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Flourishing at Food Markets

Continuing our coverage of female food entrepreneurs, we talked to women at Smorgasburg and Union Square Greenmarket.

A Feast of Opportunities

Positivity and entrepreneurial spirit meet at open-air food markets, making them a welcome place for women business owners.
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5 Entrepreneurial Women With a Sense of Humor

We vote these women most likely to play an April Fools' joke on their staff.


How to Work With Your Husband (Without Killing Him)

Nellie Akalp started CorpNet.com with her better half, Phil. She shares tricks that they use to stay sane.
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Designing a Buzzworthy Box

Mary Aspinwall co-created Boxai, which brings attention to the declining bee population. Our TSE Gift Guide editors thought it was the bee's knees.
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Entrepreneur Learns the Hard Way to Appreciate Employees

Sheela Murthy was an unsympathetic boss. A walkout forced her to change.

Audra Fordin, Founder of Women Auto Know undercover for ABC's The Lookout

Women, Watch Out! Is Your Mechanic Taking You for a Ride?

To this day, the world of cars is often the epitome of gender stereotypes where women are perceived as incompetent and often end up ripped off. Watch Audra Fordin teach unscrupulous Goodyear mechanics a much needed lesson.
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Time’s 100 Most Influential 2013: Afghani Entrepreneur Roya Mahboob

Roya Mahboob rises above death threats, fighting for women's empowerment and education with computers, access to the Internet and social media.
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Lean In Sparks Push Back

Leaning in: It began, perhaps, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s December 2010 TEDWomen talk on why there are so few women leaders (which has now garnered 2.1 million views on TED.com and YouTube).

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Do work goals suffer when women run the home?

Control over domestic affairs seems to dampen women’s interest in professional power, report researchers.

What do your clothes say about your business?

Every entrepreneur knows the importance of looking presentable and professional, but do you know how to 'wear your business on your sleeve?’
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Look What We Found: Eco-friendly Jewelry for the Holidays

Joy Opfer, one of the entrepreneurs we profiled, has major discounts on her eco-friendly jewelry collection worn by celebrities.

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Holiday Gift Ideas From Women-Owned Businesses

If you want to stand out and gift your loved ones something special this holiday season, check out our list of women-made and owned options.
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How to Be Your Own Brand

"People form an opinion of you within 30 seconds of meeting you before you even say a word.” That’s the mantra by which Sheila P. Coates has lived her life and founded her business BYOB (Be Your Own Brand).
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Women Entrepreneurs: How to Dress to Impress

First impressions are crucial, especially when you're trying to get potential investors on your side. And the first thing everyone sees, before you even open your mouth, is the way you’re dressed.


Study: Flirting Can Help Businesswomen Get Ahead

Women in business can get what they want with a bit of flirting, a new study finds. Have you flirted to get your way on the job?

Female Entrepreneurs and Maternity Leave

Do women business owners have real maternity leave? San Francisco Chronicle's Karen E. Klein looks deeper into the reality of expecting moms in executive positions.

Bras Free Women From Sex Trafficking

What to do with those old bras stuffed in the back of your drawer? Watch how a suburban mom is using them to save women from sex trafficking.


You’re Not Doing What You Love. Here’s why.

There’s something you’d much rather be doing, than whatever you’ll do today. As kids, our future aspirations (which changed frequently) seemed so possible. Is it because we were naïve adolescents?

Infographic: Girl’s Self-Confidence Erodes in Teens

Studies show girls have higher IQs and earn higher grades in math and science than boys, but they lose confidence in their teens.

Click Your Counselor: Startup Offers Virtual Therapy

Bea Arthur started Pretty Padded Room -- which offers women counseling sessions with an all women team of eight licensed therapists online -- to make therapy more affordable and convenient.


Gen Y Women Can Have it All. Someday.

Women can have it all if we strive towards making the necessary changes today, and it starts with the women of Generation Y.

Putting Motherhood First: From Michelle Obama to Entrepreneur Becky O’Neil

For some women, changing to part time work or more flexible work agreements is the way to spend more time with their children while maintaing a career.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 13th is the special day for mothers and it’s just around the corner. We’ve compiled a list of great presents from women-owned businesses, submitted to us on Your Story Exchange.