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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

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

Women of Color Strive for Firmer Political Foothold

September 14, 2013 | | 13,875 Comments

(The Boston Globe) One recent evening, dozens of women gathered in the basement of a Back Bay restaurant. They were there to celebrate: More women of color are running for office this year in Massachusetts — 35 — than ever … 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

Are Women and Minority Leaders Set Up to Fail?

August 8, 2013 | | 13,895 Comments

(Associations Now) Diversity at the top is rare, and so is strong support for those leaders once they become CEOs. A close look at your board makeup can help.

We know that associations struggle to promote women and minorities to … 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