Working Woman Report News Brief (3/31/14)

A NEW STUDY REVEALS HANDSOME MEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET INVESTORS TO BACK THEIR IDEAS. THAT’S ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS AT MIT, HARVARD AND PENN WHO TOOK A LOOK AT BUSINESS PITCHES IN REAL LIFE AND IN CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTS. THE STUDY CONCLUDES THAT “ATTRACTIVE MALES ARE PARTICULARLY PERSUASIVE,” AND THAT WOMEN, NO MATTER WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE, HAVE A TOUGHER TIME GETTING INVESTOR SUPPORT.

WELL, DON’T TELL THAT TO THE WOMEN OF THE LOS ANGELES DERBY DOLLS. SINCE GETTING THEIR START 11 YEARS AGO, THE WOMEN HAVE BECOME AN L.A. INSTITUTION. THE LEAGUE HAS TO MOVE FROM THEIR CURRENT HOME BECAUSE ITS’ SLATED FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT AND THE BUILDING WILL BE DEMOLISHED. TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE MOVE AND A NEW SPACE, THE DOLLS HAVE STARTED AN INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN WITH A GOAL OF $100,000. FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE, SIMPLY HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE WORKING WOMAN REPORT.COM.

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