Friday Four

Inspired reading, listening and viewing for discerning women entrepreneurs, curated from around the web.

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War of Words
Laura Secor, The New Yorker
In this gripping tale, we get to know Asieh Amini, an Iranian woman whose bravery and journalistic integrity are truly inspiring. From navigating the revolution to exposing the dark underbelly of cleric rule to surviving an interrogation at gunpoint, her story is rife with drama. What shines through is a career infused with a fierce commitment to justice and a remarkable faith in the power of the fact.


6 Emerging Female Entrepreneurs To Watch In Africa
Mfonobong Nsehe, a Forbes contributor
She Leads Africa (SLA), an organization that promotes women’s business ownership throughout a vast and diverse continent, hosts an annual pitch contest soliciting business ideas from up-and-coming female entrepreneurs. From the beauty businesses to the spice seller, we loved reading about these entrepreneurial newcomers, who all have the potential to make it big — in Africa and beyond.


Russian Female Entrepreneurs say Russia Could Become a Model of Workplace Gender Equality
David Lepeska, Quartz
“A deeply patriarchal state populated by repressed beauties and lorded over by a domineering, oft-shirtless president — that’s the simplistic Western view of Russia,” writes Lepeska, reporting from Moscow. To expand our view, he talks with women like Natalya Tumanova, who have started businesses and thrived. These discussions offer entry points into a complex land, one where women are blazing paths and making progress through entrepreneurship.


Musicians from Madonna to Janelle Monae Credit the Influence of David Bowie
Colleen Curry, Women in the World
This week began with sad news of the death of prolific artist David Bowie. As word spread, female powerhouses who found inspiration in Bowie’s music and persona shared their grief and gratitude via social media. Curry shows us female artists’ words and images of remembrance in an understated, yet moving tribute.

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Posted: January 15, 2016

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