Independent Women: LV Friday Five, July 13, 2012

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.

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.