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Harness the Power of Improv Comedy at Work
Ladies America
On Sept. 30, Ladies America hosted its first national education-based teleconference titled, "Harness the Power of Improv Comedy at Work and at Home," focused on the organization's September education theme of public speaking and communication. Over 30 participants signed up for this first-ever teleconference opportunity, which offered access to a subject matter expert, while connecting six different city chapters, which included Nashville, NYC, Santa Monica, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Established improvisation and communications coach, Amanda Hirsch, demonstrated the value of improvisation skills in making critical decisions, communicating more effectively and collaborating creatively. Click here to learn more about presenter Amanda Hirsch.

Click here for a recap.
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5 tips to take advantage of fall hiring opportunities
Nancy Gober, Ladies America guest contributor
Beginning a job search? Reviving an abandoned search you started earlier this year? Revving up a lagging, low-energy job search? If you find yourself in any of the above situations, the time is right for you to be proactive when it comes to your career.

Fall has arrived, and with it opportunities. So, for those who have been thinking about a career change, the time is right, because just as you get down to business, so too do companies.

Many employers utilize the last several months of the year to adjust their staffing requirements for the fourth quarter and the beginning of the new year. Click here for five tips on how to take advantage of these new opportunities.

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Women's Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations, Nov. 19
Ladies America


Ladies America has another way you can engage and support women everywhere! We would like to cordially invite you to Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the United Nations in NYC.

The event will bring awareness to the 250 million girls living in poverty globally that deserve to be given a chance in life, while simultaneously inspiring and empowering the 4 billion women on the planet. This global event is the world's largest celebration of women innovators and job creators launching startups, bringing ideas to life, driving economic growth and expanding human welfare.

Register here. We encourage you to get a ticket to the Pioneer Awards Luncheon, where the top speakers will be presenting to a more intimate audience. For the Ladies America discount, please email info@ladiesamerica.com with "WED Discount" in the subject line.

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Participate in 'Pink Porch Project' to drive awareness of women's health
Ladies America
Chicago-based company The Mood Factory, with brand Mood-lites, recently announced a collaboration with Ladies America to raise money and awareness for breast and ovarian health. During September and October, The Mood Factory will donate $0.25 for each Hot Pink Sassy incandescent Mood-lite sold to Bright Pink to encourage households, dorms and offices around the U.S. to light bright pink for the month of October. Mood-lites are available at Lowe's Home Improvement stores nationwide or online for $2.98.

This illumination campaign provides an innovative and unique way to raise money and awareness for breast health and early detection as it brings the conversation to the front porch in a visible way.

Become an ambassador for your area, and we will send you 200 free Sassy Mood-lites to help get your town started lighting pink. For more information on the campaign, please email info@ladiesamerica.org or call 1-866-353-MOOD (6663).

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Calling all social entrepreneurs! Halcyon Incubator launches recruitment for spring 2016 cohort
Ladies America
The application for the spring 2016 cohort of the Halcyon Incubator is open until Oct. 14! The program is seeking intrepid social entrepreneurs with scalable ventures that address critical 21st century challenges.

The Halcyon Incubator is an 18-month fellowship that offers extensive benefits such as five months of rent-free housing, 12 months of rent-free workspace, one-on-one mentoring and leadership coaching and more than 1,000 hours of advice from legal, business, PR/marketing and accounting partners. Unlike other startup incubators, the Halcyon Incubator does not require equity in the fellow's venture, but only a commitment to growing ideas to achieve social change.

For more information and to start your application, visit the Halcyon Incubator's website. Contact Program Coordinator Lisa Oberstoetter at l.oberstoetter@sandr.org with any questions.

