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9 reasons why it's great to be a female millennial

The bad news bell tolled loudly this week for Britain's young women who are, according to the latest study, significantly more wracked by anxiety, a lack of confidence and general feelings of despair about their future and finances than their male counterparts<p>The Young Women’s Trust, the charity …

Girls Who Code Isn't Just An Organization -- We're Building A Movement

<i>By Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder, Girls Who Code</i><p>This summer Girls Who Code taught 1,560 girls computer science across the US. During the past seven weeks, girls from all over the nation got hands-on experience learning and writing code, went on field trips to local tech companies, heard from a …

Despite a big year for women in politics, national legislatures are still dominated by men

By Melissa Etehad<p>Jeremy C.F. Lin<p>, Graphics Intern<p>It's a big year for women in politics.<p>In a historic first, Hillary Clinton was named the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the upcoming U.S. elections. If she wins, she will join Theresa May of Britain and Angela Merkel of Germany in the …

Angela Merkel

These Pregnancy Photos Are Inspiring Burn Survivors

At age nine, Andrea Grant sustained third-degree burns covering the majority of her body during a gas explosion. She was told that she wouldn't be able to have kids because her skin couldn't handle the stretching that the stomach experiences during pregnancy. But she's proven the doctors wrong: She …

Pregnancy

British woman, 26, becomes one of world’s youngest airline captains

Kate McWilliams, 26, says easyJet passengers ask about her age all the time<p>A British woman has become one of the world’s youngest commercial airline captains at the age of 26. Kate McWilliams, from Carlisle, said she is asked about her age by cabin crew and passengers almost daily and most people …

Staff Meetings Unstuck – New Resource to Start Good Conversations

My team and I had an idea last week. We had just received a note from a reader telling us that this article had sparked a great conversation in their …

5 Keys to Retaining Your Best Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great employees create freedom, multiply your efforts, and increase your bottom line. However, bad employees steal your energy, take your time, and can close the doors to your business. We can spend more time taking care of negative …

Employee Engagement

5 Productivity Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

MacGyver would have killed it as an entrepreneur.<p>Why?<p>In business – particularly in startups – resourcefulness rules. Everyone I know who has successfully bootstrapped and started a company is really good at getting a lot done with just a little. A friend of mine who started a church told me that …

Productivity

4 ways to tap into your smartest employees

Innovation is top of mind for organizations. When Forrester Research polled CEOs on their top business priorities, 36 percent of those surveyed said sustaining innovation is on their radar. However, few organizations excel at creating a culture of innovation in which employees are truly empowered …

Employment

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

Self-improvement

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

What Works For Women As Entrepreneurs

I just finished reading <i>What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know</i> by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey. It got me thinking about the similarities and differences between corporate and entrepreneurial women.<p>For women who are burning out from “Prove-It-Again” and again, …

Female Co-Founders: 7 Ways to Become the Boss

Number one on the list: Don't start a business with your husband.<p>Why aren't there more women CEOs of startups? Maybe because so many female founders are going into business with their husbands.<p>A new study finds that in companies founded by mixed-sex teams, the odds of a man becoming the leader of …

13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident

Few are born confident, research shows. The self-assured learn to be that way, and you can too.<p>Are you as confident as you'd like to be? Few people would answer "yes" to that question. But, according to Becky Blalock, author and former Fortune 500 executive, anyone can learn to be more confident. …

Why are more women leading social businesses?

It looks like social enterprise must be doing something right to foster gender balance in its leadership and workforce. The social enterprise model continues to attract women in ever-greater numbers: 38% of social ventures are now led by women, while there are more than twice as many men than women …

How millennial women are redefining leadership at work

In a recent article published in The Atlantic, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay spoke of their belief that that there is a "confidence gap" between men and women. Kay and Shipman went on to argue that, as confidence matters just as much as competence in the working world, women's lack of …

Meet ELLE's 2016 Women in Tech

Who's making waves in the world's most influential industry? Meet the powerhouses changing the way you communicate, date, get around, and even do laundry.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p>MARCELA SAPONE: Cofounder and CEO, Hello Alfred<p>Marcela Sapone, 30, spent spring …

Four Female Entrepreneurs Who Have it All (and How You Can, Too)

<i>By: Kelli Richards</i><p>Image Source: ThinkStock<p>Recently, I've observed a growing trend: Young female entrepreneurs launching ventures, creating social impact that matters, winning awards, and starting families -- all at the same time.<p>That hasn't always been the case, and it's a powerful shift.<p>Between …

How Decision-Making Is Different Between Men And Women And Why It Matters In Business

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>In my work as a leadership trainer and a career success coach for women over 11 years, it’s become abundantly clear that the quality of one’s decision-making is not only a critical factor in her professional success and impact, but also reflects a wide …

Three Keys To Telling Personal Stories That Move Hearts And Minds

My father Francesco spent his teenage years in an internment camp during World War II. His family was among the 165,000 Italian expatriates living and working in East Africa when the war broke out. The old and the young were put on trains back to Italy. Men of fighting age were placed in prison …

Podcast #116: Padma Lakshmi on NYC and the Greatest Gift

Subscribe on iTunes.For many, Padma Lakshmi has become nearly synonymous with the reality television show <i>Top Chef</i>, a program she has hosted since …

Top Chef

Women in Business Q&A: Keren Levy, COO, Payoneer

Keren Levy<p><i>Keren Levy is the COO of Payoneer, responsible for Payoneer's day-to-day operations. Previously, Keren established Leumi Card's international acquiring and issuing department managing all aspects of operations, business development and regulation. Prior to joining Leumi Card, Keren</i> …

Women working in tech jobs should avoid these cities if they want more equal pay

Jobs in the tech industry require subjective skill sets and abilities, depending on the scope of work. Ideally, qualified employees are compensated …

Allure's Editor in Chief, Michelle Lee, Reveals Her Key to Flawless Skin

For years, I was a skin-care minimalist. Through college and beyond, my routine was largely informed by my mother's longtime habits: sweep off makeup with a tissue coated in Pond's cold cream; moisturize with Olay Complete. I dabbled in the occasional mud mask and scrub, but I didn't truly get into …

Skin Care

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Syntax

5 Must-Have Apps for Business Women (or Men)

Women's status in business has improved drastically over the last few years, and even though there is still a long way to go to achieve complete equality, women are important contributors to the economy.<p>More than 9.1 million firms in the U.S are owned by women, according to the National Association …