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Meet The Incredible Woman Helping Female Entrepreneurs Find Powerful Mentors

Getting funded as a startup company in digital and beyond is a notoriously challenging process, even for entrepreneurs with the most amazing ideas.<p>For women in the field, trying to attract investors can be a yet more daunting prospect, which is why Alicia Syrett has set out to help more female-led …

5 Small-Business Owners Share the Secrets to Building a Strong Network of Mentors

<i>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book Main Street Entrepreneur</i><i>. Buy it now from Amazon</i> <i>| Barnes & Noble</i> <i>| iTunes</i><p>Thriving entrepreneurs turn to a brain trust of mentors to help them build their business. These mentors might be friends, family members, neighbors, teachers, …

Entrepreneurship

10 Places to Find Mentors and Advisors for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are several contenders for the “most important” factor to a business’s success, including the strength of the idea, the timing of the company and the cohesive force of your employees. But my money’s on experience -- the industry and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Inspire the Next Generation of Girls in Tech

With the wage gap (it’s not going away anytime soon), gender performance gap and quickly evolving technology we use today, it’s never been more important to inspire the next generation of girls to believe they can achieve their dreams with a career in tech. To understand how you can become a …

Does a Woman’s High-Status Career Hurt Her Marriage? Not If Her Husband Does the Laundry

While women who win the Academy Award for Best Actress are celebrated for reaching a pinnacle of career achievement, several of them also share another distinction – divorce. Known as the “Oscar Curse,” Best Actress award recipients are more likely to file for divorce than are their nominated …

5 things I wish someone had told me about money right out of college

But zero clarity.<p><i>Where do you start with money?</i><p><i>How do you handle the debt you've built up?</i><p><i>What do you invest in and how?</i><p>There are lots of questions, and it's overwhelming.<p>I know the feeling all too well. Coming out of college, I was $81,000 in debt (how I paid it off here).<p>But within a few years, I …

Personal Finance

5 communication tricks Warren Buffett and other successful leaders use to get ahead

Legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett realized an important career lesson early on: Without the right delivery, even the …

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.<p>Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your …

This Is What a Powerful Woman Looks Like: 25 Female Leaders to Get Inspired By Today

The unthinkable has happened. A reality TV star with no political experience who has boasted of “grabbing [women] by the pussy”; called them “[pieces] of ass,” “dogs,” and “disgusting"; assigned numerical rankings to their looks; and otherwise demonstrated a consistent and astonishing lack of …

25 Best Places In Italy You Should Visit | World Travel Guide - Part 9

<b>9. Venice</b><p>Counted as one of the most well known romantic cities of the world, Venice is a city that floats in water and instead of roadways, it has …

17 #BlackWomenDidThat tweets proving black women are historically ahead of the game

When one door closes, a black woman sticks her foot in and kicks it back open. We have always made a way out of no way. Whether it's civil rights, …

Women of Color

25 tips for becoming an online influencer

Influencer marketing has become a powerful strategy for brands who want to reach their audience in a non-pushy, non-promotional way. Instead of …

Four Things To Do Outside The Office To Boost Your Creativity

The best place to spark innovation on the job may be to get completely away from the office.<p>To be successful, businesses need innovation, and that requires creative thinking. Former advertising agency creative director Jack Foster says ideas are the “wheels of progress,” and warns that without them …

8 Top Tech Conferences You Can’t Miss This Fall

There are quite a few amazing tech conferences left in 2016.<p>Each year the number of tech conferences seems to increase. Wondering which conferences were remaining in 2016? Here's a list of the top eight conferences remaining this year. There are a few other conferences out there like Content …

The Body-Positive Message Behind This Shot Putter's Olympic Gold Medal

"The world is realizing we were promoting one body type and there have always been many.”<p>Michelle Carter is all about wearing makeup, loving her body and, of course, winning gold medals.<p>This past Friday, the 30-year-old Olympian won her first gold medal in the Women’s shot put. Carter, who’s the …

Shot Put

Women Are More Accepting Of Their Bodies Than Ever Before

In a world filled with negative messaging about women's bodies and unrealistic beauty standards, there's some good news: women are learning to love …

7 financial habits of successful entrepreneurs

Most of us are familiar with the typical habits of successful people — wake up early, eat breakfast, build a network.<p>But what about the financial habits behind successful entrepreneurs? What are they doing on a daily basis that is making their business successful? Here are seven frequently …

Entrepreneurship

‘The Glass Ceiling Absolutely Still Exists’: 8 Wall Street Women on What Equity Gets Right

Last week, around 40 women got together for a Friday-night screening of <i>Equity</i> at Lincoln Plaza Cinema. All were members of the Financial Women’s …

Wall Street

20 #Girlbosses Share Their Secrets for Destressing After Work

We know more women than ever are becoming their own bosses, and we also know that by launching their own badass businesses, women are doing some pretty awesome things for the economy. But what we didn't have quite figured out is how these women unwind after those very long days at the office. So we …

Shonda Rhimes

How Women Can Break Through in Male-Dominated Fields

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

7 Most Inspirational Books That Every Woman Should Read And Recommend To Their Girl Friends

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

Why women’s retreats are the new “it” getaways

As I stood at the top of my yoga mat in tadasana on day one of a weeklong, all-women retreat, the music changed from mellow instrumentals to the …

Costa Rica

Meet Fadumo Dayib, The Woman Risking Everything to Become Somalia's First Female President

Fadumo Dayib wants to be Somalia's first female president — and the stakes are high.<p>The African country has not only seen decades of civil war, …

Africa

The 25 coolest women in Silicon Valley

From household names like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer to new faces like the founders of Project Include, a nonprofit aimed at diversifying tech companies, these women are taking charge and proving Silicon Valley isn't just a boy's club.<p>Read on to learn about 25 of the coolest women in Silicon …

Silicon Valley

Why It's So Hard for Women to Say 'No' at Work

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Dressing Well at Work Could Add 20% to Your Salary

Most of us understand that picking the right outfit for an interview is crucial, but after that, how many of us decline into a spiral of casual-wear …

University of Chicago

Here's the biggest fear women have about money

There's no question women have come a long way when it comes to making money. We're leading in graduation rates, starting twice as many new businesses and have regained all the jobs we lost during the recession (men have 2.1 million to go).<p>And yet women still lag behind in a lot of important ways. …

Women More Likely Than Men To Lead In Times Of Crisis

We live in a world of economic and political uncertainty where both political and corporate leaders now face testing times. In the turmoil and confusion following the EU referendum, several female politicians have come to prominence in their leadership roles. What’s happening in politics with the …

Meet The Real-Life Superheroes Fighting In The Name Of Body Positivity

"We are big. We are strong. We are beautiful."<p>Some new superheroes are hitting the scene, and they’re bringing some body positivity along with them.<p>Known collectively as The Succulent Six, these six “superSHEroes” are on a mission to fight back against weight discrimination and celebrate people of …

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