Did you know that only 2% of women’s businesses crack the $1,000,000 revenue mark? I learned that this week when I had the pleasure of speaking at Kristi Hall’s 2% club mastermind group. While it’s not easy for any entrepreneur to build a business, according to a study by EY, business
Where can you find women business owners producing butter cookies, children’s clothing, hair care products, cold-pressed juice, booties for dogs, soap, fruit-flavored brandy and much more all in one center? You can find these producers and entrepreneurs at Make City, Chicago, an initi
You could say Katherine Homuth was born to be an entrepreneur. Growing up outside of Toronto, in middle school she launched an event planning business, followed by a handbag company, then a career counseling firm out of high school. “Those businesses didn’t turn into much,” Homu
Women for generations have been penalized in the workforce for being too emotional. Or emotional at all. But a new book contends that research shows emotional connections to your own personal brand and to the talent brand of your organization are very good things. Deciding on and cult
When faced with offering critical feedback in an annual review, project discussion or committee update, most of us intend to show up as honest as well as likable. This is not as easy as you might think. As a frequent recipient of the feedback that I am “blunt,” have a “big personality
How hard could it be to say thank you? Apparently for Danielle Gillespie’s teenage son– and millions like him– sending prompt thank you notes for his graduation gifts was hard. And for her twin daughters who were turning 16, it felt difficult to thank friends for their bir
Both women were working in finance on opposite ends of the country—one in San Francisco, the other in New York– and met on Skype in 2012 through a friend’s introduction. Since then, Catherine Berman and Yuliya Tarasava, co-founders of CNote, an online impact investing platform t
Selfies won’t do. Professional headshots are not just for actresses and models, of course. Every person in business whether you are a lawyer, author, journalist, chiropractor, entrepreneur, doctor, dentist, academic, business leader or startup founder needs a photograph that is crisp,
The numbers add up. At 23, Simona Vaitkune, CEO of Fast Invest, has expanded her company to 36 countries with 9,000 daily active investors, across three offices in Europe. In just three years, she has taken her investment platform with more than 50 employees to fulfill her vision of e
As CEO of Fuse.It, Liat Sade-Sternberg deals professionally each day with augmented and virtual reality. But she needed to make a move in real time to be in one place with her husband and three children. That move was to Los Angeles. “I used to fly a lot, was half the time in the U.S.
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