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Success secrets of the world's most powerful women
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Great careers are no longer passed down or handed over. They must be seeded, tended and grown — and you are the gardener. When women take their success into their own hands, when they take ownership of their achievements, development and ambition, there is no limit to what they can accomplish. More

World Bank to host Ladies America for briefings on gender research — Nov. 8
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Members of Ladies America are set for briefings on the global economic impact of women during informational presentations by the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on November 8. Invited city chapters include: Ladies Los Angeles, Ladies San Francisco, Ladies North Carolina, Ladies Central Texas, Ladies Pittsburgh, Ladies New York City and founding chapter, Ladies DC. The Founder of Ladies America, Lindsey Mask, hopes the briefings will effectively connect national chapters and offer attendees greater insight into the economic successes and challenges of women around the world. The event has been very well received and already received maximum number of RSVPs, but please stay tuned for follow-up material and more outstanding event opportunities!

More women starting businesses
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Almost one-third of small businesses in the United States is owned by women. That number is on the rise, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, especially in fields which were once dominated by men. More

SBA and Pentagon join forces to boost women in contracting
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The Obama administration's efforts to reach a congressional goal of steering 5 percent of federal contracting to women-owned small businesses were showcased at an unusual forum that brought together Small Business Administration officials; a female contractors advocacy group; and specialists at the Pentagon, the largest awarder of federal contracts. More

Report: Women hold 20 percent of world's political power
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Women have gained little ground in political leadership around the world, with men still in about 80 percent of key elected and appointed positions, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Report. More

The best and worst states for women-owned businesses
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The American Express Open Forum recently released a study on Women-owned businessess across the country and ranked the best states for women to own a business in. The states were measured by the growth of women-owned business and in overall economic clout. The data was measured from 1997 to 2012. More

More support for young female entrepreneurs
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Jennifer Donogh found that there were few resources (and fewer peers) when she tried to start her own business as a young woman. So she created YoungFemaleEntrepreneurs.com to give herself and others a chance at making new connections with other burgeoning entrepreneurs with the same concerns. More


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Richard Branson on why we need more women in the boardroom
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In most developed nations, the percentage of women in the labor force has increased dramatically since the 1950s. When 12 Angry Men was produced, less than a third of American workers were female, whereas today, the U.S. Department of Labor says that number now stands at 47 percent. Despite this change, men are still much more likely than women to hold senior positions. More

Can 'feminine' women make it to the top?
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Three decades ago, women in the business world practically had to hide the fact they were women — wearing tailored suits, preferably black, grey or navy. At least today, women in the workplace can look feminine. There are limits, of course. To be taken seriously, business women need to look like they are going to work, not to a bar or the beach. If women appear too frilly, they are less likely to be seen as professional. If they display too much flesh, they may be seen by men as sex objects — and judged by women as inappropriate. But there is a lot of room for looking feminine. More

A Silicon Valley insider actually has a plan to get more women in tech
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Let's face it: The tech scene is dominated by men. Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Founder Institute, hopes to change that over the next few years. After doing a few startups, he upended the clubby venture-capital world with TheFunded.com, a kind of Yelp for entrepreneurs to review investors. Then he started the Founder Institute, which is aiming to export the Silicon Valley startup model around the world. As such, he's actually in a perch where he can help launch the careers of women entrepreneurs. More

In Europe: Lack of women CEOs exposed
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Cynthia Carroll's departure from the helm of mining company Anglo-American didn't just affect the company's share price — it sparked a new round of questions about the lack of women in the top echelons of the business world. More

Recent Ladies America photos
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