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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

Platform Aims To Boost Profile Of Minorities In Tech

October 9, 2013 | | 13,808 Comments

(Fast Company) Two years ago, Hank Williams joined a startup accelerator called NewME, which specializes in startups led by minorities. Williams, 48, is a black serial entrepreneur who had spent most of his life living in Harlem and considered himself … Read More

The Four Kinds Of Mentors Every Businesswoman Should Have

October 3, 2013 | | 13,798 Comments

(Forbes Woman) Finding a mentor or personal advisor can be intimidating to female founders. Women often have a Superman complex — we rarely seek advice because we believe we should be able to do everything, know everything, and be everything to everyone. … 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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7 Habits of Highly Successful Women in the Future of Work

August 12, 2013 | | 13,768 Comments

(Huffington Post) How often in our careers do we get to say “I love my job”? Well, I can honestly say that I love my job, largely because what I do is try and help other people love their jobs. … Read More

Changing the Face of Angel Investing with Simone Castillo

August 9, 2013 | | 13,556 Comments

In 2011, only 12% of startups pitching to angels in the U.S. were women-led, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. Out of that 12%, 26% secured funding. The Pipeline Fellowship is Angel investing boot camp … Read More

Where Are All The Women Tech Entrepreneurs?

August 2, 2013 | | 13,874 Comments

(Forbes Women) At my one-year business school reunion back in May, I pitched at the startup showcase. Of the 20 pitches, 3 were women founders. This is not a new situation. At entrepreneur events, I’m frequently one of a handful … Read More

Launching a Nonprofit: Au Baby

July 26, 2013 | | 14,331 Comments

Almost four years ago, I wrote 100 Life Goals I want to complete during my lifetime. The goals are divvied up into five categories: family, travel, physical, experience, and lastly, influence. Influence goals include goals that affect others. They touch … Read More