Posts tagged women entrepreneurs

How a bad haircut inspired Melody McCloskey to found a StyleSeat, an app worth $300 million.

How a bad haircut inspired Melody McCloskey to found a StyleSeat, an app worth $300 million.

Women are starting businesses faster than ever, despite institutional barriers. This infographic explains why that’s great news for everyone.

Women are starting businesses faster than ever, despite institutional barriers. This infographic explains why that’s great news for everyone.

In “Rookies,” a new series on OPEN Forum, we profile business owners as they navigate the ups and downs of starting a business for the first time. Our first profile features Mackenzie Farquer of Lockwood, a lifestyle shop in Astoria:

"I was living in this neighborhood that was really underserved. There was nowhere to shop: no gift store, boutique, clothing store. I would always tell people at cocktail parties, ‘I’m going to open a store in Astoria.’ I don’t think they believed me."

Via OPENForum.com: “Rookies: How Mackenzi Farquer Went From Stockbroker to Store Owner

Though women are starting businesses faster than ever before, “women-owned businesses employ only 6 percent of the U.S. workforce and account for just 4 percent of revenues.”
Here are the barriers to growth that women entrepreneurs are facing today.
Via OPENForum.com: “3 Ways to Increase Women Entrepreneurship Worldwide”

Though women are starting businesses faster than ever before, “women-owned businesses employ only 6 percent of the U.S. workforce and account for just 4 percent of revenues.”

Here are the barriers to growth that women entrepreneurs are facing today.

Via OPENForum.com: “3 Ways to Increase Women Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Meet the women who are leading the next generation of women in tech.

“The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities.”—Adrienne Rich
A new eye-opening report shows that women are falling behind men when it comes to entrepreneurship. We look at the numbers and possible reasons here.

The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities.”—Adrienne Rich

A new eye-opening report shows that women are falling behind men when it comes to entrepreneurship. We look at the numbers and possible reasons here.

“You must be in love with your business. I’ve literally worked every weekend for the last eight weeks and I don’t mind. I’m not a workaholic; I have tons of friends and my fiancé is amazing. But I love what I do. To me, it doesn’t feel like work.” Alexa von Tobel, CEO and Founder of LearnVest
Read more on how to “Lean In” without giving up your life from some of our favorite female entrepreneurs on OPEN Forum

“You must be in love with your business. I’ve literally worked every weekend for the last eight weeks and I don’t mind. I’m not a workaholic; I have tons of friends and my fiancé is amazing. But I love what I do. To me, it doesn’t feel like work.” Alexa von Tobel, CEO and Founder of LearnVest

Read more on how to “Lean In” without giving up your life from some of our favorite female entrepreneurs on OPEN Forum

Debbie Sterling of Goldie Blox: Creating a New World for GirlsQuick: Try to name a famous female engineer. Anyone? It’s not 
surprising. According to Georgetown University, 84 percent of all 
engineering majors are men. Debbie Sterling is determined to change this statistic. She quit her job in December 2011 and in 2012 launched Goldie Blox, an Oakland-based company with the singular mission to inspire young girls to enter the field of engineering.We caught up with Sterling to find out where the idea came from, how it was funded and what’s next for Goldie. Read more here
        (via Debbie Sterling of Goldie Blox: Creating a New World for Girls - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)
Debbie Sterling of Goldie Blox: Creating a New World for Girls

Quick: Try to name a famous female engineer. Anyone? It’s not surprising. According to Georgetown University, 84 percent of all engineering majors are men. Debbie Sterling is determined to change this statistic. She quit her job in December 2011 and in 2012 launched Goldie Blox, an Oakland-based company with the singular mission to inspire young girls to enter the field of engineering.

We caught up with Sterling to find out where the idea came from, how it was funded and what’s next for Goldie. Read more here

(via Debbie Sterling of Goldie Blox: Creating a New World for Girls - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)