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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."