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The Story Behind Why AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Fired An Employee In Front Of 1,000 Coworkers

The Story Behind Why AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Fired An Employee In Front Of 1,000 Coworkers | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it

In drastically cutting back Patch, morever, Armstrong wasn't just letting hundreds of loyal employees go. He was killing the AOL project that he had been most devoted to, a company that he himself had created. Decisions like these are hard, especially for a highly likable executive who has built his career on his ability to inspire people and build relationships.  That Friday in August, Armstrong was finally making a decision that he had needed to make for a long time. And it was killing him...

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Human Capital: The Greatest Resource of San Francisco #innovatesf

Human Capital: The Greatest Resource of San Francisco #innovatesf | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it

Monique Woodard, Innovation Fellow, San Francisco Mayor's Office


More than any other city, San Francisco is uniquely poised to innovate and invent the future by capitalizing on our greatest resource -- our people. Innovation isn't just about technology -- it's about a different way of thinking and approaching our problems. It is through innovative approaches to public safety and community involvement that San Francisco remains one of the safest big cities in America. It is through innovation that we find ways to make it easier for companies to do business in San Francisco.


This year, following the theme of “Where Innovation Lives”, The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation is excited to tell your stories and highlight the achievements that have made innovation a way of life in San Francisco.

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Announcing our guest at tonight's SIPWomen event!

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Arabella DeLucco's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:46 PM

Monique is an exemplary woman who is heralding the impact of startups in San Francisco's innovation ecosystem. She joined the mayor's office earlier this year to work on a variety of projects including open data, community wifi and civic engagement. She is the co-founder of Black Founders, an organization for black professionals in technology. She is also the inventor of the app, Speak Chic, which teaches you how to correctly say fashion brand names. She is also an early adopter of Scoop.it. :)

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Southern States have Fewest Female Top Executives | Bloomberg Best (and Worst)

Southern States have Fewest Female Top Executives | Bloomberg Best (and Worst) | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Deep South is devoid of female executives
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There's a long way to go for all states to encourage more female leadership in the workforce, but according to Bloomberg Best (and Worst) visual data, the "Deep South is devoid of female executives." 

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Career women versus housework: Why do professionals still think they're born ... - Daily Mail

Career women versus housework: Why do professionals still think they're born ... - Daily Mail | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
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Lean in or lean back? Making the most impact as a woman in development

Lean in or lean back? Making the most impact as a woman in development | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
There's much debate in the private sector about women in leadership but what are the challenges and opportunities in global development?
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Makeup Makes Women Appear More Competent: Study

Makeup Makes Women Appear More Competent: Study | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
A little makeup may help your colleagues see you as trustworthy. But that viewpoint can diminish if you wear too much.
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Tech Talent Shortage? What Tech Talent Shortage?

Companies may be complaining that they can’t find folks with the skills they need, but some policy wonks insist America is producing more than enough tech-savvy grads. What’s going on?
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Why do you think employers are under the impression that there's a shortage of talent in the tech sector? 

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Mary Meeker's mobile market data: China already at 270 million smartphone subscribers


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Women-only app which objectifies men available on iPhones - Telegraph

Women-only app which objectifies men available on iPhones - Telegraph | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Two female entrepreneurs have created an app which claims to be the first digital service to offer a place for women to "post private reviews of guys" and give them a numerical score.
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Do you think this app objectifies men? What do women professionals think?

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Can the government fix all men's pants problems?

Can the government fix all men's pants problems? | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it

Ahh...the traditional saggy pant, complete with colorful underwear. An abomination that certain politicians will devote their lives to eradicating. But where will they focus their energies after conquering this sartorial demon? Here are a few ideas.

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A little light-hearted fun to see how we could get the opposite sex to dress a bit more appropriately...

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The RealReal, Founded by CEO Julie Wainwright, Raises $14M Series B Funding

The RealReal, Founded by CEO Julie Wainwright, Raises $14M Series B Funding | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
CEO Julie Wainwright raises $14 million Series B funding for her startup The RealReal, the online luxury resaler.
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Congrats to Julie and team!

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Seattle ranks 2nd for women entrepreneurs but has the worst gender wage gap in America - GeekWire

Seattle ranks 2nd for women entrepreneurs but has the worst gender wage gap in America - GeekWire | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it

While Seattle ranks second in the nation for women entrepreneurs, the gender wage gap in the Emerald City is another story.

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It's great news that Seattle is a good location for women entrepreneurs, but the wage gap is disconcerting. There should be more work in this area. 

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3 Ways To Teach Yourself To Become Smarter | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

3 Ways To Teach Yourself To Become Smarter | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
New research reinforces the idea that intelligence is not fixedand therefore can be strengthened. Here's how to put those findings to use.
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Leo Widrich is one up-and-coming startup entrepreneur. Here's his good news on intelligence -- it can be improved through practice and developing good habits! A great article for women and men in any profession!

