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    1. The Duchess of Sussex is Flexing All Her Game-Changing Female Friends in Vogues September Issue

      The Duchess of Sussex is Flexing All Her Game-Changing Female Friends in Vogues September Issue

      Thought we would share this interesting piece from CNN. It's called Meghan is Guest Editing British Vogue - And She's Bringing a Supergroup of Leading Women With Her.

      It's a fascinating look into the whole process. Here's one of the intriguing excerpts:

      From the very beginning, we talked about the cover - whether she would be on it or not. In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a 'boastful' thing to do for this particular project. She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires

      To learn more about the project, give ...

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    2. The Importance of Staying True to Your Femininity in Leadership

      The Importance of Staying True to Your Femininity in Leadership

      This awesome article by Fortis Georgiadis is truly insightful. It's called Women in STEM: “Your ability as a leader to inspire and motivate employees is based on trust” with Roni Frank of Talkspace.

      In it, he interviews Roni Frank, co-founder of Talkspace. Here's how she tackles being a woman leader:

      It’s not necessary to emulate stereotypically “masculine” qualities in order to be a successful, assertive leader. Instead, stay authentic, quiet those voices that tell you that you need to show more dominance, power or control. These qualities, despite being considered “strong and masculine” are not effective. On ...

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    3. Empowering Each Other

      Empowering Each Other

      Came across this fascinating piece from the Indian Express and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled Women Need to Be Empowered by Each Other: Priyanka Copra.

      It's an interview of Indian Hollywood actress Priyank Chopra. In it, she says:

      The more opportunity we create for each other, the more sisterhood will grow. We’re 50 per cent of the world population, we need to be represented in every field. We need to be empowered by each other, by people who are in positions of power, by putting (women) in positions of power.

      If you want more of ...

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    4. Satire That Hits Pretty Close to Home for Women in the Workplace

      Satire That Hits Pretty Close to Home for Women in the Workplace

      Here's a hilarious satire from GOOD. It's called 12 Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women.

      In it, comedy writer Sarah Cooper shares some truly hilarious suggestions on what to do to be taken seriously in the workplace. Here's one of the funniest on her list:

      When all else fails, wear a mustache so everyone sees you as more man- like. This will cancel out any need to change your leadership style. In fact, you may even get a quick promotion!

      Check out the rest of her article and give 

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    5. #Me Too Pioneer Gretchen Carlson's Story is Being Made Into Movie

      #Me Too Pioneer Gretchen Carlson's Story is Being Made Into Movie

      The #MeToo movement sparked a tidal wave of change in the entertainment world. It's gotten so big that it's even caused ripples in other industries as well. This article from the Sydney Morning Herald shares a movie that talks about its beginnings.

      It shares with us an interview with Naomi Watts who played the movement's pioneer, Gretchen Carlson. Here's a short snippet of what she had to say about it:

      "She decided to push back and say, 'No, this is not OK. I will not be undervalued. I will not be harassed, both mentally and physically ...

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    6. The Virtue of Seeing Yourself The Way You Really Are

      The Virtue of Seeing Yourself The Way You Really Are

      Here's a fascinating article from Thought Catalog. It's called How To Think You’re Hot, Even If No One Else Does.

      It shares some powerful insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      I feel great about myself lately because I’m judging myself based on things I think are important and that I am in control of and can improve upon. When I think of my many, many faults I can put them in context of being an imperfect human being who is doing my best. I approach these things with curiosity instead of judgement. I do the same ...

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    7. Female Bosses on How Other Women Can Become Strong Leaders Too

      Female Bosses on How Other Women Can Become Strong Leaders Too

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Business News Daily. It’s titled Key Steps Women Can Take to Be Strong Leaders.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      That's not to say that people should pretend inequality doesn't exist. Acknowledging the need for change is important, but more important are your actions and attitudes in the workplace. Encourage yourself and others, and don't let perceived detriments rule the day.

      To find out about other steps you could take, give the rest of this article a read...

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    8. We Have America's First Female Tech Chief in a Political Organization

      We Have America's First Female Tech Chief in a Political Organization

      Here's a fascinating report from the Geekwire about a trailblazer of a woman. It's called DNC's New Tech Leader Talks About What Went Wrong in 2016 and How Dems are Preparing for 2020.

      It shares some truly fascinating insights. Here's a short excerpt:

      Thomas is the first data scientist and first woman to serve as CTO of the DNC. GeekWire caught up with Thomas while she was visiting Seattle to meet with the state’s Democratic Party and technology partners. She discussed how the DNC is modernizing its infrastructure and the challenges that come from running ...

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    9. How the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Changed Minds about Equal Pay for Women in Sports

      How the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Changed Minds about Equal Pay for Women in Sports

      The excitement around this year's FIFA Women's World Cup has not only brought the U.S. Women's National Team to the forefront of the sport, but also to the forefront of a bigger fight: that of equal pay.

