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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 t...

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.&n...

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 ...

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 07.24.2015 | 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 07.16.2015 | 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.

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.04.2015 | New York
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Newby is Crimson Hexagon's CEO. She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.

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.

Voting Pink: How the Female Economy Can Change the World

Monique Svazlian, CPCC | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Monique Svazlian, CPCC

Since the feminist movement began, the power and position of women has changed drastically. Today, women not only make up 51 percent of the population, they also influence 85 percent of all consumer spending in the U.S.

CEO Engelbert's Selection a Big Deal for Gender Diversity

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Too many times, women get promoted to the next rung of the corporate ladder and they forget about the other women left behind.

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.

I Have Become 'That Mom'

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

I'm the one who shows up over three hours late for school registration and endures the rolling eyes of parent volunteers who can't imagine anything more important than standing in long lines to fill out identical information on 11 different forms.

Helping Your Office 'Thrive'

Heather Campion | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Heather Campion

I left Arianna Huffington's talk and went back to the office and sent an email to my team titled "After Hours Emails" asking that they not respond to them after 6 p.m. or before 8 a.m.

Proof Having A Woman CEO Is Great For Business

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

According to the numbers, companies with women at the top make more money. An analysis from Fortune showed that Fortune 1000 companies with female...

Why Didn't Mary Barra 'Lean In' to Respond to Matt Lauer?

Leah Singer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media
Leah Singer

When Lauer asked the question about whether she can run a company and be a mother, why didn't she call him out on the biased nature of the question? Sadly, she missed a huge opportunity for herself and fellow female executives.