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Leaning In at Work, Traditionalist at Home: Women Who Hide Their Success

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You would be surprised how we as women restrict ourselves and diminish our accomplishments/talents/job raises so that our male counterpart can feel comfortable. You never hear GUYS hiding their successes from each other in the boardroom/workplace/with their friends!
Turn on the radio and you can hear Drake proclaiming “Started from the bottom, now we here” and turn on any music channel and you see most male artists flaunting their lavish lifestyle of cars, clothes, girls, money (Sorry, PIttbull, but it’s true).
So we have to get our #GirlBoss / #BossLady / #BossyPants /#LeanIn on NOW!!! Thank goodness for role models like Tina Fey, Sheryl Sandberg, Iman, Debra Chase, Sophia Amoruso, and so many more!

Originally posted on TIME:

I once hid my raise from my live-in boyfriend for a full year before he found out. I was already the decision-maker in our relationship, and I didn’t want him to feel bad that he made less than I did.

It’s the kind of scenario we hear often: ambitious, hard-charging women purposely shaving off a couple digits when talking about money with their partners. Women who subtly downplay their accomplishments in order to protect their boyfriends’ egos. Those who play the damsel in distress to cater to some caveman-like need to save. Even toning down an online dating profile – deleting accolades and advanced degrees – to sound less “intimidating” to potential suitors.

“I would let him make the decisions even when I knew they weren’t the right ones,” one friend told me recently, of her (not coincidentally) now ex-husband.

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Microsoft To Open Innovation Center In Miami

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Hooray! Watch your back, Silicon Valley! Silicon Beach is coming to Miami with major tech start-ups!

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Microsoft’s first U.S. state-of-the-art training facility is coming to Miami.

The tech giant is set to announce details Friday. Microsoft already has some 100 innovation centers in 80 countries worldwide.

It’s working with city and county officials to open the project later this spring. It will be housed at the downtown entrepreneurial institute Venture Hive.

The center will offer its tech-related services to local startups, governments, students and faculty.

A Microsoft vice president, Sanket Akerkar, told The Associated Press the center aims to provide resources and technology to help spur economic development, collaboration and learning.

The announcement comes as investors, startups and global companies descend on Miami for the new eMerge America Techweek conference, part of a broad effort to promote technology and innovation in the region.

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NJ Transit Says It Lost $5.6 Million On Super Bowl

Originally posted on CBS New York:

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) —  Big games can get awfully expensive. 

The head of New Jersey Transit says transporting fans to and from February’s Super Bowl cost the agency $5.6 million.

Executive Director Ronnie Hakim told a state Senate committee on Thursday that the agency’s expenses for getting fans to MetLife Stadium during Super Bowl week tallied $7.2 million, including overtime.

But the agency brought in $1.6 million from ticket sales and selling advertising on its website, trains and the Secaucus Junction station to Pepsi.

Hakim was named director of the agency in March after predecessor Jim Weinstein resigned.

He had been criticized for the agency’s handling of the Super Bowl.

NJ Transit expected 10,000 to 12,000 riders to the game but ended up needing to move 30,000.

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