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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Find Out How These Big Corporations Are Empowering Women Today

Find Out How These Big Corporations Are Empowering Women Today
Fortune 500 firms doing the most to raise women to prominent positions are significantly more profitable than average, according to Forbes. Big corporations understand that, by empowering women, they are also empowering a group that has a growing impact on the world economy. So, who are these big corporations, and what are they doing to empower women?

Monday, November 13, 2017

New Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Program is Making Loans to Women Owned Businesses

New Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Program is Making Loans to Women Owned Businesses
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce recently granted $15,000 in loans to five small businesses in Brooklyn. The businesses are owned by women, minorities and immigrants. The loans were made by the nonprofit arm of the chamber, Brooklyn Alliance.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Belle Capital Grants for Women Owned Companies

Belle Capital Grants for Women Owned Companies
Belle Capital offers grants to companies led by women. The sizes of the grants vary, and women-owned businesses can also gain access to an angel investment fund to launch or expand their business. Their target industries are Information Technology, Digital health, and CleanTech Industries.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bumble Bizz is Giving Away $50K in Business Grants

Bumble Bizz is Giving Away $50K in Business Grants
Today is the last day to submit your application to win a $50K business grant from Bumble Bizz, a new Bumble feature that allows users to swipe through possible networking connections in order to land a dream job.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

New York Steps Up Its Efforts to Certify Women Business Owners

New York Steps Up Its Efforts to Certify Women Business Owners
A new program in New York state enables certified women business owners an opportunity to take their businesses to a higher level. The new program is designed to help them sell their products/services to state agencies, departments and authorities.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Investors Making $16 Million Available to Help Women Entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico

Investors Making $16 Million Available to Women in Puerto Rico
Two investors have announced a long-term partnership with microfinance organization Grameen America to support women entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico. Their funding of over $16 million will provide low-interest microloans ranging from $500 to $5,000 to low-income, minority women business owners in Puerto Rico over the next five years.

Friday, October 20, 2017

How Coca-Cola is Empowering 5 Million Women Entrepreneurs

How Coca-Cola is Empowering 5 Million Women Entrepreneurs
It often takes a village to help female entrepreneurs, or a very large organization like beverage giant Coca-Cola who has enabled 1.7 million women through its 5by20 initiative. The Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment is to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PeopleFund Offers Special Interest Rate Discounts for Women-Owned Businesses

PeopleFund provides flexible loans to small businesses, start-ups, and nonprofit organizations across Texas. They are known for their special interest rate discounts for women-owned businesses, like a 2 percent interest rate reduction for all loans to women-owned businesses of $100,000 or less.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Program

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Program
L’OrĂ©al USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and for their commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

Applications open every November with a deadline of February. Applicants must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by the application deadline. They must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

These Two Women Want to Invest $30 Million in Robotic Startups

These Two Women Want to Invest $30 Million in Robotic Startups
Jennifer Gill Roberts and Kelly Coyne have merged their companies so they can raise $30 million to invest in startup companies focused on robotics. They are ready to help new companies with seed money, and coaching them from prototype to launch.

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Sky is the Limit For the Genius NY Grant Contest!

The Sky is the Limit For the Genius NY Grant Contest

If you are a techie who lives in New York and has a passion for unmanned systems, consider entering the Genius NY Grant Contest. Businesses whose focus is in Unmanned Aerial (drones), including hardware, software, and analytics may apply. Businesses must be a startup or an existing business with less that $500,000 per year in revenue.

Contracts With Women Owned Businesses Have Doubled in New York

Contracts With Women-Owned Businesses Have Doubled in NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has not only promised more city contracts to women- and minority owned businesses, but he has accomplished this goal by awarding more than $1 billion in city contracts last year to women and minorities, more than double the amount of contracts to MWBE (minority- and women-owned business enterprises) in 2015. This area is definitely a focus for the Mayor and the city of New York.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Melinda Gates Considering Her Own Venture Capital Fund for Female Entrepreneurs

No one is more concerned about the lack of females in tech fields than Melinda Gates. As a staunch supporter of women's empowerment, she is equally concerned about funding for female entrepreneurs. Recently she make it publicly known that she wants to do something about it, including starting her own venture capital fund for female entrepreneurs.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

How the U.S. is Helping Boost Women Entrepreneurship in India

TiE Global, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship around the world, wants to help increase women entrepreneurship in India. The United States is helping by stepping forward with the first round of funding.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First Time in NFL History -- A Woman Will Do the Play-By-Play For Monday Night Football

The week one game on “Monday Night Football” will make history. Beth Mowins will be the first woman to call a game play-by-play in the history of “Monday Night Football.”

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Open Meadows Foundation Offers Grants for Initiatives Benefiting Women

Open Meadows Foundation offers grants twice per year to support projects and initiatives that benefit girls and women. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Grants for Women in the Jewelry Business

Women who want to take their jewelry-making talents to the next level, like starting their own jewelry business, will find grant support from Halstead. If this name sounds familiar, it should. Halstead has been a jewelry supplier to small jewelry businesses since 1973.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Need Startup Money? -- Ask 37 Angels

Women entrepreneurs still have a challenge when it comes to funding their startup companies. But the good news is that there are an increasing amount of investors willing to help, like 37 Angels.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

This Region Leads in Funding Women-Owned Businesses

Every year Dell releases a Global Women Entrepreneur Cities Rankings list. This year the list has ranked Nairobi highly -- sixth globally -- in providing capital for women-run enterprises.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

This Program is Offering Up to $25K in Low Interest Loans to Women-Owned Businesses

Woman representing Aviatra Accelerators

Aviatra Accelerators in Covington, Kentucky, is a non-profit organization that offers three different programs tailored to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs at any stage of business development. Women entrepreneurs participating in the upcoming LAUNCH class will be eligible for up to $25,000 in low-interest loans.

Friday, August 18, 2017

This Program is Giving Away $100K in Funding to Women-Owned Businesses

2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards winners
2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards winners
The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is an international business plan competition created in 2006 to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. Since their inception, they have accompanied 162 promising female business-owners and recognized 58 Laureates.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

New App Makes it Super Easy to Find Local Women-Owned Businesses

Women-owned businesses are expanding faster than businesses owned by men. One of the reasons for the growth is because women support other women. The Scottsdale, Arizona WOWOB (woman-owned, woman-operated businesses) group has made it much easier to find women-owned businesses by creating a new app.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trump Just Committed $50 Million to the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative

The World Bank Group announced the creation of a $1 billion innovative new initiative to advance women entrepreneurs. Just after this announcement, President Donald Trump committed $50 million to the program from the U.S.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Women Entrepreneurs in These 10 Cities Are Killing It!

The number of women-owned businesses across the nation has grown by over 3.5 million, now representing 38 percent of all businesses in the United States. In some cities, the growth has been as much as 122 percent in the past decade, proof that women are killing it -- especially in these 10 cities.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Why You Should Send Your Daughter to Summer Camp -- To Learn Coding!

Summer is the time when many parents send their kids to summer camp. Summer camps are changing and now offer opportunities for kids to learn new skills. For girls, this means learning skills in the STEM fields. Why should you send your daughter to coding summer camp? Here are several reasons.