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Building Relationships Key to Women’s E-commerce Success

Entrepreneurs have an edge these days: They can start businesses with lower start-up costs and reach a huge market. In fact, businesses exist today that would have been impossible without the internet.

Read all of Building Relationships Key to Women’s E-commerce Success on Forbes.

Want to Grow the Economy? Change Four Attitudes About Women Entrepreneurs

Women are 50% more likely to start businesses than the national average, yet are 70% less likely than men to own a business with revenue of $1 million-plus, according to The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Read all Want to Grow the Economy? Change Four Attitudes About Women Entrepreneurs on Forbes.

Guiding the Way for Ambitious Women Entrepreneurs -- beta

Women are 50% more likely to start businesses than the national average, yet are 70% less likely than men to own a business with revenue of $1 million-plus, according to The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Let’s Give Women Entrepreneurs the R-E-S-P-E-C-T and Support They Deserve

I have to agree with Adelaide Lancaster’s blog last week.

Women entrepreneurs don’t get the respect they deserve. They have their own approach to starting and growing businesses and there is nothing wrong with our choices, but I do think we’re not unleashing the full potential of women entrepreneurship.

Women Entrepreneurs: Under-utilized Drivers of Economic Growth

I thought I saw a problem and a recent report from the Kauffman Foundation confirmed it: Women are under-represented in high-growth, job creating entrepreneurship.

Customers Determine Product Design for Social Enterprise

Editor’s note: To help social entrepreneurs anticipate and avoid some of the problems of starting a social-good business, Ventureneer will do a series of blogs about the progress of Greenway Grameen Infra, a very likely candidate for success. “Grameen” means “rural” or “village.” Greenway Grameen Infra is not associated with the Grameen Foundation. I’ll be checking back with them regularly to see what’s working and what’s not. Right now, it’s looking good.

Why Aren’t Entrepreneurial American Women Among the World’s Power Brokers?

With all my talk about entrepreneurship being the way to close the gender gap, I was struck by the lack of American female entrepreneurs on the Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful Women.

Pipeline Fellowship Announces Call for Applications in NYC and Boston

by Lauren Abele

For entrepreneurs looking to positively impact people, planet, and profit by launching a triple bottom line enterprise, financing opportunities are scarce.  Why? Traditional investors—like banks, angels, and VCs—tend to look exclusively at financial return on investment and ignore social impact when making an investment decision. On the other hand, most foundations and other nonprofit funders, which traditionally have funded projects with high social and environmental impact, are either unable to or not interested in funding for-profit companies. With this funding dichotomy, where is there room to do well and do good?

What Will It Take To Get Women Into The Executive Suite?

Recent articles in The Economist and in the Huffington Post  have addressed a topic that I’m very interested in: Women in senior management or the lack thereof.

A Hand Up Is Better Than A Hand-out

In a recent interview with Women In Development, Dina Powell, president, Goldman Sachs Foundation, discussed the progress and lessons learned from Goldman’s, 10,000 Women Program, a $100 million effort that began in 2008.



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