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Monday, January 16, 2017

Wine Company Owner Carves Her Own Niche in a Male-Dominated Industry

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Sherrijon Gaspard is one of more than 60 black-owned wine producers in an industry dominated by white men and about a third of which are women. She became interested in wine about four years ago, but wanted to create something fun, and something that would appeal primarily to women. She did. It is called Vina Sympatica sparkling wine.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Women Are Less Likely to Experience Gender Pay Gap in These 20 High Paying Jobs for 2017

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The bad news is that the gender gap in pay for women still exists. The good news is that women can earn highly competitive salaries in certain fields, and in some fields, they represent a high percentage of the workforce.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Beer Is Not Just For Men -- Ask Professional Brewer Kim Collins

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Indiana native Kim Collins has been brewing beer since 2012 for 5 breweries in Colorado. Her company is Guardian Brewing Company where she has made over 100 unique craft beers, including joining 5 other breweries in creating special Inauguration Day beers.

Friday, January 6, 2017

This Woman Will Lead One of NASA's Newest Discovery Missions

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NASA recently announced their plans for two new Discovery missions, and one of those missions will be led by a woman. The purpose of the new missions is to explore asteroids, the oldest parts of our solar system.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

These 5 Women Changed Our Lives Forever

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When people talk about inventors, they usually mention men such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Yes, their inventions changed our lives. Women, too, throughout history have been inventors whose discoveries changed our lives forever. Just look at these 5 women.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Two Women Entrepreneurs Win a Whopping $425K Deal on Shark Tank

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Sarah Lee and Christine Chang are glowing after winning a $425,000 deal on Shark Tank. They are founders of a natural Korean beauty company called Glow Recipe. At first, the sharks thought they were just distributors, until the two entrepreneurs explained how their experience in the beauty world led them to create their products using the best ingredients from Korea.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Women Owned Businesses With Experience Just Need The Cash -- WomenVenture Can Help


So many businesses owned by women were started by women who have a great deal of experience and a proven capacity to succeed. All they need is the money! Yet traditional lenders often ignore them. WomenVenture will not. In fact, women with experience are just the kind of clients that WomenVenture is looking for.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bet You Didn't Know These 10 Well-Known Companies Were Started By Women

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Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, Founders of Proactiv
Consumers buy products and services every day without giving a thought as to who started or owns the company that produces the products. With more than 9.4 million companies being owned by women, the chances are pretty good you will be buying something at some time that is made by a company that is woman-owned.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Florida Woman Makes $200 A Day Selling Positive Pregnancy Tests Online

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A woman in Jacksonville, Florida, discovered a very unusual way to make money. She is selling her urine for $30 a pop to be used for a positive pregnancy test. The woman is 6 months pregnant, so pregnancy tests will come out positive. Someone who wants to use this information for whatever reason can get it for just $30.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

This State Gets a D- in Meeting the Needs of Women

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Meeting the needs of women includes areas such as access to health care insurance, above poverty-level income, and opportunities for self employment. One U.S. state in particular recently got a grade of D- in meeting those needs. That state is Florida.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Grants of $500 to $100K Available to Women From These 7 Sources

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Women who start their own businesses know how difficult it is to obtain funding to either start or expand their companies. Locating sources for grants and other funding is equally challenging. Here are 7 good sources of grants ranging from $500 up to $100,000 for women-owned businesses.

Friday, December 9, 2016

$500K in New Financing Program Available to Women Owned Businesses in the Bronx

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A new program offered to women- and minority-owned businesses in the Bronx will increase their financing options beginning in early 2017. The Contract Financing Program will increase lending from the current $125,000 at 6-9 percent interest to $500,000 at 3 percent interest rate.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

This New Fund Will Give Grants to Women Owned Businesses in Wisconsin

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Non-profit organization, Doyenne Group, has just started a new fund called Evergreen Fund that is going to represent a promising new source of funding for businesses owned by women and minorities in Wisconsin. The woman-owned Madison, Wisconsin company hopes to change the face of small business in the state.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

First Asian-American Woman Elected to White House Cabinet Position

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Elaine Chao has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Transportation. With this nomination, Chao becomes the first Asian-American woman to be elected to a Presidential Cabinet position.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

These 12 Women Are Being Considered For Positions In Trump's Cabinet

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All eyes are on Donald Trump as he begins to assemble his cabinet members. The last two administrations, Clinton and Obama, gave about a third of all cabinet positions to women. Will Trump follow suit?

Friday, November 25, 2016

These 4 Lenders Receive Small Business Leader Awards For Lending To Women

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The Small Business Leader Award (SBLA) honors mission-driven lenders who create lending opportunities for women and entrepreneurs of color. For the third consecutive year, SBLA recognizes lenders who have demonstrated ambitious growth plans for small business lending and lending models that effectively target women and minority business owners.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

NYC Will Spend $7.5 Million to Increase Number of Women in Film and TV

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Studies have shown that women and other minorities are greatly underrepresented in the film and television industry. The city of New York wants to change this, so they are launching a $7.5 million program over the next five years to address this issue of inequity. The program is considered the very first of its kind anywhere.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Massachusetts Expanding Training Programs For Women and Minorities

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The state of Massachusetts is expanding apprenticeship opportunities targeted for women, minorities and poor people. The state just received a $1.5 million federal grant to expand their apprenticeship programs in industries such as health care, advanced manufacturing and information technology.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

How One Woman Entrepreneur Secured Funding After Getting Declined for a Bank Loan

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Mary Apple, Founder, Pretty Pushers
Women are launching new businesses at the rate of 1,072 new women-owned businesses per day. They total 11.3 million in the U.S. They are adding $3 trillion to the U.S. economy and creating 23 million jobs. Yet it is still so difficult for women entrepreneurs to obtain funding. Here is what one woman entrepreneur did after she was refused financing by traditional banks.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

This Woman Waited 96 Years to Vote for a Female President

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Edith Wilkinson was born on August 13, 1920. She is 96 years old and has had a dream all her life that she can now fulfill. Her dream has been to vote for a female for president.

Friday, November 4, 2016

City of Los Angeles to Give More Contracts to Businesses Owned By Women and Minorities

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City commissioners in Los Angeles are serious about helping out businesses that are owned by women and minorities. To their credit, they have already invested significantly by awarding 800 city contracts for construction and other services over the past two years to women- and minority-owned businesses, but they want to do even more.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

This Man's Lawsuit Could Mean 3 Times More Funds For Women and Minority Owned Businesses

Lloyd Chapman, small business advocate and founder of the American Small Business League

Remember when the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) promised a minimum of 5 percent of all federal contracts would be awarded to woman-owned small businesses and 5 percent for minority-owned small businesses? The SBA claims they met that goal, but an investigation by the American Small Business League (ASBL) claims that the SBA manipulated the numbers so they could say they met the 5 percent mandate. The ASBL has filed a lawsuit in federal court against SBA.

Monday, October 24, 2016

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

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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

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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.
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