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Attention Women Entrepreneurs: You Can't Achieve Big Goals Without Taking Care Of Yourself First

As entrepreneurs, we lead busy work lives; thus, we have a tendency to forget about our bodies. We tend to our body -- but mostly our brains -- to a level that will allow us to thrive in the office. Then, office stress makes us sick. It’s a vicious cycle.

Caroline Stokes writes in this article about ways to combat stress and burnout.


This 27-year-old’s start-up success could mark a major step for women entrepreneurs

Among women entrepreneurs, Ankiti Bose is something of an icon.

With her rapidly growing fashion platform, Zilingo, she’s on track to become the first Indian woman to co-found a $1 billion start-up.

But rather than revel in the “glamorous labels,” the 27-year-old founder says she wants to use that newfound status as an opportunity to drive progress for other would-be women leaders.


“Hey, we’re here”: How Sistrv8 is helping bring Muslim women into startupland

Founded in November last year, Melbourne-based Sistrv8 is an organisation dedicated to supporting and connecting Muslim women entrepreneurs, helping to empower them as they kick-start their startup journey.


Female founders, particularly in B2B startup companies, face unique challenges when it comes to gaining funding and support

Although women are making gains in B2C startups, with women-founded Stitch Fix and Eventbrite going public in the last 12 months, women remain further behind when it comes to starting B2B companies. A 2018 analysis by Quartz that looked at the top 351 male- and female-led startups since 2013 found that only 2% of female entrepreneurs are founding B2B companies, compared with 12% of men.

Managers can reverse this trend via key strategies and methods. Read on to find out more.


Three In Four U.K. Women Can’t Name A Successful Female Entrepreneur


A majority of women surveyed across the world also named risk perception and fear of failure as elements preventing them from becoming an entrepreneur.

[Entrepreneur and tennis star Venus] Williams encouraged women to embrace the battle rather than shying away from it: “Taking that risk is something every woman can do,” she said.


7 TOP GRANTS OR FREE MONEY FOR BLACK WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS [UPDATED FOR 2018-2019]

With the number of women starting businesses continuing to skyrocket, the greater the need for access to capital to help grow and scale these businesses. Yet, women entrepreneurs continue to get shortchanged when it comes to getting bank loans, venture capital, and angel investments. To help ease this barrier, there are a number of grants available to small businesses. Black Enterprise provides 7 top grants or free money for Black women entrepreneurs for this year.


The Areas Of Innovation VCs Are Most Excited About In 2019

With 2018 being a strong foundation to build on, Miruna Girtu of Forbes asked a selection of European VCs about the areas of innovation they look forward to following most in 2019. “Their answers reflect wider conversations I’ve been having recently and recognize the impact of deep tech on a range of sectors, from healthcare and life sciences to enterprise and logistics.”



How women in VC see the future: 'We aren't waiting for that world to include us'

In March,The VC Female Founders Dashboard was founded by Pitchbook. The dashboard is an interactive tool that breaks down US investment trends for female-founded companies since the start of 2008. Priyamvada Mathur of Pitchbook spoke to several key players in the space to get their take on what lies ahead.


10 Inspiring Podcasts by Female CEOs for Women Entrepreneurs

Podcasts have been rapidly growing in popularity as a content and personal branding tool over the last year; and for listeners, they have become a crucial source of valuable information and access to some of the most brilliant minds in business.

These 10 podcasts by female entrepreneurs are the jumpstart you need to make the next big move in your business.


8 predictions for the state of women entrepreneurship this year

Over the past two decades, the number of women-owned businesses has grown 114%, compared to the 44% national growth rate for all new companies. As more women venture into entrepreneurship, they will tackle the laundry list of gaps women are continuing to change.


'Europe, We Have A Problem!'--8 Facts About Female Entrepreneurs In The Digital Age

Europe needs and wants more entrepreneurs, more innovation, more growth, more digital, more women leaders and founders. Among the various initiatives aimed at correcting this is the EU project titled "Peer-learning activities in entrepreneurship education and women entrepreneurship". As part of this initiative, there are 8 main facts about women entrepreneurs that you should know.


11 Inspiring Black Women Founders You Need To Know

Some of today’s most brilliant, recognizable brands began their journeys as small companies, with founders who worked endlessly to nurture and grow them into important parts of our everyday lives. In a time when talk of diversity is being discussed every other minute, the lack of visible black women founders is a problem. Maybe knowledge or exposure is to blame, but whatever the case, this needs to change. Read through for 11 black women founders you need to know.


Just 34 Black Women Founders Have Raised Over $1 Million in Venture Funding Since 2009

A new report shows that black women entrepreneurs have made some gains raising venture capital. But they're still falling woefully behind.


When Women Control the Money, Female Founders Get Funded

On a frigid evening in January, some 275 entrepreneurs filed into the SoHo outpost of The Wing, the women-only co-working club, for a women-only pitch night. They grabbed seats (pink folding chairs, mint settees, maroon couches) as well as sustenance (crudités, cheese, wine) ahead of the main event: Ten start-ups would present their business propositions to potential investors as well as those interested in learning from or working with them.