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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.

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.

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.

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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