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5 Ways Women Impact the Workplace

The first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”  Women like Shirley have been breaking the glass ceiling and changing the face of workplaces across the country for decades. The U.S. Department of Labor reports there are…
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Women in STEM: Why We Need More Female Leaders in Technical Fields

According to Pew Research Center data, employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (also known as STEM) occupations has grown by a staggering 79% since 1990. But while women have made tremendous strides in some areas of STEM, they are still extremely underrepresented in many sectors. This noticeable and pervasive gap tends to discourage other…
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How Women Are Becoming Leaders in Male-Dominated Industries

Marilyn Loden coined the phrase “glass ceiling” more than 40 years ago. She first used the term during a panel discussion about women’s career aspirations. She noted that the female panelists focused on the deficiencies they felt in the workplace and shared the challenges of trying to climb the career ladder beyond middle management. Marilyn argued that…
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45 Inspirational quotes from female leaders. Pictures of female leaders.

45 Inspirational Quotes from Female Leaders

Entrepreneurism is a challenging journey for most; and for women, there are additional obstacles in the way such as access to funding and overcoming the gender gap. Despite these challenges, there is no shortage of successful women to look up to. From mobile app startups to rising fashion designers, this collection of empowering quotes from…
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How the Top Companies Overcome the Gender Balance Problem in STEM?

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) background is in a high demand today. Lots of companies create numerous work positions of that kind and offer really high salaries. However, most of the candidates for technical positions are men, which makes it hard for the companies to reach the gender balance. At the same time, such…
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Entrepreneur Interview – Lisa Kroese

Lisa Kroese has appraised and helped sell millions of dollars worth of art, antiques and personal property. She moved across the country from the East Coast in 2010 just before her first daughter was born. She is a 42 year old wife, mother of two with one on the way, and a successful small business…
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The History of Women in Leadership Positions: A Look at the Incomparable Life of Helen Bonfils

*Denver Post archive photo Women who desire to assume leadership positions can learn a great deal from female leaders in the past. These women include some important unsung heroes that haven’t received the due they deserve for their amazing accomplishments. In addition, these are women who demonstrated their leadership in their travels from one locale…
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5 Traits of Women that Are Bound to be Leaders

“Women in business are talented leaders who can share their skills as trainers, mentors, and advocates.” – Melanne Verveer   Women in our generation are taking a big leap in their life to embrace the challenges of being a leader, not just in their household but also in politics, business, and community. While we feel…
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7 Tips Build Relationships to Build Trust

~ by Haley Gray ~ One of the key foundations of leadership is trust.  People have to trust that you are leading them where they want to go and not into despair.  You have to build relationships to build trust.  That sounds easier than it is actually accomplished.  That is especially true if you’re a…
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6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Women in business still face prejudices and clichés that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with. The good news is that many of these myths are already dying. Changing attitudes and new opportunities are giving female entrepreneurs and business leaders a chance to shine. As much as times have changes, there are some persistent…
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