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.
Here are just a couple of fun facts about women from history who were/are way ahead of their time -- engaging in professions that involved science, tech, math, and engineering (where females are still under-represented).
Florence Nightingale: Social Activist Turned Applied Statistician
Though Nightingale is best remembered for
I was talking to my friend Denise (and new member of the sheBOOM team) this morning. "Starting a business is like having a baby," she said. She's right. And even though sheBOOM is my fifth baby (counting my real life daughters), the process is
Culture can be found everywhere and it’s contagious. Some find it at the ballet or museums…others at festivals and events. But we’re not talking about those cultures here. We’re talking about the kind that can help you build your business, attract the right employees, and sell
We’ve all heard of fear of heights, spiders, and even clowns. But now scientists are studying a new kind of fear – the anxiety that comes from being without ones’ mobile phone. It’s called Nomophobia.
The mobile phone was invented in 1973 and became available to
Face the fact. Women earn less and live longer than men. But that may not be the only difference between the sexes in terms of perspectives on money and how to manage, grow, and save it.
As you create your plan to build your business and accumulate
A few years back, I interviewed Julia Pimsleur for an article I was writing about women who hit the million dollar mark in their businesses. She had launched an early childhood education business and was a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a group that offers
Today’s your lucky day! a scientific study confirms that you can make your own luck. This 10-year study indicates that you just have to do these four simple things:
Create and notice change opportunities. For example, you may see a “for rent” sign in an
Lisa Calhoun is the Founding Partner of Valor Ventures, an Atlanta-based partnership that invests in early stage software companies.
About ten years ago, she built a company called Write2Market, a tech public relations firm, generating more than $1 million in annual revenues. She attributes her success
The Harvard Business Review recently wrote about why so many women are opting to start their own businesses. They said, “The push factors of work-life conflict combined with pull factors of more autonomy and potential for real engagement and reward feel tough to beat.”
Chances are, if you’re