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Why the world needs women entrepreneurs

November 21, 2013 | | 13,876 Comments

(By Tory Burch for The Economist) Women’s empowerment will be front and center in 2014 as more companies, communities and countries invest in women’s entrepreneurship. Increasingly, they recognize what organizations from the World Bank to Coca-Cola already know: that women … Read More

Crowdfunding Site Launches for the Female Entrepreneur

October 24, 2013 | | 13,803 Comments

(Wall Street Journal) Plum Alley launched just over a year ago as an e-commerce website that put the spotlight on products created by women. Now it’s going to target fundraising for their start ups.

As the project progressed, founder and … Read More

Is It Time to Move On?

October 14, 2013 | | 13,439 Comments

Determining when to move on can be a challenge, and it’s often not clear-cut or formulaic. It is an individual decision influenced by both career and personal aspirations. For some, the trajectory of their peer group has an influence on … Read More

When Women Mentor Too Much

October 11, 2013 | | 13,710 Comments

(Wall Street Journal) Some top managers risk slowing their upward climb because they mentor downward too much.

It’s an especially common conundrum for women. They’re in high demand as mentors, mainly due to their thin ranks in upper level management. … Read More

How Women Drive Innovation and Growth

September 16, 2013 | | 13,863 Comments

(Harvard Business Review Blog) Women represent a growth market more than twice as big as China and India combined. They control $20 trillion in global consumer spending, own or operate between 25-33% of all private businesses, and earn an estimated … Read More

Why So Few Women And Minorities At The Top? Here’s The Real Reason

September 16, 2013 | | 13,806 Comments

(Forbes) Only 1% of the nation’s Fortune 500 CEOs are black. Only 4% are women. And not a single one is openly gay. After decades of diversity initiatives and inclusion programs, what’s the problem? That was the question Christie Smith … Read More

Fueling the Light Within

September 9, 2013 | | 13,831 Comments

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Not too long ago my internal … Read More

Job Security is Not Guaranteed but Your Skills Are

September 3, 2013 | | 13,800 Comments

Last week I served as a panelist for a Forte Foundation event, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports women who wish to pursue a Masters in Business Administration degree. There were many young women in attendance, most a few … Read More

The Giant Pivot

August 26, 2013 | | 13,843 Comments

I started a children’s play and activity center in Nigeria a couple of years ago and it’s been an exciting adventure for me as an entrepreneur. The adventure has been fascinating given that my professional background is in investment banking.

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Women: Let’s Stop Allowing Race and Age to Divide Us

August 26, 2013 | | 13,775 Comments

(Harvard Business Review Blog) When we talk about the barriers that prevent female leaders from getting to the top, we often ignore one uncomfortable truth: women often let their racial and generational biases prevent them from helping each other.

“I’m … Read More