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The 14 most impressive women in the US military
Business Insider Australia
Less than a century ago, it was rare to see women in the military, and yet now women fight in combat, command airstrikes, pilot fighter jets, and oversee medical operations. We've found the 14 most impressive women in the U.S. military right now. These women have saved lives in the operating room, rescued fellow servicemembers while under enemy attack, set record times in triathlons and races, and come up with innovative ways to treat blast injuries, proving that women will forever have a place next to men on the battlefield.
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Woman of the week: Raquel Riley Thomas
Ladies America
Military pageant queen. You read that right. Although most—if not all—might be thrown by that title, for Raquel Riley Thomas it's who she is; it's a way of life. A decorated US Army Ordinance Officer, Raquel was honorably discharged in 2002 and quickly shifted gears by being signed to a variety of modeling agencies. She graced lifestyle ads for companies such as Coca-Cola and Stern and Foster, and was eventually a product spokes model on channels like HGTV, BET and others. Just as her modeling career was taking off, Raquel competed in and won Mrs. Maryland America, a preliminary to Mrs. America which promotes the beauty, poise, articulation and versatility of over 70 million women country wide.
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7 influential women who failed before they succeeded
The Huffington Post
An important part of achieving what we set out to do — and something that seems to be particularly difficult for women — is overcoming bumps in the road we may experience along the way. We forget that failure is often a necessary part of eventual success. In order to remind ourselves of this, we've gathered the stories of seven fearless women who experienced failure before ultimately becoming legends in their respective fields.
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Is startup success gender-neutral?
Forbes
Is there a specific set of traits that boost a person's odds of being a successful start-up CEO? If so, do start-up capital providers seek out people with those traits regardless of gender? If not, are capital providers biased towards investing in men-led ventures?
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Why are there so few women leaders in tech?
Fortune
Technology CEOs wear many hats. But one of their most important responsibilities is recruiting the right employees. Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Hightail, says he spends over 50 percent of his time attracting talent and hiring new workers. "All of us, at the end of the day, are also chief cultural officers," the former Yahoo executive told the audience at Fortune's Brainstorm TECH conference in Aspen, Colo.
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Stability and loyalty: Why family businesses benefit women
The Guardian
According to recent academic research, 80 percent of family-owned businesses have at least one female director. Compare this to companies in the FTSE 100, where just 17.7 percent of directors are women. The same academic research deemed family firms less likely to fail than big companies, with a diverse board of directors minimizing the risk of bankruptcy.
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Retention of female executives — How to get it right
Forbes
We can strive as senior leaders to find ways to make good choices, however, it does come down to tradeoffs. Finding work life balance is similar to clients who ask me for a solution to avoid stress. The better question to ask, is how one can learn to interface with stress and minimize the impact. Similarly organizations need to determine how to mitigate senior women retention challenges by embracing how decision making, problem solving and collaboration is arrived at so women's leadership styles are both understood and valued.
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Having it all — The career, the kids and your sanity
The Huffington Post
We can "have it all" — a career and a family. No one, however, said it would be easy. So many women are holding down a full-time job as well as doing the majority of the housework and the childcare. Unlike some of our male counterparts, we have it all — all the work, all the stress, all the guilt and all the hours. Without help, something quite simply, has to give. Don't let it be your sanity. Is it possible to have it all and stay "sane," relatively speaking?
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Women in large and small firms: Does it make a difference?
Forbes
We work on a lot of assumptions about women in the economy, primarily that it is a homogenous population working in homogenous environments. In reality, we know that we are very different and want lots of different things, some of it dependent on our general interests, life goals, stage of life (nice way of putting age), etc. The biggest push for these thoughts today is about the environment.
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7 ways to be a more effective team leader
By Liz Murphy
What makes a team successful? If we're talking about the bottom line, a successful team meets and/or exceeds key performance metrics that further short- and long-term organizational goals. But getting your team to perform on paper has less to do with numbers than you might think, and more to do with being an emotionally intelligent and intuitive leader. The external success of a team comes from within, and while it's a lot of work, it can also be very rewarding.
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