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Take the Lead this Week: 30 Women Making More than a Best-Dressed List

Tuesday, February 02, 2016  
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TAKE THE LEADTHIS WEEK
Women's leadership news and advice, packaged to fit your life.
February 2nd, 2016: Edition 47
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IN THE HEADLINES

30 Women Making More than a Best-Dressed List
Iowa has been the center of the political universe this week, as the first caucuses make every talking point of the campaign season count, soFusion came out with a bold list of 30 Women Who Will Change The Election.The series of 30 videos highlights the XX movers who move past "Washington types" and predictable party lines to create a group of dynamic change-makers.
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Self-Employed Gap: Women's Biz Worth 33% of Men's
It's time to not only bridge but fill the gender gap in the world of small business. Male self-starters earn 300 times more in their businesses than women do in their own businesses,according to a new reportout last week from the non-profit Corporation for Enterprise Development out of Washington, D.C. The study measured growth of small businesses from 2007 to 2013 and studied a variety of factors affecting economic growth, prosperity and equity.
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So Can Barbie Get a Different Car Now?
Sheryl Sandberg, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Malala Youafzai have all been on the cover of TIME Magazine. But last week Barbiemade her own breakthrough as a cover girl, looking more like women many of us know--or perhaps see in the mirror. At 57, Barbie is no longer just the ultra-thin "bad role model" type with her feet perpetually poised for high heels. She's curvy, petite or tall and has a range of skin shades and hair types.
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WHAT WE'RE READING

Because 17 Billion Beers Is a Lot
Noting that women are 25 percent of all volume business for Coors Brewing Co., and that women down 17 billion beers a year, Coorslaunched a "dual gender campaign" showing hardcore extreme athletes in action- male and female. Will this mean no more Super Bowl ads of women washing cars in bikinis from other brands? Stay tuned this weekend.
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There's No Such Thing as a "Career Path"
Did you grow up thinking you would pick a profession and do that thing for the rest of your life? Don't worry, says Glynnis MacNicol -that's no longer how careers work.
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Some Lessons on How to Get More Women into Management
Did you know that Latin America - "the home of macho culture" - is on pace to overtake the United States in female representation in large companies? Here'swhat we can learn from our neighbors south of the Equator.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Poynter Institute, the think thank for all things journalism, offered leadership training for women in the Online News Association and asked attendees to define words that best describe women in leadership - from negative to positive. So how to you move from "annoying" and "intense" to "smart" and "kickass"?This video will get you thinking.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Sexism in any form is unacceptable, especially among those who would seek the highest office of any land."


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