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H2023, everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday season and were able to take some time to unplug and recharge.

I spent much of the time between Christmas and New Year dreaming up 2023 travel plans with friends and family. While none of us are quite ready to quit our jobs and move abroad to one of Laura Begley Bloom’s 10 most affordable places, we’re talking about our bucket list destinations and crossing off check our calendars (already in a limited way).

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One place I know for sure I will be visiting this year is Abu Dhabi, as the Forbes 30/50 Summit is returning to the UAE in March! This is our second annual gathering of women from the Forbes Under 30 and Forbes 50 over 50 communities alongside top female leaders from around the world. This year, we are so excited to share including Summit speakers Hillary Rodham Clintonformer United States Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady; Malala YousafzaiNobel Prize winner and co-founder of the Malala Fund; Gloria Steinemjournalist and activist; Ayesha Curryfounder and CEO, Sweet July; Catherine O’HaraEmmy Award-winning actor and writer; My Abufounder and CEO, EbonyLife Media, and many others.

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If you are interested in joining us, please see this link. If you have specific questions about the event, or if you are a Forbes Under 30 or Over 50 alum and need specific “lister” information, you can email our team at [email protected]

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Good luck with more travels in 2023!


Forbes Featured Profile: Meet the Entrepreneur Helping Women in Chemistry Keep Their Hair

Kate Dilligan founded Cooler Heads in 2018 after spending $8,000 to save her own hair during breast cancer treatment the previous year. Scalp cooling, which some patients say is like having an ice pack on your head, can help many patients save all or most of their hair from falling out, a common side effect of chemo, because the cold constricts the blood vessels and prevents the. cancer-fighting chemicals from reaching hair follicles. But Dilligan’s experience was painful and expensive, requiring the help of a white-glove service to apply dry ice packs to her head every 20 to 30 minutes while chemicals were pumped into her body. The process worked, but Dilligan was convinced there was a better way.

Read more, here.

ICYMI: News of the Week

The IS Food and Drug Administration it changed its regulations on Tuesday so that it will now be possible to have abortion pills distributed by retail pharmaciesfurther expanding access to medical abortion through drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. Here’s everything you need to know about the news and what it means for abortion access in the US

Brand new TV news anchor and host Barbara Waltersknown for her work on NBCs Today show and ABC’s 20/20 and The Scenedied last week at 93. She leaves a legacy that touched millions of viewers and fellow journalists around the world.

More to charge for pink razors or other items marketed to women Illegal in California on January 1st. It is estimated that, on average, women pay approx An additional $2,381 per year for the same goods and services as men—but the new law is difficult to implement, leading to questions about its effectiveness.

Employment of women in the biggest films of 2022 still surprisingly low, according to a new study. The composers, writers, directors and cinematographers who worked behind the scenes on the films we watched last year were overwhelmingly men, and the representation of women in these roles has hardly decreased over the past 25 years.

Before the holidays, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the Providing Emergency Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (known as the PUMP Act) to be added to the 2023 omnibus spending bill, which has passed the Senate and is headed for a House vote.

The Checklist

1. Nuke your calendar. When employees at Shopify got back from their holiday break on Tuesday morning, they were told that all recurring meetings with three or more people would be automatically canceled by the end of the day, and they shouldn’t be put back for two weeks at least – if at all. An experiment is worth trying.

2. Fill the holes in your emergency fund – and if you’re a woman or a person of color, there are holes. The most common recommendation for emergency fund savings is three to six months’ worth of living expenses. But gender and racial wealth and earnings gaps mean the standard advice isn’t one-size-fits-all, so consider boosting your cushion to cover six to 12 months’ worth of expenses.

3. Check your email just 1-2 times a day. During the year, some of us—about 40% of us, in fact—spend three weeks to more than a month (520-780 hours) dealing with work email. Cut this number down by implementing rules about when you open your inbox.

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