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'Miss Empowered' panel to feature female entrepreneurs
Ladies America


Join Connect113, home to many entrepreneurs and startup hopefuls, as they welcome some of DC's most prominent self-made women for a night of networking and discussion. "Miss Empowered" will feature female entrepreneurs who pursued their passion and have also become advocates for social change. The panel will include topics from business inception to lessons learned, and finally the importance of female empowerment. Guests will be treated to complimentary themed cocktails and decadent desserts, as they listen to the advice of the panelists on entrepreneurship and charity.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 18
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Connect 113, 113 S. Columbus St., Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Speakers Include:
Lindsey E. Mask, Ladies DC / Ladies America founder
Maimah Karmo, Tigerlily Foundation founder and publisher at Bliss Magazine
Ashley Boalch Darby, Miss DC 2011 and philanthropist
Sarah Elizabeth Hillware, Girls Health Ed. — Changing Girls' Lives Founder and America's Miss DC 2012
Moderated by Glenda Fu, Dreams for Kids DC founder

RSVP by emailing heather@hautehausagency.com.
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Top women in business brief administration
Business Forward
New York women business leaders, including Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO at Plum Alley, met with Maria Contreras-Sweet, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator; Carla Harris, National Women's Business Council Chair; Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; and other senior administration officials at the White House recently to discuss resources for women in business and the importance of women business leaders in advocating for broad economic policies ranging from intellectual property to trade to immigration.
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Ladies DC hosts Members Seminar on Technology
Ladies DC
Ladies DC hosted a seminar on balancing technology in the workplace on Nov. 13. The event featured entrepreneur and training guru LaShonda Bracey, who addressed how to become more effective in the workplace using Microsoft technology, and gave an overview of tips and tricks for using MS Word effectively. Attendees followed along on their laptops during the interactive and engaging workshop.

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Ladies NYC hosts technology-themed First Wednesday event
Ladies NYC
Ladies New York City invited Priyanka Pathak, Principal, Little Cloud Collective to speak about technology at its first Wednesday event on Nov. 5. She shared her experience in the tech industry and how she is passionate about bringing tech to women in undeserved communities. Priyanka inspires women to be leaders in the technology industry.

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New York chapters get a visit from Ladies America founder
Ladies America
Ladies America founder Lindsey Mask recently visited two chapters — Ladies Albany and Ladies NYC — for strategy meetings with their boards.

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Why more women-run businesses aren't making millions
Fast Company
Much has been said about the gender wage gap, but when it comes to how much male- and female-run businesses make, there is an even bigger disparity. Male-run businesses are 3.5 times more likely to surpass $1 million in sales than their female-run counterparts and only 2 percent of women-owned companies ever break the million-dollar mark, according to a 2014 report by Ernst & Young.
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Women are afraid to ask employers about maternity benefits — are you?
Marie Claire
Scared to ask your boss about your maternity rights? You're not the only one. New research has revealed a worrying statistic: nearly 80 percent of all women quizzed said they are nervous to ask their employers about their maternity rights. Online careers community Glassdoor spole to 1,000 women for its 2014 Maternity Benefits Survey. The results were shocking: It would seem that although we're perfectly happy asking about holidays and pensions, 78 percent of us would not ask a potential employer about maternity benefits for fear of not being offered a job.
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Canadian women still hesitant to climb corporate ladder, study says
Toronto Star
Canadian women believe there's been progress in the workplace in closing the salary gap, a survey by Randstad Canada has found. Yet women are still showing a surprising reluctance to climb the corporate ladder. Nearly half of Canadian women surveyed said they don't aspire to a management or senior executive role, according to the poll. Thirty percent said they're undecided about moving up the ranks.
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Is the CDC fueling an anti-fat bias in workplaces?
NBC News
A CDC campaign that gives U.S. bosses an "obesity cost calculator" to tally the financial losses linked to their overweight employees is being criticized as spurring workplace discrimination — and perhaps enticing companies to fire fat people. Workplace weight bias is in the news again following the release of a Vanderbilt University study that found heavier U.S. women earn about 5 percent less than average-size women who hold similar jobs.
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Opportunity only knocks once
By Mel Kleiman
It's been a long time now since anyone went out and pounded the pavement in search of a new job. The Internet allows jobseekers today to let their fingers do the walking, and the once ubiquitous "Now Hiring" sign is fast becoming a relic. No matter how many new, "automatic doors" job applicants can use to apply for employment, however, the primary principle of successful employee recruitment remains the same: Make it easy to apply.
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Holiday office gift giving made easy
Inc.
While holiday shopping for friends and family can be stressful, the conundrum of whether to give, and what to give, to bosses, co-workers and direct reports also adds to our seasonal anxiety. "The most important thing to do is to think about the culture at the office," said Anna Post, a modern etiquette expert from the Emily Post Institute in Burlington, Vermont. "If it's the culture, you should participate, but ask around before."
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Women's career choices don't explain the gender pay gap
Businessweek
High-achieving women are paid less than men even when they have similar levels of experience and are in the same fields, according to new Bloomberg Businessweek data. Women graduating business school this year reported an average of $14,548 less in expected annual pay than men, graduating MBAs said in a survey of 9,965 students at 112 schools, conducted as part of a recently published biennial ranking of MBA programs.
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Why your work colleagues should also be your good friends
Forbes
While some of us might think it's distracting to work with our buddies, research shows the opposite. A 1997 study by professors at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota divided students into small groups made up of either close friends or acquaintances. The groups then did two projects. The researchers wanted to know whether friendships improved the students' performance on one task versus the other. Instead they found that the friends outperformed the acquaintances in both instances.
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Ladies America
City Chapter Events
Date Event
November Theme: "Technology" Ladies DC November Happy Hour — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Irish Whiskey, 1207 19th St. NW More information
December Theme: "Recognizing Excellence" Dec. 3 "First Wednesday:" Ladies NYC: Celebrating Women in Leadership More information



Ladies America Partner Events
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Sept. 13 - Dec. 31 Global Women's Summits More information
Nov. 18 Miss Empowered Panel Discussion More information
Nov. 21 Virginia Women's Business Conference — use discount code "VWBCLadies" to register More information
Dec. 4 The Massachusetts Conference for Women More information
Find more events across the country at www.ladiesamerica.org


 

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