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Leaving a Six-Figure Salary to Start a Company Instead

Aileen Gemma Smith | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
Aileen Gemma Smith

"We don't have a usual mom." My teenage sons give this response with a degree of pride and humor. They were first ones I thought of when I decided formally to leave six-figure work and create my own path instead.

Following in the Footsteps of Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer

Karin Klein | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Karin Klein

It was an auspicious start for women in technology, but unfortunately, more than 170 years later, women remain woefully under-represented in technology and little funding is steered toward them.

9 Beauty Mistakes You Never Have To Make Again

Posted 11.21.2013 | Style

We’ve all had those moments: you find a genius new beauty trick and think: “What did I do before this?” And then you look at old photos of yours...

'To Thine Own Self Be True' Says (and Lives) New Mag

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Maintaining personal conviction and resisting outside pressures are no easy tasks, not to mention from potential financiers with checkbooks.

The Art of Falling Gracefully

Jessica Bishop | Posted 08.09.2013 | Small Business
Jessica Bishop

I fall down. A lot. But, in the process of founding two companies, I've learned a little secret: If you want to be the founder of a successful startup, there is nothing more important than resilience.

In Business and in Health: Running a Business With Your Spouse

Nusha Balyan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Nusha Balyan

Going into business with the person that you married may seem like a great idea but it doesn't always end up in happily ever after. Some recent high profile divorces and business splits may make you think twice before you tie the co-working knot.

The Smart Money Is On These Five Women

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Technology

It's good business to invest in women. Women lead less than 7 percent of venture-backed startups, yet there are more women in senior positions at ...

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.

Add Women, Remove the Risk: Why Women Should Have a Place in Your Investment Portfolio

Linda Miller | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Linda Miller

What do women bring to the table that makes their companies more likely to thrive? Is it just about women, or particular kinds of women? Are women a sign of something bigger at work in a company's culture?

Big Choices and Dreaming Big: The Women Tech Founders of DEMO 2012

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Julie Kantor

Lights, camera, action! DEMO 2012 in Silicon Valley was sensational. Launch day for a new company unspools like a 24-hour rollercoaster ride and our team returned to Washington, DC sleep deprived, technology addicted, and ready to try out a dozen new web and social innovations.

The Pros and Cons of Startup Life

Leticia Leite | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Leticia Leite

"Startup Life" is definitely not for everyone. Neither is working from home. So "working from home for a startup company" must require some sort of special gene. The kind that allows people to be unstructured enough yet disciplined enough at the same time.

Social Capital Is the 'Glue' for Women-Owned Firms

Susan Coleman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Small Business
Susan Coleman

Traditionally, women entrepreneurs have not been a part of many important "old boys" networks in the world of business, and it is only recently that they have begun to penetrate those networks while also building their own. Thus, women are still playing "catch-up" on the social capital front.

Take That, Silicon Valley!

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

Another win for Silicon Alley. Women are twice as likely to start new companies in New York than they are in Silicon Valley, America's largest startup...

5 Start-Ups To Watch From The Women 2.0 PITCH Conference

Posted 02.17.2012 | Women

Adrian Granzella Larssen | The Daily Muse When Shaherose Charania came to Silicon Valley from Canada a decade ago, she was shocked to find that t...

It Could Go to Hell... But It Can't Get Any Worse

Silje Vallestad | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology
Silje Vallestad

There are many lessons from my entrepreneurship journey worth sharing, but two episodes stand out that made me confident about the choice I made and do the un-womanly thing of taking severe risks.

Women Entrepreneurs: It's Your Time

Lynn-Ann Gries | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business
Lynn-Ann Gries

Women entrepreneurs haven't received their share of investment. So, why should we care? Because female-led startups that receive the same level of investment as those led by men could add 6 million jobs to the economy within five years, one study found.

Why You Should Invest With Other Women

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.04.2011 | Women
Halle Tecco

The startup world has long been a tightly-woven, self-perpetuating male-dominated network, with females making only 5 to 10 percent of venture capital...

Back to School for Startups Too!

Angela Haines | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Angela Haines

In 2004, Esther Psarakis founded her imported specialty foods company, Taste of Crete, out of her love for Greece. She married a Greek, and very qu...

Women in Business Catch Up After the 'Mancession'

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

I'm hoping that women will not just be the new men, and suffer from the same maladies and limitations. I'll be looking for women to create the "new business culture" that every worker wants.

Rachel Sequoia Branches Out to Invite us to Share the Air, for a Fee

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

Despite common assumptions and practices that have permeated our psyches for some time now, the Earth, as our Native peoples have always said, cannot be owned.

The New Power Girls: Resliency Is the New Black

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

I'm constantly amazed and surprised at the resiliency of people in general. It's without question something that I see a lot among the new modern women in business that I've met and know.

The New Power Girls: Doing What You Want In Life (From How We Are Doing It In Ours)

The New Power Girls | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The New Power Girls

Jenna, Meg and I are at the dark wood kitchen table of Meghan's Los Angeles place, sipping wine, water and munching on seasoned nuts from Trader Joe's...

How We Can Encourage Female Entrepreneurship

businessinsider.com | Bianca Male | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Combined with other factors -- such as male-dominated workplaces, a strong focus on family, and a lack of business-focused curriculum in our education...

The New Power Girls: What A Power Girl Needs To Know About President Obama's Stance On Global Entrepreneurship

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

The West restaurant at the Hotel Angeleno is buzzing as people meet and chat over lunch against the L.A. skyline. One half of the restaurant is comple...

The New Power Girls: What A Power Girl Needs To Know About... Getting Your Point Across

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

It's a chilly weekday morning as I zip across San Francisco's Union Square, dressed head to toe in a new outfit purchased to combat the unexpected wea...