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Another 'year of women' in Congress
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The 2012 election produced the largest class of new women in Congress since the much-vaunted "year of the woman" in 1992, boosting the total close to 100 — the most ever. At the same time, the number of Republican women in both the House and Senate will drop in the new Congress. More

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to those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
We hope you stayed safe and have a speedy recovery!

Film screening of Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
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A film screening and panel discussion on the powerful PBS documentary based on the acclaimed book by New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. It tells the story of women and girls in ten countries, living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable.

The film highlights the areas of women's access to healthcare, economic empowerment, sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence and maternal mortality. The film also offers discussion on sustainable options for empowerment and an actionable blueprint for transformation.

This event in presented in partnership with WNDC, and the Women's Information Network.

Ladies NYC presents on being healthy for the holidays
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Please join Ladies NYC for a special event — Hot and Healthy: For the Holidays.

Guest speakers include:
  • Dr. Emily Splichal
    Celebrity Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist, Creator of the Catwalk Confidence Program, Founder and CEO of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA) and Author to Everyday is Your Runway: A Shoe Lover's Guide to Healthy Feet & Legs. Featured on The Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, Good Day NY, and The Dr. Steve Show.
  • Candice Kumai
    Food Writer and Author of Cook Yourself Sexy & Pretty Delicious. Judge on Iron Chef America, co-host of Lifetime's Cook Yourself Thin, and contributor to Men's and Women's Health Magazine.
  • Christine Lucas
    Certified Living and Raw Foods Chef and Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor, President and Founder of Complete Mind and Body — Holistic Health and Nutrition. Can be seen on "Healthy Living" which airs in Boston.
Please click the invitation for more details.

TEDx Mid-Atlantic: The ultimate brain spa
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What do you think of when you hear the term TED? If you're like Chrissie Hendrickson before last weekend, maybe it's this: innovative leaders in the industries of technology and business giving speeches about "the next big thing." Hendrickson has been interested in this enigmatic program for the last few years, and so when she heard that Ladies DC was serving as a promotional partner for the TEDx Mid-Atlantic conference, she jumped at the chance to go. More

Lockheed Martin's next chief leads women gaining in defense jobs
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Marillyn Hewson, the next chief executive officer ofLockheed Martin Corp., has spent 29 years at the company working her way to the top of the mostly male world of defense contractors. Hewson will become head of the world's largest defense contractor as women are breaking into leadership of an industry that has drawn its executives primarily from the male ranks of aerospace technologists and engineers. More

6 secrets of how successful women lead
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In the era of post-post-feminism, let's just admit it: Men and women are — or at least can be — different in certain ways. And some of those ways show up at the workplace. Some even show up in the C-suite. So, let's take the time to ponder how that, well, works. To put it simply: Do women lead differently? More

Independent business women now determine economic as well as political agendas
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With women increasingly self-generating security by graduating from college and going for advanced degrees at greater rates than their male counterparts, it's small wonder they are also beginning to take a bigger share as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Findings indicate that both higher-earning women as well as those with more advanced degrees are more likely to become self-employed, especially in the finance, education and health sectors. More

Fortune 500 women CEOs hit a milestone
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On Jan. 1, there will be 21 female Fortune 500 CEOs. That's a record, and one more than the U.S. Senate, which increased its female representation by two, to a record 20 female Senators, in the recent elections. This is surprising that the women rising to the top these days are different from women leaders of the past, who tended to make it in industries like retail, beauty and consumer packaged-goods. More

How to get back on the horse: 3 tips for resilience
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Successful women have resilience. They recognize that in this world you can't avoid getting the door slammed in your face a few times. When there's something at stake, you face rejection. But eventually if you keep at it, you'll get there. No matter if that's a meeting with someone in your industry, a program you're applying for or a job opportunity — you need the confidence in yourself. That confidence inspires persistence. Sometimes it's the last key in the lock that turns the door. To try all your keys you have to stay with it. You have to keep trying. More

How masculine norms in the workplace could be holding women back
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It may have been a man's world in the past when it comes to business, but women now make up almost half (46.6 percent) of the United States labor force, according to recent data by Catalyst Research. Unfortunately, only 7.5 percent of the Fortune 500 top earners are female and a mere 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Find out how masculine norms in the workplace could be holding women back. More

Women MBA grads out-earn men at UT Austin
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When asked about pay equity for women during the second presidential debate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney sparked the imagination of pundits and meme creators with his now infamous "binders full of women" comment. Binders Full of Women social media spoofs aside, studies have long shown that gender gaps exist in executive pay. But women who are considering applying to business school may find encouragement in recent data from the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin. More

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