Since launching in December 13,000 messages have been sent across 22 channels in the Women’s Entrepreneur Festival Slack community. Ranging from questions about beta-testing to fundraising, or simply asking for advice, the community thrives on WeFestival’s founding mission to fulfill women’s unique need to connect and be heard.Read Post Reading time: about 2 minute
Posts that explore, in greater depth, one actionable idea with far-reaching impact.
When Katherine Hague made her first angel investment, she was one of two women in a round of 70 investors. “It seemed like the deal had gone through an old boys network that women were excluded from,” she says. “It revealed an incredible opportunity to break through these barriers and expose women to investing.”Read Post Reading time: less than a minute
In 2007, Karen Appleton and Aaron Levie purchased the domain name box.org to predicate the non-profit arm that would exist in the company’s future. They didn’t know when the initiative would launch but it was always on their minds.Read Post Reading time: about 1 minute
In Katharine Zaleski’s letter ‘I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with’ - Fortune magazine’s most popular article of 2015 - she describes the traditional workplace as “death by a thousand cuts for mothers;” Detailing the harsh challenges women face scaling their careers once they have children.Read Post Reading time: about 1 minute
As the dire need for diversity pulsates through the startup community, HoneyBook is among the rare companies comprised of 60% women. When I acknowledged Shadiah Sigala and Oz Alon's, two of the company’s founders, proactive approach to company building, they surprised me by redefining diversity.Read Post Reading time: about 1 minute
The average cost of a loaf of cashew sourdough bread (made from raw cashews and eggs) is $10. Upwards of $18 if the cashews are organic. Yielding 18 slices of bread, one loaf makes two sets of lunches for my family of four. Needless to say, sourdough isn't a staple in our diet.Read Post Reading time: about 1 minute
When Caroline Fairchild worked at The Huffington Post as Associate Business Editor in 2012 she published an average of five articles a day. Thriving on traffic and ticking views, the media landscape that now relies on engagement was drastically different four years ago.
Today, despite being overwhelmed with publishing platforms, writers and producers are perplexed as to which is the right fit to maximize thoughtful dialogue around their work.
When the founders of Hotwire reflect on launching one of the first online travel websites in 2000 they describe the early days as “complete and utter chaos. We raised $75 million, hired 100 people and grew as quickly as we could,” Gregg Brockway, the company’s former Chief Product Officer, said. Hotwire was acquired by Expedia in 2003, where Gregg and his co-founders Eric Grosse, Karl Peterson, and Spencer Rascoff remained to lead the team.Read Post Reading time: less than a minute
It’s no secret that NowThis is trailblazing the news and media industry. Garnering billions of views for their videos each month, the startup’s formula is more straightforward than you might expect: Deliver your readers content that is appropriate for where they are.Read Post Reading time: less than a minute
Since launching in 2009, SmartyPants Vitamins has created five, first of their kind all-in-one gummy vitamins, secured distribution with thousands of national retailers, and provided 1.6 million vitamin grants for children through their partnership with Vitamin Angels. Despite charting a new path for the broken vitamins industry, SmartyPants Co-founder, and Co-CEO Courtney Nichols Gould is less focused on the company’s outcomes than she is the team that’s making them happen.Read Post Reading time: about 1 minute