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TSE Quick Take: Urban Entrepreneurship

A recent report looks at the benefits of entrepreneurship for women in New York City – and offers lessons for policymakers everywhere.

Candice Helfand-RogersTSE Quick Take: Urban Entrepreneurship
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TSE Quick Take: A Hard-Won Victory

The U.S. government has finally reached its goal of awarding 5 percent of federal contract funds to women-led ventures a year. What does that mean, and what comes next?

Candice Helfand-RogersTSE Quick Take: A Hard-Won Victory
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When It’s Closing Time

Businesses shut their doors for a variety of reasons, as some women in our 1,000 Stories project learned — the hard way.

Candice Helfand-Rogers and Rachel WilsonWhen It’s Closing Time
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Women’s Stories Reveal the Richness of Female Entrepreneurship

We collected and analyzed the stories of 1,000 women business owners. Our key findings paint a picture of female entrepreneurship that’s far bigger and far richer than the prevailing business culture would suggest.

Riva RichmondWomen’s Stories Reveal the Richness of Female Entrepreneurship
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Our Definitions of Success: Meaning Over Money

Women are debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is about building the next big thing and making millions. Their goals are more lofty — and arguably more difficult.

Riva RichmondOur Definitions of Success: Meaning Over Money
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Top Challenges: Getting More Strategic, Sooner

The nuts-and-bolts work of running a business preoccupies many women entrepreneurs. Are they thinking strategically enough and soon enough to build the strongest, best companies they can?

Riva RichmondTop Challenges: Getting More Strategic, Sooner
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Role Models: Who They See When They Look Up

When it comes to role models, the women entrepreneurs who took part in our 1,000 Stories campaign revere one key family member over all other influencers.

Candice Helfand-RogersRole Models: Who They See When They Look Up
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The Women Entrepreneurs Who Beat Hurricane Sandy

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?

Riva RichmondThe Women Entrepreneurs Who Beat Hurricane Sandy
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Amid Recession, Women Gain Momentum

Experts weigh in on growth trends in women’s entrepreneurship, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Rachel WilsonAmid Recession, Women Gain Momentum
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The Pay Gap Itself is Unequal

A map from our friends at Expert Market shows that the size of pay disparities between men and women varies widely within the United States.

The Story ExchangeThe Pay Gap Itself is Unequal