the last 17 years, women-owned businesses have increased dramatically. According to the State-Owned Business Report, the rate of increase is a staggering 68 percent since 1997, with more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses operating in 2014.
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5 tips for powerful presentations
Inc.
There's a plethora of books and articles out there on how to give a great presentation. In today's business environment, how to persuade and entertain an audience seems to be a perennial concern, so let's take a look at five classic techniques and tips for powerful presentations. Follow these and you'll be on your way.
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Take initiative at work to get the leadership position you've worked for
Forbes
It's true that when women violate gender stereotypes and assert ourselves, there is a subtle or not so subtle punishment. However if we don't summon the courage to assert our talents, needs or ideas, we'll remain stuck in cultures that feel hostile, getting paid less than our worth. And it will be just as bad for the next generation of women. One remedy is to apply the principles of movement building to changing the workplace culture. There are three steps.
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5 ways women can stick together in the workplace
Fast Company
The fact that many of us had to overcome significant hurdles as we banged our heads against the glass ceiling doesn't relieve us of the responsibility to help smooth the path for the women who come after us. If we don't help each other out, how can we expect our male colleagues to do so?
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A new explanation for the gender pay gap
Forbes
Men are more willing to be overworked than women. That could be why the pay gap between the genders has persisted over time, according to a new paper by sociology professors at Indiana University and Cornell. Their theory: Employers have increasingly expected workers to put in greater numbers of hours on the job and have rewarded them more for overwork as time has gone on.
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