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Minority women entrepreneurs are leading the way for small business growth
Forbes
The surging growth of minority women-owned businesses in the last 15 years tells a mixed story about the American workforce. Minority women-owned firms grew 156 percent from 1997 to 2013 and now account for one in three women-owned firms in the U.S., according to a 2013 report by American Express on the State of Women-Owned Businesses. In contrast, non-minority women-owned firms grew 32 percent during the same period.
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Join Ladies DC in cheering on Kastles tennis tomorrow night!
Ladies American
Did you see that FLOTUS spent an evening watching Kastles tennis earlier this month? That's what we'll be doing at the Waterfront TOMORROW, July 17! Join us in the VIP Ladies DC/ Ladies America section as we cheer on the defending WTT champs and network courtside. Guys and gals welcome!

Click here for tickets!

There are two options: Chairbacks (yes, they have backs) and grandstand (benches). However you decide to sit, both are in the Ladies DC VIP section, and all tickets include:
  • Ticket to the match
  • Access to the VIP hospitality tent w/ roped off section outside for networking
  • Light food
  • Cash bar
  • Pre-match press conference
Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.
800 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Nearest metro: Waterfront

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Craft a sustainable career
Harvard Business Review
Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new ones. Your work not only interests you, it gives you a sense of meaning. You enjoy opportunities for learning and development. You work with people who energize you. You are confident that your skills and competencies make you valuable and marketable and that you can access opportunities through your network. You are able to fit your work together with the other things in your life that are important to you, like family, friends, and leisure.
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Women leaders and the Goldilocks syndrome: Not too harsh, not too soft
The Washington Post
A new study is further proof that the double bind female leaders face is more pervasive than we thought. For decades, research has shown that women are penalized if they act too confident or dominant. Because these leadership traits are traditionally seen as stereotypically male, women who display them get unfairly penalized for going against type.
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Poll: Do women or men make better leaders in government?
National Journal
On balance, do you think women or men make better leaders in government?
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Women execs are prominent in Microsoft overhaul
Los Angeles Times
In a year when Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has blown up just about every corner of the 38-year-old Microsoft, rebooted nearly every product, and tried to overhaul the company's culture, his most astonishing statement came during a conference call to announce a major reorganization. In this major reorganization of the company, mighty Microsoft of the North now has four — count 'em — four women in its top 14 executive positions.
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Starting early to build female leaders
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Hillary Rodham Clinton challenged the world to change the face of leadership and public service, urging that 50 percent of top positions be held by women by the year 2050. The former secretary of state's "50 by 50" challenge was issued in Bryn Mawr last week, part of her keynote address to the Women in Public Service Project Institute conference.
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Harnessing the power and resilience of disabled women leaders
Forbes
Women with disabilities are one of the most marginalized, under-served populations in the world, yet they offer tremendous potential for leadership and the ability to transform communities. Due to the strong links between poverty and disability, the majority of the world's women with disabilities live in developing countries. They are more likely to experience violence, abuse, and poor health than men with disabilities.
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Women in politics: Canada and the US appear ready to elect a female head of state
The Huffington Post
Two realities have recently focused attention on the absence of female heads of government across the world. One was the removal of Julia Gillard as Australia's first female prime minister by her Labor party caucus in favor of restoring Kevin Rudd to the position. Another is that in the approximately 194 independent countries in the world, only 16 or 17 — depending on which are excluded for being micro-nations or not fully independent — are currently headed by women, the most recent addition being Park Geun-hye, the first female president of South Korea.
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Over 50, female and starting a business: 6 essentials to consider
Small Business Trends
Are you a woman nearing retirement, but thinking about starting a business? Woman-owned businesses are a critical part of the U.S. economy, numbering 7.8 million according to the latest Census data, and growing at twice the rate of men-owned businesses. For women over the age of 50, small business ownership affords many benefits — additional income, a flexible lifestyle and that unbeatable feeling that comes with being your own boss.
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