Who I am:
Sylvia Vaquer, Co-Founder & Creative Director at SocioFabrica
Global digital strategy and technology firm specializing in service design, email marketing, and product development.
Succeeding as a POC (person of color) female executive in an industry traditionally dominated by white males
How I overcame it:
Who I am:
Jeanie Engelbach, Lifestyle Curator
A lifestyle service that assists the client in creating a more polished, cohesive & efficient home and work space.
Being able to sustain the company - turning supplemental hustle into being able to sustain my lifestyle. The
In the medtech industry, funding is fertile.
What's happening? Women in the U.S. are waiting longer to give birth. (First-time mothers are an average of 26.3 years old.) A shortened egg expiration date means more women are turning to specialists in fertility for consultations and in-vitro
You only have one face. Take care of it.
What's happening? Clean labels are everywhere --clean bath and body products, clean eating -- and cosmetics are no exception. People are willing to pay for better quality ingredients. Beauty trends point to customization and accessibility -- and consumers
2017 is breathing new life into old buildings.
What's happening? Flipping houses—the art of taking run-down or unfinished properties and renovating them into sellable homes—is going strong in 2017. Trulia reports that from 2015 to 2016 the number of houses sold to “flippers” increased to 6.1%.
Make your comeback better than the original.
What's happening? Startups boom astronomically from seemingly nowhere, but as they say, “the brightest stars burn out the fastest.” When speed-bumps appear in the ascent to success, the startups with lasting power are adapting quickly and decisively, reinventing their missions
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.
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
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
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