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Female Founders

When it Comes to Investors, Gender Does Matter

Cathy Belk | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Cathy Belk

Since I've started working in the entrepreneurship space, women founders have slowly but surely started breaking into the tech space. While it's not n...

Going Against the Flow: Purva Gupta, Founder of Lilyapp

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.30.2016 | Style
Charu Sharma

Purva Gupta is the Founder of Lily. Lily helps women discover & buy clothes according to their emotions and perceptions about their own body. Purva's ...

5 Hacks to Help You Survive a Networking Event

Susan OBrien | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Hearing the words "I need you to attend this networking event tonight on our behalf" can trigger a series of extreme reactions in an otherwise rational person. The range of discomfort can vary from apathy and weariness to aversion, distress and even a rising tidal wave of nausea, at the thought of forced social interaction.

Going Against the Flow: Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.29.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danielle Morrill is the CEO & Cofounder of Mattermark, where her team helps dealmakers research and qualify opportunities to do business with the worl...

Going Against the Flow: Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.01.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Diana Paredes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, a benchmark software platform that enables financial institutions to understand and deliver their re...

Arthena Spotlight: The Clarion List

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

We interviewed Co-Founders Jessica Paindiris and Gaia Banovich on their art service directory, The Clarion List. Read about what makes their platform ...

5 Months Pregnant Founder

Melissa Lehman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Melissa Lehman

Throughout my life I've found immense joy in creating. Early in life this was a string of small ventures -- bracelets, babysitting clubs, thumbing thr...

PR Firm Co-Owners Inspire Women to Take a Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Anique Y.M. Hameed

In a time when women on average make 21% less than men many are using entrepreneurship as an additional method to create wealth and follow their dreams.

10 Reasons Women-led Startups Are Critical to the Survival of the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Investing in women-led startups is a long overdue phenomenon in this country. Only 7 percent of all investor money goes to startups led by women.

Going Against the Flow: Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.13.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Sabrina Parsons is the CEO of Palo Alto Software. Her team develops software and tools like LivePlan for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Sab...

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Vojvodich, CMO of Salesforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Lynn Vojvodich is the Executive VP and CMO of Salesforce.com. Previously, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked with portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategy and with Forbes Global 2000 CIOs and CMOs on their innovation agenda.

Going Against the Flow: Selina Tobaccowala, President & CTO of SurveyMonkey

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.03.2017 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Selina Tobaccowala is President and Chief Technology Officer at SurveyMonkey. Previously she cofounded Evite, and she was Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Ticketmaster's Europe division.

Going Against the Flow: Heather Marie, Founder and CEO of Shoppable

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.24.2016 | New York
Charu Sharma

Heather Marie is the founder and CEO of Shoppable®, a software technology company enabling a shoppable layer across digital content and a cloud-based platform enabling mass product distribution for merchants and brands to tens of millions of consumers.

Going Against the Flow: Jennifer Barker, CEO & Cofounder of Per Diems Against Poverty

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.24.2016 | Impact
Charu Sharma

Jennifer Barker is the Chief Executive Officer and Co­founder of Per Diems Against Poverty, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 to reallocate donated per diems, or meal allowances, to provide food for Americans struggling with poverty and food insecurity.

How Female-Founded Siren Is Changing the Online Dating Game

Kelley Calkins | Posted 12.10.2016 | Women
Kelley Calkins

What does it take to reinvent online dating, creating a space that's at once safe for participants of all gender identities and facilitates a continuous stream of successful matches?

Startup Founder's New Job: Bring Innovation to US Government

Renny McPherson | Posted 12.03.2016 | Technology
Renny McPherson

Phaedra Chrousos is a 2x startup founder who now is leading a large innovation initiative in the US government aimed to improve the public's experience with the American government.

Going Against the Flow: Jessica Mah, Founder and CEO of inDinero

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women
Charu Sharma

Jessica Mah is a serial entrepreneur, starting her first internet business at age 12, co-founding inDinero at 19, and navigating a successful comeback story at the ripe old age of 24. As CEO of inDinero, she's empowering other startups and small businesses.

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.28.2016 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. But if you feel it in your blood and feel an itch to start your own thing, you must do it.

Going Against the Flow: Sara Capra, Cofounder of Orate

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.03.2016 | DC
Charu Sharma

Sara Capra is co-founder of Orate, an online marketplace where event organizers and public speakers can easily find one another, helping event planners find the perfect speakers for their audiences. Sara previously worked in Global Partnerships at the United Nations Foundation, where she helped develop strategic partnerships to support the organization's mission.

Why You Need to Share Your Story Strategically

Arabelle Yee | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Arabelle Yee

Remember how Steve Jobs started Apple in his garage and how Tony Robbins had to wash the plates in his bathtub because he used to be so poor?

What Would Amelia Earhart Do?

Annabel Acton | Posted 06.05.2016 | Good News
Annabel Acton

We're all about rockstar women. With a business all about breakups, we're about helping people find their feet, get back to fabulous and rock their awesome!

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech

Erica Swallow | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

Lessons Learned at Female Founders Conference

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.25.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Y Combinator's Female Founder Conference couldn't have come at a better time. Silicon Valley has been inundated with negative stories about the role women play in the region. Female Founders Conference gave us the other side of the story.

Stop Wallowing, Start Giving

Annabel Acton | Posted 04.25.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

When you're doing good, you're around other people who prioritize doing good and helping others out. This is probably just what you need right now.

The School of the Heartist -- Days of Founding a New School

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

It was time for me to speak more directly than I could with paintings -- to speak with living people -- in particular, those for whom creativity is a strong impulse that is sometimes problematic.