Marianne Halvorsen

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4 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs From the Woman Who Grew Birchbox to $485M

Despite the fact that women-led companies perform three times better than those with male CEOs, women in the U.S. own only five percent of startups …

Women Entrepreneurs

Woman to Woman: Powerful Advice for Female Entrepreneurs

According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by small business payment card issuer American Express OPEN, women own 11.3 million of all U.S. businesses. Think that's great? Well, the report also uncovered this juicy statistic:<p><i>"Between 2007 and 2016, the number of</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

A big part of coaching is being a good listener--and not everyone knows how to be one.<p>As we argued in one of our previous columns, coaching has become an essential component of leadership in the work place.<p>Pragmatic leaders--those interested in the practical aspects of execution--understand that …

Leadership

How to Become a Thought Leader

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

The Eight Rules of Success to Think About Every Morning

I have said in the past that there is no magic formula when it comes to being successful in business but there are certain guiding principles that I …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

13 Simple Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations

Too often, a conversation results in wasted time — and nothing productive to show for it. Whether you’ve run into someone at a conference or you have a scheduled call, you can use specific tactics to have a more meaningful conversation. Here are 13 ways to add meaning to your conversations:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Don’t</b> …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

The Difference Between Managing and Leading

I’ve written about this topic before and since old habits are hard to break I feel a need to continuing writing about it.<p>I had the opportunity to …

The Rise of Hookup Mentorship Among New York's Lady Digerati

The emergence of hookup mentorship among New York’s digerati, and advice from the women driving it.<p>Nothing against Silicon Valley, but New York is officially where it’s at for aspiring women in digital.<p>Women run digital in New York. Mayor Bloomberg appointed Rachel Sterne as the city’s first Chief …

How intern mentorship works at Khan Academy

Three of our twelve<i>(‽)</i> summer interns have arrived. It’s high time I share how we mentor interns before I’m spending all my time swatting sharks and …

Khan Academy

7 Empowering Tales Of Mentorship

Some of the most successful women in the world may be building business empires, perhaps earning distinguished honors, but, frankly it’s not their …

How Social Media is Changing Mentorship

In our professional lives, mentors make a difference. Whether you’re looking for that promotion or need help starting your own business, mentorship …

How Giving Back Can Change Your Life

At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we often think about philanthropy in terms of its direct impact on others -- such as how many people were fed or how many children were vaccinated. While we often focus on how to achieve the greatest level of impact, we sometimes do not stop to reflect on how …

World War III: The Coming Cyber-Financial Attack that will Shock America

On Dec. 6, 1941, Americans knew that much of the world was on fire. But they didn’t know how close they were to being dragged into the conflict.<p>Radio intercepts and other intelligence pointed to a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, but those were largely overlooked. Gen. Billy Mitchell sounded a …

Risk Management – Understanding Enterprise Hot Spots for 2014

Understanding Enterprise Hot Spots for 2014<p>by and | January 21, 2014 at 9:28 am<p>Each year, CEB synthesizes client survey data, in-depth conversations …

Cyber Threats a Focus for Risk Managers | Treasury Risk

Business interruptions and possible expiration of the federal backstop for terrorism coverage are also concerns.<p>Risk managers have plenty on their …

Workers Compensation Issues to Watch in 2014

With 2013 behind us, here are my thoughts on some workers compensation issues to watch for in 2014:<p><b>Rates Continue to Climb</b><p>In most of the U.S., rates …

Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs

Women often don't think they are capable of launching their own businesses, which is one reason there are significantly fewer female entrepreneurs than male entrepreneurs, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women's Report released today.<p>What's more, women report being generally …

Entrepreneurship

Young Women Entrepreneurs Speak Out About Starting Up Today

It's been a buzz-filled several weeks for heavy-hitting women in business, kicked off by the debate around Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's controversial memo banning telecommuting at the tech giant and culminating with conversation around Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new memoir, <i>Lean In</i>. A recent post …

5 Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face — And How to Overcome Them

Each year, more and more women set out on the journey to become successful founders and CEOs of their own companies. While these business-savvy …

Why You Need to Support a Female Entrepreneur

Starting a business has enough challenges of its own, but being female and starting a business has its own set of challenges. Historically, half of small businesses fail within five years. Couple that with additional biases women face in obtaining critical capital to get them started, and it's …

Why business interruption insurance matters

<b>The majority of Australian small businesses choose to go without Business Interruption insurance – but that’s often because they don’t realise the</b> …

You've Suffered a Cyber-Security Breach—How Will You Respond?

No matter how prepared a company may be, or thinks it may be, a cyber-security breach can still occur. What the company does next can have a profound …

Why planning is key to combating cyber threats and attacks

Last month's cyber security report by Kent University offered a startling insight into the challenges faced in combating escalating cyber threats. According to the research, about 9 million Brits saw their online accounts hacked in the past year, with 8% of the population claiming to have lost …

The Six Trends of Cyber Risk in 2014

All signs point to 2014 being a critical year for companies to better prepare to respond to security incident and data breaches, says strategic …

Risk Management – Communicating Risk to Any Audience

Communicating Risk to Any Audience<p>by | May 7, 2013 at 3:06 pm<p>Risk managers aren’t known for their ability to captivate a crowd. They shine behind …

5 Biggest Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2014

Think your Web security systems are up to snuff? Think again. This year may bring a whole new slew of threats, and your business had better be ready.<p>From Target's stolen PIN codes to Snapchat's leaked user information, it seems no company is impervious to a data breach. To defend your business in …

Top 10 U.S. Business Risks for 2014

The top company risks for 2014 include business and supply chain interruption, natural catastrophes and fire/explosion, according to the “Allianz …