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Entrepreneurship

Work-Life Balance Defined By 5 Work From Home Female Entrepreneurs

Work-life balance means something different to everyone. Old school mentalities often associate it with an equal split of time between one’s personal and professional life. More recently, work-life balance has become synonymous with work-life integration, where the two co-exist in a way that gives …

Work-life Balance

Inside Tory Burch's Incubator for Female Entrepreneurs

An actress, a supermodel, a Google executive, a green-cleaning business owner, a food entrepreneur, and a fashion chief executive and chairman walk into a photo shoot. It sounds like the makings of a sitcom. Indeed, at one point, the photographer urges fashion designer Tory Burch (the …

Women's News

Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

Serena Williams (yes, THAT Serena Williams) has joined the board of consumer survey startup SurveyMonkey, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith.<p>This is the tennis superstar’s first venture into Silicon Valley and, according to a SurveyMonkey spokesperson, came about at the suggestion of fellow board …

Serena Williams

Women Entrepreneurs, Don't Feel Guilty about Reserving Time for Work

Tempted to take care of everyone else before focusing on your business? Here's how to respect your time and theirs.<p><i>I'm pleased to share a guest post from Andi Cumbo-Floyd, a writer, editor, and farmer from Virgina. Andi has been an entrepreneur for more than 7 years, and tells us what she's learned</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Here are the startups contending for the finals of TheNextWomen Pitch Competition

Mary Barra, Indra Nooyi, Meg Whiteman, Kiran Mazumdar, Yang Lan, Corinne Vigreux, Just a few names of women that are leading the most successful …

Entrepreneurship

The Media Spreads Fake News About Ivanka Trump

This weekend, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>‘s Carole Lee wrote a perfectly accurate story about Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledging to donate …

Donald Trump

FAKE NEWS: No, Ivanka's Not Receiving $100 Million From Saudi Arabia

On Sunday, the internet blew up with Totally Objective reporters and pundits informing us that First Daughter Ivanka Trump’s fund was set to receive …

Conservative POV

Female, Bootstrapped, and Profitable in Silicon Valley

I was recently asked to speak at The Startup Conference as part of a small panel of three other startup founders.<p>Our topic: “First Day Startup Mistakes.”<p>I was the only female, and the only one who represented a bootstrapped startup.<p>We were each asked three questions:<p>Question 1: “What Was Your …

Silicon Valley

Zo voeg je succesvolle vrouwelijke ondernemers toe aan je netwerk

<b>Benieuwd hoe je jezelf en je carrière als ondernemer naar een hoger kan brengen? Op 12 juni komt het netwerkevent ‘TheNextWomen’ naar B.Amsterdam. En</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Why Female Millennipreneurs Succeed In Business

I started Mailbird in 2012 at age 26. I began the business with two co-founders, our two first employees and hustled to make our company a success. As my business grew and I met other entrepreneurs, I started to notice a pattern.<p>According to Britt Hysen, editor-in-chief of Millennial Magazine, 60% …

Arianna Huffington

Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/politics/2017/05/20/melania-trump-ivanka-trump-headscarf-saudi-arabia-orig-vstop-dlewis.cnn_1433932_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 …

News

Media spread Clinton-esque ‘pay-to-play’ story about Ivanka Trump. But is it true?

The mainstream media were aghast Sunday over news that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to donate more than $100 million to a fund reportedly connected to Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump.<p>Many portrayed the story in a “Clinton-esque” light, namely that the Saudis …

Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump's Women Entrepreneurs Fund Received $100 Million From Saudi Arabia and the UAE

During her first international trip to Germany in April, Ivanka Trump took her advocacy for working women to the international level when she announced her plans for the global Women Entrepreneurs Fund. Scheduled to launch in July, the $1 billion fund would be run by the World Bank and would …

Saudi Arabia

Young, Ambitious And Beautiful Organization Aids Young Black Women Entrepreneurs

Study after study has declared that Black women entrepreneurs are growing faster than any other segment. Yet Black women still have major …

Entrepreneurship

Saudi Arabia, UAE pledge $100 million to women entrepreneurs fund proposed by Ivanka Trump

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will reportedly pledge $100 million toward a fund for women entrepreneurs that was built by Ivanka …

Middle East

Female entrepreneurs and the curse of 'male-only' business attributes

In theory, the world of entrepreneurship should be gender-blind. Start-up businesses are judged on whether they survive or die, and you might have …

Entrepreneurship

Saudi Arabia’s $20 billion wager with Blackstone is record-sized bet on U.S. infrastructure

Saudi Arabia joined the parade of investors into U.S. public works by pledging a record investment with Blackstone Group LP.<p>The country’s Public Investment Fund agreed to commit $20 billion to Blackstone’s BX, -0.08% new infrastructure fund in the latest push around the world by large investors to …

Saudi Arabia

Women Entrepreneurs: Yes, You Are Underserved

Gender diversity begets more gender diversity. In order for women-led and women-owned companies to receive greater funding, gender- diverse investors are required.<p>ICYMI: Harvard Business Review (HBR) kicked the gender-bias in venture capital hornet's nest in its recently published article "We …

Startups

Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million to Women Entrepreneurs Fund

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The World Bank plans to announce Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million collectively toward a fund for women who own or want to start businesses, …

Middle East

The words VCs use for male vs. female founders — and how to fight bias in startup funding

How exactly does gender bias make it harder for female founders to get companies off the ground? A new study from researchers in Sweden found that …

Gender

A study found VCs talk about women entrepreneurs much more negatively than men

This probably won't come as much of a surprise to female entrepreneurs who have tried to raise funding.<p>Swedish researchers observing government venture capitalists over a year found that they described female and male investors quite differently, and not in a good way.<p>According to the researchers' …

Gender

Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for …

Startups

Realizing the potential of women entrepreneurs in Africa

Women Rising<p>Realizing the potential of women entrepreneurs in Africa<p>“You can’t be what you can’t see”<p><i>Gender lens investing is gaining traction with</i> …

Gender

Global series: Globalisation Under Pressure

The rise in nationalism. Brexit and Trump. Reactionary far-right parties wooing millions of voters around the world. The facts on the ground are …

Globalization

Study shows gender bias in venture capital

Male and female entrepreneurs are not treated equally by venture capitalists, according to researchers who were invited to silently observe and …

Startups

'Young and promising' vs. 'young and inexperienced': 125 VC meetings reveal something disturbing about how financiers describe entrepreneurs

The trio of researchers behind a recent paper on gender bias in the venture-capitalist community didn't set out to study gender bias specifically.<p>As they explain in a Harvard Business Review article, their initial goal was to study financial decision-making among governmental VCs in Sweden, and to …

Gender

New Data Illuminates VC Bias Against Women

Where men were 'young and promising,' women were 'young, but inexperienced.'<p>Startup database Crunchbase in April released some unsettling, if unfortunately not unexpected, data about who exactly receives venture capital money.<p>In 2016, $94 billion was invested in companies that had only male …

Venture Capital

Venus Williams to Star in and Produce Reality Television Series Focused on Women Entrepreneurs

Photo courtesy of Venus Williams' Facebook page<br>By Sharee Silerio<br>Have you ever wondered what The Apprentice or Shark Tank would look like with …

Venus Williams

Menlo Ventures raises new $450M fund to back early consumer, enterprise and ‘frontier technologies’

Silicon Valley VC Menlo Ventures has closed a new $450 million fund to invest primarily in early-stage “consumer, enterprise and frontier technologies”. The funding brings the firm’s total capital to more than $5 billion under management, while Menlo Ventures says the fund was oversubscribed with …

Startups