“I want to encourage other creatives to embrace their weirdness and find their personal version of happiness rather than following someone else’s idea of success.”
“I think that entrepreneurship is about creating opportunities for yourself.”
“You are successful when you are in control of your own future.”
“In general, communication is always the challenge. It is not because making it happen is hard. It is because the people I need to communicate with are surrealistically diverse, on the individual level as well as the cultural/social level.”
In New York City’s Rockaway Beach, a fragile entrepreneurial rebirth led largely by women is overcoming the odds — not just surviving but thriving after the storm’s destruction. Why?
We don’t yet know the true size and impact of LGBT entrepreneurs, in part because many don’t disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity. What would happen if that changed?
A look at several organizations helping LGBT entrepreneurs find success and one another.
Alison Chung parlays a phenomenal gift for numbers into a successful computer-forensics firm.
Carla McKay, founder of wine app and website Crushed.com, toasts to her new, empowering life as an out-and-proud entrepreneur.
Serial entrepreneur Vivienne Ming wants people — herself included — to realize their full potential.
Vosmap founder and photographer Maureen Erokwu believes in inspiration through visualization, especially for women in tech.
LGBT business owner and publisher Deb Di Gregorio explains her resilience over decades of entrepreneurial ups and downs.
With this series, we’re carving out a space to discuss the challenges and successes of women business owners across the sexual orientation and gender identity spectrums.
La Cocina in San Francisco is helping working-class immigrants and women of color launch food-focused ventures.
Racism and sexism hurt female minority entrepreneurs in the United States. Helping them succeed could combat both bias and economic inequality.