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My favorite time of day has become the blue hour. That time before dawn when in the distance you can see blue. A friend recently posted on Facebook about it — I had no idea that it had a name, but I love it! I LOVE SILENCE. I love silence a lot more than I should probably admit. With three kids in their tween & teens, I really appreciate that I wake up early without help and ENJOY being productive before anyone else is even up. I sometimes even get outside and enjoy the colors of that blue hour as, in my opinion, they are magnificent! There’s nothing like the silence coupled with the beauty of the world.
Living in south Florida we rarely get to open… read more
When I confirmed a sit-down interview date with Angela Lee last year, I didn’t realize quite how much of a headliner she was.
Looking for names of women under 40 who have successfully started their own companies, I found her in Entrepreneur Magazine, in the article “Six Innovative Women to Watch in 2015.”
When we set the interview date, I (wisely) decided to do some research, and found that Angela is not only the founder of 37 Angels, the investment community and training program for female investors. She’s also a publicly recognized business expert, highly sought-after on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Fox Business Network. If that wasn’t enough, she also serves as the Assistant Dean of Columbia University’s Business… read more
This is a man’s world, and Kit Hickey, is trying to change that mantra, one dress suit at a time.“We invent apparel,” she tells me, as we start our casual phone conversation about her company, Ministry of Supply, which she started three years ago.
Ministry of Supply is the Boston-based company that Kit and co-founders Aman Advani and Gihan Amarasiriwardena started while they were MBA students at MIT. They use the same technology that NASA uses to develop its space suits, in creating dress shirts that are designed for a better fit and greater comfort. To be specific, their shirts minimize perspiration and odor, and are also wrinkle-free.
But for… read more
It has been 11 months of being a single founder of a startup. As I have spent several months, I learned about time management on how to do things when not everything is moving in a speed that I wanted. I have to be mindful on what I am doing. Here are a few learnings that I want to share.Meta management of time
The money and time is one of the most valuable pieces in one’s life and this is more true for startup. Especially managing time is more challenging than others because of wearing many hats as a single founder. As a result, I give a extra thought on how I am spending my time and whether it is worth it or not. I call it as ‘Meta management of time’. I use morning time to decide what to work on and my meta management… read more
Did you know that increasing female leadership in British business was a priority on the government level? That wasn’t merely words.
The former Prime Minister’s David Cameron administration called for an end to all-male boards of directors anywhere on the FTSE350 and set the goal of reaching 33% female representation on corporate boards by 2020.
Lord Davies, Parliamentary at the House of Lords, worked on the guidelines for ‘Improving the Gender Balance on British Boards’ program to voluntarily involve FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) corporations in increasing number of women on top positions.… read more
very month my clients at Big Door invite trending startups to show off their products to potential users, marketers, entrepreneurs, creators, and like minded individuals in an effort to gain user feedback (through Product Hunt). November’s meetup is even more significant since partnering with BRAID to feature female founded companies.
In witnessing the recent national divide, we are now being called “to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek” (from Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech for the 2016 Presidential Election). Part of that responsibility includes shining a light, with bullhorn in hand, on the neglected or suppressed.
I could spend a… read more
For the past few months, our team has been visiting customers face-to-face, including a 33-year-old woman living in the slums of Chennai, India.
We’ve visited her every day in temperatures easily soaring above 100 degrees. (The locals call this peak summer season ‘agni natchathiram,’ the season of fire.) We’ve visited her in the pouring rain, when the alleys in front of her home have begun to flood. And we’ve visited her despite her mild scoldings — she’s as worried about ourhealth, when we’re outdoors in this extreme weather, as we are about hers. It’s all worth it, though, because we’ve finally gained her trust.
Building… read more
Today is the first of a four-part series on why we believe that investments in women’s health should be more inclusive.
Nagavalli, our customer, works as a domestic helper at 9 homes every day. During her only window of free time, she cleans the house, spends time with her children and cooks them dinner. Her conviction that her two sons and daughter, aged 14, 10 and 8, can lead better lives than her overrides the hopelessness that she could easily succumb to.
“I want my kids to study well and not end up in a job like me. That’s all I want and nothing else.”Pictured above is Nagavalli, our customer, in her home in Dhideer Nagar, one of Chennai’s slum areas.… read more
I’m a big fan of automation and have written about my attempts to build a Dexter-enabled chatbot that sends inspirational quotes (Chatbots Magazine, My Bot Beginnings).
Lately I’ve been exploring the tool ifttt.com and all the “applets” that are offered, in an effort to coordinate and organize and “push” the information I’m most interested in, to my Twitter feed at @FemaleFounders1
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The latest Tweets from Female Founders 🚀 (@femalefounders1). news/stories to support #femalefounders…twitter.com
According to Twitter Analytics, in May 2017, I started out with about 1.6k in impressions and looking at… read more
I am so inspired by the work of Veronika Scott and the team at the Detroit-based The Empowerment Plan. Join other female founders in making a donation to the non-profit here: https://www.crowdrise.com/female-founders/fundraiser/monicadear
In her own words, Scott “was inspired to start The Empowerment Plan when a class at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit challenged her to create a product to fill an actual need in her community.”
Since that initial research into the issue of generational poverty and homelessness, The Empowerment Plan, and the EMPWR coat was created.
The Empowerment Plan has produced and distributed over 15,000 coats in 40 US States and 7 Canadian provinces since 2011,… read more
According to an American Express 2016 report, there are over 11.3 million women owned businesses in the U.S. that employ nearly 9 million people and generate over $1.6 trillion in revenues. However, women leaders starting their own business face significant barriers to growth — among the nearly 500 deals closed in the Fintech sector in the US in 2016, less than a dozen went to companies founded by women.
Let’s close this gap! Quesnay invites US-based women-led startups to apply to the Female Founders in Tech Competition- an opportunity that will help grow your company through funding, mentorship, visibility and access to decision-makers at corporations, investors, incubators and leading university experts. Female… read more
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The new Wonder Woman movie has risen to number #1 on the charts and is gaining popularity all around the world. But there is an even bigger message behind the film that women are embracing. The worldwide trend of Wonder Woman has sparked the conversation of women empowerment and presented the question, what does it mean to be “Wonder Woman”?
I can honestly say that as I was sitting in the movie theater, I was one of the many people guilty of envisioning themselves in Wonder Woman’s shoes as she kicked some bad guy butt. But as we watch her and wish we could possess some characteristic of hers, we sometimes forget the true importance of this beautiful superhero. She originated from a tribe of strong women… read more