Saturday, December 29, 2018

Happy New Year Escape From Corporate America Friends!

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Be strong, fierce and independent in 2019!  Hugs and Happy New Year from your Escape From Corporate America team.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Two Holiday Tips For Women

Two holidays tips -- one an article and another a site that features only women-owned or women-led businesses.

15 (Mostly) Local Holiday Gift Ideas For Feminists

Feminist, mom, sister, entrepreneur, woman business owner -- there's something for everyone here and from mostly local women-made products, women-led businesses, or women-centered experiences.

Purse Power

Can you imagine a world where women and girls are safe and equal?  Let's use our purchasing power to create one -- and that's what this site has done.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Focus on Female Founders

Beer maker Constellation Brands plans to invest $100 million over the next ten years in businesses led or founded by women. Why?  Because they are betting that female entrepreneurs will help it grow.
The strategy is designed to help Constellation Brands make and market products that resonate with women, partner with sector disruptors and enhance its talent pipeline.
The project is called Focus on Female Founders.  So far, Constellation has invested in two women-led startups through the new initiative: Austin Cocktails and Vivify Beverages.

Learn more about how CB is investing in female entrepreneurs to help sell its alcohol.

Interesting related article:  Female founders deserve to be funded for their talent, not their gender.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Women Entrepreneurs Are Stepping Up to the Plate With Personal Investments in Startups

While raising money is still hard for almost every entrepreneur, there's a growing sense that it's getting easier for women at long last.
Notably, women entrepreneurs are stepping up to the plate: In a survey of 279 U.S. women entrepreneurs conducted jointly by Inc. and Fast Company, a surprising 42 percent say that in addition to running their own companies, they make personal investments in startups. On the flip side, of those who have raised outside capital, 38 percent said they specifically sought out female investors. 
As of November 2017, according to the Angel Capital Association, 22 percent of angels are female.

Read more about how more female founders are going from raising cash to backing other startups as angel investors.

Photo screenshot of ThirdLove's founders.