“Empowerment begins with access.” That is the mission and the tagline of MoneyOnMobile, India’s largest mobile payment platform, now in a new partnership with the Kalighat Society aimed at helping more than 75,000 low-income women in the Kolkata area become financially literate.
Of course Hawaii is the top of the list for best states for women to live and succeed, but it is not just about the sunshine, the amazing ocean views, the macadamia nuts and the fresh fruit. It’s about equality. A new MoveHub study “investigated the status of women in all 50 states by
“I speak into the listening.” That is how Donna Smith Bellinger, author, coach, speaker, and business accelerator, succeeds in helping entrepreneurs—particularly women—increase their sales, networks and effectiveness. Bellinger is sharing lessons she has learned through her own succes
Fierce public speaking skills enhance the profile of your organization, mission or agenda– as we have witnessed in the past few weeks at both political conventions. Your effectiveness as a speaker can also alter the larger perception of who you are and broaden your reach in a la
Years ago I interviewed author and life coach Gail Blanke on her book, “Between Trapezes,” advising those who are in the space between life phases to take a leap off the diving board and “invent the water on the way down.” That can be terrifying, risky advice for anyone who has rent o
This is not just about a gender gap; it is about the combined barriers of a gender and racial gap in economic progress and how everyone can work to enhance the success rate of all women leaders. The good news is the recession was good for women entrepreneurs of color, but more movemen
Butcher, baker, candlestick maker. The 18th century English nursery rhyme about three men in a tub and their occupations has little to do with what contemporary women in the workplace claim as careers both in the U.S. and abroad. But maybe women planning their career paths should be t
“Now put your hands up.” A peach of a new study out of Georgia State University finds that more than men or married women, single women have the highest rates of entrepreneurship of all individuals. What makes a single women start a company on her own more often? Many predictable econ
Being your own boss is at the heart of the American Dream. No wonder it is such a common fantasy. The idea of ownership taps into our profound longing for riches and freedom – freedom from bosses, restrictive policies, glass ceilings, and everything else that robs you of rewards, both
Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss know a thing or two about entrepreneurship. The Harvard Business School grads cofounded the fashion-rental service Rent the Runway, one of the most buzzed-about startups of the past few years (with $80 million in revenue projected for 2015), and now the
TAKE THE LEAD prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It’s today’s women’s movement — a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity.