Maddy Gray

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How New York City's Women Entrepreneurs Raised $3 Billion in 10 Years

Worldwide, tech entrepreneurship suffers from an undeniable gender gap. At tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv, the vast majority of both founders and their employees are men. Data reveal serious obstacles confronting women in tech. A 2013 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

Silicon Valley Trails Big U.S. Companies in Women CEOs and Directors

Silicon Valley tech firms have about half as many female directors and about two-thirds the number of female executive officers as America’s largest companies, according to a new study.<p>The share of women leaders at Silicon Valley companies has increased steadily over two decades, the study by law …

Freshly Picked: The "It" Shoe For Your Little One

Finding the perfect baby gift is always a challenge, but these mini moccasins are a guaranteed score.<p>A few years ago, Susan Peterson turned her blog …

Kickstarter campaign aims at increasing visibility for female entrepreneurs - Bizwomen

The founder of startup product-launch event Mass Innovation Nights is trying to raise $22,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to boost the visibility of …

How one woman got past the "no's" and landed VC funding

It’s slim pickings if you’re a female entrepreneur hoping to raise money. A recent study from Babson College found that venture capital firms with …

Number of Fortune 500 women CEOs reaches historic high

For those keeping score of women on the Fortune 500, here’s some good news: The definitive ranking of America’s biggest companies boasts some 24 …

6 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Raised VC Funds

From shutting down flirtatious advances to conveying confidence, women share the challenges they faced in funding and how they succeed.<p>If you’re a woman trying to raise venture capital, you might start to feel like you’re living in a man’s world.<p>Research shows women investors only make up 4.4% of …

11 Reasons 2015's Outlook For Women Entrepreneurs Is Coming Up Roses

Women entrepreneurs could boost the economy in a way that hasn’t been seen since women entered the workforce in mass numbers in the 20th century, according to <i>Sources of Economic Hope: Women’s Entrepreneurship,</i> a report by the Kauffman Foundation, which researches and advocates for …

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Women Entrepreneurship Enters a Golden Age

The pendulum of opportunity is swinging toward women willing to take business risk, work in an unsettled environment and fight for success on their own terms.<p>Rosie the Riveter is giving way to Rose the CEO. The Michigan economy changed fundamentally after a national recession and an automotive …

Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Key to Global Development

Over the next decade, more than one-billion women will join the work force. This is great news for GDP, which will increase significantly as a …

Get That Life: How I Started an Online Business School for Women

Sara Davidson wants to help female entrepreneurs launch successful companies without totally burning themselves out.<p><i>Growing up outside of Omaha, Nebraska, Sara Davidson was urged to explore the world "outside of the traditional Midwestern experience," she says. Her single mother and grandmother</i> …

Women Entrepeneurs Are 'Vital' For Building A Stronger Economy And Creating Thousands Of Jobs

Up to 140,000 jobs could be created in 2015 by businesses led by women, according to a study.<p>A survey of 1,000 businesswomen found that one in seven …

Trailblazing Women: Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO, The Grommet

<i>This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her.</i><p><i>Jules Pieri is Founder and CEO of the product launch platform The Grommet. The company's Citizen Commerce ethos is reshaping how consumer products get discovered,</i> …

MBA Students Broach Workplace Gender Issues With Humor in 'Bitch in Business' Video

A recent video from a Columbia Business School student group has generated tons of clicks and shares. Inc. spoke with the group's co-directors about the making of the project.<p>The producers behind a video sweeping the internet this week said their inspiration for the viral hit came from the desire …

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Turns Out Women Are Better CEOs Than Men

#GirlBoss for the win.<p>A new study from <i>Fortune</i> magazine revealed that companies run by women record better stock market returns than those run by men.<p>The data shows that Fortune 1000 companies with female CEOs recorded an average return of 103.4 percent over the course of the female CEO's tenure. …

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The Container Store CEO Says 'Women Make Better Executives Than Men'

The 61-year-old chairman and CEO of The Container Store founded the quirky retailer in 1978 with two friends and an initial investment of $35,000. Today, it has 6,000 employees, 67 locations in the US, and annual sales of nearly $800 million.<p>How has a wild idea from Dallas, Texas, achieved such …

New Study Reveals What It Takes For Women To Become Fortune 500 CEOs

Sally Blount, the dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, recently said as much in a Fast Company blog post.<p>"If we want our best and brightest young women to become great leaders," she said, "we have to convince more of them that their first job out of college ought to …

Women in Business Q&A: Raegan Moya Jones, Founder of aden + anais

<i>After moving from her native Australia to the United States, the news in 2003 that Raegan was expecting her first baby triggered many mixed emotions. Although her family was half way around the world, Aussie motherhood traditions were always with her. On the top of her list were muslin wraps that</i> …