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Monday, October 24, 2016

This Agency is Awarding $382,650 in Grants to Increase Women in STEM Fields

Women and minorities are underrepresented in the STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) is one organization that is working to change this through grants. The organization recently awarded $382,650 in grants to create more diversity in STEM fields.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

How Black Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

Back in the day, women thought they had to act like a man, dress like a man, and think like a man to succeed in the workplace. Now, women are saying, “Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman.” Women of color especially have learned these 10 valuable lessons about how to succeed in the workplace.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This Program Is Giving Away $75 Million in Capital to Women, Minority and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Chase's global Small Business Forward program

In spite of the fact that many banks will not lend to small businesses, some large banks are coming forward to make capital more accessible to women-, minority-, and veteran-owned small businesses. Why? Because it is "not only good for the economic health of the community, but it’s also good business,” according to CEO, Business Banking at JP Morgan Chase & Co., Jenn Piepszak.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

$4.6 Million Going to Women and Minority-Owned Businesses in These 3 States

Another major lending institution is stepping up to the plate to make life a little easier for women- and minority-owned businesses. A $4.6 million grant from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to non-profit LiftFund makes it possible for businesses owned by women and minorities in the states of Louisiana, Texas and Georgia to get funding for their businesses.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pipeline Angels Gives Women Entrepreneurs an Opportunity for Business Funding

When someone comes to your rescue, you might call them an angel. Imagine an entire group of 'angels' who are consistently coming to the aid of women entrepreneurs when they are often turned down by traditional lenders. Pipeline Angels is a network of women investors who want to help.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How a 30-Year-Old Woman Raised $30K for 30 Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia -- In One Day!

CrowdRise 24 Hour Impact Project

When Mallory Brown turned 30, she celebrated in a most unusual way. She went to Ethiopia. There she participated in an organized challenge to raise funds to support women in Ethiopia.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women Taking Applications for Grants Up To $10,000

Since 1972, Soroptimist International of the Americas has been helping women continue their education and training through the annual Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Since its beginning, the organization has awarded about $30 million to deserving women.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Meet the Youngest "Master of Rum" in the World

Women in the liquor industry are few and far between. The booze business has always been dominated by men. But that didn't stop 29-year-old Jassil Villanueva Quintana from becoming the youngest Master of Rum in the industry.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This Woman Made Millions in the Fragrance Business -- With a Little Help from the Duchess of York

Jo Malone grew up in South-East London where she learned how to give facials, and with her mother, made face creams in their kitchen. Things went well for them; they even launched their own skin care clinic. Then everything changed.

Monday, September 19, 2016

If You're Not Getting Raises or Promotions, Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

Men are 25 percent more likely than women to get a raise when they ask for one, according to research from Cass Business School and the University of Warwick in the U.K., and the University of Wisconsin. It's more difficult for women, but why?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Woman-owned Vodka Brand Inspires Women to Pursue Their Business Goals

Kjersten Merila is one of the very few women who own their own liquor brand, let alone their own brand of vodka. The liquor business is still male-dominated. That's why Merila decided to use some of her profits to help other women in start-up businesses.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Teen Girls Get First-Hand Entrepreneurial Experience By Solving Big Problems

Imagine a group of teenage girls, age 15-18, getting together to solve some of the world's toughest problems. These girls are interested in finding solutions to food waste, sexual assault on campuses, and Parkinson's disease. Who are they? They are girls who are competing in the #BuiltByGirls Challenge, organized by Built By Girls Ventures, an AOL venture capital fund.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Detroit Women of Color To Get More Help in Growing Their Businesses

The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, along with Walker's Legacy, are launching a small-business funding event in October that will match entrepreneurs with capital. The event is part of a bigger initiative to create programming and reduce funding challenges for business women of color in Detroit.

Monday, August 29, 2016

These 3 Women Started a Law Firm -- On Twitter!

The field of law has one of the least amounts of diversity of any professions, with 88 percent of lawyers being white, and only 33 percent with women as partners. It is definitely not a profession chosen often by young black women. But 3 young African American women have succeeded in opening their own law firm in Chicago, and it all started with a Tweet.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Wisconsin Has $1.2 Million to Invest in Businesses Owned by Women and Minorities

Wisconsin-based non-profit, Doyenne Group, will be supporting businesses owned by women and minorities with a newly-created fund, the Evergreen Fund. The fund already has $1.2 million to invest in Wisconsin businesses owned by women and people of color.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

SBA Process Simplified for Women-Owned Businesses to Get Certified

Women entrepreneurs who are seeking to expand their business by going after government contracts will find it a bit easier, thanks to a new web site released by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The web site has streamlined the application process, making it easier to find out if they qualify, and easier to apply for certification.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

How is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Be More Successful

Amazon, the largest Internet-based retailer in the world, attracts 300 million shoppers from 185 countries. Women-owned businesses sell products in 25 product categories on Amazon’s marketplace. Amazon wants to help them build their businesses and become even more successful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First Black Woman to Own National PR Firm Dies at 98

Inez Yeargan Kaiser

Inez Yeargan Kaiser stood just 5 feet tall, but she was a force to be reckoned with. The 98-year-old entrepreneur recently died, leaving behind an impressive record of accomplishments... and firsts, like being the first African American woman to own a national public relations company.

Monday, August 15, 2016

This Company Actually Pays Bonuses For Recommending Women for Jobs

Imagine getting a bonus -- for recommending another woman for a job! That's exactly what Accenture is doing. Accenture is a global professional services company providing IT consulting services to clients worldwide, and they may have just uncovered the secret to hiring more women and minorities.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Women Starting Tech Companies are Getting Support From the Shatter Fund

A new venture capital called the Shatter Fund has a very distinct goal -- to facilitate the creation of more female-owned tech startup companies. Their goal is to raise $50 million for women entrepreneurs in the tech field.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Why Women Inventors Hold So Few Patents

When you think of inventors, do you think of men or women? You should be thinking of both because both men and women have been credited over the years for inventions. But men still far outnumber women inventors, and even fewer women who have accomplished creative inventions hold patents for their work. Why?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

4 Reasons Why Women Can Start a Business With Less Money Than Men

Recent research shows that women can start a business with about half the money that men would require. Even though men who start their own businesses far outnumber women-owned business startups, women who take the leap seem to be able to do it on far less money. Why?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Women With These Degrees Can Easily Get Jobs

Long gone are the days when women only pursued careers in traditional areas like teaching, nursing, administrative assistants and clerks. These are still considered traditional occupations for women. Women who pursue degrees in "non-traditional" areas, however, not only earn more money but can easily get jobs.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Woman-Owned Businesses Thriving in Afghanistan

In the U.S., women-owned businesses represent 30 percent of all businesses in the country. They are thriving and have increased by 79 percent since 1997. But the U.S. is not the only country where women-owned businesses are growing. They are also thriving in a country that is still considered one of the worse places on earth to be a woman -- Afghanistan.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Guidebook Helps Women Business Owners Grow

Owning your own business is a huge challenge, especially for women who are constantly dealing with potential obstacles like financing. Wouldn't it make sense to talk to women who have already succeeded, and learn from them? That is exactly what a new book, 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Guide to Growth aims to do.