women entrepreneurs

Disrupting Male-Dominated Industries: The Power of Women in Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 29, 2021
Women make up 29% of the STEM business workforce and 52% of the college-educated workforce...and yet comprise only 3% of STEM-industry CEOs.

Women working at the highest levels in business — especially in fields traditionally dominated by men — might be having a moment right now. We’ve all experienced a significant amount of disruption in our day-to-day lives since the spring of 2020. Our perceptions of how work should be accomplished have been upended by the pandemic and its subsequent aftermath. Corporate mindsets have largely shifted to measuring success by…

Are Women Entrepreneurs Risk Averse?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 10, 2014

  In a recent blog post Dr. Helen Smith raised a question about the differences between men and women in business. She asked, if women are more risk averse than men in business, will they be less successful? Now as a matter of full disclosure I must say that I have a great many women in my life who are entrepreneurs: my mother, who owned a successful real estate business; a…

Women Entrepreneurs and the Imposter Syndrome

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / December 23, 2013
Women entrepreneurs of the world take notice! As a young woman starting out, I was pretty audacious, but I had to overcome imposter syndrome.

Women entrepreneurs, meet your new sensai! Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker. She is also the creator of The Conquer Club and chief experiment officer of She Takes on the World. Natalie describes in her own words how she came to coaching other women entrepreneurs toward success: “I was in my early twenties, traveling across Europe alone, and motivated by two powerful truths. 1) I…

Lean In: Four Awesome Business queues to Take from Sheryl Sandburg

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 1, 2013

Leaning in has become a popular phrase in business circles these days. According to Sheryl Sandberg, author of the book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” women have an obligation to push themselves harder and further in order to begin placing themselves in equivalent positions of power alongside men. Sandberg offers multiple tips on both the personal and professional level to help women accomplish this…

Interview: Adelaide Lancaster Supports Women Entrepreneurs with In Good Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 10, 2013

I recently had an opportunity to chat with Adelaide Lancaster, co-founder of In Good Company, “a first of its kind community, business learning center, and coworking space for women entrepreneurs located in Manhattan.” When we think about entrepreneurship, we often imagine tech startups, hitting the ground running with angel funding or VC investment, then scaling to a national level until they are big enough to be bought by…

How Women Can Balance Strong Leadership With Authenticity

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 22, 2013

As women, we face unique challenges as leaders, whether we work in the corporate world or as business owners. There seems to be a large chasm between female leaders who too easily sacrifice authority, and iron-fisted women who never budge once their minds are made up. Unfortunately, neither approach is effective in a long-term leadership position. There are many aspects of leadership, but the core question is this: as…

22 Young Women Entrepreneurs and Their Companies to Watch

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / February 21, 2013

Jennifer Carter Fleiss Company: Rent the Runway Age: 28 The numbers: $50 million funding with over 3 million members Rent the Runway is a membership-based website that rents high-end designer apparel and accessories on a 4- or 8-day basis. The company was founded by two Harvard Business School graduates, Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Carter Fleiss. Launched in November 2009, the website now offers over 35,000 dresses and accessories from…

Why Women Entrepreneurs Can Have It All

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 23, 2013

When I graduated from Barnard College over a decade ago, my class was not treated to the uplifting feminist message we had come to expect from our feminist professors.  Joyce Purnick, the first woman Metro editor at the Times, contradicted the feminist-era message that women could have it all and be the equals of men when she stated that women with children simply could not compete with women who did…

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