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April 14th, 2015: Edition 9
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IN THE HEADLINES

The Speculation Is Over: Hillary's In

Was there ever any doubt? Hillary Clinton confirmed Sunday that she is running for President of the United States, announcing her candidacy via a video posted to her website. There's no question this is huge for women's leadership. Read more about how Take The Lead will be covering Clinton's campaign after the jump.

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We Want YOU: To Take Action On Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day 2015 is here, and if you're like us, you've probably spent all day reading about how women still make 78 cents to a man's dollar. We've got the tools to help you do something about it. Start checking off the five items on Gloria Feldt's list of things you can do today to bring about equal pay, read about the salary negotiation advice that changed Megan Finnerty's life, and get inspired to overcome your fear about asking for a raise.

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NFL Hires First Woman Referee

The NFL announced Thursday that Sarah Thomas will become the first full-time female referee in league history. The 41-year-old Thomas officiated NFL team minicamps last year, and was the first woman to work a college bowl game in 2009.
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WHAT WE'RE READING

Lead Like A Girl: 6 Ways To Put Your Feminine Strengths To Work
You don't have to mimic a man's leadership style to be effective (and it's probably best if you don't!). The authors of Leading Women can show you how to lead with those fabulous feminine strengths you've already got.
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To Change Your Life, Stop Saying "But"
We're all about a no-excuses approach to life and work, which is why we fist-pumped when we read this simple but powerful piece of advice.
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A New Kind Of Power For A New Kind Of President
Lex Schroeder reflects on how Hillary Clinton can apply Take The Lead's nine power tools during her campaign - and what that would mean for women's leadership.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"You've gotta get the likelihood that there's bias out of your head. There is, so just get over it."
- Startup Institute CEO Diane Hessan, speaking to an audience of entrepreneurs at the inaugural Boston Women's Venture Capital Summit last week

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