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Study: Worrying hurts women's career chances
The Huffington Post
How do you react when faced with stress in the workplace? Do you take a step back to study the situation or do you charge full steam ahead? Most female executives apparently retreat to analyze their options while their male counterparts charge right ahead and take the bull by the horns, so to speak. The approach that women leaders take is detrimental to their career.
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White House considers top female Treasury official for Federal Reserve post
The Washington Post
The White House is considering nominating a top female official at the Treasury Department to fill one of the vacant seats at the Federal Reserve, according to two people familiar with the process, amid criticism over the role of women in the Obama administration. As undersecretary for international affairs, Lael Brainard is one of the most highly ranked — and most visible — female members of President Obama’s economic team. Her name has long been circulated in the insular world of Fed watchers as a potential candidate to sit on the central bank’s influential board of governors.
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Why we need more (women) leaders
Harvard Business Review
There's been a lot of talk this past year about why more women don't become leaders. About what our society needs to change to produce more female leaders. There's even been some discussion about why women are better leaders than men in some arenas. Often overlooked is this basic reality: what the world needs is more leaders, of whatever gender or any other characteristic. We need more leaders at every level in every kind of organization — businesses, government, schools, neighborhood and professional associations, unions, religious entities, and charitable institutions.
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How women are growing small business
Inc.
Why do women become entrepreneurs? Most would point to opportunity, at least according to the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor noted in the Harvard Business Review. On average, 76 percent of female entrepreneurs worldwide launch a business for that reason, compared with 70 percent of men.
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Women want work-life balance more than a big paycheck
Business Insider
How do today's career-driven women define success? It's no longer so much about a high salary and more about work-life balance, according to a survey conducted by networking giant LinkedIn and Cross-Tab, an online market research company. The survey, which included more than 5,300 working women across 13 countries, asked women questions about what they would need in their careers to feel like they "have it all."
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The global rise of female entrepreneurs
Harvard Business Review
Women's entrepreneurship has hit a media tipping point. The question is: Is it just a passing media fad that will soon be a blip on the radar screen, or is it actually a real, fundamental economic force that's reshaping the world? It's safe to say that it's the latter. Women-owned entities in the formal sector represent approximately 37 percent of enterprises globally — a market worthy of attention by businesses and policy makers alike.
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Gender equity: Harvard Business School case study
The New York Times
When the members of the Harvard Business School class of 2013 gathered to celebrate the end of their studies, there was little visible evidence of the experiment they had undergone for the last two years. As they stood amid the brick buildings named after businessmen from Morgan to Bloomberg, black-and-crimson caps and gowns united the 905 graduates into one genderless mass. But during that week's festivities, the Class Day speaker, a standout female student, alluded to "the frustrations of a group of people who feel ignored."
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Canadian women leaders top US. as RBC promotes Taylor
Bloomberg
Royal Bank of Canada, the nation's largest lender by assets, extended the country's lead in appointing women to corporate leadership roles by announcing Kathleen Taylor as its first chairwoman. Women serve as chairman or an equivalent role in at least eight, or 3.5 percent, of the 226 publicly traded Canadian companies with a market value of $1 billion or more, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Among 3,010 global companies, at least 55 have a female in that role, or 1.8 percent. In the U.S., that figure is 1.7 percent, the data show.
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7 ways companies deter women in tech jobs
Business Insider
Most people understand why it's important to have more women in the workplace (and more diversity in general beyond gender). Yet, most don't grasp that the fewer women you have early on, the harder it is to recruit them later. If you wait until you have a 20-person team to think about it, it's already too late. With that, here are some thoughts on how to recruit more women at your startup.
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Upcoming Ladies America partnerships
Ladies America
Ladies America believes strongly in supporting the great endeavors of our friends, supporters fellow women's groups and partners. With that, please take a look at some of the upcoming partnerships we developed and missions we are supporting. Take special note that discounts are available to Ladies America friends and affiliates!
  • Sept. 9-27 - Global Leadership Summit
    Ladies America is an official partner of the Global Women's Leadership Summit. They have a no cost pre-summit, that is like a series of online TED talks and you can gain a complimentary pass to this here: http://gwals.com/partner/a/gwals/g179. For more information on the event click here or please email info@ladiesamerica.com with "Ladies America & GWALS" in the subject.
  • Sept. 22 - Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. Don't become another statistic - come join Ladies America and Becky's Fund learn self defense on the mall in Washington, D.C. Click here for the flyer.
  • Sept. 22 - District Fete's Fashion 360 Conference w/ Ladies America Founder: Come hear the Founder & Executive Director of Ladies America, Lindsey Mask, who will be the headline motivational speaker at the Fashion 360 Conference in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 22. District Fete brings the fashion industry to our nation’s capitol with The Fashion 360 Conference (“Fashion 360”). Fashion 360 was created to provide industry insights and participate in engaging skill-building workshops that aid in the proficiency of core areas. It’s where industry leaders and influencers collide with interactive experiences and challenge themselves to increase their performance. The link to register is fashion360conference.eventbrite.com. For more information, please email info@ladiesamerica.com
  • Sept. 22-24 - UN Foundation & Social Good Summit: Our friends at the United Nations Foundation and their partners have launched this year’s Social Good Summit, an annual event held during UN Week that unites people from around the world around one common theme: the power of social media, innovation and technology to solve our world’s greatest issues. This year’s theme, #2030NOW, will challenge participants to imagine the world we want in 2030 and builds on the UN-led process to craft a post-2015 development agenda that will follow and accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals. The UNF and their partners have also agreed to offer complimentary entry for all members of Ladies America for the event which is in New York City from Sept.  22-24. For more information on entry, please email info@ladiesamerica.com with the subject "Ladies America Entry for Social Good Summit"
  • Sept. 24 — Ladies America is extremely excited to announce the official hard launch of our National Mentorship Pilot Program on Sept. 24 at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Pilot Program will run through April 2014. For more information or to attend the event (which has limited seating), please email info@ladiesamerica.com with "Ladies America Mentorship Pilot" in the subject.
  • Oct. 8 - "Women Entrepreneurs" Panel: Ladies America/ Ladies DC is a founding partner of DC Entrepreneurship Week and will be hosting the Oct. 8 women entrepreneurs panel at DLPiper. www.dcew.org
  • Oct. 9 - The Fusion Tour: Women Are Game Changers: Our organization is also supporting The Fusion Tour: Women Are Game Changers. It will be held in the following cities througout this year: Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Montgomery, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. http://www.womenaregamechangers.com/fusion-tour-is-coming-finally/ For information on special Ladies America discounts - particularly for the upcoming Oct. 9 gathering in Washington, D.C., please email info@ladiesamerica.com with the subject "Ladies America Fusion Tour Discount"
  • Nov. 19 - Texas Conference for Women: Ladies America is an official partner of the Texas Conference for Women set for Nov. 19 with keynote speaker Rachel Ray. Last year's conference boasted more than 6,000 attendees. http://www.txconferenceforwomen.org/ If you are interested in attending, find out more about Ladies America discounts by emailing info@ladiesamerica.com with "Ladies America Texas Conference for Women Discounts"

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