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Why Getting Published Should be on Your “To Do” List

Those who publish become experts. Experts advance ideas and their careers. Nonetheless, as with so many fields, diverse women's voices are lacking and the perspectives we are exposed to are limited. Aspiring to "get published" should be on your “to do” list because it benefits you and it shifts the larger conversation.

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