Becoming a Leader

You don't have to be born with leadership skills. You can learn them. Whether you're an introvert or extrovert, you can learn everything you need to know about decision making, public speaking and managing people with finesse.

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Becoming a Leader

You don't have to be born with leadership skills. You can learn them. Whether you're an introvert or extrovert, you can learn everything you need to know about decision making, public speaking and managing people with finesse.

Leadership Qualities and Traits Women Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed

Lead Like a Woman: 9 Qualities to Drive Your Success as an Entrepreneur

We asked women entrepreneurs what leadership traits are most important to be successful in a male-dominated business world. Here’s their list.

Not sure how to be an effective leader? Stay calm. Simply put, good leadership is all about embracing a positive attitude, being a good listener and showing your soft side.

3 Leadership Qualities Entrepreneurs Should Strive For in 2019

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporaton offers these tips on how business leaders can build trust, improve communication skills and inspire their team.

Dealing With Harassment in the Workplace: A Guide for Business Owners

Dealing With Harassment in the Workplace: A Guide for Business Owners

What’s the best way for companies to deal with workplace harassment, bullying and inappropriate behavior? Here’s step-by-step advice, provided by women entrepreneurs.

The Book That Inspires a Rising Star Entrepreneur

It turns out that Jennifer Fitzgerald of Policygenius is a fan of American history.

Jennifer Fitzgerald, the founder of Policygenius, was fearless in building her insurance startup

This Founder Didn’t Let Rejection or Sexism Stop Her From Building a $130 Million Insurance Startup

In a conversation at Policygenius’s new office, CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald talks about her entrepreneurial journey — and why she’s built an insurance platform only a millennial could love.

Interview with Donna Karan, Urban Zen founder and fashion business legend

Donna Karan Opens Up About Fashion, Failure and the Force That Drives Her

During a recent conversation, the iconic fashion designer turned social entrepreneur urged women just starting out in business to tune in to their gifts and where they’re being guided.

Tragedy Inspired This Mom to Start a Travel Safety Nonprofit

Sheryl Hill of Depart Smart says her 16-year-old son died a preventable death — and she wants other travelers to avoid the same fate.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Do These 7 Things. The Last One May Surprise You

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Do These 7 Things. The Last One May Surprise You

Lorrie Thomas Ross, a marketing expert who helps women build scalable, sustainable businesses, has noticed these patterns.

How Kindness in Business Pays Off for Leaders

How Kindness in Business Pays Off for Leaders

Science says performing kind acts boosts happiness and life satisfaction, and leads to workplace success.

Jennifer Fitzgerald of Policygenius says building a successful company is hard -- but then again, nothing worth having comes easy. (Credit: Meiying Ng, Unsplash)

Startup Founders Want to Quit When They Hit These 3 Rough Patches. Here’s Why They Shouldn’t

Jennifer Fitzgerald of Policygenius says building a successful company is hard — but then again, nothing worth having comes easy.

Contributor April Chen examines her experience as a student entrepreneur. (Photo by Yaoqi LAI on Unsplash)

Yes, We’re All Scared of Failure. Here’s How to Overcome That

April Chen, a student entrepreneur at Babson College and co-founder of Gentle, says she has learned to outperform the limits set by fear.

This 1 Simple Trick Helped a Food Entrepreneur Scale Her Business

This 1 Simple Trick Helped a Food Entrepreneur Scale Her Business

Growing pains ultimately brought the founder and owner of Mary Lee Kitchen business success as well as the confidence to be in any space.

Samantha Stephens of Oatmeals

In Just 6 Words, This New York Food Entrepreneur Revealed the Secret to Success

The owner of Oatmeals, a New York City oatmeal restaurant, says the growth of her business has been the realization of long-held dream.

6 Tips on How to Think Like an Immigrant

6 Tips on How to Think Like an Immigrant

All business owners can benefit from embracing immigrant values, which provide a strong groundwork for entrepreneurial hustle.

How to Delegate

Get a Life: How to Delegate

Our panel of experts offers tips on how you can make personal time by creating a support team.

Other Resources

Professional Associations

National Women’s Business Council is a non-partisan federal advisory council that provides independent advice and counsel to the president, Congress, and the SBA on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

National Association of Women Business Owners is a membership-based organization designed to support and empower women entrepreneurs through networking and resources.

Women Presidents’ Organization is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents, CEOs and managing directors of privately held, multimillion-dollar companies.

Ellevate Network is a global professional women’s membership organization dedicated to the economic engagement of women worldwide with more than 40 chapters. It hosts educational and networking events, and publishes articles.

WEConnect International is a corporate-led nonprofit that connects women business owners globally.

Becoming an Investor

Pipeline Angels is an investing bootcamp for women philanthropists, offering three main components: education, mentoring and practice.

Portfolia is a venture investing platform designed for women and minority investors that offers training as well as funds to invest in.

37 Angels is a community of women investors that educates early stage investors.

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