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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.

Author Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation inside her Calabasas, California, office. (Credit: Courtesy of the company)

The Best CEOs Embrace This Leadership Skill

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation explains how to take a hands-on approach in the workplace. It’s a leadership quality that many women entrepreneurs display.

"Every five years, I feel like I'm a completely different person," says Honest Company's famous female founder, Jessica Alba. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

9 Motivational Quotes From Famous Women Entrepreneurs

These stars of the stage, screen, sports and more are using their platforms to share words of inspiration. We’ve rounded up the quotes that give us a bigger boost than our morning coffee.

We've rounded up the best business books to help make you a successful entrepreneur.

7 Powerful Books (By Female Authors) for Your Summer Reading List

This summer, dive into these 7 books by and for women to help you succeed as an entrepreneur.

Maiden Movie Tracy Edwards

These Women Sailed Across The World To Prove Men Wrong

Tracy Edwards, the real-life star of the new documentary, Maiden, made history helming the first all-female crew ever to sail across the world.

Jules Pieri faced a number of obstacles when she launched The Grommet. She is photographed here with her new book, "How We Make Stuff Now."

‘I Was Told I Was Too Old, Too Blonde, Too Female to Be a CEO’

Jules Pieri co-founded The Grommet, a marketplace for “maker” products — and overcame being turned down by 250 venture capitalists.

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.

Real estate maven Barbara Corcoran urges less experienced interview subjects to “edit” their wardrobes for the job - and to leave high heels out entirely. (Credit: Flickr)

Why Barbara Corcoran Won’t Hire Anyone Wearing High Heels

The real estate maven offered some head-turning advice to young female professionals on the job hunt. Do you agree with her hiring practices?

Joan Steltmann’s mission is clear: Help children who are coping with chronic illness. (Credit: Bounce Children's Foundation)

‘I Traded Stock Options for Sticky Hugs’

Joan Steltmann was rising up the ranks in the tech world. Then, she pivoted to help children who are coping with chronic illness. Here’s how — and why — she made the move.

What This Powerful Woman Has Done for Thailand Women’s Soccer Is Incredible

Without Nualphan Lamsam’s help, Thailand’s women’s national team may never have made it to the World Cup.

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.

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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.

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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.

The Story Exchange