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Helping one another has never been so profitable. What's happening? Female investors are increasingly setting their sights on companies founded by other women. This trend is driven by what Quartz Media dubbed the “Estrogen Effect:” studies show a correlation between women in leadership positions and company profitability.

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Need money? Ask the sharks. Shark Tank can be a highly-visible way to pitch your ideas, gain worldwide publicity, potentially score funding, and glean free advice from experts and entrepreneurs. But the odds are daunting. 45,000 entrepreneurs apply ever year, only 1% get to pitch to

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Ingredients: A sensible business plan, a large target market, controlled spending, and a little bit of good karma Celine Ikeler owns Karma Baker, a vegan and gluten-free bakery in the Los Angeles area that serves up just about anything you can think of (ALWAYS gluten-, egg- and

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Sweets weekend begins! Be sure to sample our real life stories of women of the dessert world this month. If you're looking for a light treat, taste these movies featuring foodie founders who bake, cook, and support themselves and others. (If you're a film buff, check out

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Forbes listed 60 American billionaire and millionaire women founders this year who built their businesses and careers from scratch. Nearly half of all women on the list hail from California and 9 from New York. Wisconsin, Nevada and Florida were also popular homes for independent

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Coach or Captain?  Startup expert shares which cap you should wear and other tips to earning the big W at launch. Kathy McShane is a serial entrepreneur.  She led numerous “intrapreneur” product launches at MasterCard early in her career and took the startup leap launching Kendrew Group, a

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Female VCs are rallying - and opening wallets - to bridge the gender gap in tech startup funding. When TechCrunch shed light on the sparse population of female VCs -- just 8% as quoted in its 2016 Women in VC article -- it created a rallying cry in the tech

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