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What I Learned from Iris: 10 Tips To Building Your Personal Brand

Katie Kempner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

Whatever career you have, at some point you have probably felt the need to differentiate yourself and stand out -- for people to know it is you. For a raise, a new job, to start a company -- there are so many reasons it is important. Whether you have something as physically distinctive as Iris's glasses or a specific view on the world, how do you stand out?

Trump Shows Us How the "Nice" Label Hurts Women

Karen Frankola | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Frankola

Trump's dressing down of an assertive, skilled woman is a very public example of what still happens all too often at work. Let's just drop "nice" from our vocabulary when assessing the competence of the women we work with.

How To Get What You Want At Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

Staying calm is the key to getting what you want from a complaint. You are well within your rights to suggest how someone could rectify a situation, but by keeping your suggestions realistic, you stand a much greater chance of having your wishes fulfilled.

Passion: The Leading Motivation for Women Business Owners

David L. Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
David L. Brown

When addressing the reasons that drive people to open a small business, it seems that we've always assumed women, specifically, leave corporate America to achieve a better work-life balance. A new survey of 300 women business owners (WBOs) suggests differently.

UAE Start-up Souqalmal: Compare Before You Say 'I Do'

Anna Shen | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Anna Shen

UAE's Ambareen Musa was a little frustrated. She had just bought a new car in Dubai and when her payment was due every month, the numbers didn't add up. She was paying about $140 more than she thought she had agreed to, and wanted to know why.

Women Entrepreneurship Enters A Golden Age

Stephanie Bergeron | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Bergeron

The pendulum of opportunity is swinging toward women willing to take business risk, work in an unsettled environment and fight for success on their own terms.

Where Have All The 'Marriageable' Men Gone?

Tristan Bridges | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Tristan Bridges

Both Apple and Facebook recently announced that they will cover egg freezing for their employees. The policies at both companies provoked a series of smart analyses of why they are simultaneously something to celebrate and challenge.

'Work and Family Month' Shouldn't Need To Exist

Betsey Stevenson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Betsey Stevenson

We overwhelmingly believe these things -- from our CEOs to our local leaders to our elected representatives. And yet, the actual policies on our books as a nation don't reflect those values.

We Need to Start Talking

Paul Jarvis | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

We all need to be more vocal so that we don't stand for the slippery slope of misogyny or sexism. Unacceptable behavior needs to be called out, not only by the victim of it but also by anyone else who's aware of it.

Women Entrepreneurs: Stop Being Nice!

Kathleen Dorsey | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Kathleen Dorsey

I have been an entrepreneur for 16 years and I am JUST starting to learn not to be so nice. I know what you may be thinking. I have used a provocative title to draw you in to read my post.

Inside Silicon Valley's Boys Club

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse.

Five Business Lessons I Learned From Launching a Sex Site

Cindy Gallop | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Cindy Gallop

I believe you can change the world through sex. My team and I are working to make sex better for all of us and to provide a healthy, real-world counterpoint to the ubiquitous influence of porn. The world of business and tech is doing everything it possibly can to stop us.

Women's Leadership Can Transform the Way We Do Business in a Climate-Constrained World

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Mary Robinson

For the women who are in leading roles in business, I have a proposition to make. I want you to be champions of climate justice.

How to Increase the Number of Women in Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Employers usually have good intentions and do not deliberately discriminate against women and minorities, but there is a hidden bias that needs to be understood and overcome.

Why Talking Openly About Money Is Crucial, Not Crass

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Most of us talk about our sex lives with at least one person we're not having sex with. Yet many of us do not talk about money with anyone at all.

3 Easy Remedies Against the 'Fault of Comparison'

Lindsey Mask | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Lindsey Mask

New technologies allow us all to make choices about what we share or do not share, often leaving only the good pieces of our lives for public consumption.

What GoldieBlox Is Telling My Girl, Which I Won't Let Her Hear

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

See, by being born a girl, my daughter does not possess a special disability that prevents her from playing with regular or boy toys. But GoldieBlox seems to be telling my girl that she is too girl to play with the myriad of award-winning (boy) toys in the market.

TaKeysha Cheney: An Entrepreneur's Quest for More Sleep

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
TaKeysha Cheney

By sleeping more, I suddenly have more energy to exercise, which in turn is giving me more time to think and problem solve, which is helping me expand on new ideas and solutions for my company.

The Demise of Sisterhood: Female Friendship in the Workplace

Anjali Vaidya | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Anjali Vaidya

Sheryl Sandberg and others have distilled "having it all" to three components -- career success, a solid marriage, and happy children. But are those the only components?

The World Is Going to Hell in a Handbasket... And Why I Am Excited About It

Janet M. Neal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business
Janet M. Neal

Spend five minutes watching or reading the news these days and you will come away in either disbelief, horror or gloom and depression. And this makes me very excited. No, I am not some sadomasochist. I am someone who sees a need and a HUGE opportunity for change.

Sleeping With the Prince: Be Careful What You Wish For

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2013 | Style
Tamara Jacobs

Even armed with the best of intentions, we still see hugely skilled and qualified individuals (usually women) who, despite a portfolio of accomplishment, fall into the trap of looking to be rescued, with less than stellar results. They can often be found in the following situations.

4 Tips for Saying "No" with Power and Grace

Women & Co | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Women & Co

The way we deliver our message is as important as the message itself. Our goal is to deliver our message in a way that is full of warmth, empathy and appreciation for the other person because, everything else being equal, we'd rather be nice than not. Here are four tips to help you say "no."

Breaking the Chain

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

I began feeling inspired and discouraged, all at the same time. How can we shake it up without sounding like we're complaining? How do we make positive change, while staying empowered?

Wonder Where the Women in Power Are? Look to Silicon Valley

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Penny Herscher

There is a tectonic shift happening and we're living the future right now here in technologyland. Women are gaining and holding power at a rate we have never seen before and finally they are openly talking about it.

What's Up Down Under? 8 Companies Lead Springboard's Inaugural Class

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

I was in Australia last week with our Springboard team to launch our inaugural accelerator program for women entrepreneurs raising equity capital. This is a historic moment.