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Call for Applications for Co-Director of 2016 Women Leading the Future Conference
Ladies America
For five years, Ladies America has been hosting the annual Women Leading the Future Conference. Now’s your chance to help organize the 2016 Conference, “Women of Politics and Principles” on June 25, 2016.

As Co-Director, you will:
  • See a national event come to life!
  • Learn the tips and tricks to hosting a successful multi-year event
  • Get to know national and local speakers and leaders personally
  • Work closely with a hardworking and fun team

Interested in taking a leadership role at #wlf2016? Email info@ladiesamerica.com by COB on September 1st.
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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 America City Chapter Events
Date Event
Aug. 18 Ladies DC August Networking Happy Hour at Dickson Wine Bar More information
Aug. 26 Ladies DC Dinner Club (dues-paying members only). RSVP required, email membership@ladiesdc.org by Friday August 21. More information


Ladies America National Events
Date Event
June 25, 2016 Women Leading the Future Conference More information


Ladies America Partner Events
Date Event
Aug. 13-17 2015 Ms. International World Pageant More information
Sep. 19 Young Professionals in Foreign Policy 8th Annual Affairs of State Gala at The National Press Club 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


Find more events across the country at www.ladiesamerica.org



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Call for Ladies DC Leaders
Ladies America
Love making new friends and creating a sense of community for yourself and others? Ladies DC is looking for a few new leaders to join the team!
  • The membership committee is looking for ambassadors to help build the Ladies DC network. Think you’re up for it? Contact membership@ladiesdc.org.
  • The communications committee is looking for a DsCene Editor and Lifestyle Bloggers. Email media@ladiesdc.org 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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Young women outearn men — in some fields
CNN
The situation isn't quite so grim for young female college graduates. Women ages 22 to 27 who have a bachelor's degree get paid almost as much as their young male peers. Sometimes, they even get paid more. Among recent college graduates from 2009 to 2013, women earn roughly 97 cents for every dollar young men earn for doing the same job and having similar qualifications, according to new research from economists at the New York Federal Reserve. But there's a lot of variation.
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Saudi women are joining the workforce in record numbers
Bloomberg Business
In Saudi Arabia, women still can't drive, yet they're entering the workforce in droves. The number of employed Saudi women has surged by 48 percent since 2010, more than double the rate for men, according to the country's Central Department of Statistics and Information. The change is especially noticeable in the private sector, where women can now be seen in an abaya and head scarf working as supermarket cashiers or selling lingerie in a high-end shopping mall.
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How men's emotions are preventing gender equality at work
Pacific Standard
A favorite pastime of media outlets and their audiences alike is dragging out vintage advertisements from decades or years past and remarking on how profoundly sexist they are. These 25 are outrageous! The 45 here are shocking! The 35 ads here are extreme! In the face of explicit claims that women belong in the kitchen and are probably just a little bit stupid, it is easy to feel superior in our progressive, gender-equal ways. But a closer look at the way we talk about women’s place today shows that our eventual time capsule of media artifacts will hardly be less embarrassing upon review by future generations.
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What aspiring female leaders can learn from the world of sports
Huffington Post
There are many lessons aspiring women leaders can learn from sports coaches and managers. First, there's the importance of connecting with others to build a cohesive team, then there's using positive self-talk to enhance performance, and finally there is looking forward, rather than backward, when the opposition scores a goal. One critical lesson that is often overlooked is 'don't over explain'.
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The first ever White House Demo Day focuses on female entrepreneurs
Fortune
If you think pitching your business to VCs sounds intimidating, just imagine pitching it to the Investor-in-Chief. Recently, the first ever White House Demo Day, a gathering of more than 90 startup founders showcased their innovations in front of President Obama. The White House event is a take on the many “demo days” of the startup world, during which entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to prospective funders. There is one difference, though (aside from the attendance of the President) — the event includes a particular focus on women and minority founders.
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Getting angry at work can cost women $15,000
Fast Company
We already know that women's emotions and reactions in the office are often judged differently than men. But new research from VitalSmarts, a Provo, Utah, organizational performance consultancy, finds that women who are forceful or angry in their communication may face "emotional inequality" and suffer greater social backlash than their male counterparts — including in their perceived worth. The two-part study looked at the impact of forceful, high-stakes conversations and what could be done to overcome the bias.
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Why we need older women in the workplace
New York Magazine
A good workplace is one in which you can look around and see versions of yourself five years from now, or ten. But for women, this exercise in mirroring gets harder and harder as they push toward 40, and 50, and beyond — for the simple reason that older women with ambition don’t stick around. They dial back, drop out, start their own thing. They want more control, flexibility; they find themselves trapped in one more meeting listening to one more self-serving anecdote by one more male superior who feels no urgency to head on home, and they reach their limit. For many of even the most ambitious women, the grind of a conventional, straight-up trajectory feels unworkable, especially once they’re caring for children, too.
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Online boom will spawn more self-made women successes in China business
Forbes
China-born Zhou Qunfei stands out on the new Forbes list of the richest people in tech published last week as the top-ranking woman. The CEO of Apple supplier Lens Technology was worth $7.5 billion, a fortune that ranked her at No. 30. Yet China – a promised land of online business – is going to see a growing number of women like self-made Zhou setting up their own businesses and thriving in tech in the future, according to a Shanghai management professor.
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