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Female Business Owners

Fighting Tooth and Nail: What Is Still Holding Today's Female Business-Owner Back

Carole Ellis | Posted 05.14.2016 | Small Business
Carole Ellis

Successful, driven women are entering the small-business world in droves, but something is still holding them back.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Founder of Stella and Dot, Jessica Herrin

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

When Jessica Herrin had her "aha moment" she was standing in an elevator full of Mary Kay saleswomen after they had just attended their annual sales conference. In that short elevator ride, Herrin was struck by the women's excitement and affinity towards the brand they were selling.

Will This Be the Year of the Female CEO?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

My hope is that by the time my two daughters and two sons reach adulthood, we can stop talking about the number of female CEOs and the pay gap will be closed once and for all.

How to Raise $1.8 Million in 17 Days

John Bowen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

In the life of a driven entrepreneur, a trial-by-fire moment can set the stage for big success.

How to Put Your Social Media on Autopilot

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

It's not uncommon to get several thoughts in a row I want to share, or come across several things to share while reading email or working.  Buffer allows me to add all these ideas to my queue when I think of them, and shares them at predetermined intervals.

'Lean In' Doesn't Resonate With Over Half Of These Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

If the personal essays we've been receiving are any indication, Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" has inspired numerous women to approach their careers diff...

Employing the Unemployable: A Jordanian Woman's Story

Karin Kamp | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Karin Kamp

When Jordanian entrepreneur Nermin Fawzi Saad was looking for a handful of female engineers to join her new company, she put an ad in the newspaper, hoping to find a few interested candidates. She received more than 700 resumes.

Female CEO Shows: When You Can't Beat 'Em, Fool Them!

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Rather than fighting the system, Mary decided to play their game. She went to a large acting agency and combed through hundreds of headshots of men. She was looking for the seasoned "corporate" type who might be able to play the role of president of her company.

On Family Business

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

Much ado has been made over the general drama associated with big business -- but what happens when the business is all in the family and corruption seeps through and threatens the very fiber of its ancestral heritage?