For a long time, women were taught to “act like men” to get ahead at work…but now women are changing these old rules and using traits like empathy and collaboration to get things done. Take a look at this June 17, 2019 article in the New York Times to learn more.
10 Tips on Empowering Other Women
The best way to become empowered is to help empower others. Check out this June 13, 2019 article in Forbes which outlines ten ways you can help empower other women in your professional network.
Lessons from Stitch Fix CEO, Katrina Lake
In this 6/1/2019 Forbes piece, Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, a fashion-based subscription service shares her lessons learned after taking her company public. (She is the youngest female CEO ever to do that!)
Setbacks Don’t Have To Set You Back
Failure is all part of the entrepreneurial process. But how do we move forward after we stumble? This NPR TED Radio Hour podcast on “Setbacks” includes comments from entrepreneur Leticia Gasca who was a co-founder of the movement “F***up Nights” which provided a place for entrepreneurs to stand on stage, share stories of failure and find a community that understood the process.
10 Inspiring Podcasts by Female CEOs for Women Entrepreneurs
Looking for something to listen to while commuting, exercising or just taking a break from running your business? Check out this May 14, 2019 piece in Entrepreneur which suggests ten standout podcasts to add to your playlist!
Strategies For Women Who Self-Fund Their Businesses
According to the 650 female small business owners surveyed in Visa’s State of Female Entrepreneurship study, 61% chose to self-fund their own startup (mostly out of necessity). This May 4, 2019 article in Forbes shares other options for funding. In addition to bootstrapping, women can also look to grants or SBA loans
6 Questions Investors Don’t Ask Male Founders
Research shows that investors interview women differently than men. Women who want to maximize their chances of getting funding need to learn how to navigate the bias that investors may not even realize they have. Check out this May 1, 2019 article in Fast Company to learn more.
Women Entrepreneurs Helping Each Other
This April 22, 2019 article in Fast Company highlights how women entrepreneurs are creating their own networks of women. In addition to opening doors for each other, women are providing needed support during those early days of launching a company. The article shares that, “finding a group of women founders who talk candidly about their experiences can also help silence one’s inner critic.”
Minority Women Entrepreneurs Are Thriving Despite Funding Challenges
This April 9, 2019 article in Entrepreneur discusses the explosive growth of female minority owned businesses but also highlights how funding options are less available to these founders. The piece also shares examples of how these women are using pitch competitions as alternative funding sources.
Young Women Shouldn’t Let Fear Prevent Them From Starting Businesses
Disparity in the number of young male and female entrepreneurs can often boil down to lack of confidence.
This March 27, 2019 piece in Forbes has advice from young women entrepreneurs including the comment, “Your confidence will grow as your success does, so don’t be afraid to invest in yourself and your skills – this is what will really grow your business and your confidence.”