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Family Businesses

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother ... and My Business Partner

How this contributor and her sibling run their company like the 'family' business it is.
Mentor Moments

This Female Founder Leans on Her Best Friend for Business Advice -- and Even Recruited Her to Join Her Company

Anna-Mieke Anderson, founder of ethical diamond brand MiaDonna, has relied on pal Melanie Ware since the two were 11 years old.
Gender Gap

How Women Can Finally Bridge the Gender Gap in the C-Suite

The C-suite may be the top, but the pipeline that will get young women there has plenty of leaks. What's your company doing to plug them?
Women in Tech

It's the Classroom, Dummy, Not the Conference Room

3 imperatives from a former Googler for bridging tech's gender gap much earlier than is typical.
working parents

Give Working Parents What They Really Want: More Time

Ever hear of a 'concierge service' for parents? Now you have.
Conferences

Getting More Women to Tech Conferences Starts with the Businesses That Send Them

A study of keynote and featured speaker lineups at 18 major tech conferences over the last three years found a 1:4 male/female ratio.
Women Entrepreneurs

10 Grants You Need to Know About for Your Woman-Owned Business or Organization

You already know you're unstoppable. Here's how to get the cash to prove it.
maternal benefits

10 Companies Offering Great Maternity Benefits and Eager to Recruit Women

If you're starting or expanding your family, consider the financial assistance these companies can offer.
Ageism

Ageism and the Gender Pay Gap: Why Getting Older Can Be Problematic for Women

The U.S. workforce as a whole is getting older. Can we afford to discriminate against people, particularly women, on the basis of age?
Bootstrapping

From Unemployment to CEO: 4 Things This Mom Did to Turn Her Passion Into a Thriving Business

With an unemployed husband and little money, this entrepreneur had to be scrappy. But she had to stay healthy at the same time. So she combined the two.
My First Moves

When Their Investor Bailed, These Female Founders Launched Their Company Anyway

Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee bootstrapped a single hair salon in Hollywood. When a client requested a braiding style, the stylists decided to 'own' the trend.
Gender Bias

Let's Settle This Once and for All: 'Can You Be a Good Mom and an Entrepreneur?'

In honor of International Women's Day, a contributor answers this (kind of antiquated) question yet again and offers some solutions.
Innovation

There's No Such Thing As an 'Ideal' Engineer, Male or Female

A 5G pioneer points out that innovators in her field, any tech field, are no longer white and male, with glasses and a pocket protector.
Inspire Me Series

How to Not Let 'the Practical' Drown out Your Dream

Universal Standard co-founder Alexandra Waldman shares how she built a brand marketing more and more style to America's plus-size women.
Partnerships

How the Female Co-founders of Of a Kind Strengthened Their Partnership and Learned the Value of a Good Fight

In their new book, 'Work Wife,' Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur examine the strength of female partnerships, and explore their own entrepreneurial evolution.

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