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This year, we’re not just challenging our community to re-examine how our lives are impacted by social media and technology — both positively and negatively — but we’re also asking ourselves to be more introspective. We issued a challenge to turn off our phones during Valentine’s Day to reconnect with a loved one. We discussed…

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The benefits of having a mentor in the workplace are rarely disputed — mentors help guide you along the path of your career and advocate for you in crucial situations. Having a mentor can be the difference between getting ahead in your career and staying put. However, of people being mentored, very few are being…

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Bombarded by push notifications, emails and missed calls, it seems that there are more distractions than ever keeping you from getting work done. How do you increase your attention span to keep the your productivity flowing? Though it might seem counter-intuitive, sometimes the best thing you can do for your attention span is to take…

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gender equal opportunity or representation

Here at Social Media Week, we strive for a gender 50/50 balance in all our activities and in all cities. Our current goal is to achieve this equal representation by the end of 2014, and it seems like we’re not the only one.< Yesterday, Mike Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Australia and New Zealand Banking…

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What do Jessica Scorpio, Jill Becker and Julia Hartz have in common? Besides having a name that starts with “J”, these women represent a rising force in the ascension of new entrepreneurs. There is no doubt that women are bringing something good to the table…and it’s not dinner. From everyday women to high profile CEOs,…

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In the words of Lean In‘s Sheryl Sandberg: “Women are held back by many things: bias, lack of opportunity and lack of flexibility. We also hold ourselves back. We don’t sit at the table; we don’t raise our hands; we don’t raise our voice. I believe our world would be a better place if half…

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