Archive for September, 2013

AmEx’s BootCamp for Women Entrepreneurs

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AmEx’s BootCamp for Women Entrepreneurs

CEO BootCamp, designed to provide women with key tools for entrepreneurship—confidence, competence and connections—has been launched by American Express OPEN, the company’s small-business division. AmEx says its study of entrepreneurs finds that between 2007 and 2013 women started businesses at a rate 150% higher than the average. Another survey commissioned by the company finds that […]

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Is Business School A Waste for Women?

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Is Business School A Waste for Women?

Women shouldn’t waste any of their prime earning years on business school, Laura Hemphill argues on The New Yorker’s Currency blog. An M.B.A. isn’t required, like law or medical degrees, she writes. Second, “it’s the qualities that get a candidate admitted to Harvard [Business School] in the first place that insure her success after graduation, […]

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Women Entrepreneurs Will Change the World

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Women Entrepreneurs Will Change the World

Women entrepreneurs “embrace change more often than their male counterparts,” writes Vicki Donlan, a women’s business coach, on Huffington Post.com. She argues that women entrepreneurs will have a significant impact on the world because they aren’t tied to the status quo. Additionally, women “know they have more to offer the world than what has been […]

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Are Banking’s Most Powerful Women Really Powerful?

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Are Banking’s Most Powerful Women Really Powerful?

The most powerful women in banking may not have the most power. A New York Times article notes that only three of American Banker’s 11th annual ranking of the 25 “Most Powerful Women in Banking” hold the top spots at their companies. Beth Mooney, chairwoman and CEO of KeyCorp, occupies the top spot on the […]

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Do Women Fail to Reach the Top or Just Lean Out?

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Do Women Fail to Reach the Top or Just Lean Out?

Barnard College President Debora L. Spar asks why women’s rate of professional advance “has been slower—much, much slower than anyone really expected” since the days of the feminist revolution. Why has it happened? One no longer can blame the dearth of women at the top in business on a lack of capable women in “the […]

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Christine Quinn: Live the Way You Want

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Christine Quinn: Live the Way You Want

Afraid someone will speak ill of you if you’re too “aggressive”? Don’t sweat it, says New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn. In an interview with Refinery29, she was asked her advice for women who are afraid of being perceived as forceful. “You know what? There will be a moment in life, whether you’re forceful […]

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How’d They Do That? Keys to Finding Investors

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How’d They Do That? Keys to Finding Investors

Finding a good mentor is the first step in finding investors, Amanda Steinberg, founder-CEO of DailyWorth.com tells Forbes writer Meghan Casserly. Steinberg is one of five successful female entrepreneurs whom Casserly asks for “counsel for entrepreneurs to impress investors and fill the startup coffers.” Lover.ly Founder Kellee Khalil advises women to keep quiet about investors […]

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