Female Founder News

We love keeping up to date on what fellow female founders are doing shattering those glass ceilings. Find weekly links below. 

 

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2/16/22

How one woman-owned company became the provider of Team USA knitwear (Forbes)

This trolley tour puts the spotlight on Black women-owned businesses (The Philadelphia Tribune)

 

2/9/22

Entrepreneur Lalese Stamps, whose mugs sell out in a matter of seconds, was chosen to participate in a month-long mentorship program hosted by Solange Knowles’s Creative Agency Saint Heron. (Architectural Digest)

How To Raise Venture Capital As A Black Female Founder (Business Insider)

 

2/2/22

How Two Oakland Women Created A Million Dollar Wine Business During The Pandemic (Forbes)

The Vermont Women’s Fund has a goal of identifying 10,000 women-owned businesses in the state by the end of 2022.

 

1/26/22

Why Supporting Women In Business Is Essential For Innovation (Rolling Stone)

19-year-old beauty entrepreneur, Tania Speaks, lands a deal with Mark Cuban through Shark Tank.

 

1/19/22

How to Create Inclusive Communities for Entrepreneurs of Color (Inc.com)

This podcast interview with GOVERRE’s Regan Kelaher and Shannon Zappala covers a failed Kickstarter, a major lawsuit and everything they learned along the way.

 

1/12/22

Did you know that there’s been a microbusiness boom during the pandemic? Women-owned businesses make up 57% of new microbusiness started since the pandemic.

This interview with Madeleine Dore, the creator of Extraordinary Routines, an online publication that explores the daily rhythms of authors, entrepreneurs, philosophers, and many more, talks about harnessing routines for our creative process.

 

1/5/22

We’re all living longer. Here’s how to build in breaks to our professional lives.

We love this article on how women ran business empires in Tsarist Russia.

 

12/9/21

The Battle Behind L.A.’s First Black-Female Owned Pot Dispensary (Los Angeles Magazine)

Comcast has expanded its RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment) grant program, which has already provided more than $60 million to women and minority-owned small businesses throughout the country. The expanded funding opportunities will be announced in January 2022.

 

12/1/21

We love this roundup of 14 Women-Owned Shops Shifting the Home and Design Space in America.

Networking is hard, but this list of books on how to build your professional network makes it seem not as daunting.

 

11/17/21

If you’re thinking about starting a business with your 401(K), you might want to read this New York Times article first.

Dove Chocolate launched a program where it’s offering $10,000 grants to three women-owned small businesses.

 

11/10/21

The Heart & Hustle Podcast talks about Why Having a Business Mentor Will Change Your Life.

In it’s 25th year, Oprah’s Favorite Things list celebrates gifts from women-owned and POC-owned businesses.

 

11/3/21

Christina Tosi, founder of the Milk Bar bakeries, has 15 locations, and the businesses brings in tens of millions of dollars a year. Listen to Christina tell her story on How I Built This with Guy Raz.

Have you been wondering how to incorporate social responsibility and impact into your business? These free classes from Fast Forward Academy can help.

 

10/27/21

Wondering how a small business can implement DEI initiatives? Even small businesses can build a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Justworks)

Need help figuring out how to map out a path that aligns your personal values with your professional ambitions? The Zig Zag Project, a six-episode podcast, is designed to help with that. (ZigZag Project)

 

10/20/21

“Even if women demonstrate strength, ambition, and resilience, our daily battles with microaggressions, especially expectations and assumptions formed by stereotypes and racism, often push us down.”  Read: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome (Harvard Business Review)

Would you rent co-working space in a department store? SaksWorks is hoping so. (New York Times)

 

10/13/21

Sprite has teamed up with UNWRP, a Black woman-owned gift-wrapping business, to launch its winter spiced cranberry flavor. (NY Daily News)

8 Women Founders Talk About the Biggest Missed Opportunities in Retail (Entrepreneur)