Independent Women: LV Friday Five, July 13, 2012

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The ladies of Destiny’s Child once preached the value of being an independent woman, and we know that there is nothing more empowering than being a successful woman. Here’s a quick recap of all our posts this week that celebrate female achievement.

In 11 Tips to Get a Promotion, we went straight to the source and asked bosses for the best ways that women can move up the career ladder.

In a personal essay, Cara Alwill Leyba of xoJane explained why her success doesn’t make her feel guilty, despite her husband’s unemployment and her friends’ own career struggles.

We looked at a matchmaking study that reported that most women wouldn’t want to enter a serious relationship with an unemployed guy—not because they want financial security but because they regard unemployment as a lack of professional motivation.

Another study showed that for some women, divorce can signify both financial freedom and greater financial achievement and literacy.

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The hotel industry is making an effort to appeal to the growing population of female business travelers with a new trend: women-only hotel rooms and floors.