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10 Life Lessons from 10 Incredible Women

While these lessons – and women – are amazing (even if we don't agree with them all) … what's the life lesson you would share?

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10 Life Lessons from 10 Incredible Women
It can take a village to make sense of your sometimes messy life. So we’ve compiled this brain trust of ten life lessons gleaned from the personal stories of women we admire for the way they live —

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30 Reasons Being a Woman is Awesome

Some are funny, some are serious, all are (most likely) true. Some of our favorites:

11. Women are better leaders.

13. Women wrote the most successful book franchises of our time.

21. The world's largest landowner is a woman.

And my favorite – but funny – reason:

22. Women look slightly less awkward in many ice dancing costumes

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30 Reasons Being A Woman Is Awesome
Women live longer, get to wear more sequins, and are better communicators and leaders. In case you needed more reasons being a chick is great, here they are.

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Bringing Back Feminism – It Isn't What You Think It Means

+Caitlin Moran is quoted in this +The New York Times article:

The word “feminism,” Moran said, has for some reason gone off the rails to connote, incorrectly, preachy humorlessness and grim separatism. “When I talk to girls, they go, ‘I’m not a feminist,’ ” she said. “And I say: ‘What? You don’t want to vote? Do you want to be owned by your husband? Do you want your money from your job to go into his bank account? If you were raped, do you still want that to be a crime? Congratulations: you are a feminist.’ ”

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Caitlin Moran: ‘Congratulations, You’re a Feminist!’
The author of ‘How to Be a Woman’ brings frank talk from across the pond.

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Does Participating on Social Media Make You Feel Bad?

Do you feel bad when you see other people's posts and status updates? A recent poll by Salford Business School at the University of Salford makes the conclusion that participating on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter (and by association Google+ perhaps?) make people feel bad about themselves. The constant comparison to others flaunt, brags and successes can't be healthy. From the article:

"A poll of those using the technology found more than half of those surveyed said the sites had changed their behaviour – and half of those said their lives had been altered for the worse."

Personally when I'm in dire need of time off or a vacation, everyone that posts gorgeous pictures of beaches and tropical drinks with umbrellas in them gets the virtual 'stink eye' from me. While I'm not a fan of people that post nothing be negative 'woe is me' content (hey, it's depressing!) bragging or "peacocking" as I call it sometimes is just as bad. – +Lynette Young 

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Facebook and Twitter feed anxiety, study finds – Telegraph
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter feed anxiety and make people feel inadequate, a study has found.

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Facing Just One Fear

Facing our fears means that we have to first admit to them. Is there one thing you wish you could conquer, not dread, not fear – that you have control over altering?

I've read that the top three fears of women are:

1) loosing a child
2) divorce
3) breast cancer

While we don't always have control over the things that cause our fears, sometimes there are ways to deal or live with them. The fear of public speaking is high on the list for many people, but can be either avoided or managed with practice. So, for the things we do fear – how do we work through them and come out stronger on the other end?

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Women Grow Business

This is one of my favorite reads for women in business. The WGB site is community blog that covers topics such as:

- leadership
- marketing
- operations (especially in tough economic times)
- benefits of social cause partnership
- talent retention, online presence
- entrepreneurship
- social technology
- mentorship
- failure and success

The authors and community are also very active on Twitter and host Twitter chats on a regular basis.

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Women Grow Business
Women in Business Community Blog Hosted By Network Solutions

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Women Who Tech

$20+ change gets you a ticket into the virtual conference "Women Who Tech" Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (ET). Visit http://womenwhotech2012.eventbrite.com/ to grab a ticket!

While our founder +Lynette Young isn't speaking, there are plenty of amazing women who are:

Funding Your Own Startup
Joanne Wilson, Investor
+Amanda Steinberg, Founder, DailyWorth
+Pemo Theodore, Startup Coach
Amy Errett, Maveron

Failing Fast and Agile Development
+Tara Hunt, Co-founder of Buyosphere
Sarah Allen, Blazing Cloud
+Shaherose Charania, Founders Labs and Women 2.0
+Jen Consalvo, Co-Founder, Tech Cocktail

Changing the World with Open Source
+Sarah Novotny, O’Reilly Media
+Jane Wells, Master of Suggestion, Automattic
+Liz Henry, Web Developer, BlogHer
+Arthur Richards, Software Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation

Harnessing Your Power
+Susan Mernit, Co-Founder, Oakland Local
Lynne Johnson, Director of Strategy and Engagement, Whispr Group, Inc.
+Elisa Camahort Page, Co-Founder, BlogHer
+Jill Foster, Founder, Live Your Talk

Using Technology and Social Media to Build Social Movements
+Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Social Innovation, Twitter
April Pedersen, Co-Founder, Salsa Labs
+Michael Silberman, Global Director of Digital Innovation, Greenpeace International
+Amy Sample Ward, Director of Membership, NTEN

Digital Rights and Online Privacy
+Jon Pincus, Co-Founder, Qweries
Kaliya Hamlin, Founder, She’s Geeky
Sarah Granger, Consultant
+Laurel Ruma, O'Reily Media

Diversifying your Tech Teams
Cathryn Posey, Tech By Superwoman
+Kriselle Laran, Bullfrog Media
+Adria Richards, Developer Evangelist, SendGrid
+Shireen Mitchell, Founder, Digital Sistas

Women in International Tech
Beth Kanter, Author and Trainer
+Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Ph.D Founder and Executive Director, Akili Dada
Heather Ramsey, Director Women’s Leadership Program, IIE and TechWomen Program

Fireside Chat
Moderated by Cathy Brooks
DiAnn Eisnor, Waze.com
(I only tagged the speakers I could easily find in Google+)
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Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. We provide a supportive network …

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Top 100 Women Entrepreneur Experts to Follow on Twitter

Great list no matter where the rankings fall!

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March 2012 Top 100 Women Entrepreneur Experts to Follow on Twitter
This is a list of the top 100 recommended women entrepreneur experts to follow on Twitter for March 2012.

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