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"There are no good men out there," yet another woman my age declared. At 50, I was freshly divorced after two decades of marriage and motherhood. My unhappy marriage had shattered my faith in men and romantic relationships. Based on my ex-husband's opinion of my sexual appeal, I was afraid my naked body would cause future lovers to run screaming from the room. Rather gleefully, I announced to my girlfriends that I was done with men, and sex, forever.

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On Friday, June 7th, Taraji P Henson, actor and mental health advocate, testified in front of Congress to address mental health and the rising suicide rates of adolescents in the African-American community.

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Fundraising isn't always fun. It can be a long, agonizing, and often emotional process. Emails go unanswered; pitches fall on deaf ears; and many times investors just don't get it. This constant feedback loop (or lack thereof) can be taxing on even the most seasoned pro and can push founders to believe that they have to change and become more aggressive, tougher, and do anything possible to get to that yes. Don't fall into this trap. Here's how to remain true to yourself and feel confident in your own story and pitch.

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As a Venezuelan reading articles in the U.S. about what's happening in my country; they don't ever get close to what is really going on there. It's important to remember that Venezuela doesn't have freedom of press; all channels and radio stations are controlled by Maduro, so through social media, the citizens have become the real reporters. Some international journalists have even been detained, including the American reporter, Jorge Ramos of Telemundo. This worries me, as both a Venezuelan and an American, because what's going on over there can immensely affect us here as well.

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In June, we're excited to celebrate the strength, grit and determination of some successful, hard-working and awe-inspiring entrepreneurs who are part of the LGBT community. Through their companies, ranging from activism and retail to agencies and law firms - they are not only building successful brands, but also using their unique stories, struggles and experiences to be activists.

Kristin Johnson, Women Who Tech

On May 29,, 2019, Women Who Tech hosted its 8th Women Startup Challenge at Google in New York City. The event offered female entrepreneurs across North America the opportunity to pitch their ventures before a panel of judges for the chance at winning an equity-free cash prize of $50,000.

In most cases, the process of divorce is painful and exhausting. It takes away a lot of time, energy, nerves, and money. It's not surprising that many women have to quit their jobs because they experience severe depression while going through a divorce.

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