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Female Founders

Going Against the Flow: Sara Capra, Cofounder of Orate

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.03.2015 | 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 07.30.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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.

We Need More Women Starting (Big) Companies

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women

Women identify different problems than men do and start different sorts of companies as a result. The organizations they run are run differently too. We need more women solving different problems, starting companies and creating jobs to drive our economy and society forward.

3 Ways to Love Investing & Giving

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

It may be counterintuitive and unglamorous in the world of sexy startups and high-stakes buyouts, but it's also my truth: The spirit of giving over the holidays is what led me to the world of investing.

Going Against the Flow: Michelle Zatlyn, Cofounder of CloudFlare

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Michelle Zatlyn is Cofounder and Head of User Experience at CloudFlare, a web performance and security company that provides online services to protect and accelerate websites online.

Five Things I Learned as a Female Founder

Erin McKean | Posted 04.06.2014 | Small Business
Erin McKean

It's tempting, as a first-time CEO, faced with the anything-is-possible blank canvas of a brand-new startup, to spend too much time searching for consensus with your co-workers and your investors. It may feel safe to get everyone's buy-in, but consensus is paper armor.

Leaning Sideways: What About The Founders In The Middle?

Ellie Cachette | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Ellie Cachette

Lean back? Maybe Sheryl Sandberg should be telling more women to "lean sideways" as the next decade is going to be one filled with amazing flourishing women-led businesses and some interesting family situations to go along with it.

The Balancing Act

Joanna Riley Weidenmiller | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Joanna Riley Weidenmiller

The tech boom is back and thriving -- there are still lots of uncharted territories, unclaimed stakes and rules that are still being figured out, but the crowd looks a little different. Women are more visible, and although there are still a ways to go, new female pioneers are becoming the norm.

9 Silicon Valley Women To Watch

Forbes Woman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women

There's Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Alley in New York – and now Silicon Beach in Los Angeles. We heard about Silicon Be...

How Women Are Dominating New Technologies

The Atlantic | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

If you're a man between the ages of 18 and 35, you used to be tech industry's most coveted prize. You were the one who decided what products failed an...

27 Female Founders In Tech To Follow

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology

As part of our Women in Tech series, we've compiled a list of 27 female founders who are changing industries, reshaping the public sector, doing good,...

18 Female Founders In Tech To Watch

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology

As part of our Women in Tech series, we've hand-picked 18 female tech founders to watch--women who are behind tech startups that are upending industri...

The New Power Girls: How Today's Women In Business Are Making Money And Change

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

Lucques is one of the chic little restaurants that dot L.A.'s Melrose Avenue towards the west end. It's tucked next to other local classics like Taste...

The New Power Girls: Is the Credit Crunch Hurting Women Startups?

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

Today's new modern women entrepreneurs and executives know the power of networking and support. In fact, they live by it.