The political landscape is still as crazy as ever, the economy appears to be strengthening, entrepreneurship has had a good year, and the New Year is only a month away. The glass is indeed half full, and knowing is often half the battle for preparing to seize opportunity. Enjoy!



Because I Was a Girl, I Was Told… The New York Times. That I couldn’t do “it.” These women did “it” anyway, and so can we.

Want to Disrupt and Innovate? Here’s a New Framework. Turnstone. Grow your business skills. Learn how to implement a design framework for problem solving and good decision-making.

83 Percent of Entrepreneurs Get Support from Family, Bank of America Study Says. Small Business Trends. Family support is crucial to succeed as an entrepreneur. Strong family support really does make a difference.

Mainstreet Entrepreneurship Ramps Up Nationwide. Kauffman Foundation Index. Small businesses with less than 50 employees account for almost 70% of all firms in the U.S., and survival rates are up. Very good news!

4 Struggles Female Entrepreneurs Face – And How To Overcome Them. Forbes. 3 of the 4 are created by our overactive inner critics. A good read.

Are Women More Entrepreneurial Than Men? It Depends What You Mean. Management Today. Studies have proven that the traits of successful entrepreneurs are gender neutral. If investors focused on the qualities that matter, they may just find a portfolio with more women.

Mainstreet Entrepreneurs Are Community Pillars. Kauffman Foundation. Entrepreneurs create nearly all net new jobs. Kauffman has valuable ideas on how to help us. Spread the word!



Houston’s Coach Pecks Away At Football’s Macho Culture, A Kiss At A Time. The New York Times. Achieving gender equality and parity must include men. What a great example. And thrilled to have ‘the kissing coach’ at The University of Texas now – Hook ‘Em!

Why Men Are Scared To Take Paternity Leave. Bloomberg. More companies are beginning to offer paternity leave. Now we need to grow a business culture that gives comfort and confidence in actually taking the leave.


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.

Can We Finish the Revolution? Gender, Work-Family Ideals and Institutional Constraints. David Pedulla and Sarah Thebaud

Investors and Startup Founders Think Tech’s Diversity Problems Will Solve Themselves. LinkedIn. A first ever survey and a discussion on why we have seen so little progress on diversity in tech.


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