      Joanna Piacenza writes for the Morning Consult on a recent survey reflecting a change of mindset on this issue after their epic win:

      While most respondents said their minds weren’t changed (40 percent) or offered no opinion (21 percent), more than one-third of the U.S. public said they now consider the gender pay gap in professional sports ...

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    10. Women Make Excellent Negotiators

      Women Make Excellent Negotiators

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article by Tara Mohr. It’s called Negotiation Tips: Take it from Women.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      This study turned our cultural stereotype about what a great negotiator looks like on its head, linking stereotypically feminine traits — listening skills, reading others emotions, verbal communication — to effective negotiation. That new idea, simply mentioned once, dramatically changed how both women and men performed in the negotiation.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

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    11. Women in the Workplace and the Hard Climb Up

      Women in the Workplace and the Hard Climb Up

      Came across this interesting piece from NBC News and it caught our attention. It’s called Are Women Really Moving Up in the Workplace?

      It shares some intriguing points from Julianne Pepitone. Here’s one that we couldn't resist sharing:

      ...the answer won’t come in the form of individual companies making a few changes, Phillips said, adding that “we need a movement” with groups of people and companies making progress together — and fostering wider discussion.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

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    12. Stephanie Shirley on Becoming a 'Venture Philatrophist'

      Stephanie Shirley on Becoming a 'Venture Philatrophist'

      This article from Yahoo News piqued our curiosity. It's called Tech Pioneer Dame Stephanie Shirley on Defying the Glass Ceiling to Become a 'Venture Philanthropist'.

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom from the life of a female leader in the truest sense. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Dame Stephanie Shirley is a British technology pioneer who defied hitting the glass ceiling early in her career and went on to launch her own hugely successful computing business.

      Founded in 1962, Freelance Programmers staffed only women, many of whom worked flexible hours and were able to combine their jobs with ...

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    13. Women Make Exceptional Leaders Too

      Women Make Exceptional Leaders Too

      This article from the blog pages of Replicon piqued our curiosity. It's called 17 Reasons Women Make Great Leaders.

      It offers up some interesting nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Women’s inclination toward a holistic, self-reflective approach could explain why female employees define leadership differently than some men do. Sixty-five percent of women (versus 56 percent of men) said they view leaders as those who share their knowledge and connect with their colleagues to help the team and the business.

       Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below…

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    14. Women's Soccer Star on Speaking Truth to Power

      Women's Soccer Star on Speaking Truth to Power

      Came across this fascinating piece from the LA Times that thoroughly piqued our interest. The title is Unpatriotic? U.S. Soccer Star

      Megan Rapinoe Says: ‘I’m extremely American' and we thought it would be awesome to share it with you.

      It shares with us some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      I think for detractors, I would have them look hard into what I’m saying and the actions that I’m doing. Maybe you don’t agree with every single way that I do it, and that can be discussed. I know that I’m not perfect ...

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    15. Diana Awardee Rona Glynn-McDonald and Her Advocacy

      Diana Awardee Rona Glynn-McDonald and Her Advocacy

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Women's Agenda. It’s titled Rona Glynn-McDonald Recieves The Diana Award for Sharing & Preserving First Nations Cultures.

      It shares the story of an impactful female leader. Here’s a particularly interesting excerpt:

      Rona Glynn-McDonald has been recognised with The Diana Award for her work in creating and sustaining positive change for Australia, primarily through sharing stories of First Nations people to a wide audience across Australia.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

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    16. Can This App Close the Pay Gap in Australia?

      Can This App Close the Pay Gap in Australia?

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the blog pages of Women's Agenda. It’s titled Want to Negotiate a Pay Rise? There's an App for That.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      Palmer is in Australia currently for the launch of the PepTalkHer App which she describes as similar to a period tracker but that helps to keep a record of your successes and achievements at work and helps you bench mark your salary.

      The free app prompts users to record their wins at work and then provides data ...

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    17. Traits of the Strong Independent Woman

      Traits of the Strong Independent Woman

      Came across this fascinating article from Project Hot Mess and thought that it'd be an excellent addition to your reading list. It's called 5 Signs You're A Strong Independent Woman

      In it, Krystal Kleidon shares some deep insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Your happiness is 100% your responsibility. As soon as I realised this, I stopped looking to external factors to guide my happiness, whether it was people or events or a status I thought I needed to have, and I focused on making myself happy. 

      To learn more about her fascinating views, check out the ...

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    18. Why You Shouldn't Have to Apologize for Needing Something

      Why You Shouldn't Have to Apologize for Needing Something

      Here's a fascinating podcast episode. It's from Balance 365 Life and it's called How to Ask for What You Need Without Apology.

