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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.

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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.

Amy Hagstrom Miller (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

How a Texas Abortion Provider Has Learned to Be Resilient in a Difficult Industry

Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman’s Health says monumental setbacks are just a cost of doing business.

Katrina Lake, CEO of Stitch Fix. (Credit: Fortune Brainstorm TECH, Flickr)

How Stitch Fix Is Celebrating International Women’s Day

In honor of Women’s History Month, online styling site Stitch Fix is encouraging female employees to talk about workplace motivation on Twitter.

Annie Easley at Work

She Came, She Saw, She Conquered: 8 Women Who Changed The World

The next time you wear blue jeans or use a stir-fry pan, thank these women. Here’s a look at eight game-changers for Women’s History Month.

Fast fashion is being challenged in its relationship with the fashion industry by the likes of Kim Kardashian West. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Kim Kardashian West Just Knocked Fast Fashion. That’s a Good Thing

Entrepreneur and superstar Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to decry fast fashion after a brand unveiled a knock-off of her 1998 Thierry Mugler dress. She’s not the only businesswoman standing against the practice.

Gisele Bundchen

You Know Her Face, But Do You Know Her Story? Inside Gisele Bundchen’s Billion-Dollar Empire

Behind the world’s most popular football player is the super-successful wife whose career (and net worth) eclipses his.

Dolly Parton built the ultimate personal brand thanks to her confidence. (Credit: pipilongstockings, Flickr)

The 1 Thing That’s Helped Dolly Parton Stay On Top

The world-famous singer and businesswoman led her own tribute at the 2019 Grammy Awards. That doesn’t surprise us.

Learning how to delegate is a leadership skill that women entrepreneurs should master. (Credit: Unsplash)

5 Tips for Delegating, When You’re Finally Done With Micromanagement

If you want to grow your business in a meaningful way, stop being a control freak and learn to delegate effectively, says Barbara Weltman.

Serena Williams, in a new Bumble commercial, encourages women to take charge. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Serena Williams Urges Women to Take Charge With These 4 Words

The international tennis superstar and ultimate working mom has a message for her fellow women: You can’t wait for change to happen — you have to *make* it happen.

Meghan Markle is teaching the world a few lessons in ethical consumerism.

Meghan Markle Does More Than Sparkle in Her Designer Jewelry

The Duchess of Sussex is showing the world how to tastefully accessorize — and how to practice ethical consumerism.

Take heart - as political rising star Stacey Abrams and others have shown us, failure is often only a chapter in a story, not the end of it. And there are lessons to be learned on how to bounce back from failure. (Credit: Stacey Abrams' Facebook page)

Stacey Abrams Just Showed How to Turn Losing Into Winning

It’s true – you can’t win ‘em all. But political rising star Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost her campaign for Georgia governor last year, is showing us how to bounce back from failure.

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.

When it comes to how to communicate, it's important to clearly articulate our own thoughts and feelings. But it's also important to listen. (Photo: Unsplash)

How to Communicate Effectively

Ann Mehl, a certified life and career coach, offer these tips on how to communicate, which is one of the most important skills in work and life.

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.

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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