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Reesio plows new funding into listings accuracy

Reesio plows new funding into listings accuracy | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it

Real estate technology startup Reesio is nothing if not ambitious. The San Francisco-based firm just raised an additional $1.096 million in seed funding, and plans to use it to tackle an issue that has been the bane of real estate data aggregators everywhere: listings accuracy. 


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According to the NAR Guide to Quick Real Estate Statistics, the majority of realtors in the country are women. Read more about the stats here


In San Francisco, the startup Reesio is building a product that will help real estate listings be more accurate, an innovation that could really help those in the profession and industry to be more efficient. 

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Arabella DeLucco's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:01 PM

Great to see that San Francisco startup Reesio is innovating the Real Estate industry. They found that up to 50% of database listings are inaccurate. Their solution will help make the process of selling property more efficient. Reesio is part of the accelerator program, 500 Startups. 



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San Francisco has the Skinniest Men and Marin has the Longest-Living Women in the U.S.

San Francisco has the Skinniest Men  and Marin has the Longest-Living Women in the U.S. | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
by Kelly O'Mara and Olivia Hubert-Allen It turns out it's not just your imagination that the Bay Area is full of skinny, active people. A study releas
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The Bay Area's way is the #bestway! Must be all of that wine we drink! Oh, and the running, too.

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Women Start more Companies, Get Less Funding Infographic

Women Start more Companies, Get Less Funding Infographic | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Women Entrepreneurs are starting more business with less access to funding, driving growth and job creation with less support from traditional funding sources. (Female entrepreneurs are an underserved economic powerhouse.
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Why Men Need Women

Why Men Need Women | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men toward being generous, studies show.
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Woman programmer and CEO of Blazing Cloud, Sarah Allen, on NPR

Woman programmer and CEO of Blazing Cloud, Sarah Allen, on NPR | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Only about 20 percent of all computer programmers are women, but one pioneering CEO is trying to change that.
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Great profile on Sarah Allen from NPR. She talks about being a mom and how being a programmer enabled her to work flexible hours. She suggests that if companies can find women programmers to hire to interview at least one woman before they hire. 

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5 Productivity Apps You Need to Try Today

5 Productivity Apps You Need to Try Today | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Check out these five women-powered productivity app companies that boost your productivity!
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Who doesn’t love a good list, especially a list of to-do’s?
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Finding the right tools to get things done maximizes your time and impact. Check out this post that lists productivity apps made by women.

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Statistics Mislead, but Your Paycheck Doesn’t Lie: End Gender Pay Gap by Starting Your Own Business

Statistics Mislead, but Your Paycheck Doesn’t Lie: End Gender Pay Gap by Starting Your Own Business | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Women are choosing entrepreneurship rather than accepting the gender pay gap. (RT @Her_Heartbeat: Statistics Mislead, but Your Paycheck Doesn’t Lie: End Gender Pay Gap by Starting Your Own B...

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It's important to keep informed on wage gap issues. Do you think it's better to start your own business than work up the corporate ladder?

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Why So Few Women in Elite Mathematics? (Infographic)

Why So Few Women in Elite Mathematics? (Infographic) | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Women make up a paltry percentage of tenured math professors, and no female mathematician has ever won a Fields Medal. What’s up with that?
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A cup of tea with: Tatty Devine

A cup of tea with: Tatty Devine | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine talk about business, ambition and why appointing a board is proving trickier than they thought (We spoke to @rosiewolfenden and @HarrietVine of @tattydevine about business, ambition and appointing a board:
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Rosie's comment on how difficult it is to find qualified women to join their comapany's board shows there's still a long way to go in supporting female professionals in their careers. 

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Women make better corporate leaders than men, study finds

Women make better corporate leaders than men, study finds | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it
Women make better corporate leaders than men because they are more likely to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake, a new study has found.

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Cassandra Elwell's comment, March 27, 2013 8:47 PM
Not one bit! Think of the level of contribution admins (most of the time female) make to the roles of executive corporate leaders? They provide guidance on top-tier decisions all the time, but are OK with the lack of credit (maternal behavior), and often keep the balance of peace in the midsts of conflict.
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Scoop:  "Women make better corporate leaders than men" according to this study. 

Einstein revisited's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:30 AM

Women make better corporate leaders than men

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Financial Advisors Are Adopting Social Media, Fitfully - Forbes

Financial Advisors Are Adopting Social Media, Fitfully - Forbes | Resources for Professional Women | Scoop.it

Almost half of U.S. financial advisors are interacting with their clients through social media.


And the clients they chat with on Facebook aren’t just ‘tweens and millennials — about 60 percent of advisors surveyed who were active on social media had client portfolios over $20 million, Accenture found in a survey of 400 financial advisors.

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What do professionals looking for sound financial advice think about an advisor using social media to educate and market? There are many compliance issues that forbid some advisors in doing so, what are cons and pros to such regulations?

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