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Ladies America launches 1st course: "Public Speaking: 101"
Ladies America
Ladies America is launching the first in a series of curriculum-based education opportunities for members of Ladies America, beginning Oct. 15, with a four week course on public speaking under the instruction of award-winning reporter, author, speaker, and professor, Tom Squitieri!

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"For more information, email info@ladiesamerica.com with "Public Speaking 101 Inquiry" in the subject.
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Ladies America Mentorship Pilot Program Pairings Underway
Ladies America
Ladies America will be opening up sign-up for the Mentorship Pilot Program in DC in the coming days. To be one of the first to have access or for more information, email info@ladiesamerica.com with "Interested in Mentorship" in the subject.
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Ladies DC and DCEW host 'Women Who Launch' panel
Ladies America
Ladies DC and DC Entrepreneurship Week hosted a "Women Who Launch" panel discussion in order for female business leaders to share their lessons learned and best practices with others.

Women entrepreneurs have become adept at competing in business in increasingly thoughtful and strategic ways. Some research suggests that women who want to set up businesses are at a disadvantage when it comes to securing funding, while other statistics will tell you that women are less inclined to start fast-growing ventures. However, statistics don't always reflect the true picture, and the U.S. now houses a thriving female entrepreneurial community.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Going beyond an organized walk in a park!
Jackie O. — Ladies San Francisco member of Ladies America
This month, hundreds of thousands of people will wear pink and many of those thousands will walk in events around the country in support of breast cancer awareness and to honor both breast cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle with breast cancer. I applaud them all, but I also encourage them to continue to walk beyond the organized events and take steps toward helping the people in their life detect the early signs of breast cancer.

At the age of 13, I found a lump in my breast after learning how to do a self-exam in school. I promptly told my mother, who called my doctor's office and was told by the woman on the phone that it was probably very normal and so we did nothing. A few months later, I was visiting my doctor for an unrelated reason and told her about the lump. She examined it and was immediately concerned. Three weeks later, after visiting a specialist, I was in surgery to have the lump removed. The tissue was not breast cancer, but it could have been.

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The new woman entrepreneur
Forbes
Lisa Griswold has discovered the magic kingdom, a place in life where she has money and time. She operates Pixie Vacations, an Atlanta-based travel agency that specializes in Disney destinations and employs over 60 agents around the country. She works from home and spends many hours each day with her two young daughters. She does well and lives well. And millions like her are doing the same. They’re part of a new movement of women entrepreneurs.
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Natalie Portman and Marvel team up to get girls into science
Healthline
Many women in science, technology, engineering, and math — or STEM for short — worry that few girls today are being encouraged to pursue these careers. One of the most recent efforts to get girls excited about STEM fields comes from Marvel Studios, which is sponsoring the Thor: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Adventure contest for girls. In the movie Thor: The Dark World, Natalie Portman plays astrophysicist Jane Foster, and the actress is the celebrity voice of the contest for girls aspiring to STEM careers of their own.
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Are women in business prisoners of their own minds?
The Huffington Post
Why is it that so many women consistently sabotage themselves in business? Why do women in business, particularly corporate women, insist on allowing their mind to run away from reality even when it is staring them in the face? The question really is why do so many women become prisoners of their own mind?
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4 rules every female entrepreneur should follow
The Globe and Mail
While many business challenges are common for all founders, there are unique lessons that women entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn in business. Here are several essential lessons a successful female entrepreneur and what every female founder should know along the way.
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Business etiquette: 7 ways women undermine their professional success
The Huffington Post
You've worked hard to build your career, but despite your best professional efforts, a few bad habits may still be chipping away at your success. Don't undermine your professionalism by actions done on auto-pilot that could convey uncertainty or insecurity. Read on for common habits to avoid and/or correct in the office environment (by the way, men can be just as guilty in many of these areas).
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Future women of tech
Forbes
We know the statistics by now. There are fewer women in technology than there are men. There are fewer women in science than there are men. There are fewer female entrepreneurs than there are males. Women earn less. The repeated numbers, year after year, seem to point to a more systemic issue that goes deeper than college majors. Rather, a separation from the hard sciences, technology, and even startup mentality can start much earlier than post-secondary education.
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What it means to develop a strategic perspective
Women's Agenda
Having a strategic perspective is about looking at the whole business within the context of key factors like market opportunity, competitive advantage and resourcing. Women are generally highly skilled at problem-solving. We get things done. We are great fixers. The argument with regard to the competency scale is that we are better at getting on with the job than talking about the nature of the job.
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Choosing the right font for your brand
By Jessica Taylor
Whether you’re coming up with a new logo, business card, brochure or website, fonts can say a lot about you and your business. Typography helps create an experience for your audience before they have even read a word; it tells a story about you and your business. Recently, we've seen two large companies, Yahoo and Google, change their logos. But, unless you've studied the design of these two logos, it’s hard to tell the difference.
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Oct. 15 - Nov. 5 Public Speaking: 101 More information
Oct. 16 Partner event — State of Funding Address event on October 16th in conjunction with NY Entrepreneurship Week More information

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