WeFestival Aims to Make Women Stronger Entrepreneurs

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.

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How PowerToFly is Designing the Future of Work

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.

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How to Ignite Your Team's Superpowers

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.

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You Have Thousands of Connections - LinkedIn Wants to Help You Leverage Them

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.

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Maintain Your Company's Pulse: Four Processes to Streamline Scaling

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.

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NowThis Media Amplifies Stories That Matter

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.

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Why Focusing on Process Over Outcome Predicates Startup Success

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.

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