iOS app Android app

Women Founders

We Need to Found a Culture of Inclusion in Silicon Valley

Kira Makagon | Posted 04.15.2017 | Technology
Kira Makagon

Newsweek recently published a special edition featuring "The Founding Fathers of Silicon Valley" on its cover. Its fallacies are glaring: everything f...

Would You Walk Away to Follow Your Passion?

Julie Barnes | Posted 04.04.2017 | Women
Julie Barnes

Chasing a career path or building a business that doesn't light you up tends to slowly eat away at your soul on a daily basis. From the moment your ey...

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

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 03.09.2017 | 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.

The Creative Founder: Their Role and Purpose in a Tech Startup

Stephanie Ciccarelli | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
Stephanie Ciccarelli

The next time you begin to doubt yourself or your role in business as a creative, think back to all that you've done to help shape the brand, the company's culture and how it is perceived, all the while remembering that you are equally important and equally necessary to its success.

5 Ways To Overcome Self-Sabotaging Tendencies

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

Eventually, you're going to have to make the leap. It's better to do it quick, like ripping a band aid. It is my personal belief that people are rewarded when they take the risk to put themselves out there. Blind faith comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur.

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.

Getting to 50%: Where Women-Founded Companies Are Gaining Ground

Kira Makagon | Posted 07.24.2016 | Technology
Kira Makagon

Recently, I moderated a panel of women tech leaders in which all of the participants agreed ahead of time that we wanted our conversation to stay positive.

Striking the Right Balance: From Manager to CEO

Women’s iLab | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Women’s iLab

CEOs of early stage startups typically do not have the luxury of hiring a manager and are thus tasked with overseeing work product and daily operations themselves. So, how does one manage and lead at the same time?

Going Against the Flow: Jessica O. Matthews, Founder/CEO of Uncharted Play

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.18.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Jessica's career as an inventor and entrepreneur began at the age of 19, when she invented the SOCCKET ball, an energy generating soccer ball that provides off-grid power for the developing world.

Why I Refuse to Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I'm finished feeling guilty for not being invincible. There are days I'm barely treading water because of the overwhelming amount of responsibility that I have on my plate, and allowing my children to witness my own moments of weakness, vulnerability, and fear - that is a gift I am giving them.

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

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.

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.

Can Blind Auditions Change the Ratio of Women in Tech Journalism?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I was to be successful as a female tech founder, I would have to be more resilient, more persistent -- and willing to create an independent voice for our company, because I couldn't count on coverage by the press if I was in such a minority.

It's About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Just before the holidays I had coffee with Anne, an ex MBA student running a fairly large product group at a search engine company, now out trying to raise money for her own startup. She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms.

A Glimpse Into the Glamorous Life of a Woman Entrepreneur

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.29.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Abeyta

I have no idea if this is what it is like for other women growing companies, but I'm pretty sure their lives are just as crazy busy and full of the regular messiness of life.

Startup Honeymooners

Aileen Gemma Smith | Posted 10.07.2014 | Small Business
Aileen Gemma Smith

We're not Ralph and Alice. We are married founders who spend a lot of time together. The banter is generally good and we work seven days. We are friends who respect each other and share the same values.

Why One Group of Travelers Hope I Don't Win Mother of the Year

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

For me, one of the strangest parts of traveling for business is how much it has changed me as a mother. Gone are the days where I am accessible all day every day, and it's meant I've had to give up on the idea that I can somehow control the outcome of things happening several time zones away.

Entrepreneurship and Women: How We Can and Should Make "Female" an Unnecessary Adjective

Kelsey Recht | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Kelsey Recht

Every business publication I pick up these days seems to feature stories about discrimination against women in the technology world. I have even been ...

10 Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Craig Newmark

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a list of some of my top 10 women in tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

What Do You Get When You Mix 10,000+ Hours of Experiences and Leadership With Entrepreneurial Aspirations?

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Whether you're a fan of Malcolm Gladwell (and his book Outliers) or not, chances are you've heard the reference of the 10,000 hour rule! In essence, achieving greatness requires an enormous commitment to time -- approximately 10,000 hours.

Making the Leap: A Founder's To-Do List

Leah Busque | Posted 12.04.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

Making the leap into starting your own business is a brave and bold move, and everyone's path is different. Here's my ultimate to-do list for new and aspiring founders.

The Startup Visa's Appeal to Women

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 10.08.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

There needs to be a commitment to look at women within international startup communities.

WATCH: Gina Bianchini On Encouraging Entrepreneurship

Posted 12.06.2011 | Women

HuffPost Women and Laura Brown, Features/Special Projects Director of Harper's Bazaar caught up with Ning co-founder and Mightybell founder Gina Bian...

WATCH: Alexandra Wilkes Wilson On Being A Mentor

Posted 12.05.2011 | Women

Gilt Groupe co-founder and CMO Alexandra Wilkes-Wilson spoke with HuffPost Women and Laura Brown, Features/Special Projects Director of Harper's Bazaa...