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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

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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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Government's TechHire Program Grants Help Increase Tech Jobs Among Women

Last year, the White House unveiled a new grant program designed to train underrepresented people for information technology jobs. That includes women and people of color. The program will award $100 million in grants to communities throughout the nation to train people to get tech jobs.

Friday, May 27, 2016

This Bank Has $20 Million Available For Woman-Owned Business Loans

Small businesses owned by women are often unable to get business loans from traditional financial sources like banks. One bank, however, not only recognizes this struggle but has also created a pot of $20 million just for women business owners.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New YouTube Video Shows Ridiculousness of Stereotypes About Women in Technology

Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code
In 2015, only 25 percent of all computing jobs in the U.S. went to women. It's called the "gender gap" and it is found in all STEM jobs (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). It's nothing new, but one non-profit organization decided to use humor to highlight just how ridiculous gender gaps really are.

Monday, May 16, 2016

From Healthcare to Haircare -- How This Former Nurse Built a Profitable Haircare Business from YouTube

Courtney Adeleye, founder of Mane Choice
Many entrepreneurial businesses are successfully launched because the owner wants to solve a problem. If they are very good problem-solvers, the customers will come. That was the case with former nurse, Courtney Adeleye, who was just trying to get her natural hair healthy. Little did she know that her hobby would turn into a full-fledged business.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

British Woman Fired for Refusing to Wear Heels -- Then Gets Even!

Nicola Thorp
Apparently, some companies are still stuck in the era when women wore high heels to work. But firing them for refusing to wear heels is just beyond belief. Yet that is exactly what happened to Nicola Thorp.

Monday, May 9, 2016

5 Black Women CEOs of Major Companies and Organizations That You Probably Don't Know About!

It's always a big deal when a woman becomes a CEO of a major Fortune 500 company because this is something that rarely happens. Therefore, it's even a bigger deal if that woman is African American, Asian, Hispanic or Native American because again, that rarely happens! But Fortune 500 company or not, there are several African American women CEOs of big, influential, and well-known companies and organizations.

Women Breaking Stereotypes By Making Great Strides in Every Industry

A new report by American Express on the state of women-owned businesses reports an increase of 45 percent from 2007 - 2016 in the number of businesses owned by women. To put this increase into perspective, businesses nationwide grew by 9 percent during the same period of time. What is even more amazing is that women are breaking apart stereotypes by creating their own businesses in what used to be male-dominated industries.