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4 Signs We're Nearing a Turning Point

Wednesday, January 13, 2016  
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TAKE THE LEADTHIS WEEK
Women's leadership news and advice, packaged to fit your life.
January 13, 2016: Edition 44
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IN THE HEADLINES

Four Signs that We're Nearing a Turning Point for Women in
Leadership
In her first piece for Fast Company's Strong Female Lead section, Take The Lead co-founder Gloria Feldt explainswhy we have more opportunity now to close the gender leadership gap than ever before. "Women's biggest challenge in the 20th century was to change laws and open doors. Our challenge in the 21st is to walk through those doors with big intentions. And we must each bring other women along on that journey. If women embrace the power we already possess, we can take full advantage of this raremoment of strategic inflection."
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Emma Watson Continues to Use Her Celebrity for Good
The film star has launched a feminist book clubtitled Our Shared Shelf and it already has almost 80,000 members. Her first pick? The memoir,My Life On The Road, by Take The Lead friend Gloria Steinem. Read why we're psyched.
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A Real Live Woman Joins the Late Night Lineup!
Ladies and gentlemen, set your DVR forFebruary 8thandget excited for an extra X chromosome to join the late night comedy roster! That's right. Daily Show alum Samantha Bee prepares to premiere new late night talk show on TBS!
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WHAT WE'RE READING

When Teamwork Doesn't Work for Women
A new study by researcher Heather Sarsons at Harvard shows thatwomen economists who publish work alone have a much better change at receiving tenurethan those who work in a group. When it comes to who gets credited in work co-authored with men, women tend to get passed over while the men who share their byline benefit. Read Justin Wolfers piece in the New York Times.
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11 Celeb Superpowers to Steal for 2016
Now's your chance to share the inspiration of 11 badass, powerhouse women and maybe learn some new secrets to success.Awesome women inspiring one another to be more awesome? That sounds like #SisterCourage. We're in!
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How More Women on Wall Street Could Have Prevented the Financial Crisis
Seen The Big Short?This excerpt fromBroad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Worksexplores how women's tendency to make less risky decisions might have saved us from financial collapse, had more women been in charge.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"I like the saying that it's not the most intelligent or strongest of the species that survives, it is the most adaptable to change."
-Lands' End CEO Federica Marchionni, on why she's never been afraid to switch jobs or industries,viaGlamour

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This edition of TAKE THE LEAD THIS WEEK has been edited by Lauren Modiano for Take The Lead.

 


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