Tory Burch wants to see more women entrepreneurs than the current 126 million already running businesses worldwide. She says:
“Based on our experiences, women entrepreneurs see the world through a different lens and, in turn, do things differently.”
Learn more about what Ms. Burch thinks will drive more women to entrepreneurship here.
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Saturday, December 07, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Although there are noteworthy entrepreneurs across all genders, races, ethnicity, geography, etc., this post is dedicated to shining a spotlight on female entrepreneurs, as we at Tech Cocktail are proud proponents of the Change the Ratio movement. And while it’s easy to applaud the Ariana Huffingtons, Marissa Mayers, Oprah Winfreys, Sara Blakelys, and Sheryl Sandbergs of the world, there are countless female entrepreneurs doing great things that you (likely) haven’t heard of.Well worth a look.
And don't kid yourself, persistence and determination matters when starting a business.
15 Female Entrepreneurs You Should Know About (But Probably Don't)
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
The law, designated H.R. 5050 for the equality it set out to establish for female entrepreneurs, banned discrimination against women seeking business loans and improved access to educational and technical assistance.Fast forward to here and now:
Sarah Biller, 42, president of financial technology company Capital Market Exchange, cites perfectionism as a major challenge for women, including herself. “I wanted to come to market with a perfect solution,” she says. But “it’s a messy world.” That “tendency to play by the rules and dot every ‘i’ or cross every ‘t’ stands in the way of women all the time,” she says.Read the entire article: Is the Playing Field Even for Women Entrepreneurs 25 Years After H.R. 5050?
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Saturday, November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 09, 2013
1. WEAR A UNIFORM
2. USE A CONFIDENT VOICE AND ASSERTIVE LANGUAGE
3. NETWORK AS IF IT’S YOUR JOB
4. WATCH SPORTS
Counter-intuitive advice, eh?
Read more How female entrepreneurs can get in the venture-capital game
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Saturday, November 02, 2013
Why is that?
Speaking in Miami [at the national conference of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)], Anna Colton, Bank of America’s Small Business Banking national sales executive, said the reasons why women are struggling to land venture capital may be the type of businesses they run. Venture capital firms tend to invest in high tech and life sciences, but women tend to have professional services firms, she notes. Colton feels that could change when venture capital firms are made to understand the growth and success of women-owned businesses.Read the entire article here.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013
|Source: Cox Business|
One snippet of data:
85% of the women surveyed said there are business challenges that are unique to being a woman. 73% said gender bias was a problem and 55% said there are industries where there aren’t many opportunities for women.Women prefer face-to-face meetings with customers versus email, telephone, social media or snail mail. What also scored high for women is having control of their destinies. No surprises there.
Learn more here.