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Becoming a best-selling author
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Patrick Snow has sold close to 250,000 copies of his books Creating Your Own Destiny andThe Affluent Entrepreneur. His books have sold in five languages and 108 countries. As a publishing coaching he has successfully published more than 500 clients worldwide both fiction and non-fiction. As a speaker he has given more then 2,000 paid speaking engagements on three continents over the last 20 years.

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  • What: Becoming a Best-Selling Author: Writing: Publishing and Promoting Your Book to Market Your Business and Attract More Speaking and Coaching Revenue
  • When: Thursday, Nov. 7at noon EST**
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**If you can't join us due to a scheduling conflict, feel free to text Patrick Snow directly at 206-310-1200 to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation, 60-90 minute publishing consultation by phone.
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I Am One Woman: Jean Schindler on Integrity
Ladies America
"Integrity" comes from the Latin for whole and complete. It manifests itself in many ways, but lately I've been thinking about it a lot in terms of structural integrity — one's own structural integrity. Life in a busy city is like an endurance sport, and you can get away with sleep deficits for only so long. Your spirit might be willing, but if your body is struggling to stay awake in meetings, that's energy that's not going towards being whole and complete and productive. If you become forgetful after coming down off a sugar high (a third cupcake, anyone?), what good are your intentions if your brain won't perform?
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Ladies America set to honor female veterans in DC on Dec. 2
Ladies America
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 info@ladiesamerica.com with "Nominating Female Veteran" and you will be supplied next steps. Tickets will be available for sale soon! Stay tuned at www.ladiesamerica.com. Sponsorships available as well. Please email lindsey@ladiesamerica.com for more information.
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Playing by the rules
The Boston Globe
Entrepreneurs are serious players in today's innovation economy, leaders who can generate wealth, create jobs, and transform the lives of customers and employees alike. And yet only a few women can be found among the entrepreneurial elite. When you examine the venture-capital money going to fund the Biogens and Akamais of tomorrow, only 7 percent is won by female entrepreneurs. Although it is true that fewer women overall found businesses — and those they create tend to be in industries that don't appeal to venture capitalists — research shows that other factors are at play.
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Women entrepreneurs optimistic about the future
Business Administration Information
About 75 percent of female entrepreneurs are upbeat about their businesses, and 79 percent said their business was not impacted by the government shutdown. A new Cox business survey showed women business leaders are concerned about the national debt ceiling not being raise. About 56 percent said in the survey that another recession is likely unless Congress finds a compromise and agrees to raise the debt ceiling.
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When Wall Street needs scapegoats, women beware
Women's eNews
We all applaud when we hear that a woman has been given a great opportunity to head a major company. But hold the cheers. Dangers may lurk in high places. Female business leaders are more likely to be appointed to powerful positions when an organization is in crisis or in high-risk circumstances. In short, these women are perched on "a glass cliff," set up for failure. It's typically a no-win situation for women when a company's circumstances are so precarious that only a Hail Mary pass will save the day. If the new female leader fails, people mutter, "See what happens when you put a woman in charge."
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Report: Most unfair countries for women
USA Today
By many measures, the United States is the wealthiest economy in the world. However, according to a recent survey, women do not benefit nearly as much as men. The U.S. ranked 23rd in the world for gender equality, behind countries including South Africa, Cuba and the Philippines. The World Economic Forum report, the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, measured the disparities between men and women in 136 countries. In the nations that scored the worst, economic and educational opportunities, as well as political representation and health outcomes, were far worse for women than for men.
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Experts: Bottom line ... diversity is good for business
Crain's Detriot Business
When Stephen Lowisz was growing up in metro Detroit, his dad was "one of the most racist sons of a gun you'll ever meet," he said. And he didn't know much better. "I went to a Catholic grade school in the suburbs," Lowisz said. "Diversity was what color tie you were going to wear." When Lowisz went to college at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, though, his roommate was African American and he began to think about issues of diversity and culture.
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Should BlackBerry lay off creative director Alicia Keys?
Fast Company
BlackBerry, the struggling smartphone-maker, recently reported a nearly $1 billion quarterly loss and announced that it would be shedding 40 percent of its workforce as it explores a possible sale of the company. That means roughly 4,500 employees are now at risk of losing their jobs — but don't worry about its most famous one, whose weighty title remains secure: "I can confirm that Alicia [Keys] is still working with BlackBerry in her role of creative director," a BlackBerry spokesperson says.
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New college success strategies for a new normal
The Huffington Post
Two powerful trends are rapidly changing the composition of America's communities. The first is demographic. By 2050, no single ethnic group will be the majority population in the U.S., with non-Hispanic whites projected to account for 47 percent of the nation's population. The second trend is the rapid evolution of an economy seeing significant growth in high-skill sectors like healthcare and STEM industries. By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require the completion of some kind of postsecondary education and training beyond high school.
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2 innovations changing the tech landscape for women in MENA
Forbes
The Middle East and North Africa is home to a growing number of women who are, uncharacteristically, demanding equal citizenship and a greater role in society. The impetus? Women are getting educated—and getting online. It might surprise most Westerners to know that women in MENA are, in fact, more educated than women in most other regions.
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Recent Ladies America photos

Ladies DC October brunch on Capitol Hill

Branding expert, Simon Dixon of Idea Engineering, visits HQ

Founding board member, Corene McKinney, visits from Seattle

One of many board meetings moving our work forward

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Ladies America — National Events
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Dec. 2 "Recognizing Excellence" Awards Luncheon Stay tuned for more information

Ladies America — Partner Events
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Nov. 9 Bonnie McDaniels book launch of "Queen Bee" @ Swan House Email for more information
Nov. 19 Texas Conference for Women More information
Nov. 22 Virginia Women’s Business Conference More information
Dec. 5 TEDxWomen — BalchDriveWomen More information
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