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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.

Fearless Over 50 Women Entrepreneurs

Fearless #Over50: These Bold Entrepreneurs Will Inspire You to Start Up, at Any Age

The Story Exchange releases its list of powerful 50+ women entrepreneurs who launched companies later in life.

Want to Improve Leadership Skills? Get Better at Decision Making. Here’s How

Barbara Weltman of Big Ideas for Small Business outlines how to improve your decision-making abilities in seven easy steps.

Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, drops this weekend on Netflix.

What Amy Poehler Can Teach Us From Her ‘Wine Country’ Directorial Debut

Hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses. In the bottomless pit of Leslie Knope aphorisms, Amy Poehler still has more to say on female empowerment in ‘Wine Country.’

Becky O'Neil of Becky's Pet Care.

Best in Show: 3 Tips From a Dog Walker Who’s Grown a $3.6 Million Business

Becky O’Neil of Becky’s Pet Care says she learned to evolve with the times — even if that means caring for chickens.

Arya Stark Game of Thrones women entrepreneurs HBO

3 Tips for How to Be the Arya Stark of Your Company

Women entrepreneurs could learn several valuable lessons from this fan-favorite “Game of Thrones” character and her journey.

12 Movies With a Female Lead Who’s a Badass Entrepreneur

This weekend, watch these fearless women dominate the business world on-screen.

What a Walmart Blunder Can Teach Us About Decision Making

When Walmart announced it would phase out store “greeters,” it suffered a backlash. Barbara Weltman of Big Ideas For Small Business provides tips on how to improve leadership skills and the decision making process.

Embattled golfer Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters, after years of struggling. His return to glory reminded us of several women entrepreneurs who overcame incredible odds and found success. (Credit: Pixabay)

Thanks, Tiger Woods – We Love a Good Comeback Story. Here Are 5 More

The embattled golfer won his fifth Masters, after years of struggling. His return to glory reminded us of several women entrepreneurs who overcame incredible odds and found success.

Ana Sortun

This Boston Chef Likes to Do Something Most People Hate. That’s Why She’s Successful

Chief among Ana Sortun’s leadership skills is the ability to embrace change. Here’s how she does it, at popular restaurants Oleana, Sofra and Sarma.

The actress Felicity Huffman, shown at a 2010 benefit, is one of the parents who will plead guilty to a federal crime, part of an investigation of college admissions fraud. (Credit: Flickr)

Thanks to College Admissions Scandal, Honesty and Integrity Are Now Trendy

When it comes to leadership skills, entrepreneurs need to think about how they conduct themselves, personally and professionally, writes Barbara Weltman.

Felena Hanson launched Hera Hub in 2011. She wrote about her entrepreneurial journey in her 2016 book, "Fight Club."

Relax, a Super-Hot Rival Is Nothing to Fear

Felena Hanson launched her own co-working space Hera Hub in 2011. And then WeWork became a household name. But that’s been great for business, she says.

Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Women's Health - one of the many inspirational women we've featured on our site. (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.

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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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