Women in Business and Leadership

By Allison Haunss | News and stories about entrepreneurial women in business and leadership, curated by Allison Haunss, Emmy award winning journalist.

Gender And The Startup Investor

<i>By Therese Huston<br>Los Angeles Times</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Why do male startups receive more funding than female run startups? In this article out</i> …

Jewelry Designer Rachel Mulherin Could Be Baltimore's Next Big Name In Fashion

<i>By John-John Williams IV<br>The Baltimore Sun</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A budding Baltimore jewelry designer is making a name for herself with her</i> …

Fashion

"Endorsevent" Online Platform Matches Sponsors To Events

<i>By Daniel Moore<br>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Amber Stradford has created an online platform called “Endorsevent” which attempts</i> …

Garbage Entrepreneurs Are Turning Food Waste Into a business

<i>By Rick Romell<br>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The EPA estimates that Americans dump 70 billion tons of food waste into the</i> …

Sandberg To Berkeley Grads: Stay Resilient

<i>By Jessica Roy<br>Los Angeles Times</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Beautiful excerpts from Sheryl Sandberg’s speech to the graduating class at Berkeley. Less</i> …

Army Vets' Afghanistan Saffron Business Grows On Chicago's South Side

<i>By Greg Trotter<br>Chicago Tribune</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Two female army vets who proudly served in Afghanistan are now serving up hope to the</i> …

Mompreneurs Give Kids Early Lessons In Business Savvy

<i>OPINION<br>By Kristen Jordan Shamus<br>Detroit Free Press</i><p><b>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</b> <i>We love to hear stories about mothers who had the inspiration and guts to</i> …

Best Mother's Day Gift: Paid Maternity Leave

<i>By Cindy Krischer Goodman</i><p><i>Miami Herald</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>While the U.S. does not guarantee paid parental leave there are some local and state</i> …

The Young Entrepreneur Inspiring Kids Everywhere

<i>By Denise Jewell Gee</i> <i><br>The Buffalo News, N.Y.</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>Zandra Cunningham may be the next new ambassador for women entrepreneurship. The</i> …

Local Women Show Initial Success In Launching Baby-Sitting App

By Theresa Cottom<br>The Akron Beacon Journal<p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>Two Ohio women are taking an issue they know very well (childcare) and coming up</i> …

Baking A Carrot Cake On A Boat Led To Buying A Company

<i>By Neal St. Anthony</i> <i><br>Star Tribune (Minneapolis)</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>It’s so true, you never know where that next idea is going to come from. That</i> …

Time To Put 'Unicorns' Out To Pasture

<i>By Thomas Lee</i> <i><br>San Francisco Chronicle</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>In Silicon Valley, there was a time when the term “unicorn” was treasured by startups</i> …

First Impressions, Handshakes Are Key To Women In Leadership

<i>By Paula Burkes</i> <i><br>The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr</i>) <i>This article has some practical advice for women in business. For example,</i> …

Wanted: Stay-at-Home Moms Wanting To Get Back To Work

By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz<br>Chicago Tribune<p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A new job networking site called “The Mom Project” is connecting stay at home moms</i> …

Cooking Markets Like Josephine Seek Regulation

<i>By Carolyn Said</i> <i><br>San Francisco Chronicle</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>An online marketplace called “Josephine” that helps small-scale entrepreneurs sell</i> …

Q&A: Alice Brooks Talks Building Toys That Build Confidence

By Alison Gowans<br>The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa<p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) This article has a great Q and A with Alice Brooks, co-founder of toy</i> …

From Strangers To Sisters To Business Partners

<i>By Miriam Valverde</i> <i><br>Sun Sentinel</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Incredible story about two women in business who found true friendship AFTER finding out</i> …

Kathryn Sargent Becomes First Female Master Tailor on Savile Row

Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Connects Rural Residents To Online Shopping

<i>By Julie Makinen</i><p><i>Los Angeles Times</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>Amazing story about budding entrepreneurs in remote countryside villages in China. Thanks</i> …

Executive Recruiter Helps Retailers Keep Up With Industry Changes

<i>By Lauren Zumbach</i> <i><br>Chicago Tribune</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>Catherine Lepard is a partner at an executive search firm that helps companies choose and</i> …

Jeans Shop Owner Offers Tips For FIt - And Business

<i>By Frank Witsil</i> <i><br>Detroit Free Press</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>This story takes</i> <i>A nice look at a successful family boutique with women as leaders in</i> …

'Biznistry' Not Just A Career, But A Calling

<i>By Eric Schwartzberg</i> <i><br>Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>This is the first time I’m hearing this term but, you know what? It makes</i> …

Soap Queen Dishes On Her New Book 'Pure Soapmaking'

<i>By Kie Relyea</i> <i><br>The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.)</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>Meet Anne-Marie Faiola, also known as the “Soap Queen.” The</i> …

Not Ready For A Baby? Egg Freezing An Option

<i>By Susan Carroll</i> <i><br>Houston Chronicle</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>This article out of Houston takes a look at the option of freezing your eggs. For</i> …

More Women Are Seeking To Invest In Franchises

<i>By Yvette C. Hammett</i> <i><br>Tampa Tribune, Fla.</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Franchising can be a great way to explore female business ownership. For women who</i> …

Something's Cooking In Providence's West End: Factory Becomes Culinary Springboard

<i>By John Hill</i> <i><br>The Providence Journal, R.I.</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>Future female entrepreneurs in the Providence, R.I. area listen up! A very cool</i> …

Tech Start-Up Fetchr Revolutionizes Courier Services

By Muzaffar Rizvi<br>Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates<p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>American-Palestinian Joy Ajlouny is an example of one of the</i> …

Local Entrepreneurs Share Tips Toward Kickstarter Success

<i>By Sherri Buri McDonald</i> <i><br>The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> <i>Crowdfunding is a great way to support women entrepreneurship. From</i> …

Kickstarter

Microsoft Hit By Social-Media Criticism Over Party At Game Conference

<i>By Matt Day</i> <i><br>The Seattle Times</i><p><i>WWR Article Summary (tl;dr)</i> Microsoft apologized for scantily clad dancers at a party the company held Thursday night at …