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Research: 2 ways women can network more effectively
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite their many efforts, networking continues to challenge women. Numerous studies back up this conclusion. Herminia Ibarra's classic study revealed the centrality of networking for male workers, indicating that many networking opportunities are organized around male interests. The male-centeredness of networking means that making connections to get ahead continues to be an issue for many women seeking to progress their careers. More

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

The best and worst states for women-owned businesses
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The American Express Open Forum 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

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

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 to give herself and others a chance at making new connections with other burgeoning entrepreneurs with the same concerns. More

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

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

Why did women do so well in 2012? Because gender bias is declining
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Why did women, most of whom were Democrats, do well in 2012? Observers have offered numerous explanations, including controversial comments about rape and abortion by "self-immolating" Republican candidates, an election-year focus on women's health issues, redistricting, or a favorable electoral environment for the Democratic Party. But here's another: gender bias — either by the media or the voters — is no longer the impediment to female candidates that it once was. More

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