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Making It: My Address to the 2012 Women Entrepreneurs Festival

18 Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 01/19/12 09:52 AM ET

The following is an address I gave to the second Women Entrepreneurs Festival, held on January 17-18th of this year.


This year we chose the theme "making it" for the Women Entrepreneurs Festival. A maker is a person who creates something. Women tend to create...

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Can Women Have It All? Define 'All'

Posted November 4, 2011 | 11/04/11 02:02 PM ET

We were sitting at Joanne's apartment the other day going over our plans for this year's Women Entrepreneurs Festival.

Our conversation eventually turned, as it does when women meet to talk about business, to our kids. And then we both had seen something in the paper we thought was the...

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Maya Penn, Budding Entrepreneur

Posted February 7, 2011 | 02/07/11 08:27 AM ET

I get a lot of emails and I really do try to meet with the majority of people who reach out to me. Though this is difficult, the opportunity to talk to interesting people is something hard to pass up. This past week I got an email from a young...

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Judy Solomon, Entrepreneur

Posted December 20, 2010 | 12/20/10 12:39 AM ET

Judy Solomon was my mother. She died this past week, taken away at the early age of 73. Old enough to have lived a full life yet young enough to have had her life cut short. I always thought she would live to the ripe old age of 90 something,...

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Brittany Laughlin at gtrot

Posted December 13, 2010 | 12/13/10 07:51 AM ET

Tenacity is a trait I admire. I probably have never met an entrepreneur who doesn't have tenacity as part of their character. It maybe be required. I was at Fred's Donors Choose meet-up this past week and had the pleasure of meeting Brittany Laughlin who is...

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Women, Entrepreneurs and Food

Posted December 6, 2010 | 12/06/10 07:30 AM ET

I don't think many people would disagree with me if I would argue that most women are the ones at home cooking up the family dinners on a nightly basis. Then why are most of the top chefs around the world men? Someone in the restaurant business once told me...

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