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Women Entrepreneurs: Stop Being Nice!

Kathleen Dorsey | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Kathleen Dorsey

I have been an entrepreneur for 16 years and I am JUST starting to learn not to be so nice. I know what you may be thinking. I have used a provocative title to draw you in to read my post.

Inside Silicon Valley's Boys Club

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse.

Five Business Lessons I Learned From Launching a Sex Site

Cindy Gallop | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Cindy Gallop

I believe you can change the world through sex. My team and I are working to make sex better for all of us and to provide a healthy, real-world counterpoint to the ubiquitous influence of porn. The world of business and tech is doing everything it possibly can to stop us.

Women's Leadership Can Transform the Way We Do Business in a Climate-Constrained World

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Mary Robinson

For the women who are in leading roles in business, I have a proposition to make. I want you to be champions of climate justice.

How to Increase the Number of Women in Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Employers usually have good intentions and do not deliberately discriminate against women and minorities, but there is a hidden bias that needs to be understood and overcome.

Why Talking Openly About Money Is Crucial, Not Crass

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Most of us talk about our sex lives with at least one person we're not having sex with. Yet many of us do not talk about money with anyone at all.

3 Easy Remedies Against the 'Fault of Comparison'

Lindsey Mask | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Lindsey Mask

New technologies allow us all to make choices about what we share or do not share, often leaving only the good pieces of our lives for public consumption.

What GoldieBlox Is Telling My Girl, Which I Won't Let Her Hear

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

See, by being born a girl, my daughter does not possess a special disability that prevents her from playing with regular or boy toys. But GoldieBlox seems to be telling my girl that she is too girl to play with the myriad of award-winning (boy) toys in the market.

TaKeysha Cheney: An Entrepreneur's Quest for More Sleep

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
TaKeysha Cheney

By sleeping more, I suddenly have more energy to exercise, which in turn is giving me more time to think and problem solve, which is helping me expand on new ideas and solutions for my company.

The Demise of Sisterhood: Female Friendship in the Workplace

Anjali Vaidya | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Anjali Vaidya

Sheryl Sandberg and others have distilled "having it all" to three components -- career success, a solid marriage, and happy children. But are those the only components?

The World Is Going to Hell in a Handbasket... And Why I Am Excited About It

Janet M. Neal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business
Janet M. Neal

Spend five minutes watching or reading the news these days and you will come away in either disbelief, horror or gloom and depression. And this makes me very excited. No, I am not some sadomasochist. I am someone who sees a need and a HUGE opportunity for change.

Sleeping With the Prince: Be Careful What You Wish For

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2013 | Style
Tamara Jacobs

Even armed with the best of intentions, we still see hugely skilled and qualified individuals (usually women) who, despite a portfolio of accomplishment, fall into the trap of looking to be rescued, with less than stellar results. They can often be found in the following situations.

4 Tips for Saying "No" with Power and Grace

Women & Co | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Women & Co

The way we deliver our message is as important as the message itself. Our goal is to deliver our message in a way that is full of warmth, empathy and appreciation for the other person because, everything else being equal, we'd rather be nice than not. Here are four tips to help you say "no."

Breaking the Chain

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

I began feeling inspired and discouraged, all at the same time. How can we shake it up without sounding like we're complaining? How do we make positive change, while staying empowered?

Wonder Where the Women in Power Are? Look to Silicon Valley

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Penny Herscher

There is a tectonic shift happening and we're living the future right now here in technologyland. Women are gaining and holding power at a rate we have never seen before and finally they are openly talking about it.

What's Up Down Under? 8 Companies Lead Springboard's Inaugural Class

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

I was in Australia last week with our Springboard team to launch our inaugural accelerator program for women entrepreneurs raising equity capital. This is a historic moment.

PHOTOS: Its a Small World in Gstaad

Lily Kwong | Posted 02.19.2013 | Style
Lily Kwong

Young career women take note: Energy is better spent outpacing others with hard work and advocating for one another in the workplace.

Women and the Changing Face of Technology

Ash Kumra | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Ash Kumra

More and more women are being noticed as developers in the technology space, from Silicon Valley to Silicon Prairie to nearly every major metropolitan area -- making the actual product, coding, and hacking.

The Truth About Energy and Work

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Why does business get tagged as a combination of auto racing, sports, war and cowboys and Indians? Because business is a eight-year-old boy's fantasy playground. It was built on a male model.

An Inclusive Vision of Entrepreneurship

Karen Mills | Posted 12.11.2012 | Small Business
Karen Mills

Forty years ago, women owned just five percent of all small businesses. Today, it's 30 percent. And as part of National Women's Small Business Ownership Month, the SBA will host a series of webinars to help educate and empower women entrepreneurs.

Why Corporate Boards Should Be Looking for a Few Good Women

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

More women on corporate boards? The question is not why but, why not? Women in the boardroom provide a competitive advantage for businesses' bottom lines by providing input from diverse backgrounds.

Women Heroes in Tech: The Best Kept Secrets of Silicon Valley

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology
Marilyn Nagel

If you Google "women in tech," it's likely that the same 5-10 women will pop up in your search results. I fear that seeing the same faces repeatedly gives the impression that they're the only women succeeding in Silicon Valley.

Palestinian Women Make Headlines

Reuters | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

By Sophia Jones RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - From corner fruit stalls in Hebron to chic Ramallah ballet studios, Palestinian women a...

Women in the SoLoMo Boardrooms

Hulya Aksu | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Hulya Aksu

Women are not only outnumbering men in social media usage, but they are spending more time on the social sites that they visit. Why are we not among the founders and the leaders of the companies that serve us?

The "Fierce Urgency" to Increase Women's Leadership in ARPA-E -- Blame All Around

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

Ladies: You hold the economy in your hands. We need a diversity of experiences and perspectives in order to find solutions to our national and global energy challenges. We cannot afford to have half the population Missing in Action.