Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Women Can Grow a Million Dollar Baby

According to Michelle Stockman who works with Little Rock-based Arkansas Capital Corp. to promote entrepreneurship development around the state, women may not be as active in entrepreneurship as men but they sure know how to grow a business to a million dollar+ baby.

Read more here.

You might also appreciate this related piece.

Posted by: Escape From Corporate America blog

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pulling Men Into a Woman's Entrepreneurial Universe

The old days used to be about women trying to get ahead in the working world of primarily men. Then entrepreneurship took hold, leveling the playing field and allowing women to jump out of corporate America to create their own world of work.

Now, there's a new twist on feminism (or what I call a woman's ambition):
Katrin Bennhold, New York Times: Historically, feminism has been "about women pushing into the world of men," but the future of feminism "is shaping up to be about pulling men into women's universe -- ...
Read more here and here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

There's the Official Escape From Corporate America Blog. Now, There's Corporate Mom Dropouts

We've seen and heard it all ... first by getting wind that there was a book out by the same name as our blog, "Escape From Corporate America" (hey -- we warned them well in advance that there might be confusion or a potential conflict but there's no stopping people who think they have a good idea at the time). Anyway, we started our escape blog way back on July 2, 2004 -- nobody can claim that idea! It was tied to an article I wrote for The Conference Board (2003).

Now there's a new blog, "Corporate Mom Dropouts" launched earlier this year (2010). Check it out here.

Best wishes and congratulations to all who support women interested in creating their own destinies! There can never be enough of us around helping other women achieve their dreams.

Posted by: The official Escape From Corporate America blog

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Women Are the Solution

Find out why at Half The Sky.
Half the Sky lays out an agenda for the world's women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute. We know there are many worthy causes competing for attention in the world. We focus on this one because this kind of oppression feels transcendent – and so does the opportunity. Outsiders can truly make a difference.
Photo credit: Half The Sky homepage. Edna Adan's story here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Setup a Save Yourself Plan

According to Suze Orman (pictured), women need to setup a "save yourself plan" that includes knowing everything there is to know about your finances, having credit cards in your own name and making sure that your financial foundations don’t have any cracks in them whatsoever.

This applies to all women, not just women entrepreneurs.

Read more here.

Side note: Interesting little article which mentions Orman but focuses on "10 membership worth the money."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Advice For Young Women Entrepreneurs

A Q&A with Maria Fiorini Ramirez (pictured), founder of the global economic consulting firm Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc — conducted by Reuters.

One key question:
Would you like to see more women starting businesses?

I think women are starting more businesses than men. In part, because they have to. It’s necessary to have a two income couple these days. The internet has unleashed infinite possibilities. But it is an individual choice. Not everybody can do it. Although countries like Japan are realizing that they have to make it attractive to keep women in the workforce.
Visit her company:
Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc.

Agree? Disagree? We welcome your thoughts!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Impulsive Entrepreneurship

It looks as though Ellen DeGeneres (pictured) is starting her own record label called eleveneleven. What triggered this impulsive entrepreneurial endeavor? Two things:

1. A season of judging on "American Idol."
2. A first act of 12-year-old Greyson Chance (pictured), who recently became a sensation on YouTube (25,000,000+ views!) with his piano version of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi."

Read more here and here.

Photo credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros/Associated Press)

Friday, June 04, 2010

As An Entrepreneur, Do You Consider Yourself a Feminist?

It's about life choices. Read this article and let me know what you think.

First, though, author's comment:
After all, it isn’t exactly cool to be a capital-F Feminist in 2010, when many people find the term antiquated and the battle for equality over.
Young Feminists, Where Art Thou?