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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.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Dell Names This City the Best Place For Women to Start a Business

The news is out; Dell has just released their annual Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index. The index lists the top 25 best cities in the world for women to start a business, and 5 U.S. cities are on this year's list. The best city is.....

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Young Female Reporter Has Snappy Answer For Those Who Just Want Her to Be Cute

Many professionals know early in life what their calling is. It's a passion that overpowers them and they just know it's what they want to do with their lives. Such is the case with 9-year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, where she runs the Orange Street News. But not everyone appreciates her zeal for reporting real news. Some just want her to be cute, and for that she has a quick reply.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Annual InnovateHER Challenge Awards Grants Up To $40,000

Grants represent free money that doesn't have to be repaid, and very few are available from the government. With one exception. This one is offered every year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts an annual competition for businesses who develop a marketable product or service that positively affects women’s lives.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top 10 Organizations That Help Black American Women

Black women

Companies owned by American black women represent the largest-growing businesses in the U.S. In addition, there are hundreds of organizations that help black women in America, doing work that directly benefits black women. Many of these organizations are founded by and for black women, and they offer assistance from education to economic development, health, wellness and social justice.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

First African-American Woman to Lead a Major Non-Profit Organization -- Managing Millions in Donations Every Year!

La June Montgomery Tabron

Native Detroiter, La June Montgomery Tabron, has proven that an African American woman who grew up in a family of ten children in inner-city Detroit can make it to president and CEO of a major corporation.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Meet Detroit's Youngest Entrepreneur -- And She Started When She Was Just 5!

Asia Newson, founder of Super Business Girl

Asia Newson has a very simple slogan for her company, "I Sell the World's Best Candles." She started her company, Super Business Girl, when she was only 5 years old, with her parents help. Now, at the age of 13, she is known as Detroit's youngest entrepreneur.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Meet The Woman Behind the Oprah Winfrey Network

Behind every successful woman is, well, another successful woman. Her name is Sheri Salataco, and she is co-president of the Oprah Winfrey Network and president of Harpo Productions. She has worked with Oprah for more than 20 years and is successful in her own right.