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4 Tips for CEO's Going on Maternity Leave

Saudia Davis | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Saudia Davis

Like many entrepreneurs, my business was born out of a passion; thus, I have always treated my business much like a parent treats a child. I have sleepless nights worrying about it's well-being, I miss meals in an effort to make sure it stays well-nourished, I research the best partnerships and projects to ensure it has a bright future. And while the building of a brand has always kept me busy, it has also always kept me incredibly fulfilled -- just like parenting.

6 Affirmations For Black Women In The Professional Workplace

Rahel Tekola | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Rahel Tekola

Black women face a different kind of challenge when in the workforce than other women. The road is not always paved for success and comfort.

She Doesn't Look Like Me: The Decline of Black CEOs in Fortune 500 Companies

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 05.26.2016 | Black Voices
Stephanie R. Caudle

In an amazing country where we had recently made history by electing our very first African American president it was unfathomable as to why there was such a small number of African American CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies.

The Pay Gap At The Top Of Corporate America Is Not What You Think

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business

At the tippy top of the corporate ladder, women are paid more than men, but don't get too excited about it. We're talking about a handful of super-eli...

Leadership at Deloitte Consulting: A Culture of Collaborative Advantage

Laura Berger | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Laura Berger

"Asking for help ended up being exactly the right thing." This takeaway from a challenging situation early in her career embodies the spirit with whic...

6 Productivity Tips for Wearing the Superwoman Cape With Grace

Rachel Feldman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Rachel Feldman

By giving your permission to live, you're making it a point to put as much effort into your personal life as you do your professional life. Doing so will make you a healthier and happier mom, wife, and of course, business owner.

Redefining CEO: Chief Empowerment Officer

Melissa Beck | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

When I was hired as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (BBBS) three years ago, my board chair at the time lovingly described me to the team as an "executioner;" nervous laughter ensued.

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...

CEO Of StitchFix Explains When She Knew It Was Time To Start A Business

Quora | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Quora

I'm not a naturally entrepreneurial person - I didn't have a lemonade stand growing up - but I was always super passionate about retail and the opportunities to create a better retail experience for shoppers.

Girl Boss: Lessons Small Business Ownership Teaches My Daughter

Jay Crisp Crow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Jay Crisp Crow

It's life's lust for expansion, even though it sometimes upsets our own mothers. If you're lucky, like I am lucky, your mum will pack her growth suitcase and come along with you.

Secret to Linda Lightman's Success: Baby Steps

Linda Lightman | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Linda Lightman

In an industry that is incredibly fast-paced, (there's fast fashion for fast consumers, fast funding for the next fashion fad and so on) my business mantra has always been the opposite -- Linda's Stuff has grown simply by taking baby steps.

9 Women CEOs That Will Lead Innovation in 2016

Jake Newfield | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Jake Newfield

From the Apple Watch to Tesla's self-driving cars, 2015 was an exciting year in tech. The year started off with a bang - Microsoft announced that the...

Drop the Adjective

Cara Santana | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
Cara Santana

Opinionated. Emotional. Neurotic. Strong. Intense. Just a few of the words that precede "woman." Yes, in today's world there seems to be no shortage of adjectives that define the feminine pronoun. In a traditionally male dominated field of business, finance, tech and entrepreneurial endeavors, we women find ourselves labeled with adjectives that rarely find themselves in front of our male counterparts.

Companies May Like Hiring One Female Executive -- But Not Two

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. T...

What I Didn't Know About Becoming a CEO

Karen Firestone | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Karen Firestone

The company I co-founded is now ten years old. While we're an investment firm, many of the things I've learned as CEO transcend any particular industr...

How Women Can Take the Wheel and Set Their GPS Coordinates for The Top

Peyton Patterson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Peyton Patterson

Women who aspire to hold leadership positions can exercise far greater control over career outcomes than they realize. While companies still have a long way to go in fostering diversity at the highest levels of management, the reality is there is never enough time in a boss' day to make you his/her highest priority. That task will always be left to you.

If a Man Says Women Have it Easier, it Must Be True

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Kate Van Dellen

I challenge Rep. Duncan to look at the facts of our culture and ask himself if the facts support his outdated opinion that women have it easier in business and politics. And for the record, public apologies are welcome.

Carly Fiorina Is Exceptional In This One Particular Way

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

Say what you will about Carly Fiorina, but in at least one regard, the former CEO and current presidential candidate is exceptional: She’s one of th...

Women Leaders Speak: Q&A with Sharon Napier, CEO, Partners + Napier

Tania Yuki | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Tania Yuki

Named one of Ad Age's most influential women in industry history, Sharon Napier is a lifelong entrepreneur, business expert, and marketing visionary with more than 30 years of experience leading creative agencies.

3 Key Traits of a Trail Blazing Woman

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Lisa Marie Jenkins

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Monica Enand, Founder and CEO of start-up Zapproved -- a software-as-a-service provider based in Portland, Oregon.

Open Letter to Tootsie Roll Industries From the "Tootsie Roll Girl"

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

You've probably forgotten about me by now, but I am certain you remember my work. I'm the "Tootsie Roll girl." That kid who sang the jingle in the 70s. The one that goes: "Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a Tootsie Roll to me." Yeah, that one.

Going Against the Flow: Mariam Naficy, Founder & CEO of Minted.com

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.15.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

"Entrepreneurship is two-fold. It's about creating a product or service that changes your customers' life in some way and engineering a competitive business model to operate your company."

Mr. Wonderful On Why Mothers May Make Better CEOs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business

Power to the working moms!

Breakthroughs for Women and Minorities in Technology: An Interview With WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Carol J. Carter

At this year's SXSWedu Conference and SXSW Festival there will be many outstanding companies and several of their CEOs in attendance. But few women and minorities will be represented among this top tech talent. Austin-based Heather Brunner is someone who wants to change that.

Mosaic of a Lady: 5 Super Femme Stories

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

How do we tell the story about women today? A portrait, more like a contemporary mosaic, if you will, emerged, of disruptive, brilliant, super femmes from diverse backgrounds around the globe, as I interviewed five women to celebrate International Women's Day.