The entrepreneurial news the past 2 weeks has had a strong focus on women. The articles are not just written for women but for all participating in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The themes are less inspirational and more data-based to help inform on the impact women will have on the trajectory of entrepreneurship. Great stuff for using knowledge for effective decision-making. Knowing is half the battle. Enjoy!
Despite Bias, Women Entrepreneurs are an Enormous Economic Force. Stamford Advocate. A mountain of research shows that women frequently succeed in business despite problems men generally don’t have to face. This article is packed with facts and studies to build upon in 2017.
Kirsten Gillibrand is Giving Her Paid Family Leave Proposal It’s First Trump-Era Test. Fortune. The United States remains the only member nation in the Organization for Economic and Corporate Development without a national policy mandating maternity leave. Paid maternity leave was a key factor in my ability to take the leap into entrepreneurship. Go Senator Gillibrand!
Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles if They Have Been Rejected Before. Harvard Business Review. A new study reveals implications that are not trivial, as rejection is a part of growing your career – whether it be in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur. Excellent information to know and build upon.
Trump, Trudeau to Discuss Women in Workforce. The Big Story. Topics at the event include issues such as maternity leave and childcare and how to better support women entrepreneurs. A brief article, but valuable in that these topics are being discussed as smart business for the economy.
Here’s How I Stopped Worrying About Being the Only Woman in the Room. Fortune. The authors take-away: The secret to excelling in a male-dominated industry is the same as it is in any industry – be really good at your job. Excellent tangible tips from a seasoned role model.
How Women Entrepreneurs Can Use Execution for Startup Success. Entrepreneur. Execution is a skill to overcome gender bias and act on opportunities. 4 strong tips for the path to successful execution.
Why Self Care Is an Important Part of Parenting and How to Make Time for It. Washington Post. A valuable discussion every working parent needs to read. It reminded me of the importance of living your priorities in order to accomplish the recommendations provided.
The Impact of Gender Diversity on the Performance of Business Teams. Harvard Kennedy School. The bottom line – teams with women and men create the greatest level of success. Instead of a future where women run half of our companies and men run half of our homes, one where it is all done in partnership may be the direction we should be going.
FROM MY LIBRARY
Female CEOs Building Corporate Cultures for Business Success: Stephanie Breedlove. Huffington Post. Corporate anthropologist, Andi Simon, studies how business cultures can impact the success and value of a business. My company was chosen as an example of the smart business behind real investment in culture.
5 Tips for Building the Framework for Raising Capital. Kelly Gasink, Co-Founder Austin Cocktails. Kelly has recently joined the club of a small (but growing) number of women to successfully raise equity capital. Her perspective, wisdom and guidance make this piece a must read!
A LITTLE DEEPER DIVE
Some of the brightest and most dedicated are uncovering powerful new insights to enhance the evolution of women in entrepreneurship. Their research and findings are difference-making for progress.
2017 State of Entrepreneurship Report. Kauffman Foundation. The Kauffman Foundation has released a new report that introduces three mega trends that are fundamentally reshaping entrepreneurship in America. The new demographics of entrepreneurship reveals that under-representation of minority groups and women hurts the economy by reducing the number of businesses and jobs they would create. The new map of entrepreneurship is being drawn as entrepreneurship is increasingly taking place in mid-sized metros and outside traditional urban hubs like Boston and Silicon Valley. The new nature of entrepreneurship is occurring as technology has made it possible for startups to grow revenue without as much hiring, and high-growth companies by revenue are not creating as many jobs as they did in the past.