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Ladies America City Chapter Events
Date Event
Oct. 7 Ladies Nashville First Wednesday's Happy Hour at Pour House Nashville More information
Oct. 14 Ladies NYC Speed Networking Event at Slate Restaurant & Bar More information
Oct. 20 Ladies Chicago Launch Party at Prime and Provisions — email cassidy@ladieschicago.org for more information More information


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


Ladies America Partner Events
Date Event
Oct. 6-7 S.H.E. Summit women's empowerment conference, click here to register, Ladies America members use code EMPOWERMENT for 20 percent discount until Sept. 25! More information
Oct. 15 16th Annual Texas Conference for Women More information
Oct. 17 Market Simple: The Summit — lessons on marketing best practices from the experts and business leaders More information
Oct. 29 Walk This Way with Becky's Fund at the Italian Embassy, select "Lindsey Mask" from the host committee when purchasing tickets to show Ladies America's support for this great event! More information
Nov. 19 12th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women More information
Nov. 19 WED Women's Entrepreneurship Day #WomenWOW More information
Dec. 10 11th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women More information


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Show off your leadership skills: Opportunities in Northern Virginia and Albany, New York
Ladies America
Our Ladies Northern Virginia and Ladies Albany, New York chapters are accepting applications for board member positions, including Membership/New Members Director, Sponsorship/Partnerships Director and Mentorship Director; there are also events and communications committee opportunities. Additionally, the Ladies America National Committee has begun accepting applications for a Communications/Digital Communications Director for 2016.

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please submit a resume and statement of interest to the following by COB on Oct. 30.

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Digital media committee leadership position opening
Ladies America
Is communications your passion? Do you get a rush from crafting the perfect tweet or developing social media strategy? Ladies America's National Committee wants you! If you are interested in taking on the Digital Media Committee Director position, send an email with your resume to Emily Rogers at erogers7@gmail.com.
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Call for Ladies DsCene editor
Ladies America
Love reading the DsCene? Become an editor and shape our weekly newsletter, featuring upcoming Ladies DC events, the latest from the LDC Articles blog, what we're reading and where you'll find us. Apply here!
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How to use guest blogging to your business's advantage
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Bloggers can do amazing things for your business. They can connect you with new potential customers, increase your social following and result in a big sales bump. So, offer bloggers another benefit besides product samples. Ask them if you can write a guest blog. Bloggers publish high-quality content 'round the clock on their blogs. Blogger burnout is increasingly prevalent, which creates an opportunity for your business. Find out how to make guest blogging happen for your brand.
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10 ways to become a paid speaker
Entrepreneur
To turn you into a better public speaker, I'm not going to tell you to stand up straight, avoid verbal "fillers," speak clearly or abstain from reading from your slides. That was probably on your group-presentation rubric back in high school. Instead, I want to focus on what differentiates a volunteer speaker from a paid speaker.
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How to work constructively for a difficult 'Type A' boss
Forbes
Type A high-achievers are high-intensity individuals who can accomplish great things. But this same high-intensity can also make them stressful, impatient and at times plain old hard to work for. So what can you do if you're a naturally more laid-back kind of employee who's on the receiving end of an overly amped-up brand of management? Here are four tips to help you overcome the frustration and forge a productive working relationship.
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100 best workplaces for women
Fortune
The inaugural list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women from Great Place to Work includes the wealth management firm TrueWealth at No. 1, hospital system Texas Health Resources (No. 3), and Build-A-Bear Workshop (No. 10). Rankings were determined by employee surveys and the representation of women within the organizations.
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Most people have no idea whether they're paid fairly
Harvard Business Review
Managers know that engaged employees are more effective. But despite the vast amount of employee engagement research out there, very little of it focuses on a person's primary reason for employment in the first place: getting paid.
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7 traits that will get you hired or promoted
Fast Company
Many employees recruit for attitude first and technical skills second. Of course, the two aren't mutually exclusive, and the ideal fit is someone who meshes with the company culture while also offering the expertise to get the job done. But the understanding that interpersonal or so-called "soft skills" aren't as trainable as technical ones is beginning to shift employers' ideas about what makes an outstanding employee.
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What's holding women back in the workplace?
The Wall Street Journal
Why aren't there more women in the upper ranks of corporate America? Cue the broken record: Women rein in career plans to spend more time caring for family. What's more, they are inherently less ambitious than men and don't have the confidence that commands seats in the C-suite. Not so fast.
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4 dating tips that can help you rock your next job interview
The Huffington Post
When you think about it, job hunting and dating have a lot in common. You get dressed up, prepare to put your best foot forward and ultimately end up answering and asking questions that help reveal what kind of fit you would be for a potential partner or company. Another commonality: Both job interviews and first dates are often approached with some apprehension, doubt and anxiety.
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