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Ladies America launches education courses and 'Ladies Rising!'
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As part of the continued growth of Ladies America, our organization launched two new segments of our work this month!
  • Ladies America Courses & Professional Development: Ladies America launched first course, "Public Speaking: 101" with award-winning journalist, Tom Squitieri. Click here to read more.
  • "Ladies Rising": An effort targeted at women who are more advanced in their careers and looking to take the next step. Ladies America is now offering resources and access to high-level coaches through a programmatic offering called "Ladies Rising." Business consultant & entrepreneur, Patty DeDominic teamed up with Ladies America for this launch! Click here to read more. Have you been thinking of taking your career to the next level? You can sign-up or get more information by emailing with "Ladies Rising" in the subject. Please include: your name, email, phone, job title, and company name. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to maximize your effectiveness as leaders in achieving business or organizational results. You can accelerate your career and get a fabulous jump start on 2014 successes with 6 online sessions.
With these programs and offerings, Ladies America will launch its first official membership campaign in November, offering members these incredible opportunities and more for only $5 a month. Stay tuned for as we continue to follow our motto, "Women Helping Women!"
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Ladies America set to honor female veterans in DC on Dec. 2
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Ladies America will host its first "Recognizing Excellence" Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club, Dec. 2 at noon. $20 for members/$35 for non-members. This year, Ladies America will be "Honoring Female Veterans" doing amazing work in philanthropy or business. To nominate a female veteran, please email with "Nominating Female Veteran" and you will be supplied next steps. Tickets will be available for sale soon! Stay tuned at Sponsorships available as well. Please email for more information.
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NAWBO: Business still harder for women than men
Public News Service
Women starting small businesses should work hard to overcome inequalities that men in business may not experience, according to Edna Lopez, president of the National Association of Women Business Owners of Northern New Mexico. Lopez, who owns and operates a staffing company with more than 300 employees, says women are generally not taken as seriously in business as are their male counterparts. She says although there has been progress in the past two decades, women still have to work harder to prove themselves.
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9 steps to effective business emails
By Joe Latta
Email communication is a key part of nearly every project, client relationship and business development effort. In fact, according to a study by the Radicati Group, this year the average corporate employee will dedicate 28 percent of each workday to email, sending and receiving more than 115 messages. Unfortunately, all too often the email messages we create are structured and sent in ways that confuse co-workers, annoy clients and frustrate prospects. That's why we're discussing nine easy steps to make your emails simpler and more powerful.
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Why bringing women's leadership into the business world matters
The Huffington Post
Five iL2L alum from five nations have been invited to give the youth report on the findings at the annual Women's Forum in France. This year's program's theme is competition, cooperation, and creativity. Delegates will look at open digital innovation and the role women uniquely play in this arena. The program also examines the digital effect on Europe and what the future holds. The following Gen Y report comes to you from the Women's Forum.
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4 ways women can thrive in business school
U.S. News & World Report
Female MBA candidates may have a harder time finding camaraderie and a network that reflects their perspective. There are fewer women applying to business school, according to recent research. The proportion of women applicants this year decreased compared with 2012 levels in five different kinds of MBA programs, according to the 2013 application trends survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council. The applicant pool for a master's in management, for example, had 53 percent women in 2012, but in 2013 that number dipped to 49 percent.
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The only 2 jobs where women earn more than men
Business Insider
The gender wage gap is alive and well, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Out of more than 500 job categories tracked by the BLS, there are only two occupations in which women brought home greater median weekly pay than men in 2012: counselors and health practitioner support technologists and technicians.
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4 executives on succeeding in business as a woman
The New York Times
When Adam Bryant started the Corner Office column more than four years and about 250 interviews ago, he set several guidelines for the conversations he would have with top executives about leadership. He was going to pursue, for example, a diverse mix of voices, in terms of age, race, nationality and the kind of organizations they led. He would also interview a lot of women, though he planned never to ask them any gender-related questions. His thinking was simply to interview leaders who happened to be women, rather than focus on the fact that they were women leaders.
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5 tips for business success from Martha Stewart, Bobbi Brown and other power women
It takes a lot to build an empire. Take it from those who've done it. Six of the best-known women in business sat down on Wednesday for a leadership roundtable at Martha Stewart's second annual American Made event in New York City. The event serves as a venue for successful entrepreneurs of all stripes to network and showcase their goods. In their discussion, cosmetics bigwig Bobbi Brown, fitness entrepreneur Tracy Anderson and several other all-star business leaders including media mogul Martha Stewart herself, shared some of the keys to their success. Here are five tips that anyone — male or female — should know as an entrepreneur.
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Need for women's business initiatives growing
Ct Post
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of H.R. 5050 — a historic piece of legislation that sought to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs in the United States. A centerpiece of the law was the creation of regional women business centers, or WBCs, which provided small-business training, education and counseling to women interested in starting their own businesses.
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Ladies DC members at iRicchi women's networking event

Tom Squitieri teaches Ladies America members "Public Speaking: 101"

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Ladies America supporter, Anica Johns, makes business pitch to Warren Buffett at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Conference

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Ladies America — National
Date Event
October (Thursdays) "Calling All Fierce Women for a Night of Champagne, Pampering,
Fashion & Beauty and Watching Scandal!"
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Oct. 15 - Nov. 5 Public Speaking: 101 More information
Oct. 24 Doing Business with the Federal Government Networking Event More information
Nov. 1 Pennsylvania Conference for Women w/ Hillary Clinton More information
Nov. 9 Bonnie McDaniels book launch of "Queen Bee" @ Swan House Email for more information
Nov. 19 Texas Conference for Women More information
Dec. 2 "Recognizing Excellence" Awards Luncheon Stay tuned for more information

Ladies America — Local Chapters
Date Event
Oct. 22 Ladies Nashville — Soulshine Pizza Factory More information
Oct. 22 Ladies Virginia Beach — First Fridays @ Chop's More information
Oct. 26 Ladies DC — Autumn brunch at Bistro Cacao More information
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