More women own businesses now than at any time in the past. According to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses, a report from American Express, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 58 percent from 2007 to 2018. While it is true that more women are starting businesses than e
Michelle Boggs is onto not just her second career, but her fourth or fifth if you count them all. The Texas native who splits her time between Old Alexandria, Virginia and the Dallas area, is now Director of Franchising of MUTTS Canine Cantina, and is franchising the concept with big
For the tough conversations in her 800-person company, Ansira, CEO Daina Middleton, says she established code language “to get real.” “We say, ‘I’m going to get real for a minute, I’m going to give you feedback and I’m trying to be honest,’” says Middelton, who for the past year has b
On some things, Father did not know best. Sabrina Parsons’ father, Tim Berry, founded Palo Alto Software in 1987, when she was in middle school. Now she is CEO of the company and has been since 2007. Parsons has been making changes her father never dreamed to make. After graduating fr
The recent racist ad debacle at H & M – a young African American boy sporting a hoodie with the words, “The Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” — points to the necessity for sensitivity training and diversity in decision making at all levels in all industries of leadership and the
It’s not half yet, but it’s pretty darn close. In its annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders, Fortune magazine applauds the accomplishments of 23 women leaders in the coveted list of 50. That’s 46 percent women on this list of top leaders in government, business, activism and cul
Though we haven’t reached gender parity among Fortune 500 CEOs yet, according to new research, our perceptions of CEOs are looking pretty darn gender-equal. A study from PR firm Weber Shandwick found that male and female CEOs have essentially the same effect on a company’s reputation.
How often do you hear about the dearth of women in technology, especially leading start ups? And then comes the litany of complaints about how awful it is to be a woman CEO in the testosterone-driven tech culture. That’s why it was so refreshing to read Yunha Kim’s smart t
When you speak with GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, it’s easy to conjure the teenage percussionist he once was, asserting his high energy drive with his drumsticks, and quite possibly driving his mother crazy by beating bongos while doing the split in the kitchen like Jean-Claude Van Damme
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