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Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace

DETOURS AND ONRAMPS CONFERENCE OFFERS INSPIRATION AND NEXT STEPS

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Chilean Embassy Issues Open Invitation To Celebrate Rescue

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Smiles and laughter tonight at the Chilean Embassy as staffers set up a big party in the front driveway to celebrate the rescue of 33 trapped miners who may now be just hours from fresh air and freedom.

The embassy is inviting Americans and Chileans to gather and watch the rescue on a huge tv screen set up outside. They've blown up the note the miners sent up through a tiny bore hole saying they were safe inside a refuge. And they're inviting everyone to sign a book that they'll send to the miners.

The miners have spent more than two months trapped about a half mile underground in a collapsed gold and copper mine. It may be the longest anyone has been trapped underground and survived.

Women Leaders Praise Sisterhood University At GWU This Past Weekend

A pilot program tracking the impact of mentorship on women launched Saturday. Participants from the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic gathered in Washington, DC at George Washington University School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.  The program, called Sisterhood University ™, is the testing ground for research gathered by Kathy Korman Frey's Hot Mommas® Project, an online case study collection of teachable role models and mentors for both women and girls. Frey, founder of The Hot Mommas Project and a George Washington University professor of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program, led the pilot effort.

Michelle Rhee Resigns As DC School Chancellor

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Michelle Rhee announced Wednesday she will resign as DC Chancellor of Schools, answering the question on many peoples' minds after Vincent Gray defeated Andrian Fenty last month in the DC mayoral primary election.

"Reforms will continue," Rhee said, in a somewhat elated tone.

Deputy Chancellor Kaya Henderson will replace Rhee in the interim.

"I have known and worked with Kaya for the past three and a half years, and I can tell you, she is an unbelievable candidate," Rhee said.

Henderson thanked Rhee for the opportunity to continue what she called the "immense progress," they teamed up to make in the past three years.

"I've worked in the DC school system for the past 13 years and I never imagined we could reach such heights," Henderson said.

Breast Cancer Survivors Take to the Runway on Oct. 21st for Key to the Cure in Chevy Chase

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! And you can do your part to support this important cause while also enjoying an altogether delightful evening.

Key to the Cure sponsors are planning an evening to remember with shopping, entertainment, cuisine from local restaurants, and, of course, a fabulous Key to the Treasure raffle. At 6:00 p.m., prior to the evening’s runway show, event co-chairs Maura Fitzgerald Shannon and Linda V. Courie will host a cocktail party for all Key to the Cure guests. 

On the runway, swimsuit designer Minno Mobin-Ventura of Belafigura Swimwear will team with breast cancer survivor models to showcase her exclusive Miami-inspired, upscale swimwear line for mastectomy patients.

'Midnight in Marrakesh' Supports Washington's Start Ups

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports the Nest Foundation celebrates Morocco while helping local businesses and Crafty Bastards come to DC.  

Bourbon Steak Unveils New Fall Cocktail Menu

This story was sent to us by Amber Pfau:

Bourbon Steak located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, has just launched a new cocktail fall list with a tempting medley of classic, specialty and hot cocktails to carry guests through the varied temperatures in Autumn.