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How a Female VP of Operations Gets It Done

Vivy Chao | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Vivy Chao

Parents can't force their children to have certain interests. Instead, parents should spend quality time with their children and understand what their natural talents are and encourage them to play, which in turn can increase creativity.

How This Fashion Model Made Millions Off Her Grandma's Brownie Recipe

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

Lizanne Falsetto thinks big and she thinks thin. The former model-turned-CEO of nutrition bar company thinkThin has built a multi-million dollar busin...

"Cleaning House" For Startup Entrepreneurship: Outdated Mindsets To Toss in 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

It's time to clean house within ourselves and toss out outdated, stagnant thinking.

3 Lessons on Perspective for Entrepreneurs to Succeed

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Only a fraction of ideas become businesses, fewer reach an IPO, and even less achieve $1 billion in revenue. So how do you grow from an inventor to a successful entrepreneur?

Start Your Engines: A Roadmap for Female Entrepreneurs in 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

What's in store for us in 2014? What business, cultural and educational trends will contribute to the care and feeding of a female entrepreneur? The blogsphere is full of chatter about predictions for the coming year...

The Real Gifts Female Entrepreneurs Need

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Penina Rybak

We can all work together to do something great. It begins now. It's time to support more women in their pursuit of entrepreneurship. It's also time to rethink the holiday gift giving rituals that are meant to unite people but somehow continue to divide them.

Why I Love Wantpreneurs

Women 2.0 | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

We live in an era -- a wonderful era -- where anyone can be an entrepreneur, and I truly believe that everyone, at some stage in their life, should try it. If someone fancies themselves an entrepreneur, I'm their biggest cheerleader. If they are the CEO, even better.

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words... in Pixels: Visualizing The Future of Social Media for Entrepreneurship in 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

Visual content marketing is becoming increasingly popular and is now regularly analyzed at work and at business seminars. As we board the speeding social media train for 2014, we need to think about how to imbue our digital footprint with more meaning.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Nelson Mandela: Reflections on Thought Leadership

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." --Helen Keller "Edu...

Why You Need to Support a Female Entrepreneur

Catherine Mandler | Posted 02.09.2014 | Small Business
Catherine Mandler

Half of small businesses fail within five years. Couple that with additional biases women face in obtaining critical capital to get them started, and it's astounding that women-owned businesses are outpacing the national average.

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur Today? Reflections for 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

As this year draws to a close and people look ahead to 2014, the phrase "I plan on pursuing entrepreneurship" is being heard around the world; in boardrooms and basements and everywhere in between. But what does that really mean?

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? An Ode to Thanksgiving

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

As both an educator and entrepreneur, I believe in both the collective intelligence and creativity of women to pioneer innovation and change. I believe in the inherent goodness of humanity and in the power of gratitude as a profound change agent for the greater good.

What the Pilgrims Can Teach Female Entrepreneurs

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

There is much today's entrepreneur can learn from the Pilgrims. We can learn to better balance our own humanity and inner voice with the voices of others, spread by social technology.

Social Strategy for Socially Savvy Female Entrepreneurs: A Modern Primer

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

It used to be that when we heard the word social, it brought to mind etiquette. Table manners and related stuff our grandparents tried to instill in us. Ways of doing things for, and interacting with, other people, which Anne Landers wrote about.

TuesdayNights with Kym Gold

Lauren Rotman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lauren Rotman

Tuesdaynights is an invite-only collaborative community of female executives and entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Tuesdaynights provides an opportunity t...

Putting the i Back in iOS: An Election Day Wish List for Politicians From Female Startup Entrepreneurs

Penina Rybak | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Penina Rybak

We need to put the "i" back in the "operating system" of politicians' policies and platforms. How?

5 Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs Over 50

Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

Fifty really is the new 30 for many risk-taking boomers. A recent survey shows nearly a quarter of new entrepreneurs are between 55 and 64, the Associ...

Turning Over a New Leaf: Tips for Becoming a Better Startup Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 12.29.2013 | Small Business
Penina Rybak

It's time for more women to reach out and partake of what's being offered, and use it to orchestrate meaningful change for themselves and others, profitable and philanthropic. How?

Nano-business: A Little But Fierce Model of Entrepreneurship

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jose Antonio Tijerino

In the Latino community, entrepreneurship is a big part of who we are so I'm not surprised that Hispanics are the fast growing segment of small business owners, and Latinas are actually leading the way. Yes, entrepreneurship has become a Latina movement.

Act Like an Architect, Think Like an Artist: What the New iPads Can Teach a Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Penina Rybak

Children do it when they construct elaborate Lego castles and forts. Apple teams do it when they invent new products. So can you.

How Janet Yellen's Path at The Federal Reserve Holds Lessons for Us All

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Yellen is the first woman nominated to be chair of the Federal Reserve, but she's just the latest in a notable line of women who President Obama has nominated or appointed to the highest roles of government.

Stop Building a Business -- Start Building a Culture

Alba M. Alemán | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alba M. Alemán

Things like values, culture, vision, discipline, a well-articulated plan, and traditions are important aspects of building a business that often get lost in the shuffle or replaced by much more exciting things, often known as distractions.

If the Shoe Fits: Lessons From the Chicago Marathon for Female Startup Entrepreneurs

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Penina Rybak

What really caught my attention were the actions and demeanor of many marathon runners. Observing them through both my trained human behaviorist and newly trained female entrepreneur's eyes, I saw emerging patterns of behavior that gave me several "teachable moments."

To Heed or Not to Heed a Call to Action: What's a Female Entrepreneur to Do? 

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Penina Rybak

October seems to be rife with quintessential calls to action, why? October is also the month before the official holiday season starts, where we think about our trajectory: past, present, and future.

Transitioning From Me to We: Tips for Becoming a Socially Conscious, Startup Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Penina Rybak

October is a good month to literally and figuratively transform individual entrepreneurial aspirations into collective deeds and accomplishments that result in profit; economic and moral. How?