      It offers some interesting insights. Here's one that's thought-provoking:

      We live in a culture that often labels women who express their needs as needy or high maintenance. We praise women for being needless, for ignoring their own wishes and desires so everyone else around them can thrive. But denying your needs can ultimately leave you feeling resentful, misunderstood, or even downright angry.

      To read the full article, just click on the linked website ...

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    19. How Breaking Through Rigidity and Fragility Can Make You a Better Leader

      How Breaking Through Rigidity and Fragility Can Make You a Better Leader

      Thought we'd share this fascinating article from Positively Positive. It's called Transcending Rigidity and Fragility.

      It shares some great insights into leadership. Here's a particularly fascinating one:

      The hardest thing about transcending rigidity and fragility is that it requires us to drop the victim-perpetrator narrative. It requires that we – as free adults – recognize that we have the power to make choices for ourselves today, and that if we don’t like the unfolding story of our lives, we can either choose it or change it. If we don’t and keep running our lives from a sense ...

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    20. How Schools Can Foster Women Empowerment

      How Schools Can Foster Women Empowerment

      Stumbled upon this fascinating article on Australian Country online and we thought we'd share it with you. It's called Girl Power Thrives at Loreto.

      In it, we're exposed to the feminist culture being taught at Loreto schools in Australia. Here's a short quote from the school captain, Evie O'Brien:

      Ella, our vice-captain, and I recently spent the weekend in Melbourne meeting with the other Australian Loreto school captains and we brainstormed a lot of strategies for implementing sincerity. It might be as simple as giving compliments and recognising achievements, or welcoming students to school each ...

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    21. Capacity Building Roadblocks That Can Easily Be Rectified

      Capacity Building Roadblocks That Can Easily Be Rectified

      Came across this fascinating article from Dr. Maria Church's blog. She titles it Capacity Building and we thought it would be awesome to share here.

      In it, she offers some of her wisdom. This one's particularly gripping:

      If the capacity issue is one of time, it may be time to examine what you or your team is working on. Many times, we do work activities, because we think we have to or because we always have done them. When we get on autopilot with our daily work activities, we are not really looking at what we do with ...

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    22. One of the Leading Causes of Productivity Drains in Female Leaders

      One of the Leading Causes of Productivity Drains in Female Leaders
      Have you read this post from Me2Lead's blog page? It's titled Ladies, It's Time for Us to Ask for Help.
      It shares some great perspectives. This one, in particular, is thought-provoking:
      If you’re like many of the businesswomen and leaders I work with, your time and energy are the oxygen for your business. And if you’re spending that time and energy cleaning, that’s time and energy you’re NOT spending on your furthering your purpose.
       So here’s my question for you: what is one thing you could do in the coming month to ...
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    23. Words to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary as a Leader

      Words to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary as a Leader

      We found this article on Entrepreneur and thought we'd share it here. It's called The 3 Words Every Leader Should Banish From His (Her) Vocabulary.

      It has some interesting points that's worth a look. Here's one of them:

      The word "but" serves to negate everything that comes before it and sets up a conversational competition. A good example of this occurred when a leader at Whole Foods, a company I worked with some years back, wanted to inspire his corporate team and said, “July and August were really great months, but we have two weeks left ...

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    24. How To Achieve Emotional Discipline

      How To Achieve Emotional Discipline

      We found this excellent article from Thrive Global called How to Become Emotionally Stronger and Take Control of Your Feelings and thought that we should share it with you.

      In it, we learn of Dr Lisa Barrett's interesting work. It is filled with fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one, in particular, got us here at Healm Magazine interested:

      Barrett, who has studied the science of emotions for over 25 years, says that emotions are a lot like predictions. When something happens to us, our brain starts “working like crazy,” sorting through our lived experiences to figure out what the ...

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    25. Why Women Who Lead are Often Called Abrasive and Too Direct

      Why Women Who Lead are Often Called Abrasive and Too Direct

      Women who want and need to get something done are often called abrasive and too direct. For women in leadership, in particular, being called those things is simply all too normal. In this article, Tara Mohr reminds us that it's not.

      She shares with us her insights on what it other people really mean when they say you're too abrasive or direct. "Women are taught to soften or silence our own voices beginning early in girlhood. We learn to tone police ourselves. It then feels excruciating to encounter another woman who is not tone policing herself," she writes ...

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    26. Living Life Life On Our Own Terms

      Living Life Life On Our Own Terms

      Everyone goes through life at their own particular speed and nothing, not society or your partner can dictate that. In this article, feminist creatatrix and CEO Regina Thomashauer shares with us how she's doing so.

      Being a woman in a leadership position may put some undue stress on you. Fighting stereotypes, after all, isn't an easy battle. However, sometimes we tend to overdo it. This article reminds us that we too can and should go through life on our own terms. "2019 can be the year of reclaiming your sense of time, your sense of space, your sense ...

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