HeForShe

By Glenn Hefley | Emma Watson is moving us toward unity. This publication is following the efforts and the effects. This is a collection of the world around us

Leverage Emotion to Design a Product They Can't Live Without

Entrepreneurs don’t always understand the role emotions play in creating products consumers can't live without. Nir Eyal, author of the book <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products</i> explains the importance of these connections in a keynote speech at AlleyNYC, a co-working space. Learn more about …

Amanda Barbara - Vice President of Pubslush

[quote style=”boxed”]”Always go back and ask, “Why?” You need to remember your goals and objectives for the company and make sure you’re putting new …

Publishing

MoolaHoop launches crowdfunding platform dedicated to women entrepreneurs

Despite the fact that women own 10.6 million businesses in the U.S. and represent 35 percent of startup business owners, they receive a piddling 4.2% of venture capital funding. This means women-owned companies tend to be smaller and grow more slowly than companies owned by men. MoolaHoop launched …

Startups

Female Founders Speak Up: Winning Strategies For Raising Capital

“I go into everything with a huge ego,” DailyWorth founder Amanda Steinberg told more than 100 entrepreneurs this July at an event co-hosted by TheLi.st and weeSpring. What she conceded could be seen as a huge personal defect in the social world turned out to be her biggest strength in raising well …

Startups

The Power Of 'Just One Woman'

Women represent the largest market opportunity in the world. Globally, they control $20 trillion in annual consumer spending (U.S. dollars). In the next five years, it is expected that this number will rise to $28 trillion. How much is that? It is more than the markets of China and India combined — …

Women's News

How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

In order to grow our company and expand, our skincare line S.W. Basics recently decided it was time to pursue a round of financing. This is sort of like taking on a whole new job. We had to fine tune our business plan, put together a deck (a fancier version of a business plan with pictures), …

Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities

You can't go anywhere today in the tech industry without hearing that women entrepreneurs face challenges. From Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller <i>Lean In</i> to the continued discussion of how women continue to be outnumbered and underpaid compared to their male counterparts and the need for more female …

Look around: Women are changing the world, especially in the entrepreneurship and tech fields. From Megan Smith, the former Google executive turned U.S. Chief Technology Officer, to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, there's no shortage of powerful, passionate and innovative women. But if you need a little more inspiration, here's a list of women to watch in tech and entrepreneurship: http://buff.ly/1n0LtCG

This Inspiring Woman Redefines Success

Zainab Salbi is probably one of the top five women in the world who we're completely in awe of — both for her tireless work advocating for women and for her incredible honesty.<p>As the founder of Women for Women International, she's spent the past 21 years helping women across the globe whose lives …

Women's News

This CEO is out for blood

<i>[Author's note: On December 17, 2015, I published a protracted correction to this article here.]</i><p>In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old …

Biotechnology

Sierra Leone Ebola response

Women mobilize to halt the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone<p><i>Door-to-door volunteers and traditional chiefs are educating and gathering information in</i> …

Disease

Christine Quinn On Entering Politics, Why You Should Vote And How She Made Men Listen

<i>What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.</i><p>Christine Quinn has always been …

Women's News

Female academics: don't power dress, forget heels – and no flowing hair allowed

Women in academia are judged on their appearance. Feminine means frivolous, and those considered scruffy are subject to sexist assumptions<p>Jonathan Wolff’s column about the way academics dress caused uproar on my Twitter and Facebook feeds this week. And rightly so. Despite occasionally …

Why 27 Influential Women Are Voting This November (And Why You Should Too)

A conservative pundit thinks that women who read women's magazines want to be informed about shoes, not politics. A Fox News host recently suggested that young women skip the voting booth in 2014 and go on Match.com instead. Ridiculous statements, sure, but these comments are also proof that there …

Feminism

These Young Women Call Out Mainstream Feminism For The Voices It Has Neglected

Feminism might be all about equality, but these Denver-based slam poets point out all women aren't always heard.<p>Ashia Ajani, Abby Friesen-Johnson, Tolu Obiwole and Alexis Rain Vigil tackled the topic of mainstream feminism at the 2014 Brave New Voices festival, an annual youth poetry slam held in …

Feminism

Emma Watson Covers Elle UK's Feminism Issue

On the heels of her powerful United Nations speech in the name of gender equality, Emma Watson covers Elle UK's feminism issue and discusses how she is using her fame to make a difference.<p>Watson made headlines around the world for her powerful speech when launching the HeForShe campaign at the U.N. …

Feminism

S'well Founder Sarah Kauss on Starting Up and Being a Female Entrepreneur

What’s in a water bottle?<p>Some $10 million to $13 million in projected revenue, 22 full-time employees, up from seven a year ago, an urgent move to bigger offices, a spot on the 2014 <i>Fortune</i> 40 Under 40 list, and a lot of self-discovery for its creator, by the sounds of it.<p>Sarah Kauss, the founder …

Momastery Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton On The One Habit All Successful Women Share (VIDEO)

You'll start writing that novel -- just as soon as you find the time. You'll go after that promotion -- you're just waiting for the right opportunity. You'll start showing up at get-togethers-- after you lose 10 pounds.<p>If you're waiting for the perfect moment, Glennon Doyle Melton, author of the …

Success

Woman jailed in Iran for attending volleyball match on ‘dry’ hunger strike

Ghoncheh Ghavami refusing food and water in protest against delay in confirmation of her sentence<p>Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to one year in prison in Iran for trying to attend a volleyball game, has gone on a “dry” hunger strike, meaning she is refusing food and water.<p>Her …

The 12 Most Daring, Unexpected, and Exciting Women in Art Now

12 makers and sellers, museum masters, and collection builders who are major players in art's big, buzzy moments and in its even bigger ideas: what art is now, where it's headed, and what that says about us all.<p><i>This article appears in the December 2014 issue of ELLE magazine.</i><p>THE NEW OLD MASTER …

10 women impacting the tech startup scene (and more!) in Chicago

The media has had a bright light on technology and where women are advancing– here at Ms.Tech we focus on opportunity and potential. Where should we …

Women's News

Spotlight: Singer and Songwriter Carolyn Malachi

MagMaker / November 10, 2014<p><i>Music moves us but for a select few, it does plenty more. To hear Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Carolyn Malachi</i> …

The 9 Amazing Women Behind the 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grants"

Yesterday, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded 21 individuals with an induction into the MacArthur Fellows program. The award, …

Women's News

10 Amazing and Inspiring Women To Look Up To

We find tons of people to admire because of their work, their personality or basically anything that we think we want to be in the future. I’ve come …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Using Wikipedia to inspire the next generation of women scientists

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the National Institute for Medical Research on Thursday will give their notable women a digital makeover<p>Have you heard of the Matilda Effect? A term coined by historian of science Margaret Rossiter, it is the systematic downplaying/overlooking of women's roles in …

Megan Amram: the comedian giving molecules a makeover

What would you get if Cosmo covered the cosmos? Meet the comedian exploring physics through nail art<p>Read an extract from Megan Amram’s book Science… For Her!<p>Megan Amram and I arrange to meet at a diner near her apartment in West Hollywood early in the morning, before she has to be at work. But when …

Diane von Furstenberg's Advice for Working Women

<i>Working women get all sorts of advice. Lean in, lean out, ask for a raise, but don't ask in the wrong way. Be aggressive, but not too aggressive. We're also told to make sure not to forget about our personal lives, lest we end up forgoing families or love or travel or friendship in service of our</i> …