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May 17, 2016: Edition 62
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IN THE HEADLINES
Don't Fight The Power: Redefining Women Leaders' Power
For women in politics, winning is no slam dunk. Deborah Carr of Rutgers University concludes: "Voters may hold stereotypes about what women can and should be, and being assertive,
self-assured and focused on global politics may violate idealized notions of what a woman 'should' be."
To solve the mentoring and women networking problem, women can simply start by reaching out to help and mentor other women. Strategists in many fields say mentoring builds your career. Perhaps adopt their suggestions.
Busy Is A Four Letter Word: Laura Vanderkam Measures Up
Author, innovator, mother and Take The Lead partner Laura Vanderkam tracks her time over a busy year and discovers more about the privilege of free time and the constraints of a packed life. Vanderkam was featured recently on our Virtual Happy Hour.
"I see opportunities for other athletes, for the college girls coming in [to the league], for the college freshmen, for the 12-year-olds. I see opportunities for them to only be a professional softball player. To not have to have another career, another job. Hopefully it just raises the bar of our sport."