Saturday, August 26, 2023

Women Are Profit Drivers

As we are entering an era where there are as many different faces of entrepreneurship as there are companies, it's important that we recognize that there is not one singular leadership style or manifestation of "strength" that predicts or defines success.

Meghan Gaffney, founder and CEO of Veda, offers lessons and tips that may help non-traditional entrepreneurs.  Her three (3) major points are:

  1. Use the data — it's on your side –> "Remind yourself (and anybody else who will listen) that women are proven profit drivers and we have the data to back that up."
  2. Flip the script: Reframe your strengths.
  3. Seek out diverse viewpoints and invite them to the table.

Read he entire article to learn how you can leverage your value.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Fierce Leadership

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"One who is fierce leads….and leads well." – Heather Oden, Fierce

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Never Satisfied Working For Someone Else

Chandell Stone, founder of Chany Ventures, came to Mexico's capital from New York City, and had a plan to center her business on women, especially women from marginalized groups who have less access to opportunities to start a business.

Stone has one of those personalities that is never satisfied working for someone else. Already experienced in securing venture capital, it seemed natural to start a business to help others do the same — hence Chany Ventures.  

The most important service that Chany Ventures provides is to support the kind of women who themselves would doubt their own ability to start a business. Often she finds it best not even to push the goal of attracting venture capital, rather use the term “medium-sized business.” At least until such women get more confident, she says. 

Learn more about Stone's goal of growing Chany Ventures throughout Mexico – Mexico City (as shown), Guadalajara, Monterrey and online. 

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Your Best Years Are Always Ahead of You

Forbes and Know Your Value’s third annual “50 Over 50” U.S. list, was released on Aug. 1, 2023 and the big takeaway is:  Women over the age of 50 are rejecting the conventional wisdom that their best years are behind them. In fact, they are just getting started.

The year’s group of women came from dozens of industries, including bio tech, aerospace, venture capital, manufacturing, arts, entertainment and more.

The honorees have achieved their greatest accomplishments and are making their biggest impact after the age of 50.

Huma Abedin, vice chair of Forbes and Know Your Value’s 30/50 Summit says the list shows that "pivoting professionally at any age is not just a possibility, but we should make it a priority to consider…There’s a whole list of women over 50 showing us the way.”

Check out the list here.