For years, it seemed that people who wanted to do good in the world thought they needed to create a non-profit. Now we are seeing a change as for-profit businesses tackle what were traditionally non-profit goals. Social entrepreneurship is the growing realm of mission driven business enterprises that view financial success as a way to create more and better good.
Inside a Minneapolis library, Nawal Noor is overseeing a renovation that’s giving the century-old building a second life – and ex-offenders a second chance. The East African developer and general contractor is a trailblazer in a field with few women and people of color.
The global need to address access to capital inequities lies with putting women and investors of color at the forefront. Deloitte surveyed 203 VC firms, with more than $149 billion in assets on their talent management practices and the results for women and people of color weren’t great.
Around 34 million women listen to podcasts, which is about half of podcast fans, yet only approximately 22% to 30% of the shows they listen to are hosted or co-hosted by women. Even fewer of the podcast networks are founded by women.
Jordan Lacenski is co-founder at SheWolf Collaborative, a new global online network for women founders and CEOs with businesses ready to scale. She is also founder and chief innovation officer at BrandBoss Creative, a creative agency offering personalized marketing strategy, branding, consulting, and other solutions.
Anum Tariq and Hiraa Khan met as undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley, quickly became friends, then roommates, and today are the co-founders of Ansel & Ivy, an e-commerce business selling potted plants. “Like so many of our peers, we find peace and calm in the presence of nature but also happen to live in urban jungles with limited access to green space.
A few months ago, entrepreneurs Anna Palmer and Vanessa Bruce read that it will take 108 years for women and men to have equal representation in the boardroom. Rather than waiting a century for change to happen, the two created the online…
Serial entrepreneur, former Nasty Gal CEO and GirlBoss founder Sophia Amoruso is expanding her empire with the launch of a new LinkedIn-esque platform, designed specifically for women, to encourage networking and connecting with likeminded women in various industries.
Truly disconnecting from work and enjoying vacation can be vital for entrepreneurs and their businesses. Preparing colleagues and clients in advance, finishing up projects, delegating responsibility to trusted assistants and automating social media, email and phones can help make it possible.
Don’t have access to a top mentor yet? That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on mentorship altogether. If you’re a female entrepreneur, make the most of the wealth of knowledge and expertise available for free through these podcasts.
Mahisha Dellinger Launches ‘Black Girls Making Millions’ Academy for Women Entrepreneurs – Black Enterprise
Mahisha Dellinger, founder and CEO of black haircare brand CURLS L.L.C., is not shy about sharing her story of how she went from growing up underprivileged to now being the owner of the multimillion-dollar beauty brand. Furthermore, she goes the extra mile to educate women who are aspiring entrepreneurs and uplift those in business.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. Constant brainwork and multitasking 24×7 are not new to modern women, who have been adeptly managing their professional and personal responsibilities for quite some time now.
While the number of female entrepreneurs is growing globally, women continue to face challenges on their startup journey. The Alison Rose Review Of Female Entrepreneurship in the U.K. highlighted common issues such as access to funding and availability of mentorship opportunities. Newer female entrepreneurs in particular perceived a lack of professional networks as a particularly important barrier.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. The word ‘entrepreneur’ is derived from the French word ‘entreprenerd’ which means ‘to undertake. Anyone who undertakes the responsibility of running a business venture, giving it time, value and money are regarded as a successful entrepreneur.
In the past, brands and designers have shown their support for particular candidates and causes by creating outfits that send a message. For instance, 17 designers, including Prabal Gurung, Tory Burch, and Diane von Furstenberg, created T-shirts for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Philadelphia-based female entrepreneur, Marguerite Adzick, combined high-function with coveted fashion when creating her company, Addison Bay , a destination for high-performance women’s activewear. The e-commerce concept launched in 2018 with a focus on curating fashion-forward women’s activewear from across the globe and carries more than forty different activewear labels, including brands such as Splits59, LNDR, PE Nation, Michi, Nylora, among others.
Bitwise Industries just came into some cash-$27 million to be exact. As far as we can tell, this raise is one of the largest Series A investments ever secured by a Latinx woman-led company.
Ankiti Bose is 27, a fashion junkie, and on course to become the first Indian woman to co-found a $1 billion start-up. In four short years, she has grown her Southeast Asian e-commerce site Zilingo into a global platform with more than 7 million active users.
In 2002, new mom Mahisha Dellinger noticed a gap in the market for eco-friendly haircare products for natural curly hair. At the time she was a marketing manager at Intel, but decided to leave corporate life behind to launch her own brand.
Sallie Krawcheck – once a Wall Street executive, now an advocate for women investing – on how women can get their fair share. You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org .
From Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to Oracle’s Safra Catz, these are the 23 richest self-made women in tech in the US
Some of the most powerful people in Silicon Valley are industry veterans who have been steadily wading through the rankings since first coming to the scene in the early days of tech powerhouses like Google and Facebook – women like YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
The founders of Hello Alfred consider their on-demand concierge service a unicorn–but not because of a billion-dollar valuation. In 2014, Marcela Sapone and Jessica Beck’s New York City-based company won TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a pitch competition for early-stage startups. The then 28-year-olds were the first-ever all-female founder team to take home the prize.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You might think that everyone understands that business leaders need to be empathetic, but in fact only 40 percent of leaders surveyed were proficient in this social skill, according to DDI research.
Rihanna is making history as the first woman to create her own brand for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French luxury goods group. Fenty Maison, Rihanna’s original brand, will join other famous names such as Dior, Givenchy and Fendi according to a statement released by LVMH yesterday.
Three female entrepreneurs built North Carolina’s first seaweed farm on a foundation of rejections | Opinion
At first glance, social entrepreneurship might not seem like a young woman’s game. As my co-founders and I have been told on many occasions, the business world is no place for the naive, the faint of heart, or the wishful. Entrepreneurship is about cold hard facts.
Inc.’s Fundery has identified more than 50 venture capital funds that invest predominantly in women. But very few of those have any ties to the older, more traditional funds that have long invested mostly in men. Industrywide, about 83 percent of venture investments go to companies whose founding teams are exclusively male, even though there’s lots of research showing that gender-diverse teams perform better.
For female founders, it’s hard to escape the constant comparisons, as stories and others pit our businesses (and each other) against one another. Why the sharp elbows? We need to encourage women to work together and there’s plenty of room at the table for all of us, our businesses and our ideas.
Away, the trendy luggage and travel brand, became a unicorn-a startup valued at more than $1 billion-last week when a $100 million investment took its valuation from an estimated $700 million last November to $1.4 billion.
CLOSE Today, many women own an item that they once thought didn’t exist: A bra that feels like it was made just for them. Just three years ago, Millennials were triumphantly going braless as a way to stick it to the man, and reject getting underwire stuck in their sides.
This Woman Entrepreneur Liquidated Her 401(k) to Co-Found Her Company. Now, It’s Bringing in $100 Million.
One Monday morning in June 2012, Trina Spear booked a transnational flight with four days’ notice and no regrets. Hours earlier, she’d spoken to Heather Hasson for the first time over the phone about Hasson’s business idea, born from her quest to help a friend find more flattering work clothes.
In 2018, female founders raised just 2.3% of the total venture capital funding invested, according to the financial data and software company Pitchbook. Increasing the number of female venture capitalists can help to close the venture capital gender gap faster.
NEW YORK, United States – When Alex Friedman and Jordana Kier began fundraising for their personalised tampon subscription service Lola in 2015, they soon realised their pitch wasn’t resonating with investors. “We were assuming that the people sitting across from us knew just as much about tampons and pads and periods as we did.