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Why are women less likely to be entrepreneurs than men?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Knowledge@Wharton.</i><p>When it comes to thinking up new ideas upon which to found a business, and having …

New Mentorship and Funding Opportunities For Women Entrepreneurs

You've got just a few weeks to apply for mentorship and funding opportunities from Rent the Runway and Tory Burch.<p>Women mentoring women is not new. But recently, a few women entrepreneurs have started using their companies to launch formal programs funding and mentoring the next generation of …

Entrepreneurship

5 Famous Business Leaders on the Power of Mentorship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When questioned about their career trajectories, you'll find that most successful entrepreneurs credit a mentor or mentors. No one learns in a vacuum, and it's the men and women who are able to sponge up the wisdom of others – and then, …

Entrepreneurship

A New Solution for Women Seeking Mentorship

Each week for the last several months, I've shared my thoughts on how to live an intentional, purposeful life in which you can make the most of your work and your experiences. When I started writing these ideas down -- and publishing them for you to read on KaliHawlk.com -- I wasn't really sure …

What Happens When Zambian Schoolgirls Receive Negotiation Training

Research by Kathleen McGinn and colleagues shows how teaching negotiation skills to young Zambian women can greatly improve their health and …

Education
Digital Marketing

How Influencers Can Expand Your Reach and Impact - Vanessa Coppes

Think back to a major purchasing decision. Maybe you were looking for a new pair of comfortable work shoes or a new eye doctor. Where did you find …

Public Relations

The 7 Steps to Getting More Action on Your Blog Posts

If you have ever written a blog post, you need to read on. Do you consider yourself a newbie, intermediate, or possibly even an expert level blogger? You may have found yourself in the following situation and wondered how you got there.<p>Imagine you have done it. You actually managed to think of an …

Marketing

A Comparative Study Among Popular Blogging Platforms

Whether you’re new to the world of blogging or already have several successful blogs under your name, it can be tricky to decide the right blogging …

Marketing

4 Ways to Personalize Your Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing has become an invaluable tool in today’s modern business environment. There are few better ways to connect with your target …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

Singularity

Why You Need to Take Advantage of Influencer Marketing in 2016

Here's why one of the social media marketing community's top pros thinks Influencers have to be part of your 2016 marketing mix.<p>As part of our year-end, Firebrand Group released a new Ebook, 20.16 Big Ideas for 2016. In it, we asked a number of our favorite award-winning marketing experts, authors, …

Public Relations

Instagram Is Crushing Twitter and Facebook on Brand Engagement

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting customers to engage with your brand on social media is gold. And right now, Instagram is the social-media platform that wears the crown.<p>Brands that use the photo and video sharing app, which was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion …

Marketing

Women's Self-Esteem and What Men Want

In a new study, female participants felt better about their bodies when told that men are attracted to plus-sized models.<p>Last summer, Meghan Trainor’s doo-woppy single “All About That Bass” was seen by a lot of people as a body-positive empowerment anthem, with its condemnation of magazine …

Self-esteem

Chasing Success: Why Self-Control Is More Important Than Self-Esteem

According to recent reports from BBC, The Atlantic and Psychology Today, we're living in possibly the most narcissistic period in history.<p>Here's the …

Psychology

How to Reignite Passion as Your Startup Grows | Inc.com

With his new book, The Business Romantic, Tim Leberecht wants to light a fire in the hearts and loins of business people. Everyone understands heart: It's the passion for mission, customers, or wealth creation that at once motivates and ennobles. Loins are edgier, wilder, a little bit dangerous. …

Social Entrepreneurship

Over 50? Is Personal Branding for Boomers, too?

Personal branding seems to belong to Gen-X and Gen-Y. They’re talking about it, blogging about it, and using it more than Boomers.<p><i>Does that mean that</i> …

Employment

Why It’s Good To Be Wrong - Issue 20: Creativity

That human beings can be mistaken in anything they think or do is a proposition known as <i>fallibilism</i>. Stated abstractly like that, it is seldom …

Oxford University

The Value of Putting Your Personal Website in the Spotlight | Inc.com

Business people already know they need a company website, but now it seems you may be missing the boat if you don’t also have a personal site.<p>Not only can your own site serve as a powerful asset for personal branding, but many entrepreneurs report in a new survey that it also helps them gain new …

Entrepreneurship

How Not to Be 'Manterrupted' in Meetings

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

SHERYL SANDBERG: Here's Why Women Don't Speak Out Enough In The Workplace

Her 2013 book "Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead" focuses on encouraging women to take on leadership roles.<p>Now, Sandberg is co-writing a column in The New York Times with Adam Grant from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to further the conversation about women in the …

David Sandberg

Woman, Interrupted: The Meeting Rule Every Company Needs | Inc.com

Women who choose to stay mute at work rather than run the risk of unfair criticism and judgment aren't just being paranoid. They're being silenced.<p>That's according to Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, and Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School at the University of …

University of Pennsylvania

U of O scraps men’s hockey season for 2015-16

The University of Ottawa announced Friday that its men's varsity hockey team, which was suspended last year in connection with a sexual assault investigation, will not take to the ice in the 2015-2016 season.<p>Instead, the university said, the team will "make the most of the coming year" to implement …

Feminism Is a Verb: Why the Movement Has No Use for Fad Feminism

Would we believe deforestation was solved if loggers admitted that trees are cool?<p>Or what if Malcom X had said, “Do you believe Black people are …

Mansplanation Nation

How two decades of nonfiction best sellers teem with fake self-assurance—and testosterone<p>Heather Havrilesky<p><b>THERE'S SOMETHING</b> endearing about people …

Books

Men’s free time is “me time”: Even when unemployed, men do less housework than women

A visual breakdown of time use data reveals how, even if they’re not working, men still do less at home than women<p>William Giraldi, whom maybe you remember as the guy who thinks the Internet is too nice or feels mad when people compare him to famous authors, has a piece up over at the Baffler about …

Paternity Leave

9 Feminists To Watch In 2015

In the wake of this huge year for women's rights, female leaders, and recognition of social justice issues in general, we're getting excited for the …

Feminism

Office Politics Isn’t Something You Can Sit Out

Ask most people about workplace politics and they’ll say they’d prefer to avoid it. Yet, most also know that developing political competence is not a choice; it’s a necessity. The ones who who manage to reach the inner circle are at a great advantage. They get more done, but they are also …

The Workplace